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Hamilton Aïdé papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 207

Scope and Contents

The Hamilton Aïdé papers have been divided into four series:

Series I: MATERIAL BY AIDÉ : includes his diary and letters by Aïdé. Letters from Aïdé to Morton Fullerton are with the Fullerton Papers.

Series II: LETTERS TO AIDÉ : comprises the greatest part of the collection. Cards have been made for the most important correspondents. Letters from Morton Fullerton to Aïdé are in the Fullerton Papers.

Series III: LETTERS ABOUT AIDÉ : consists primarily of letters from Sir William Stirling-Maxwell to Mrs. Martin.



  • 1824 - 1906


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Hamilton Aïdé Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the Morton Fullerton Papers, 1970.

Associated Materials

Fullerton Papers are now housed in the Yale Collection of American Literature.


0.65 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection consists of correspondence to, from, and about Aïdé; his diary for a trip to Switzerland in the second half of 1870, a scrapbook of reviews of his work, and miscellaneous poetry and prose pieces. The correspondence is both personal and business oriented, including letters from publishers, editors and friends regarding the publicaton of novels and songs. Principal correspondents include Matthew Arnold, Frances Hodgson Burnett,James Anthony Froude, William Money Hardinge, Henry James, Fanny Kemble, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, and William Stirling Maxwell.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Hamilton Aïdé (1826-1906), British author and musician.

Processing Information

This finding aid, created before the advent of computer-generated files, has been converted into a ASCII data file by means of scanning and Optical Character Recognition software. While attempts have been made to retain the complete information from the original document a number of format changes have been made to present the structure of this archive in accordance with current practice.

Guide to the Hamilton Aïdé Papers
Under Revision
by Beinecke Staff
December 1997
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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