Mrs. Edward S. Harkness collection of Lady Hamilton
Scope and Contents
This collection contains various items relating to Lady Emma Hamilton, mistress of the British naval hero Admiral Horatio Nelson. Included are a number of bound volumes of printed and manuscript music, several letters among Lady Hamilton's family members, and reproductions of portraits of Lady Hamilton.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Mrs. Edward S. Harkness Collection of Lady Hamilton is 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
Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1931.
2.2 Linear Feet ((12 boxes) + 1 broadside folder, 1 art storage item)
Language of Materials
9 bound volumes of music manuscripts mainly by Italian composers; letters written by Lady Hamilton, Horatio Nelson, and Sarah Nelson; 10 reproductions of paintings and engravings of Lady Hamilton; 9 bound volumes of printed music; and Lady Hamilton's music cabinet.
This finding aid was produced from a previously existing card set in the Manuscripts Catalog. All pertinent bibliographical information has been retained.
- Guide to the Mrs. Edward S. Harkness Collection of Lady Hamilton
- Under Revision
- by Beinecke Staff
- June 1997
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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