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Hamilton-Greville collection
mssHM 34441-34527  
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Description
The collection consists of correspondence between British diplomat and archaeologist Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) and his nephew Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809).
Background
Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803), diplomat and archaeologist, served as British ambassador to the court of Naples from 1764-1800. During this period he studied volcanoes and earthquakes and collected Greek and Roman artifacts. In 1769 he began a regular correspondence with his nephew, Charles Francis Greville (1749-1809), with whom he shared numerous interests and tastes.
Extent
87 items in 1 box and 2 cases
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.