The collection consists of
correspondence between British diplomat and archaeologist Sir William Hamilton (1730-1803) and his nephew Charles Francis
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.
87 items in 1 box and 2 cases
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