Caroline Hamilton: Album

Scope and Content

A volume, 1803-1859, containing verse and prose in English, French and Italian, mainly dedicated to Caroline Hamilton (née Tighe, d. 1861) of Hamwood, in various hands including those of members of the families of Hamilton, Tighe and Fitzgerald, as well as transcripts and watercolour decorations by Sarah Ponsonby, among them being two views of Plasnewydd (ff. 35, 39). The poetry includes an autograph unfinished poem by Thomas Moore, differing from the published version ('Tell me the witching tale again ...', ff. 3-4), an autograph, apparently unpublished poem by Mary Tighe ('Though Genius and Fancy hereafter may trace ...', f. 7 recto-verso), and two autograph published poems by Mrs Felicia Hemans (ff. 48 verso-49).

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.


Title based on contents.

Alternative Form Available

Available on microfilm at the Library (NLW Film 1002).

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