A Guide to the Paul Hamilton Hayne Collection Hayne, Paul Hamilton. 6495-e

A Guide to the Paul Hamilton Hayne Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 6495-e


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Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
Paul Hamilton Hayne Collection 1874-1882
4 items

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Paul Hamilton Hayne Collection, Accession 6495-e, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase -Barrett Fund [ 8 Apr 1968] 1 Oct 1968

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Item Listing

  • Paul Hamilton Hayne, Augusta, Georgia, to Mary Mapes Dodge, New York
    1874 Feb 23
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Expresses admiration for the new St. Nicholas magazine; offers for possible publication a prose sketch of Southern country life as it was 40 or 50 years ago, written by his mother, a lady of 68, "but bright- minded and alert"; says that the story describes, among other things, the mingling of white children with plantation Negroes.]

  • [ Mary Mapes Dodge], New York, to Mr. Clark
    n. d.
    AL, 1 p.

    [Includes ALS on verso; asks Clark to write to Paul Hamilton Hayne; says that they can not use the offered manuscript due to a large stock of already accepted material.]

  • Paul Hamilton Hayne, Copse Hill, Georgia, to [ Erastus Brainerd], [ London]
    ALS, 3 p.

    [Includes penciled note "To Brainerd, 1878"; thanks him for acquainting him with the workings of the English magazine system; asks if [Theodore Dunton] Wattswould refuse his " Sonnet" if he sent it to the editors of The Examineror The Athenaeum; says he is astonished that [Brainerd] is not English but a fellow country man; says he would like to send him a poem, dedicated to Oliver Wendell Holmesfor his aid during the yellow fever pestilence, but has no copy; sends instead, [" Hiram Benner"], a poem by [ Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow; describes the condition the country is in, the restlessness of the people, his own hopelessness in regard to the government, the country's desire to obtain recognition in Great Britain; says he has given up the dream of ever visiting England; asks if [Brainerd] is a permanent resident of London; asks if he know Captain Randolph Hamilton; expresses pleasure at [Brainerd's] kind words regarding " Muscadines. "]

  • Paul Hamilton Hayne, [ Copse Hill], to unknown
    ALS, 2 p.

    [Includes printed copy of " The Decline of Faith"; talks about a volume of [his] poems to be published; says the volume is the handsomest and best illustrated book of the genre ever to have been issued in this country; says he is certain that the correspondent will share his joy; comments on [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow's death; says he has composed sonnets on the occasion at the request of Baldwin of New York; says the sonnets fell short of his own expectations because of his ill health.]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Erastus Brainerd
  • Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow
  • Mary Mapes Dodge
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Paul Hamilton Hayne
  • Randolph Hamilton
  • [Henry Wadsworth] Longfellow
  • [Theodore Dunton] Watts

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Augusta, Georgia
  • Copse Hill
  • Copse Hill, Georgia
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • London
  • New York