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Guide to the Paul Hamilton Hayne papers, 1815-1944 and undated

Collection Overview

Correspondence, diaries, notes, scrapbooks, clippings, and literary manuscripts of Hayne and his family. The papers illustrate Hayne's career and refer to Russell's Magazine (which Hayne edited), literary criticism, Southern writers, American literature, politics, including Reconstruction in South Carolina, and other subjects.

Includes Hayne's diaries (1864-1884), largely composed of comments on correspondence and notations of ideas and events, and manuscript copies of poems, many autographed, by Hayne's son, William Hamilton Hayne.

Major correspondents include Edward Bok, Jefferson Davis, Charles A. E. Gayarré, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sidney Lanier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Thomas Nelson Page, James Platt, Margaret Junkin Preston, Francis S. Saltus, William Gilmore Sims, Edmund C. Stedman, Alexander H. Stephens, Algernon C. Swinburne, Henry Timrod, Moses Colt Tyler, and John Greenleaf Whittier.

The addition (accession #2000-0273) (250 items; 2.2 linear feet, dated 1831-1886, contains transcriptions of selected letters, typed and annotated by Rayburn Moore as he edited A Man of Letters in the Nineteenth-century South (1982). Many of the original letters may be found in Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Paul Hamilton Hayne papers 1815-1944 and undated
Creator
Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886.
Extent
13.8 linear feet, about 4930 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Transcriptions of letters from 1831-1886, typed and annotated by Rayburn Moore, exist. Please see the container list for accession# 2000-0273.

1815-1867
Box 1
1868-1872
Box 2
1873-1875
Box 3
1876-1878
Box 4
1879-1880
Box 5
1881
Box 6
1882-1883 April
Box 7
1883 May-1884
Box 8
1885
Box 9
1886
Box 10
1887-1890
Box 11
1891-1907
Box 12
1908-1927 and undated; includes undated fragments
Box 13
1864-1885
Box 14
Scrapbooks
Box 15-18
Financial papers
Box 19
Correspondence from transcriber of Hayne's letters
Box 19
Photographs
Box 19
A-Q
Box 20
R-Z
Box 21
Contemporary authors
Box 22
Miscellaneous papers
Box 22
P.H. Hayne
Box 23-24
Literary criticisms
Box 25
War reminiscences
Box 25
Miscellaneous
Box 26
Works: A-S
Box 27
Works: T-Z
Box 28
Last Poems
Box 28
Wickham's Roost
Box 28
Misc., unidentified
Box 28
Biographical materials
Box 29
Genealogy
Box 29
Tributes
Box 29
Works of contemporary authors
Box 29

Typed and annotated by Rayburn Moore, editor of A Man of Letters in the Nineteenth-Century South: The Selected Letters of Paul Hamilton Hayne, 1982

1831 May 10-1881 Feb. 5
Box 1
1881 Feb. 8-1883 Aug. 23
Box 2
1883 Aug. 30-1885 Apr. 17
Box 3
1885 Apr. 19-1886 Nov. 13
Box 4

Historical Note

Poet and literary critic, of Charleston, S.C., and Columbia County, Georgia

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Hamilton Hayne Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Paul Hamilton Hayne Papers was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase from 1944-2000.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library staff; Ruth Bryan; and Danielle McGregor

Completed May 14, 2002

Encoded by Ruth E. Bryan

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.