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Add. MS a/244/122 · Item · 11 Dec. 1833
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Cambridge - recovered from illness, [James] Spedding failed [Fellowship examination], College tutors, [Apostles] "grievously thinned", [John] Sterling's son may be apostolic, Spedding taking drawing lessons, [Richard Chenevix] Trench has preached in W. B. Donne's area, death of Arthur Hallam, Tennyson depressed, left some poems with him, George Farish "professes to read law and practices ... the smoking of cigars", Christopher Wordsworth full of modern Greek literature

Add. MS c/17 · File · [19th cent]
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Three notebooks, individual sheets with writings and printed material, and three photographs relating primarily to Arthur Hallam. Those items relating to Arthur are a small booklet listing the boys at Putney School "by A. H. Hallam, one of its members"; a single sheet of Latin verse, "Protesilaus Laodamiae", with 'Hallam' and 'Sent up Decr. 3rd 1823' at top; a small sewn booklet with wrappers containing the manuscript draft of a "Declamation delivered in Trinity College Chapel by A. H. H. Dec. 1830"; three photographs of the house and street in Vienna where Arthur Hallam died.

Two sheets headed "Does the periodical criticism of the present day fulfill its aim?" are possibly by Henry Fitzmaurice Hallam. Also present are a small sewn booklet lacking wrappers, containing the manuscript draft of "Palestine, a Poem by Reginald Heber, Commoner of Brazenose College, Oxford. Printed in the Theatre at Oxford June 15th 1803" and a printed poem, "Salix Babylonica" with its translation "The Weeping Willow of Babylon" dated August 1839 inscribed to M. Pennington from the Earl of Mornington and signed by Wellesley.

Add. MS b/18 · Item · 19th cent
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Two gatherings (one stitched and one of loose sheets) with chronological lists of developments in disciplines such as 'Antient [sic] Literature, Antiquities, Geography, Oriental Literature...'. One stitched gathering, entitled 'On the free motion of two bodies acted on by their mutual attraction', which may be in the hand of Arthur Henry Hallam.

Hallam, Henry (1777-1859), historian
Add. MS c/195 · File · [c 1830?-20th cent.]
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Three undated, unsigned essays, titled "Free Will. 'Equilibrium ad utrumque'", "Does V. Cousin's criticism of Locke's philosophy involve misconception and unfairness?", and "Is the French novel literature the 1st in Europe?" and a notebook of Greek exercises, all possibly in the hand of [Arthur Henry Hallam?].
Typescript and MS copies of 11 letters from Henry Fitzmaurice Hallam to his cousin Jane and her husband William Brookfield. The original letters are dated 1 Sept. 1846 to 7 Oct. 1850, and the copies, some of them incomplete, appear to be 20th century.

Unidentified
Add. MS d/44 · Item · 19th c.
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Includes: vocabulary and other notes on classical texts; a sheet of Latin verse (hand unlike Henry Hallam's usual); draft letter from Henry Hallam to an unknown recipient on the subject of Croyland [otherwise Crowland] Abbey; draft Italian verse Se la rosa vivace, e il bianco giglio, with note by T. H. Vail Motter, 27 Sept 1967, giving his opinion that it is in the hand of Arthur Henry Hallam. Another piece of verse, Sisters that guard the charmed isle... is the name of a file amongst Vail Motter's papers at Princeton, and perhaps may also be by Hallam.

Add. MS c/63 · Item · 1830, 1951
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Two sepia washes depicting a group of travelling companions on board a steamer, with an accompanying exhibition catalogue, "An exhibition of watercolours and drawings by John Harden" published by The Arts Council, 1951. One watercolour, measuring 13.4 x 20.9 cm, carries a caption on the verso, "Sketch taken on board the steamer Leeds from Bordeaux to Dublin; 10th Sept. 1830. J. H." The exhibition catalogue identifies the figures as Jessy Harden (wife), Jane and Jessie (daughters), Hallam reads aloud a new 'Waverley', Tennyson in top hat. The other watercolour, measuring 13.2 x 20.9 cm, is not captioned on the verso, but is described as depicting the Misses Harden, Tennyson in cape and top hat, Mr Robertson and Mr Glasgow.

Harden, John (1772-1847) watercolourist
Add. MS a/669 · Item · c 1823-1862
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Two locks of Arthur Henry Hallam's hair, each in separate paper wrapping, one taken when he was 'about 12 years old' and another on 'Sept. 15 1833' [the day of his death].

Lock of Eleanor Hallam's hair, in wrapping previously containing prescription for her from E. Briggs, Chemist & Druggist, 48 Wigmore St., dated 18 Feb 1834. Three further locks of Eleanor Hallam's hair, each in separate paper wrappings, labelled: 'Ellen's hair when six years old'; 'Ellen's hair. Oct. 5th 1836' (this wrapper also labelled 'Henry Hallam Esq., 25 York Crescent', and tied with black ribbon); and 'Ellen, June 15th 1837 [the day of her death]'.

Lock of hair of Julia Hallam, afterwards Lennard, in paper wrapper labelled 'Ju's hair Febr[uar]y 1839'

Six locks of hair of Henry Fitzmaurice Hallam, each in separate paper wrapping, labelled: 'Harry's hair May 1834'; 'Harry's hair October 15th 1836'; 'Harry's hair Sept 16th 1837'; 'Harry's hair July 1838', 'Harry's hair Jan[ua]ry 1839'; and 'Harry's hair May 21 1840'

Blue paper wrapper labelled 'Juie [?] and Harry's hair', 'when quite young' added perhaps at a different time. Containing one lock of hair belonging to Julia Maria Frances Cator, afterwards Lennard, taken in Jul 1859 when she was six years old; also two locks of hair belonging to Henry Arthur Hallam Farnaby Cator, afterwards Lennard, one labelled 'Harry's hair' and one 'Harry's hair 1862'.

Three further unidentified locks of hair, each in paper wrapping, one labelled 'For my sister'.

Hallam, Julia Maria (d 1840), née Elton, wife of Henry Hallam
Add. MS c/74 · File · 1831-85
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48 letters to W. H. Thompson dated 1831-1866, and 1 letter addressed to [John] Allen dated 24 Aug. 1840. Names mentioned in the accompanying calendar of the letters include Henry Alford; John Allen; Robert Leslie Ellis; Edward FitzGerald; Arthur Hallam; Walter Savage Landor; Samuel Laurence; Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton; Stephen Spring Rice; Sir Henry Taylor; Robert John Tennant; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; Charles Tennyson [later Turner]; and William Wordsworth. Spedding also refers to his work on Francis Bacon.
With a further 35 letters to William Aldis Wright and William George Clark, dated 1862-1881. Letters to William George Clark date from 1862 to 1864 and relate to collations of Shakespeare's plays. Letters from 1881 to William Aldis Wright relate to Frederick James Furnivall, with copies of Spedding's letters to Furnivall, and one letter from Furnivall to Spedding dated 26 Feb. 1881. Accompanied by a mechanical copy of the Northumberland Manuscript.

Spedding, James (1808-1881), literary editor and biographer