|Creator:||Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886|
|Title:||Paul Hamilton Hayne manuscript poem|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of one manuscript poem by Paul Hamilton Hayne, titled, "This too shall pass away." An envelope is included, addressed to E. T. Lawsing, Schenectady, New York, postmarked September 18, 1885.|
"Hayne, Paul Hamilton (1 Jan. 1830-6 July 1886), poet and man of letters, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Paul Hamilton Hayne, a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, and Emily McElhenny, members of families prominent in politics, law, and religion. Two of the elder Hayne's brothers were U.S. senators, one of whom, Robert Young Hayne, was Daniel Webster's redoubtable opponent in the debates on Nullification and young Hayne's guardian after yellow fever caused the early death of his father. Educated in a local preparatory school and at the College of Charleston (1847-1850), Hayne turned after graduation to the study of law with James Louis Petigru, former state attorney general, and in 1852 was admitted to the bar. Also in 1852 he married Mary Middleton Michel; they had one child. But literature prevailed over law, and Hayne became editor and owner of the Southern Literary Gazette late in 1852. Disheartened by the reception of the Gazette, he sold it in 1854 and later that year assembled his first book, Poems, from previously published verse. " -- "Hayne, Paul Hamilton" from American National Biography (Accessed May 13, 2009)
Paul Hamilton Hayne manuscript poem, MS 2210. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.