History of the Book and Illustrations collection circa 1250-2000


History of the Book and Illustrations collection circa 1250-2000

This collection contains material that shows the history of the book. The majority of the examples of manuscripts are illustrations but there are a few letters and other documents. The printed material in this collection spans the 13th to the late 16th centuries and contains examples of different printing techniques.

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SNAC Resource ID: 6328004

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Crane, Walter, 1845-1915

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Walter Crane was born in Liverpool on 15 Aug 1845, second son of the portrait painter Thomas Crane and his wife Marie née Kearsley. The family moved first to Torquay, and in 1857 to London. From 1859-62 Crane was apprenticed to the wood engraver William James Linton, although he studied painting at the same time. In 1862 his painting 'The Lady of Shalott' was accepted by the Royal Academy. By the mid-1860s, Crane was illustrating children's books including coloured picture books desi...

Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926

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Joseph Pennell was an American artist and educator, primarily known for his etchings and illustrations. Much of his early work consisted of city scenes, published in magazines. He later worked on a variety of projects, often illustrating books in collaboration with his wife, author Elizabeth Robins. After spending time in Europe, notably London, Pennell taught art, and the couple collaborated on a biography of James McNeill Whistler. From the description of Joseph Pennell letter to M...

Cox, Palmer, 1840-1924

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Palmer Cox was a Canadian author and illustrator of children's books. He is best known for the "Brownies," pixie-like characters in his books based on folklore. He also contributed to St. Nicholas, Ladies' Home Journal, Harper's, Young People, and Wide Awake. From the description of Palmer Cox collection, 1881-1917. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 698454394 American author and illustrator noted for "Brownie" books. From the description of Papers of ...

Frost, A.B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928

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Ga. resident. From the description of Papers, 1913-1914. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 38237452 Illustrator, painter; Pasadena, Calif. From the description of A.B. Frost letter, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122390368 Studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art"s and in France. Illustrator, graphic artist. Illustrated the Uncle Remus" tales. From the description of A. B. Frost letter to S. S. McClure [manuscri...

Griffith, William, 1876-1936

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Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878

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George Cruikshank was a British artist, social and political caricaturist, and illustrator. From the description of George Cruikshand papers, 1827-1897 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 26507077 English artist, illustrator and satirist. From the description of Album of George Cruikshank Color Prints, 1835. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 48116918 English artist and caricaturist. From the description of ALS : to Dr. Roberts, 1841[?] Feb....

Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872

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Artist Thomas Sully was born in London, although his actor parents soon emigrated to the United States. A trip back to England to study painting expanded his horizons, and upon his return to the United States he developed a reputation as a first rate painter. He specialized in portraits, especially portraits of women, and painted full-length portraits of many public and private figures. He is perhaps most closely associated with his portrait of Queen Victoria and for his painting, Washington cro...

Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944

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American artist and illustrator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Small, Maynard & Co., [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269577087 Charles Dana Gibson was an American graphic artist, noted for his creation of the "Gibson Girl", an iconic representation of the beautiful and independent American woman at the turn of the 20th century. Gibson owned a 700-acre estate in Islesboro, Me., where he and his wife spent an increasing amount of tim...

Pape´, Frank Cheyne, 1878-1972

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Manet, Édouard, 1832-1883

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French artist. From the description of Lithograph of Edgar Allan Poe [manuscript], ca. 1888? (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806728 French painter. From the description of Letters sent by Edouard Manet, 1860-1882. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79889178 From the description of Autograph letters signed (30) : Paris, to his wife Suzanne, his mother and his sister-in-law, Mme Mathe Vibert, 1870 Sept.-1871 Jan. 19. (Unknown)...

Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925

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Florence 1856-1925 London. From the description of Portrait of Mrs. J.P. Morgan, Jr. (nee Jane Norton Grew, 1868-1925) [painting]. [ca. 1905] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906593 Anglo-American painter. From the description of Letters, 1881-1916. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81028068 Sargent was an American-born painter who lived and worked in France, England and elsewhere. From the description of [Letter] Sunday, 33, T...

Dalziel Brothers

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Bentley, William, 1759-1819

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Epithet: Printer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001243.0x0000bd Bentley (Harvard, Class of 1777) was tutor at Harvard. From the description of Papers of William Bentley, 1783-1815 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972755 Massachusetts resident (Essex County) and Unitarian clergyman. From the description of Letter, ca. 1804. (Duke University Library). Worl...

Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831

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Thomas was a New England printer and bookseller who strongly supported the American Revolution. He was also a founder of the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts. From the description of ALS: Worcester [Massachusetts], to Mr. Bress, 1795 Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86160118 Caleb Alexander was born in 1755 in Northfield, Massachusetts, a town founded by his grandfather. He attended Dartmouth, Yale, and Brown Universities, receiving degrees fro...

Ashhurst, John, 1865-1932

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Brangwyn, Frank, 1867-1956

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British designer, painter, and printmaker. From the description of Designs, letters, and essay, ca. 1910-1937. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78132545 English painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1921 Feb. 24 or July 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270875796 ...

Eastlake, Charles Lock, Sir, 1793-1865

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Eastlake family: Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, painter, secretary of the Fine Art Commission, president of the Royal Academy of Arts, director of the National Gallery; his wife, Elizabeth, authoress, art historian; and his nephew, Charles Locke Eastlake, author, keeper of the National Gallery. From the description of Correspondence of Sir Charles Lock Eastlake and family, 1833-1896. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80460845 English painter and keeper of the Natio...

Cruikshank, Robert, 1789-1856

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Trumbull, John, 1756-1843

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American painter of historical subjects. From the description of ALS : New York, to James Madison, 1823 Oct. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580911 Painter; New York City. From the description of John Trumbull papers, 1787-1843. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557315 John Trumbull (1756-1843) was an American painter and diplomat. From the guide to the John Trumbull papers, 1780-1840, (The New York Public Library...

Bartram, George, 1767-1840

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Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886

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English artist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Holland Street, Kensington, to a Mr. Gatty [prob. not Alfred Gatty], 1885 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133416 English children's author/illustrator, born in Chester, Cheshire, England. Since 1938, the American Library Association annually has awarded the Caldecott Medal in his honor for "most distinguished American picture book for children in the United States published during the preceding year....

Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936

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Elizabeth Robins Pennell was an American author and editor. She published essays, articles, and travel writing, and served as art critic for several newspapers and magazines. She and her husband, illustrator Joseph Pennell, were friends, collaborators, and biographers of artist James McNeill Whistler. From the description of Elizabeth Robins Pennell letters, 1921-1934. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54810288 The American art critic and writer ...

Frelinghuysen, Joseph S. (Joseph Sherman), 1869-1948

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Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

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Amy Crowe (1831-1865) was a family friend who lived with Thackeray as his adopted daughter and later married Thackerays̓ cousin Edward Talbot Thackeray. From the description of [Letter] to Amy Crowe, 27 September [1854], 36 Onslow Sqr. Brompton. [1854] (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 35091085 Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. J. Pearson and Co. and George William Childs were booksellers in London. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchi...

Briggs, Clare A., 1875-1930

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American cartoonist. From the description of Cartoon scrapbooks, 1917-1920. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28981460 From the description of Letters to Mr. Jones, 1913, 1914? (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51634985 ...

Heaney, Howell J.

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Baskin, Leonard, 1922-2000

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Sculptor and graphic artist; Leeds, Mass. and Devon, England. b. 1922, in New Brunswick, N.J. d. Northampton, Mass., June 3, 2000, age 77. Worked on FDR memorial in Washington, DC. Studied at Yale Univ. Founded the Gehenna Press in 1942. Taught at Smith College, in Northampton, MA, 1953-1974, and Hampshire College, in Amherst, MA, 1984-1994. From the description of Oral history interview with Leonard Baskin, 1969 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220184...

Grasberger, George J. C.

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Free library of Philadelphia

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This is a collection of manuscripts obtained by the Free Library of Philadelphia from various donations. The majority of the collection was donated by Philadelphia book collectors, Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Gimbel and William McIntire Elkins. The collection has an even mix of American and European authors. Although the majority of the authors are represented with only a few pieces of work, eight authors are better represented. These include: American authors James Branch Cabell (1879-1958), Ezra P...