Blanche Paxton album on William Makepeace Thackeray
- 1836-1868 and undated
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
These volumes are shelved in Widener Library in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.
Extent.1 linear feet (1 volume in case) ; 29 cm.
Album bound in green morocco, with bookplates of Mathew Smith, Esquire, and Harry Elkins Widener.
Biographical / Historical
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Album formerly belonged to Miss Blanche Paxton, daughter and the second of 6 children of Sir Joseph Paxton, the English architect, landscape gardener, and designer of the Crystal Palace Exposition Hall.
The pages in the album were numbered prior to receipt at Harvard; these are the page references given below. Pasted-in items were later numbered in the repository, consecutively as laid into the volume, and now consitute the item numbers below.
Dimensions of drawings are primarily of the image, not the sheet.
Many pages contain annotations in an unidentified hand and have been marked in finding aid as: "Note in album."
- Paxton, Blanche, former owner. Blanche Paxton album on William Makepeace Thackeray: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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