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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 680

Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson) Koch collection of American drawings


Drawings by American artists for book illustrations from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


  • 1858-1940 and undated


.25 linear feet (1 box)
Includes a drawing in pen and black ink by Benjamin F. Gridley, two pencil drawings by Keith William, a drawing of a girl in pen and ink by Katharine Pyle, two drawings in black crayon by Charles Herbert Woodbury, a signed drawing in pen and ink for Rip van Winkle by Alfred Cornelius Howland, and a signed watercolor on board for Oscar Wilde's The happy prince and other tales by Everett Shinn, a signed drawing by Francis X. Chamberlin, entitled Weber and Fields, and a signed drawing by Rockwell Kent, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Frederick R. Koch is a collector of rare materials.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition


Gift of Mr. Frederick R. Koch, 825 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021; received: 1981 Apr.
Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), collector. Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson) Koch collection of American drawings: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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