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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 804

Walter Crane miscellaneous letters

Letters of the English illustrator Walter Crane to personal and professional correspondents.


  • 1882-1914

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.5 linear feet (1 box)

Letters from Crane to various personal and business correspondents, including several to publisher John Lane and author Gleeson White, and magazine editors Hamilton Bell, Ross Sterling Turner, among others. Also includes several letters to unidentified correspondents.

Biographical / Historical

Crane was an English illustrator, painter, and designer primarily known for his imaginative illustrations of children's books. He was also a political cartoonist and director of several English art schools.


Arranged alphabetically by recipient.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times.
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Walter Crane miscellaneous letters: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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