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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 745

Letters from various correspondents to Joseph Swain

Overview

Letters to British wood-engraver Joseph Swain concerning his engravings.

Dates

  • 1864-1915

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of letters concerning engraving done by Swain. Includes letters from artists and illustrators. Includes 22 letters from Tom Taylor, editor of Punch, and 27 letters from Sir John Tenniel.

Biographical / Historical

Swain was a wood-engraver. He did engravings for Punch and for many other British magazines.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

b

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*47M-392. Gift of W. B. O. Field.
Title
Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909, recipient. Letters from various correspondents to Joseph Swain, 1864-1915: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou00961

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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