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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 483

George Cruikshank drawings and proofs of illustrations for three fairy tales


Drawings and proofs of illustrations by English illustrator George Cruikshank.


  • 1853-1864

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.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Drawings in pencil and watercolor as well as proofs of illustrations for three fairy tales.

Biographical / Historical

Cruikshank was an English caricaturist, illustrator, and etcher.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. "Hop o' my thumb and the seven league boots"
  2. II. "Cinderella"
  3. III. "Puss in Boots"

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

59M-187. Gift of Augustus P. Loring Esq., 35 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts; received: 1960 February.

These items were in the collection of H. W. Bruton and later in that of Augustus Peabody Loring Sr. and Ellen Gardner Loring.

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. George Cruikshank drawings and proofs of illustrations for three fairy tales, 1853-1864: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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