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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 870

Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson autograph album


Album of autographs by European literary and historical figures, compiled by English poet Frederick Locker-Lampson.


  • Creation: 1552-1890

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 volume)

Includes letters, compositions, engravings, drawings and other documents by European literary and historical figures as well as mezzotint, lithograph or engraved portraits of them. Autographs include Jane Austen, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, William Blake, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Martin Luther, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and François Marie Arouet de Voltaire, among many others. Album formerly bound, letters and some items removed to folders in boxes, most engravings and images remain in the volume.

The album is sometimes referred to as the Great Album of Frederick Locker. All published references to material from this album must employ the title The Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson Autograph Album.

[Note: The following items are not listed in the first Rowfant catalogue (1886): 4, 23, 37C, 39, 67, 78C, 79B, 79C, 83A, 97, 98, 99B, 100A, 100B.]

Biographical / Historical

Locker-Lampson was an English poet and book collector.

Physical Location

b, f

Immediate Source of Acquisition

52M-268F. Deposited by Mr Samuel B. Grimson, 130 East 67th Street, New York City; received: 1953 June 25. Gift of Bettina W. Grimson, 1960 January 12.

Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895, compiler. Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson autograph album, 1552-1890: Guide.
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