George Cruikshank contracts and documents
Legal contracts and documents concerning his artistic, literary and personal affairs.
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.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Nine manuscript documents, signed, including property leases, a debt note, and contracts for the publication of articles, exhibition of an artistic work, and production of a play.
Biographical / Historical
Cruikshank was an English artist and caricaturist.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
60M-174. Purchased with the C. M. and A. H. Parker funds; received: Apr. 1961.
- Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878. George Cruikshank contracts and documents, 1823-1865: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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