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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1431

Randolph Caldecott papers concerning Jack and the bean-stalk

Contains drawings, proofs, and correspondence by children's book illustrator Randolph Caldecott concerning Hallam Tennyson's Jack and the beanstalk.


  • 1883-1887

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.5 linear feet (1 box)

Contains drawings, photograph, proofs, sketchbook, and letters to and from Caldecott. The drawings include pen and ink preliminary drawings to illustrate Hallam Tennyson's Jack and the bean-stalk.

Biographical / Historical

Caldecott, an English artist, was a popular illustrator, especially of books for children.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

53M-64-53M-65. Purchased with the Caroline Miller Parker fund; received: 1953 November 20.
Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886. Randolph Caldecott papers concerning Jack and the bean-stalk, 1883-1887: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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