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COLLECTION Identifier: HEW 3.13.12

Blanchard Jerrold Life of George Cruikshank, extra-illustrated


Manuscripts inserted into Blanchard Jerrold, Life of George Cruikshank (London: Chatto & Windus, 1880 [i.e. 1882]), including engraved, etched, and wood-engraved portraits, views and caricatures.


  • Creation: circa 1882

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.

These volumes are shelved in Widener Library in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers shold check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.


1.5 linear feet (4 volumes)

Extra-illustrated with several hundred engraved, etched, and wood-engraved portraits, views, caricatures, etc., including many by Cruikshank. Also includes drawings, and manuscripts.

Numbers prefaced by "R" refer to catalog numbers in George William Reid's A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank (London, 1871).


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Plates
  2. II. Colored plates
  3. III. Views
  4. IV. Isaac Cruikshank
  5. V. Robert Cruikshank
  6. VI. Percy Cruikshank
  7. VII. Other illustrators
  8. VIII. Laid in Vol. II
  9. IX. Laid in Vol. IV

Physical Location

Widener Memorial Room

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the Harry Elkins Widener Collection.

Jerrold, Blanchard, 1826-1884. Blanchard Jerrold Life of George Cruikshank, extra-illustrated, 1882: Index.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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