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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 1093

Wiliam B. Osgood Field collection of drawings for book illustrations,

Drawings by George Du Maurier, Thomas Nast, Arthur Rackham, and others collected by William B. Osgood Field.

Dates

  • 1844-1925.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Extent

1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box))

Contains illustrations by George Du Maurier, Thomas Nast, Arthur Rackham, and others for various books, including Aesop's fables, English fairy tales, and The scarlet letter. Also includes a portrait photograph of Leonard Merrick and a photomechanical print of Edward Lear, among other items.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by illustrator.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

51M-312 - 51M-332. Presented by the Estate of William B. Osgood Field; received: 1951.

Processing Information

All items were deframed in repository. Loose materials found during deframing were moved to curatorial file.
Link to catalog
Title
Field, William B. Osgood, collector. William B. Osgood Field collection of drawings for book illustrations, 1844-1925: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
EAD ID
hou01646

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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