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COLLECTION Identifier: Typ 8300.30- Typ 8304.91.6

Walter Crane drawings and papers


Miscellaneous papers of English artist, Walter Crane.


  • 1868-1902

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


2 linear feet (6 volumes)
Includes autograph manuscript notes, letters, and poems by Crane; pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, and hand colored drawings; and preliminary sketches. Includes drawings for Lionel's looking-glass, His majesty's servants, and A book of hours.

Biographical / Historical

Crane was an English illustrator, painter, and designer primarily known for his imaginative illustrations of children's books.


Arranged in call number order.

Processing Information

These items were transferred from the Widener Treasure Room and were formerly listed as part of the "Old Widener" finding aid and card index. In September of 2006, this temporary finding aid was created with the old cataloging information for these Crane materials. These 6 items are only part of the manuscript holdings on Crane, and the materials will eventually be assembled, reclassified, and fully recataloged.
Link to catalog
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Walter Crane drawings and papers, 1868-1902: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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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