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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 55.12

Edward Lear drawings of animals and birds,

Drawings of animals and birds by English artist, Edward Lear.


  • 1831-1836.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Access restricted. Consult curator of the Dept. of Printing and Graphic Arts for permission to consult.


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

An album (61 x 41 cm.) of 60 drawings in ink, graphite, Chinese white, wash, and watercolor on paper. Also includes color samples, autograph manuscript notes by Lear, sketches, and a few lithographs. Album is in a red cloth box.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Lear (1812-1888) was an English artist and author.


Arranged as bound in album.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M-205pf. Gift of W. B. O. Field; received: 1942.

Separated Materials

Item (57) removed and recataloged at: Typ 805L.37d.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Lear, Edward,1812-1888. Edward Lear drawings of animals and birds, circa 1831-1836: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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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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