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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Typ 1233

Electrotypes for illustrations by George Cruikshank

Electrotypes, some with with proof copies, of illustrations by George Cruikshank for various publications.

Dates

  • 1826-1853 and undated

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

.75 linear feet (2 boxes)

Collection includes electrotypes cut for illustrations by Cruikshank: 4 labeled "To do with drink"; 3 labeled "The gin shop, or the drunkard"; 17 for illustrations for Greenwich Hospital; one for Uncle Tom's cabin almanack for 1853; and 9 unidentified plates. Also includes 7 proofs matching electrotypes.

Biographical / Historical

George Cruikshank was a British caricaturist and book illustrator.

Arrangement

Items are not arranged in order.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M-278. Gift of W.B.O. Field, 1942.

42M-850, 42M-856. Gift of W.B.O. Field, 1943 May 23.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog
Title
Electrotypes for illustrations by George Cruikshank (MS Typ 1233): Guide
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 January 22
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03074

Repository Details

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