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MS Typ 55.23

Beadon, C., Mrs., compiler. Mrs. C. Beadon Edward Lear scrapbook: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Typ 55.23
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Beadon, C., Mrs., compiler.
Title: Mrs. C. Beadon Edward Lear scrapbook,
Date(s): 1852-1880.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear foot (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Scrapbook containing drawings, letters and compositions of English landscape painter and writer Edward Lear.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*80M-26. Gift of Mr. Frederick R. Koch,825 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York; received: 1980 December 9.

Conditions Governing Access:

Restricted. Access requires permission of curator.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Mrs. C. Beadon Edward Lear Scrapbook (MS Typ 55.23). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Lear was an English landscape painter who is more widely known as the writer of an original kind of nonsense verse and as the popularizer of the limerick. Lear sent letters and drawings to Mrs. C. Beadon, whose name appears on the front and who apparently compiled the scrapbook.

Scope and Contents

Includes a scrapbook containing two sets of drawings for Sing a song of sixpence, one set of drawings for Humpty Dumpty, several letters from Lear to various correspondents, and an autograph manuscript of The Quangle Wangle's hat.

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