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
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,
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.
*80M-26. Gift of Mr. Frederick R. Koch,825 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York; received: 1980 December 9.
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Mrs. C. Beadon Edward Lear Scrapbook (MS Typ 55.23). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
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.
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.
- Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Mrs. Beadon['s scrapbook]. A.MS.; [n.p.] 1852-1858. 23 folios (21 pages.)
Date: 1852-1858. Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Mrs. Beadon['s scrapbook]. A.MS.; [n.p.] 1852-1858
Original brown paper wrappers with A.MS. annotation "Mrs. Beadon" on front, in modern
colored boards. Includes 2 sets of drawings for "Sing a song of sixpence...", ff. 1-3, ff. 16-18, the second set being pasted in; one set of drawings for Humpty Dumpty, f. 5. Also includes the following manuscripts, pasted in:
- f. 13 Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. A.L.s. to [Frederick] Beadon; [n.p., n.d.]. 1s. (1p.) pasted in.
Written on a printed list of Lear's oil paintings.
- f. 14 Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. A.L.s. to [ ] Parkyns; San Remo, 18 Dec 1871. 1s.(4p.)
- f. 15 Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. A.L.s. to [ ]; [San Remo], 22 May 1873. 1s.(2p.)
- f. 19 Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. A.L.s. to Layard Fenton; London, 23 Aug 1880. 1s.(4p.)
- f. 24 Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. The Quangle Wangle's hat. A.MS.s.; San Remo, 27 May 1873. 1s.(2p.)
Publ. The complete nonsense book (N.Y., 1912). Copy made for Arthur Buchanan, with ink drawing.