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MS Eng 745

Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909, recipient. Letters from various correspondents to Joseph Swain, 1864-1915: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 745
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909, recipient.
Title: Letters from various correspondents to Joseph Swain,
Date(s): 1864-1915.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters to British wood-engraver Joseph Swain concerning his engravings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*47M-392. Gift of W. B. O. Field.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Letters from Various Correspondents to Joseph Swain, 1864-1915 (MS Eng 745). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Swain was a wood-engraver. He did engravings for Punch and for many other British magazines.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters concerning engraving done by Swain. Includes letters from artists and illustrators. Includes 22 letters from Tom Taylor, editor of Punch, and 27 letters from Sir John Tenniel.

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