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MS Typ 55.14

Lear, Edward, 1812-1888. Edward Lear miscellaneous drawings, 1849-1866: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Typ 55.14
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Lear, Edward, 1812-1888.
Title: Edward Lear miscellaneous drawings,
Date(s): 1849-1866.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drawings, poems, proofs, landscapes, portraits and other items by the English poet and artist Edward Lear.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Unless otherwise noted, gift of Philip Hofer, 1942.

Conditions Governing Access:

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Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Edward Lear Miscellaneous Drawings, 1849-1866 (MS Typ 55.14). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The majority of Lear landscape drawings are listed in MS Typ 55.11, MS Typ 55.26, and TypDr 805.L513

Biographical / Historical

Lear was an English poet and artist.


Arranged in rough alphabetical order by title.

Scope and Contents

Includes Lear's nonsense drawings, autograph manuscript drafts of the nonsense poems and nonsense alphabet, drawings with verse, and proofs for The nonsense alphabet and other works. Also includes a few landscape drawings, a portrait of an unidentified man, self-portraits, and a portrait photograph of Lear, among other items.

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