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Easton, Phoebe Jane, collector. Phoebe Jane Easton collection of contemporary marbled papers, undated: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 52L-908
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Easton, Phoebe Jane, collector.
Title: Phoebe Jane Easton collection of contemporary marbled papers,
Date(s): undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (5.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
Abstract: Marbled paper specimens collected by the collector and historian Phoebe Jane Easton.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

52L-908. Purchased with the Rosamond B. Loring fund, the Printing & Graphic Arts fund, the Caroline Miller Parker Collection fund, the Osgood Hooker fund, the Philip Hofer Trust fund, the Imrie de Vegh fund, and the Frank Denny Book fund from Phoebe Jane Easton; received: 1997 December 20.

Processing Information:

Description prepared by S. Abigail O. Fojas.

Conditions Governing Access:

Fragile, access restricted; consult Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Phoebe Jane Easton Collection of Contemporary Marbled Papers, Undated (52L-908). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Easton is a collector and historian of marbled papers.


Sections are arranged according to the order in Phoebe Jane Easton's book, Marbling, a History and a Bibliography (Los Angeles, 1983) Items are listed as in Easton's book. Box numbers are not in box number sequence, box 13 is first, followed by boxes 1- 12. Box 12 has no container listing, but is a holding box for "objects" listed under the other categories.

Scope and Contents

Contains specimens of marbled paper from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

Container List