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HEW 15.8.6

Smith, Charles Hamilton, illustrator. Charles Hamilton Smith Orders of knighthood drawings, circa 1845: Index.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: HEW 15.8.6
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Smith, Charles Hamilton, illustrator.
Title: Charles Hamilton Smith Orders of knighthood drawings,
Date(s): 1845.
Quantity: 1 collection (.4 linear feet (3 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drawings of dress, medals, and decorations of various orders of knighthood by Charles Hamilton Smith.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

From the Harry Elkins Widener Collection.

Custodial History:

Formerly owned by Sir William Fraser and Clarence Sweet Bement.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.
These volumes are shelved in Widener Library in the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Room. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Charles Hamilton Smith Orders of Knighthood Drawings, circa 1845 (HEW 15.8.6). Harry Elkins Widener Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Pen, pencil, and watercolor drawings illustrating the orders of knighthood. 351 drawings, each measuring 44 x 36 cm., all signed "CHS" and captioned in ink. Vol. 1 contains 97 drawings, each depicting a full-length figure in the costume of an order of knighthood, arranged chronologically from A.D. 786 to 1844. Vols. 2-3 contain drawings (131, 123 respectively) of medals and decorations of various orders. Some drawings have brief notes indicating the source on which it is based.

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