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44W-3093-3117, 44WM-48-49

Field, William B. Osgood, collector. William B. Osgood Field collection of printing plates and blocks, 1814-1857: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f, b
Call No.: 44W-3093-3117, 44WM-48-49
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Field, William B. Osgood, collector.
Title: William B. Osgood Field collection of printing plates and blocks,
Date(s): 1814-1857.
Quantity: 1 collection (6 linear feet (106 volumes and 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Printing plates and wood blocks for illustrations by Hablot K. Browne, George Cruikshank, and John Leech, collected by W.B.O. Field.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

44W-3093-3117, 44WM-48-49.
Deposited by W.B.O. Field, Westfield, Lake Mohegan, New York; received: 1944 Spring.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William B. Osgood Field Collection of Printing Plates and Blocks, 1814-1857 (44W-3093-3117; 44WM-48-49). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Arranged by accession number.

Scope and Contents

Steel and copper printing plates for illustrations by Hablot K. Browne, George Cruikshank, John Leech, and others for works by various authors. Includes Cruikshank's illustrations for Bentley's miscellany, Dashes of American humour, Hints on life; as well as plates and a wood block for Browne's illustrations for A paper of tobacco by William Andrew Chatto [pseud. Joseph Fume]. Also contains steel plates and wood blocks for Albert Smith's The month, among other items illustrated by John Leech. Includes some original sketches as well.

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