MS Hyde 94
Fleming, Lindsay, collector. Lindsay Fleming collection, 1785-1928: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
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Call No.: MS Hyde 94
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Fleming, Lindsay, collector
Title: Lindsay Fleming collection,
Date(s): (bulk) 1785-1867.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 pf boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Etchings and drawings of sea shells and fossils by Samuel Lysons; drawings of early
British antiquities; and related papers.
2003J-SJ1168. Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.
Fleming purchased the drawings in Series II from Bernard Halliday in 1958. Fleming's property was inherited by J.M.D. Fleming, and was auctioned by Sotheby & Co., London, on 1972 Mar. 23. Lot 326, comprising this
entire collection, was sold to Mary Hyde (later Viscountess Eccles).
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Lindsay Fleming Collection, 1785-1928 (MS Hyde 94). Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Related papers and research material can be found at Yale University in the Lysons
Family Collection, including other correspondence of Lindsay Fleming.
Lindsay Fleming was probably born in 1887, and became the owner of the Aldwick Grange
estate in Aldwick, Sussex, England. He published several books through 1960 on antiquarian
subjects, including Memoir and Select Letters of Samuel Lysons, V.P.R.S., V.P.S.A. 1763-1819 (Oxford: University Press, 1934). He gathered an extensive collection of material
relating to Lysons.
Organized into the following series:
- I. Samuel Lysons drawings, 1785-1790 and undated
- II. Drawings of antiquities, 1844-1867
- III. Miscellaneous images, circa 1785-1920
- IV. Correspondence, 1860-1928
Series I consists of drawings and etchings of sea shells by antiquarian Samuel Lysons.
Series II is a collection of drawings of Roman and early British antiquities, which
was apparently collected during the first years of the Archaeological Institute of
Great Britain and Ireland circa 1844 to 1867. Series III consists of miscellaneous
drawings and a photograph from Fleming's collection, mostly of unknown significance.
Series IV consists of three letters to or from members of the Lysons family.
- Series: III. Miscellaneous images
- (44). [Church] : photograph, [circa 1870-1920?] 16 x 21 cm.
Exterior and grounds of an unidentified church.
- (45). [Church interior] : pen and ink drawing, [1800?] 36 x 26 cm., mounted on a larger sheet.[Shelved with (1) - (19)]
View of a church interior. Caption may read "Northreach."
- (46). Old mansion house at Rodmarton : pen and ink drawing, [circa 1800-1899?] 27 x 40 cm.[Shelved with (1) - (19)]
Exterior view of a house in Rodmarton [Gloucestershire, England] Rodmarton was the home of the Lysons family.
- (47). [Houses] : pencil drawings, [circa 1800-1899?] 3 Sheets[Shelved with (1) - (19)]
Three views of unidentified houses.
- (48). [Plowing scene] : watercolor, [circa 1800-1899?] 33 x 53 cm.[Shelved with (1) - (19)]
Barefoot man riding a horse with a primitive plow tied to its tail; three observers
- (49). Rodmarton : ink and pencil drawing, [circa 1785-1899?] 28 x 44 cm.[Shelved with (1) - (19)]
View of Rodmarton Place [Gloucestershire, England] Similar, but not identical to, a published 1785 view. Rodmarton was the home of the
- Series: IV. Correspondence
- (50). Fleming, Lindsay. Autograph letter copy, signed, St. James's Court [London, England] to Theresa Lysons Pattinson, 1928 May 6. 1 Sheets[Shelved with (1) - (19)]
Concerning progress on his biography of Samuel Lysons (1763-1819).
- (51). Ormerod, George, 1785-1873. Autograph letter, signed, L.P. [Ledbury Park, Ledbury, England?] to Samuel Lysons (1806-1877), 1860 Oct. 3. 1 Sheets[Shelved with (1) - (19)]
Concerning an unusual edition of A Collection of Gloucestershire Antiquities by Samuel Lysons (1763-1819).
- (52). Pattinson, Teresa Lysons. Autograph letter, signed, Alexandra Club, Grosvenor Street, [London, England] to [Lindsay Fleming?] 1927 Jan. 15. 1 Sheets[Shelved with (1) - (19)]
The daughter of Samuel Lysons (1806-1877) describes her Lysons family papers.