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Typ 8300.30- Typ 8304.91.6

Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Walter Crane drawings and papers, 1868-1902: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Typ 8300.30- Typ 8304.91.6
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Crane, Walter, 1845-1915.
Title: Walter Crane drawings and papers,
Date(s): 1868-1902.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (6 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Miscellaneous papers of English artist, Walter Crane.

Processing Information:

These items were transferred from the Widener Treasure Room and were formerly listed as part of the "Old Widener" finding aid and card index. In September of 2006, this temporary finding aid was created with the old cataloging information for these Crane materials. These 6 items are only part of the manuscript holdings on Crane, and the materials will eventually be assembled, reclassified, and fully recataloged.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Walter Crane Drawings and Papers, 1868-1902 (Typ 8300.30-Typ 8304.91.6). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Crane was an English illustrator, painter, and designer primarily known for his imaginative illustrations of children's books.


Arranged in call number order.

Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscript notes, letters, and poems by Crane; pencil, pen and ink, watercolor, and hand colored drawings; and preliminary sketches. Includes drawings for Lionel's looking-glass, His majesty's servants, and A book of hours.

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