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Leighton, Baldwyn, Sir, 1836-1897



  • Existence: 1836 - 1897

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Album, circa 1846-1853

 Item — Box: Vol. 5
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Bound by Shrewsbury bookseller R. Davies, the scrapbook features drawings primarily by Baldwyn and Stanley. These provide a clear sense of how Mary guided her children in art instruction, encouraging them to copy from illustrations. Though the original sources for the drawings are unclear, the family must have had in its possession at least one illustrated copy of Pilgrim’s Progress, from which Baldwyn drew two scenes. Stanley seems to have been interested as...
Dates: circa 1846-1853

Album, 1825-1851

 Item — Box: Vol. 6
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Inscribed at front: “Baldwin Leighton, Loton Park, Shrewsbury, Augst. 1846”; but whether this is Mary’s husband or son is uncertain. Though the younger Leighton took the spelling “Baldwyn” in contrast to his father’s “Baldwin,” in his youth he seems to have alternated between the two. The scrapbook again reveals the children’s practice of copying from book and journal illustrations to develop their skills. Included among the drawings are Baldwyn’s awkward copy of the engraving “General Tom...
Dates: 1825-1851

Album, circa 1847–1852

 Item — Box: Vol. 7
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Inscribed “Mary Leighton / Scraps from her Children / Loton Park 1847–50” on front pastedown. Drawings by Baldwyn, Stanley, and Frances comprise much of the scrapbook, with only a few additions by Charlotte and Isabella. There is also a loose silhouette interleaved among the pages, captioned “Eton 1852,” which portrays Baldwyn during his study there. Drawings by Baldwyn and Stanley focus on notable battles and include figures from contemporary campaigns—such as soldiers from the Anglo-Sikh...
Dates: circa 1847–1852

Album, circa 1850?

 Item — Box: Vol. 8
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Scrapbook features prints clipped from various sources; several business cards from shops in London, Florence, and Chiavenna; and a small group of drawings by Mary and Baldwyn. The collection of prints is peculiar in its range of subjects: among portraits, picturesque scenes, and fine-art reproductions, there are several newspaper engravings that suggest especially lurid stories. The most notable include the beheading of a prisoner—an undated journal illustration, likely for a report on the...
Dates: circa 1850?

Mary Leighton Collection

Call Number: MSS 16
Overview: The collection comprises ten original sketchbooks, albums, and scrapbooks compiled by Mary Leighton and her children, 1824-1860.
Dates: 1824-1860

Sketchbook, circa 1854-1859

 Item — Box: Vol. 9
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Sketchbook features drawings from Baldwyn Leighton’s social engagements in Cheshire at Arley Hall, estate of Rowland Eyles Egerton-Warburton (1804–1891), and Tabley Hall, estate of George Fleming Warren, 2nd Baron De Tabley (1811–1887). Warren and his wife would become Baldwyn’s in-laws on his 1864 marriage to their daughter, Eleanor (1841¬–1914). The drawings seem primarily by Baldwyn’s hand and portray amateur theatricals and practical jokes, such as Lord Shawcross “got up as a drunken man”...
Dates: circa 1854-1859