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Leslie, George Dunlop, 1835-1921


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Robert Leslie album, 1850

 Item — Vol. 2: Series 1
Call Number: MSS 15, Series I
Scope and Contents: The spine of the volume bears a paper label inscribed: "Sketches by C.R. Leslie, R.A., selected by G.D.L. [i.e. George Dunlop Leslie] '06."The album comprises 103 drawings or groups of drawings by Leslie, all on small sheets affixed to blank leaves in the album. These includes 66 drawings in pen and ink (frequently over graphite) and 37 drawings in graphite; 8 of the drawings include some addition of watercolor.Most drawings are unsigned and without labels. There are...
Dates: 1850

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1855 November 24

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 55.57
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti explains that he has been in Paris for the past ten days and so only just received Heaton's latest letter. Rossetti has heard from Ruskin that Heaton would prefer keeping the drawing from the Purgatorio of Rachel and Leah, or Matilda and Beatrice. Rossetti remarks that he has given Matilda and Beatrice the actions of Rachel and Leah and describes the two figures as "of an entirely Oriental character, as the real Rachel and...
Dates: 1855 November 24

Charles Robert Leslie Collection

Call Number: MSS 15

The collection comprises sketchbooks, writings, and correspondence by Charles Robert Leslie (1794-1859) and his family.

Dates: circa 1812-1900

Letter to George Dunlop Leslie, circa 1845-1852

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 15, Series III
Scope and Contents: Bradford Leslie writes to his brother George, including a comical sketch of pigs lolling in the grass. He comments on the "porkers," saying that they "will explain to you how hot it is here." It is likely that this letter was written while Bradford was completing his engineering apprenticeship; he mentions the town of St. Briavels, which is in Gloucestershire, not far from Chepstow, where Bradford would go in 1851-2 as part of his apprenticeship. Bradford comments on the animals he sees in...
Dates: circa 1845-1852

The Flower and the Leaf of Chaucer, illustrated, circa 1885

 Item — 1: Series 2; Series 3, Folder: B
Call Number: MSS 15, Series II
Scope and Contents: Attributed to George Leslie but bearing strong resemblances to the work of Mary Leslie, this manuscript appears to be a mockup for an unpublished edition of Chaucer's poem, "The Flower and the Leaf." The poem is copied out by hand in a small, cursive hand, and each page has illustrated panels depicting scenes from the poem, with decorative borders. The intricate details and carefully drawn figures in medieval costume evoke the Victorian fascination and interpretation of medieval aesthetics....
Dates: circa 1885