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Le Keux correspondence

 Collection
Call Number: OSB MSS 27

Scope and Contents

The Le Keux Correspondence consists of business letters addressed to John, Henry, and John Henry Le Keux, along with a few letters by each. The papers span the dates 1811-1879 and have been arranged alphabetically by correspondent in a single series.

The letters' authors include fellow engravers, prospective students, artists, publishers, and patrons of works to which the Le Keux contributed. Authors include Robert Batty, A. C. Pugin, Dawson Turner, and Alaric Alexander Watts.

Dates

  • 1811-1879

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Le Keux Correspondence is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Associated Materials

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Extent

0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.lekeux

Overview

The collection consists of professional correspondence of John, Henry and John Henry Le Keux, including letters from publishers, artists, fellow engravers, patrons, and prospective students. Among the correspondents are Robert Batty, Edwin Guest, Augustus Charles Pugin, and Dawson Turner. A letter by George Doo encloses a copy of the Associated Society of Engravers' plan for publishing their National Gallery collection.

LE KEUX FAMILY

John Le Keux (1783-1846) and his younger brother Henry Le Keux (1787-1868) were apprenticed to the architectural engraver James Basire, and both produced a wide variety of architectural and views engravings for various publications, including works by Neale, Pugin, and J. M. W. Turner. Henry Le Keux abandoned engraving work for the crape manufacturing business in 1838, but John continued to execute commissions until shortly before his death in 1846. John's eldest son, John Henry Le Keux (1812-1896), also became an architectural engraver; his works include plates in Ruskin's Stones of Venice (1851) and Modern Painters (1888).

Processing Information

This finding aid was produced from a previously existing card set in the Manuscripts Catalog. All pertinent bibliographic information has been retained.
Title
Guide to the Le Keux Correspondence
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
July 1996
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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