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Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin drawings.

Call Number: OSB MSS 66

Scope and Contents

The Osborn Collection of drawings by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) is listed according to the catalog numbers given in the Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: The Pugin Family, by Alexandra Wedgwood. Brief descriptions are provided in this list: for full details, see the Wedgwood catalogue.

Many of the drawings have been rematted for exhibition use, as a result of which they are stored according to size. The list of drawings is arranged in Wedgwood number order, with the box location of each drawing indicated to the left of each entry.


  • 1833-1851, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The A. W. N. Pugin Drawings 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

Purchased from James Mackey in 1995 on the James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection Fund. Osborn Accession 95.3.3.


4.02 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

Persistent URL


63 pencil, pen and ink, and wash drawings, signed, of buildings and architectural details, sculpture, and other subjects, chiefly in France, Northern Germany and Antwerp.


Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852), English architect, designer and author, was a leading figure in the Gothic Revival and the Oxford Movements. His designs include St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, Balliol College, Oxford, and St. Augustine's Church, Ramsgate. His True Principles of Pointed or Christian Architecture (1841) inspired John Ruskin. During his last years he worked with Sir Charles Barry on the new Palace of Westminster. Pugin died in London on September 14, 1852.

Guide to the Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin Drawings
Under Revision
by Beinecke staff
March 2001
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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