Grace Linton Cook Papers about W. J. Linton
Scope and Contents
Series I, Family Papers, contains three family letters and a group of family papers that include a Linton biography and a scrapbook of Linton’s engravings compiled by a young Grace Cook, a set of W. J. Linton calendars created by Ellen Linton, and some early material related to Edmund Wade Linton. Also present is an short story published by W. J. Linton's third wife E. Lynn Linton, and a series of obituaries and other posthumous tributes to, W. J. Linton.
Series II, W. J. Linton Collection, contains manuscript and printed material written or published by Linton, some of which have his autograph edits. It is evenly divided between work created in England, both in London and in the Lake District, and work created after he moved to New Haven in the mid-1860s. Also filed here are writings by others about Linton; at the end of the series are three issues of journals issued during his lifetime but have no obvious connection to Linton.
- 1840 - 1936
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
2.71 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Grace Linton Cook (1881-1975)
W. J. Linton (1812-1897)
Linton was married twice, first in 1837 to Laura Wade (1809-1838) and after the death of her sister (and his common-law wife) Emily Wade in 1856, to the author Eliza Lynn (1822-1898). Emily Wade was the mother of Linton's seven children: William Wade (1839/1841-1892), Emily (born ca. 1845), Lancelot (ca. 1846-1863), Edmund Wade (1848-1918), Margaret Wade (1851-1943), Ellen Wade (1852-1938), and Eliza (died 1856). Three of the children, Edmund, Margaret, and Ellen (known as “Nellie”), accompanied Linton to America, became naturalized citizens, and settled in New Haven.
- Cook, Grace Linton, 1881-1975
- Linton, E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn), 1822-1898
- Linton, Edmund Wade, 1848-1918
- Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897
- Wood engravings (prints) -- England -- 19th century
- Wood-engravers -- England
- Wood-engravers -- England -- 19th century
- Wood-engravers -- United States
- Wood-engravers -- United States -- 19th century
- Wood-engraving -- 19th century
- Guide to the Grace Linton Cook Papers about W. J. Linton
- by Sandra Markham
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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