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Mary Leslie sketchbook (1), 1865

 Item — Box: Vol. 3
Call Number: MSS 15, Series I

Scope and Contents

The album is inscribed at front: "Eleven drawings & two cuttings, 1865." In fact, the album comprises 16 drawings and two cut-paper works, to which have been inserted three additional sheets containing five more drawings. About half of the drawings are finished in watercolor. Most of the drawings depict young ladies in various fashions; some depict children. The two cut-paper works depict a wading bird and a semi-abstract collection of flowers. At the end is tipped in a printed page of "Isabella, or The pot of basil, a story from Bocaccio."


  • 1865


Physical Description

1 album (26 pages) ; 16 cm. Bound in blind-stamped red calf, with copper clasps (intact); all edges gilt.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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