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Sketchbooks

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Books or pads of blank sheets used or intended for sketching, which are informal or rough drawings.

Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

Gerhard and Hella Adler papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 901
Overview: The collection consists of material documenting aspects of the life and work of the Jungian analysts Gerhard Adler and Hella Adler. Material includes drawings, sketchbooks, diagnostic and other notes, handwriting samples, correspondence, and other material. Included are numerous oil, gouache, watercolor, chalk, and pencil "dream drawings," and drawings and sketches in books, on loose sheets, oil boards, and card scrolls.
Dates: 1873-1959, bulk 1908-1956

Botanical watercolors, 1880-1881

 Item — 2: Series 1, Folder: 14
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Contains works signed "S.C.P.", the initials of Sarah Charlotte Pease. The botanical studies are done in watercolor throughout. Flowers depicted include roses, coneflowers, bush honeysuckle, Capsicum, lilies, poppies, and Buddleia. Several of the pieces are labeled "Ben Welldene," which was the home of the Hodgkin family, into which Sarah eventually married. Benwell Dene was designed by Alfred Waterhouse for Dr. Thomas Hodgkin, who later donated the house to the Royal Victoria School for the...
Dates: 1880-1881

Jan Erik Bouman collection of James Purdy

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1510
Overview: This collection contains writings of American author James Purdy, correspondence of Purdy and Dutch printer Jan Erik Bouman, photographs, drawings and a sketchbook by Purdy, ephemera, printed material, and computer media. Writings include typescript drafts of poems, novels, plays, and shorter works by Purdy, as well as published versions of Purdy's poems issued by Bouman's Utrecht-based press Hugin & Munin.
Dates: 1977-2006

Carr family collection of travel sketches, scrapbooks, and genealogical material

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 8
Overview: The collection comprises travel sketches, scrapbooks, and genealogical material concerning the Carr family of Northumberland, England.
Dates: 1699-1981, bulk 1811-1899

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 a...
Dates: 1850

Charles Robert Leslie sketchbook, circa 1820-1859

 Item — Vol. 1: Series 1
Call Number: MSS 15, Series I
Scope and Contents: Inscribed at front: "C.R. Leslie. No. 8 Buckingham Place, Fitzroy Sq., London, Jany. 1815." The album includes a mixture of texts and drawings. Texts include: "Extracts from Grose's Antiquities, continued from my sketch book dated July 9th, 1813"; "Extracts descriptive of the festivities of May Day"; and various notes on Hall, Browne (his Britannius pastorals), Borlose, Brand (his ...
Dates: circa 1820-1859

Royal Cortissoz papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 146
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, a small quantity of personal papers, and printed material relating to the life and career of Royal Cortissoz. Correspondents include Henry Bacon, Bernard Berenson, Joseph Duveen, John La Farge, Clarence Mackay, Whitelaw Reid, Edmund Clarence Stedman, William Winter, and other critics and friends. The personal papers include drafts of articles and lectures by Cortissoz and awards presented to him. Printed material includes copies of writings by Cortissoz,...
Dates: 1864-1955, bulk 1920-1955

Diary, 1856 August 20-September 2

 Item — Vol. 4: [39002106142335]
Call Number: MSS 28
Scope and Contents: A continuation of Ellen Fenton’s holograph journal describing a family vacation at Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1857. Includes twenty pages of watercolor drawings of local people, scenery and landscapes to accompany journal descriptions. This volume contains three playbills, for: Une femme qui se jette par la fenetre, La Dame de St-Tropez, and Le Bonhomme Jadis. Also containing: a letter from Mr. Atkinson; a hand-drawn music score “From...
Dates: 1856 August 20-September 2

Drawings: Nice, France, 1874

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 1, Folder: 1
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Contains drawings in graphite and gouache, of scenes around Nice, France. The subject matter includes rural scenes and local residents, landscapes, mountain and waterfront views, and architectural features.
Dates: 1874

Drawings: Scotland, 1849

 Item — 1: Series 1, Folder: 4
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Contains graphite and watercolor seascapes and landscapes, with scenes of Scottish towns and lakes. The sketches vary in degree of completeness. There are views of Marske-by-the-Sea, where the Joseph Pease family had a holiday residence called Cliffe House. One sketch, labeled “Meeting House, Easington,” is not signed and, based on slight differences in style and in handwriting, seems possibly to have been made by a different artist. Other locations depicted include: St. Andrew’s Church in...
Dates: 1849

Ellen Fenton Diaries of Travels to Boulogne-sur-Mer

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 28
Overview: The collection comprises illustrated manuscript diaries of Ellen Fenton of Haven Green House, Ealing, which chronicle her summer family vacations to Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1854-1862, in nine volumes.
Dates: 1854-1862

Flower drawings, 1882

 Item — 2: Series 1, Folder: 8a
Call Number: MSS 6, Series I
Scope and Contents: Consists of two graphite drawings by Helen Blanche Pease within the following published work: Hulme, F. Edward. Flower Painting in Water Colours. London: Cassell & Co., [1881?]. The front endleaf is inscribed: Helen Blanche Pease, 1 Jany. 1882. Hulme authored several series of this title, circa 1880-1885. The present volume appears to be the first series. The title pages and other preliminaries have been neatly excised in this copy. It retains all 20...
Dates: 1882

Graphite drawings and watercolor sketches of miscellaneous subjects, chiefly landscapes in South Africa., 1848?

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3; Series 4 [39002106196117], Folder: 4
Call Number: MSS 11, Series III
Scope and Contents: Inscribed: "R.P. Norris." A piece of paper has been pasted onto the inside cover, with a note in ink reading, "Robert Provo Norris/Killed in Action 1851/ (Kaffir War)." Many of the sketches are dated 1848, which suggests that most of the content dates to this year.Multiple sketches appear within the volume, including watercolor landscapes and graphite portraits. Norris depicts "Simon's Town, from the North Battery" in a particularly striking graphite landscape. He sketches a map (in...
Dates: 1848?

Hubert von Herkomer archive

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 72
Scope and Contents: The collection comprises correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, prints, drawings, and publications concerning Hubert von Herkomer, and Herkomer's family.
Dates: 1862-1943

Ralph Hodgson papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 245
Overview: Correspondence, writings, artwork, photographs, and printed material documenting the life of Ralph Hodgson. The bulk of the collection is made up of correspondence, which occupies 38 boxes. Principal correspondents include Enid Bagnold, Silvia Baker, Edmund Blunden, Bryher, T.S. Eliot, Vivienne Eliot, Norman Holmes Pearson, I. A. Richards, Siegfried Sassoon, Dorothy Hall Smith, and W. Bevan Whitney. Topics in the correspondence include the work and personal lives of other poets and authors of...
Dates: 1695-1976, bulk 1914-1970

Clement Hurd papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1485
Overview: The collection contains artwork, professional and personal papers, photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, journals and other papers by or relating to Clement Hurd.
Dates: 1902–2003, bulk 1944-2003

Thacher Hurd papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1703
Overview: The collection consists of original artwork, writings, dummies, proofs, photographs, notebooks and sketchbooks, publishing correspondence and contracts, printed materials, memorabilia, and computer and audiovisual media documenting the career of children’s book author Thacher Hurd.
Dates: 1949-2017

Jones family archive

 Collection
Call Number: MSS 18
Overview: The collection comprises correspondence, photographs, sketchbooks, travel journals, notebooks, and printed material concerning Charles Jones (1780-1850) and his descendants. The correspondence spans the better part of the nineteenth century (1805-1878), with the bulk of the letters dating from the 1830s, 1840s, and 1850s; it offers a window into the life of a large middle-class dissenting family in mid nineteenth-century London.
Dates: 1805-1945

Arthur Lee diaries and papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1732
Scope and Contents: The bulk of this collection consists of diaries kept by sculptor Arthur Lee between 1914 and 1959. The diaries document Lee's artistic and intellectual life in Greenwich Village and New York City throughout the middle of the 20th century, and include some drawings. The collection also includes sketchbooks, drawings, photographs, correspondence, printed material, and other papers by or relating to Lee.
Dates: 1908-1998