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Oswestry (England)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Mary Leighton Collection

Call Number: MSS 16
Overview: The collection comprises ten original sketchbooks, albums, and scrapbooks compiled by Mary Leighton and her children, 1824-1860.
Dates: 1824-1860

Sketchbook, 1824

 Item — Vol. 1
Call Number: MSS 16
Scope and Contents: Inscribed “Mary Parker / Sweeney at Oswestry— / 1824” on front pastedown. The sketchbook contains graphite and watercolor sketches of scenes in the vicinity of her family’s home, Sweeney Hall, in Oswestry, Shropshire, on the border of Wales. It also includes sketches of picturesque sites from North Wales, such as the Llyn Peninsula and the countryside about Conwy. Mary displays a marked interest in Gothic architecture, as well as in recent technological developments, seen in her sketches of the...
Dates: 1824