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Bound collection of Regency ms designs of borders friezes and dresses - the pattern book of Charlotte Elizabeth Inglis

 Fonds — Box: CLX-D-33, Volume: Coll-1787 / SC-Acc-2016-0167, n/a: data_value_missing_eb9ec0472293b6007724dd40c861fe08
Identifier: Coll-1787

Content Description

Large folio, calf-backed boards, morocco label - Pattern Book - on the upper cover. Whatman paper watermarked 1805... ff.28 used.
Charlotte Elizabeth's designs occupy the full folio page and are drawn in ink. She got her collection from a number of aristocratic ladies, and she has noted some of their names, occasionally identifying and dating the design. Among the ladies noted are: Lady Montague, Lady Haddington, Lady Hope, Lady Queensberry, Miss Graham, Elizabeth Moore of Shenstone House, and Liss Lee of Spott House, East Lothian.
Leading the collection in number of designs is Lady Monatgue. These were copied at Dalkeith House, near Edinburgh, the home of the Dukes of Buccleuch.
The first designs are dated 29 May 1807, and the subjects include a design of a, then, recently discovered Roman pavement, some friezes and dress patterns, a 'Parisian night cap' trimmed round the back with lace, and a border for a gown.
There are also many looselley inserted patterns, some also dated and identified, but less finely done. There is occasional evidence of 'pricking' for transfer.

Dates

  • 1806-1817

Creator

Extent

0.05 linear metres (1 x volume)

Processing Information

Catalogued by Graeme D. Eddie, 11 October 2016.
Title
Bound collection of Regency ms designs of borders friezes and dresses - the pattern book of Charlotte Elizabeth Inglis

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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