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Collection of Victorian printed ephemera

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-1592
Identifier: Coll-1982

Content Description

Collection of 32 Victorian printed ephemera, in colour: greeting cards, birthday cards, New Year and Christmas cards, religious cards with short prayers, a Valentine card, and two advertisements for Heinz and Ivelcon. Some cards are annotated in the back by the people who sent or received them.


  • Creation: 19th - early 20th century

Language of Materials

Mostly English, with some cards in French.

Condition Description

Rehoused in polyester sleeves. Good condition.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repositoruy in advance.


32 cards (in 1 folder)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in May 2019. Accession no SC-Acc-2020-0033.

Condition Description

Rehoused in polyester sleeves. Good condition.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in August 2020.

Collection of Victorian printed ephemera, 19th century
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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