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Copies of Macfarlan's Illustrated Family Paper

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-327
Identifier: Coll-1846
Scope and Contents Three editions the Macfarlan's Illustrated Family Paper, from 1 May 1855, 1 June 1855, and 2 July 1855. The newspapers are entirely hand-written or hand-drawn, including illustrations. Topics discussed include, among other things: events relating to the Crimean war such as the siege of Sevastopol and the Hango Head massacre; the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1855; the Exposition Universelle of 1855 (as international exhibition held in Paris). The newspapers are beautifully illustrated.

Correspondence, papers, photographs of William Charles Chapman-Mortimer, which include letters to his wife, illustrated stories and poems

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-1789
Content Description The collection is composed of letters between Mortimer and his first wife Frances, dating from 1940 to 1945. These are often illustrated with pen and ink illustrations. Among the letters from Mortimer are a few manuscript poems and stories including a hand-sewn typescript booklet, The Poet and the Hippopotamus. And Other Works. There are also letters to R. M. Rice, 1960s.There are 4 x bound manuscripts, news-clippings extracted from an accompanying volume ...

Livre de Raison (Commonplace book)

 Collection — Box: CLX-A-354
Identifier: Coll-1854
Content Description This outlandish and colourful manuscript volume is an exceptional resource to understand and study French popular culture in the late 18th-early 19th centuries. Its contents are extremely varied, and include poems, oracles, lyrics of popular songs, proverbs and maxims, recipes, legal document templates, a formulary of letters, calendars, little stories and anecdotes, an account of Napoleon's return to France after his exile on Elba, and a dictionary for the interpretation of dreams. It refers...

Recueil de Desseins Ridicules, by Georges Focus

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1945
Scope and Contents This is a bound manuscript volume containing approx. 125 pen-and-ink drawings by Georges Focus, often signed by the author and sometimes dated 1694 or 1695. This artwork was produced during his confinement at the Parisian asylum 'Les Petites Maisons', where he was sent in 1680. The illustrations represent various scenes, such as episodes of the artist’s life taking place in mainly Parisian or Roman settings, and excerpts from Virgile Travesti by the poet Pierre...

Scrapbook containing letters from John Masefield to Elizabeth Talbot Rice

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-360
Identifier: Coll-1844
Scope and Contents Scrapbook containing approx. 30 signed letters and Christmas cards from John Masefield to Elizabeth Talbot Rice. Some of them are illustrated, some others contain unpublished poems written specifically for Elizabeth. Also includes a signed photograph of John Masefield with his cat, and an envelope with three wax seals.Some of the most interesting letters include: Letter on p. 1 containing a small...