Sketchbooks & albums
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Created For = AMS
Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Content Description This is an album of sketches by James Skene of Rubislaw (1775-1864), comprising approximately 420 sketches. A talented amateur artist, James Skene of Rubislaw was a close friend of Sir Walter Scott who accompanied him on riding excursions to localities that Scott planned to feature in his novels and poems. There, at Scott’s suggestion, Skene made sketches of landscapes and buildings that Scott then used as an inspiration and aide-memoire for his own work. Many of the sketches in this album can...
Dates: c 1804-c 1830
Item — Box CLX-A-388
Content Description This album dating from 1823 to 1857 contains accomplished drawings of landscape and town views across England and Scotland by the amateur artist Mary Boott. Most sketches are signed by her, dated, and inscribed with locations.Mary Boott (née Hardcastle) was married to American botanist Francis Boott (1792-1863) and would often accompany him on his field collecting trips, and while he went off looking for plant specimens she drew the landscapes they visited. The drawings are grouped in...
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of effects that belonged to Henry Craven St John, a young Lieutenant (later Commander, then Admiral) who brilliantly fought against pirates in the Chinese Seas in the 1860s. It includes: a presentation scroll to Commander Henry Craven St John, conveying thanks for his fighting piracy at Laksui (1866); a covering letter from the Admiralty (1866); a mahogany and brass-fitted medicine box (1860s); and an album of c. 300 watercolours executed by Henry Craven St John,...
Correspondence, papers, photographs of William Charles Chapman-Mortimer, which include letters to his wife, illustrated stories and poems
Fonds — Multiple Containers
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...
Item — Box CLX-A-1595
Content Description This is an album used as a sketchbook and a common-place book from the mid-19th century to the 1930s, created and compiled by two Scottish women of the same family. The first contributor is Caroline Elizabeth Houstoun (1840-1926), who filled the volume with well-spaced studies of landscapes and buildings in coloured pencil, pastel, and some watercolour. Some noteworthy sites include Inverness from the Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Euston Station in London, and Saint-Germain in Paris. The identity...
Manuscript scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations
Item — Box CLX-A-1564, Folder: Coll-1805 / SC-Acc-2017-0037
Content Description This ms scrapbook volume of E. M. G. Colquhoun is dated, Edinburgh, 17 September 1838, at the top of a preface. The volume is in two parts; the whole item containing anecdotes, stories, poems, music and pen and ink illustrations of monuments, seals, antiques, animals, and characters.From the beginning of the scrapbook, written by Colquhoun on the 17th of September 1838: "It had always been my chief wish, from my childhood upwards, that I might have a scrap-book of my own, to be filled with...
Dates: 17 September 1838
Scope and Contents The scrapbook or album (commonplace book) contains class cards, class certificates, notes and other printed matter relating to the study period of James Kenneth Watson at Edinburgh University - covering 1888-91, and subjects such as Chemistry, Practical Chemistry, Anatomy, Practical Anatomy, Anatomical demonstrations, Botany, Natural History, Institutes of Medicine, Practical Physiology, Practical Pathology, Practical Materia Medica, including Pharmacy, Materia Medica, General Pathology,...
Scope and Contents Sketchbooks and papers relating to the Harman family and their travel around Europe, including Ireland and Italy.
Scope and Contents Folio album of original pen and ink sketches compiled by the artist while on a tour of Rome in 1840. The album contains over 250 mounted drawings executed on tracing paper and these vary in size from a few inches square to full and half-page preparatory sketches for paintings. Contemporary half vellum, marbled boards. Signed Stewart Wilson, Rome 1840, on inner cover, above which is mounted the main section of the title page for the sale catalogue, March 1887, of the 'Collection of...
Item — Box CLX-A-354
Scope and Contents Scrapbook album compiled by Violet de la Mare, sister-in-law of poet Walter de la Mare. It contains numerous newspaper clippings, some relating to de la Mare's fiction and articles by him; and two unpublished poems by Walter to his nephew James Roy Delamare.