Queen Caroline of England

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Acquired with File 66 821 T627. An appeal for gifts of money in exchange for a pewter token.

  • TitleQueen Caroline of England, died Augt. 1, 1821, aet. 53 Augt. 1. 1821 [realia].
  • Production[London? : Publisher not identified, 1821]

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66 821 T627 Object Rm

Acquired July 2015

Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother


Two oval images printed against a patterned background with a stylized floral border. The image on the top shows Tippoo Sahib’s wife, mother of his two sons as she kneels outside a tent on a rug; she embraces her one son as the other son stands behind him. Tipu Sultan stands in the background with a woman servant(?). In the image below, the young boy his handed over by his father (left) to Cornwallis (right) with the British camp in the background. Soldiers flank Cornwallis; the Sultan is attend by two of his men. The title of the top image is engraved in a legend on the left; the legend on the right continues the title of the image on the bottom.

  • Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother [graphic] : previous to their being deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis as hostages at the termination of the war in the East Indies in 1792 = Tippoo Saib’s two sons delivered up to Lord Cornwallis : as hostages, after he had so gloriously conquered that proud sultan at Seringaptam, the Capital of the Mysore Country, in the East Indies, in 1792.
  • Created: [England or India?] : [s.n.], [not before 1792]

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Acquired July 2013

Scrapbook of Watkin Wingfield

Scrapbook selection 1

Scrapbook selection 2

Scrapbook selection 3

Scrapbook of Watkin Wingfield including 130 drawings (most in color) executed by him between the ages of 8 and 12; clippings from newspapers (including the St. James’s Chronicle and London Evening Post) on current political and social topics, poems, epigrams, advertisements, reports on fashionable society, and news from China and India. Napoleon Bonaparte, however, is the figure most frequently represented in the clippings. Also of interest were the royal visit of Louis XVIII and the death of Queen Charlotte. Laid in are three portrait engravings published by Colnaghi: Frederick William, III, King of Prussia, Field Marshall von Blucher, and the Duke of Saxony. His interest in fashion and dress is evidenced by his many drawings of the ethnic costumes of Europe and the inclusion of many French fashion plates. Also included is a later clipping (ca. 1833?) announcing the marriage of his brother Walter Clopton Wingfield (1800-1846) to Jane Eliza, daughter of General Sir John Michell.
  • Author: Wingfield, Watkin, 1803-1886
  • Title: Scrapbook of Watkin Wingfield, [bulk ca. 1811-1820, 1833?].

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Acquired June, 2011 by the Lewis Walpole Library.

Autograph receipt, signed, 7 Feb. [1781?]

More, Hannah, 1745-1833

Autograph receipt, signed, 7 Feb. [1781?].

LWL Mss File 32

Autograph receipt acknowledging payment of L 20 from the publisher Thomas Cadell for the “first edition” of her More’s play Fatal falsehood.

Autograph receipt, signed, 7 Feb. [1781?]Subjects (Library of Congress): More, Hannah, 1745-1833; Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802; Authors–English.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010

George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham

1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

Reverse Detail

Green, Valentine, 1739-1813

George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham.

Published: [London] : Publish’d as the act directs May 2, 1776 by W. Shropshire, New Bond Street, [1776]

Object 776.05.02.01

A portrait of George Simon Harcourt while still Viscount, nearly in profile looking to the right. This copper plate was originally executed by V. Green in 1772 for an edition published by him. The plate has been altered for a second edition by Shropshire. 1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

Subjects (Library of Congress): Harcourt, George Simon Harcourt, Earl, 1736-1809–Portraits; Printing industry.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: December, 2009