Memoirs of Theodore Lane

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A bound album with “Biographical sketch of the life of Mr. Theodore Lane” (pages [33]-59 from Pierce Egan’s 1831 publication: The show folks! (London : Printed for M. Arnold, 1831)), extra-illustrated with portraits of actors, actors in performances, playwrights, and art patrons, followed by cropped impressions, mounted, of the twenty-seven hand-colored plates that accompanied with Pierce Egan’s 1825 The life of an actor and on the final four leaves the nine small, black and white vignettes, also of theatrical scenes also from Egan’s Life of an actor. Lane was an English painter and engraver, who excelled at comic illustration. Also bound in at the front is an autograph letter from Egan dated 15 June 1832 to Mr. Elliott.

 

  • Author: Egan, Pierce, 1772-1849.
  • Title: Memoirs of Theodore Lane : printed text and manuscript / by Pierce Egan.
  • Production: England, circa 1825?

Catalog Record

Quarto 56 Eg13 832m

Acquired June 2020

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings…trial of Queen Caroline

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A collection of newspaper cuttings taken from Liverpool newspapers from June to October 1820 containing reports and comments about the trial of Queen Caroline. The clippings are mounted on a re-purposed printed ledger, some of whose annotations can be seen beneath the clippings pasted on the pages, assembled by an unidentified collector. The newspapers include the Liverpool or Commercial, Literary; the Globe; the Liverpool Mercury, &c. The final twenty pages contain clippings from 1826 covering a variety of economic topics including the silk trade.

  • Title: Scrapbook of newspaper clippings from Liverpool newspapers concerning the trial of Queen Caroline : printed text.
  • Production: Liverpool, 1820-1826.

Catalog RecordĀ 

LWL Mss Vol. 243

Acquired October 2018

Scrapbook of Watkin Wingfield

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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.