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The archives of James Charles Welbore Ellis Agar (1818 - 1896), 3rd Earl of Normanton, consisting of 3.0 linear feet of material, including correspondence, drawings, legal documents, and related printed items. This collection is of importance to art historians as well as to historians of English history and culture. It would be invaluable for any studies of the Agar family; 19th century London (especially the Victoria and Albert Museum and Kensingtron Park areas); English legal history; and...
1840 - 1908
Letters; manuscripts; and printed ephemera, including exhibition catalogs pertaining to American artist and muralist Violet Oakley (1874-1961). Includes letters to Edith Emerson (1888-1981), American artist and Oakley's life-long partner. Correspondents include other artists: Maxwell Armfield and Charles Hopkinson, as well as architect William Penn Cresson. Collection includes 7 glass plate negatives (Box 2) and 8 black and white photographs (Folder 1:10) of Oakley's drawings of ...
1900 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1959