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Overview This collection contains a series of folders of miscelleneous prints from Seymour Adelman's collection. These prints were put here because they didn't fall into any of his main categories of collecting (architecture, portraiture, publishing, history of Philadelphia, etc.), and because they were not appropriate as objects for the art and artifact collection.
Identifier: BMC-Adelman-Oversized Prints
Overview This box contains miscelleneous oversized materials from Seymour Adelman. Folder 1 contains 15 architectural prints: Mostly achitecture details of churches, as well as a few full views of churches. The folder contains etchings and lithographs, one print is hand colored. Folder 2 contains two portraits, one lithograph and one drawing by an unknown artist. Folder 3 contains A series of "Old Farmer Giles Rhyme Sheets" and a single title page “Graduale Romanum ad Normam Missalis exhibens Proprium...
Overview This collection contains a wide range of print materials related to architectural study and illustration. Mostly from the 19th century, these prints were most likely used as illustrations in bound or grouped collections, for study prints of architectural styles, or for leisure as keepsakes or collectable of particular places. Most of the collection contains prints of churches, ruins, and chateaus in Europe (mostly France). Although this is the bulk of the material, there are also a number of...
Overview This collection contains prints and book fragments that contain mostly or entirely text (rather than images). Included here are Quaker Announcements, 18th century newspapers (The Tatler), Civil War era ephemera, modern letterpress and print studio materials, illustrations for books, announcements and posters, and single sheets from books. Part of the collection was already processed at an earlier date (Series "Previously Sorted"), and seems to be related to early American print history, with...
Overview Very little is known about the early life of Ralph Hodgson (1871-1962), a British poet. In the 1890s, he worked as a newspaper and magazine illustrator, signing some of his works 'Yorick', and, in 1913, founded "The Sign of the Flying Fame" publishers along with Claud Lovat Fraser and Holbrook Jackson. Hodgson published a variety of poetry volumes prior to joining that army at the beginning of World War I. In 1923, he accepted a position as a lecturer in English at Sendai University in Japan....
Dates: 1896 - 1984
Overview Alfred Edward Housman, the English poet and classicist, was born on March 26, 1859 near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. He was appointed to the Chair of Greek and Latin at University College, London in 1892. Housman soon began writing the series of poems which was eventually published as "A Shropshire Lad" in 1896 and later in 1922,"Last Poems" was published. In 1911, he became the professor of Latin at Trinity College, Cambridge where he taught for more than 30 years. Housman passed away from...
Dates: 1859 - 1936
Scope and Contents The Laurence Housman collection is divided into three sections: Correspondence, Manuscripts, and Family Materials. Laurence Housman materials can also be found in the A.E. Housman Collection.Correspondence is organized into Incoming Correspondence, Outgoing Correspondence, and Third Party. Most of Housman's correspondents are friends, colleagues, and business associates. Of particular note are prominent literary figures including William Butler Yeats, Edith Wharton, and Oscar Wilde....
Dates: 1766 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1911 - 1956
Identifier: BMC-Philadelphia History
Overview This collection contains prints and photographs from 19th Century Philadelphia, mostly derived from the collection of Seymour Adelman. This collection will be useful as historical documentation of commerce and daily life in Philadelphia, as well as how the history of photography proliferated in East Coast cities in the mid-19th Century. the photographs are landscapes, rather than portraits or other genres. Few of the photographers are noted in the materials. The prints are also mostly...
Dates: Nineteenth Century
Overview This is a collection of portraits on paper. Most of this collection is portraits of specific artists and writers, but there are also some unidentified drawings and caricatures. The collection contains lithographs, intaglio prints (mostly engravings), and a few drawings. See folder descriptions for more details.
Overview This is a collection of miscellaneous scientific prints, including ornithological, botanical, and conchology prints. Most of this material was collected by Seymour Adelman. For a detailed breakdown of the collection’s materials, see the “Collection Organization” tab. And, for further resources on this type of material, please also search for botanical books in Bryn Mawr College’s Rare Books, and for individual prints in the Tri-College collection of Art and Artifacts.
- Names: Adelman, Seymour, 1906-1985 X