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Resources in ZSR Library Special Collections for ENG165 A Material World: Fictional Victorians and Their Stuff, Professor Rachel Ernst, Fall 2021
Listed below are materials from the ZSR Library Special Collections, all of which are appropriate candidates for the Object Study assignment in this class. To find other relevant materials, search the library catalog or contact Megan Mulder.
"Family Record" pages (677-680) bound in between Old and New Testaments. Library copy has extensive genealogical information about the family of Thomas Stone (b. 1751) and Sarah Fooshee (b. 1754); and with lock of hair laid in.
Bound scrapbook with 467 pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor sketches by Barclay. Most are grotesques or caricatures, some with captions. Illustrations are mounted on various colored papers. Barclay (1796-1884) was a solicitor in Wickham Market, Suffolk.
Manuscript album with at least four contributors, probably British. Includes poetry and prose excerpts and original works, some with pencil corrections. With six original illustrations (drawings and watercolors). None of the contributors is named, but one of the entries (Stanzas by G.E.L.) has a "Note by the Editor" signed "Miss M. Johnston."
Collection includes card photographs, cabinet photographs, photographic prints, photographic postcards, and cartes des visite of actors and actresses from circa 1870-1910. Harold Seton is best known for his work as a journalist, author, and collector. His interest in society and theatre was documented in the column he wrote for Theatre Magazine, "Theatre Thoughts," and his writings for Town Topics: The Journal of Society.
The Audsley brothers, William James and George Ashdown, were Scottish architects who practiced in Liverpool from 1856 to 1880, in London during the 1880s, and in New York City beginning in 1892. This volume was intended as a pattern book and practical guide to the painted decoration of medieval-style buildings. It includes 166 designs on 36 lithograph plates printed by Firmin-Didot.