Series 4 - Bewick ephemera

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Bewick ephemera

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CA RBD Bewick MS 012-4

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  • 1818-2007 (Creation)

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4.5 cm of textual records

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Series consists of ephemera relating to Bewick and his life, including articles and clippings, short biographical pieces, and postcards and products featuring Bewick's work. The ephemera includes commercially-produced items and packaging featuring Bewick engravings, such as wrapping paper and wine labels, and ephemera relating to his place of birth or with his name (for example, matchbooks). One file consists of postcards with watercolours, engravings, and other English scenes. The series also contains a DVD of a film on Thomas Bewick's life written and narrated by Iain Bain. Two files contain clippings and photocopies of articles relating to Bewick; one is a 19th-century clipping originally found by Geraldine Cole between two pages of one of Bewick's volumes previously in her possession. The last file (20) contains 4 original letters from Thomas Bewick to various correspondents, dating between 1813 to 1825. This file also includes a letter on amourning stationery from Isabella Bewick (1881), another 1881 letter from Robert Robinson regarding Bewick cuts, and an 1818 receipt of sale for Esop's Fables.

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Files 15-20

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Contents of file 16 were originally housed in Bewick binder 3. Contents of file 20 were originally housed in Bewick binder 5.

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Original Thomas Bewick letters:
1. Receipt from Thomas Bewick for a wood cut and printing, Newcastle, 7 August 1813
2. Thomas Bewick to Thomas Uwens, Newcastle, 3 February 1819
3. Thomas Bewick to Miss Elizabeth Fothergile, Tynmouth, 16 November 1822
4. Thomas Bewick to Richard Wingate, 11 April 1825

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