Series 2 - Correspondence

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CA RBD Bewick MS 012-2

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  • between approximately 1980 and 2005 (Creation)

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2.5 cm of textual records
1 photograph : colour ; 9 x 13 cm

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Series consists of correspondence regarding collecting and general correspondence. Incoming correspondence to Geraldine Cole from booksellers, often with accompanying materials, friends, librarians, printers, and fellow collectors and book enthusiasts. Includes some correspondence from charitable organizations soliciting donations, including the Thomas Bewick Birthplace Appeal. Letters are mostly originals, with some printed emails. Consists primarily of incoming correspondence, with some drafts of outgoing correspondence. One file consists of substantial correspondence with John Borden, including many appended photocopied articles and book descriptions.

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Folio Bewick MS 008 and folio Bewick MS 009 contain further correspondence between Geraldine Cole and Iain Bain and Nigel Tattersfield (see note below for details).

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Files 5-7.

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Please note that two small groupings of Geraldine Cole's correspondence have been catalogued separately. Descriptions are available in the McGill Library catalogue. The first is a Collection of correspondence about the works of Thomas Bewick consisting of letters exchanged between Geraldine Cole and Iain Bain dated between 1987 and 2004. It is comprised of manuscript and typed letters, letter transcriptions, photocopies of proofs and other Bewick ephemera including booksellers' descriptions of Bewick materials. Many of Geraldine Cole's outgoing letters are either fax copies or photocopies. The second is a Collection of correspondence about the works of Thomas Bewick consisting of letters exchanged between Geraldine Cole and Nigel Tattersfield dated between 1998 and 2005. It is comprised of 7 manuscript letters, 3 cards, and one pamphlet. The outgoing letters addressed to Nigel from Geraldine Cole are photocopies of the originals. Letters discuss aspects of Bewick's work, various exhibitions or items of interest relating to Bewick, and the upcoming publication of Tattersfield's work on Bewick.

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