- CA RBD Bewick MS 012-4
Part of Geraldine Cole Fonds
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.