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Overview

Title: George Cruikshank collection
Call Number: Coll315
Creator: Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)
Dates: 1792-1878
Size: 1.5 linear feet (1 document box and 1 flat box)
Language: English
Abstract: George Cruikshank was a celebrated 19th century British book illustrator, famous for his vivid characterizations. His drawings illustrated the works of many noted authors, including Charles Dickens.
Citation: George Cruikshank Collection, Collection 315, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

George Cuikshank (September 27, 1792- Februrary 1, 1878) was born in London, England. His father, Isaac Cruikshank, was one of the leading caricaturists of the 1790s and George worked as his father's apprentice and assistant. George's brother, Isaac Robert, also followed in his father's footsteps as a caricaturist and illustrator. George Cruikshank started to focus on book illustrations. His illustrations range from his first major work, Egans Life in London to Dickens' Oliver Twist. After 1850, Cruikshank's focus changed to his obsession with temperance and anti-smoking. Cruikshank developed palsy later in his life and his work declined in quality. Cruikshank died in 1878. (Bibliography based on Albert Cohn's George Cruikshank: A Catalogue Raisonne).


Scope & Content

Arrangement

The Cruikshank manuscripts are arranged as follows: Series I: Letters from George Cruikshank Series II: Letters to George Cruikshank Series III: Manuscripts and Drawings by George Cruikshank Series IV: Drawings of George Cruikshank


Provenance Information

Processing Note

Collection was originally arranged and described by Timothy D. Pratt on October 24, 1988 and adapted by Laurainne Ojo-Ohikuare in March 2021.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.


Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding aid available.

Access Conditions

This collection is open for research. There are no restriced materials.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Permission is required for all reproduction requests. Copyright is maintained by the creator.


Subject Headings

Creators

Cruikshank, George (1792-1878)

Subjects

Illustrators--Books and reading

Typography


Series Description & Container List

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  1. Series I. Letters from George Cruikshank

    Date: 1804-1876

    Extent: 28 Letters

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      ALS undated 1 1 Description
      ALS undated 1 2 Description
      July 25, 1804 July 25, 1804 1 3 Description
      January 12, 1828 January 12, 1828 1 4 Description
      May 12, 1830 May 12, 1830 1 5 Description
      November 22, 1830 November 22, 1830 1 6 Description
      May 14, 1847 May 14, 1847 1 7 Description
      October 21, 1854 October 21, 1854 1 8 Description
      November 23, 1855 November 23, 1855 1 9 Description
      January 18, 1856 January 18, 1856 1 10 Description
      July 21, 1860 July 21, 1860 1 11 Description
      August 31, 1861 August 31, 1861 1 12 Description
      May 29, [1865] May 29, [1865] 1 13 Description
      May 14, 1866 May 14, 1866 1 14 Description
      May 8, 1868 May 8, 1868 1 15 Description
      May 29, 1868 May 29, 1868 1 16 Description
      January 31, 1871 January 31, 1871 1 17 Description
      September 21, 1871 September 21, 1871 1 18 Description
      January 4, 1873 January 4, 1873 1 19 Description
      May 1873 May 1873 1 20 Description
      June 9, 1974 June 9, 1974 1 21 Description
      September 22, 1874 September 22, 1874 1 22 Description
      November 13, 185 November 13, 185 1 23 Description
      January 8, 1876 January 8, 1876 1 24 Description
      January 15, 1876 January 15, 1876 1 25 Description
      May 14 , 1876 May 14 , 1876 1 26 Description
      May 25, 1876 May 25, 1876 1 27 Description
      July 10, 1876 July 10, 1876 1 28 Description
  2. Series II: Letter to George Cruikshank

    Date: 1852-1852

    Extent: 1 letter

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      March 12, 1852 March 12, 1852 1 29 Description
  3. Series III: Manuscripts and Drawings by Cruikshank

    Date: 1833-1836, undated

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      ANS undated 1 30 Description
      AMss and sketch undated 1 31 Description
      AMS undated 1 32 Description
      Sketch in pencil undated 1 33 Description
      Sketch in pencil undated 1 34 Description
      Sketch in ink, signed undated 1 35 Description
      Watercolor drawing, signed undated 1 36 Description
      "My Sketch book" of Geo Cruikshank 1833-1836 2 1
      Bound Book of George Cruikshank illustrations undated 2 2
  4. Series IV: Drawing of Cruikshank

    Date: 1912-1912

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      Sketch in pencil by Francis Nabus November 25, 1912 1 37 Description

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