Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Claud Lovat Fraser and Grace Crawford Lovat Fraser Collection: Art Works

Box and Folder List

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
Collection Number: M 25

Copyright © 2003 by Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library

May, 2003
Last Updated: November 9, 2004

Series I. Figural Work
Series II. Landscape and Architecture
Series III. World War I
Series IV. Animals
Series V. Toys
Series VI. Theater and Stage
Series VII. Sketchbooks
Series VIII. Miscellaneous Drawings
Series IX. Millard Printed Items
Series X. Other Printed Items
Series XI. Other Artists
Series XII. Photographs and Negatives

 

Series I. Figural Work
(8 boxes)
Dates: 1904-1921
Series I. Figural Work is organized into eight boxes. More figural work can be found in Series III, Series VI, Series VII, Series IX, and Series X.

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1 Caricature and Portraiture
  1 self-portraits (4)
  2 theater and stage (16)
  3 nationalities (11)
  4 women (19)
  5 religious figures (3)
  6 military figures (9)
  7 contemporary literary figures (10)
  8 contemporary political figures (3)
  9 historic literary figures (3)
  10 historic political figures (12)
  11 other historic figures (12)
  12 embodied concepts (5)
  13 old men (8)
  14 other caricatures (19)
  15 juvenile postcard caricatures (30)
    Note: There is one more sheet of caricatures, a "thinking paper" too large for a box, located in the flat file drawer marked "Fraser Posters."
2 Full-length Figures
  1 juvenile drawings and paintings (5)
  2 female figure studies (15)
  3 military figures (11)
  4 travel notes in Ireland, 1913 (2)
  5 travel notes in France and Italy, 1914 (5)
  6 groups of figures (7)
  7 single figures (10)
  8 larger matted watercolors (2)
1 Oversize Caricature and Portraiture (25)
2 Oversize Full-length Figures (32)
3 Oversize

Faces and Heads (18)

4 Oversize Family Members (14)
5 Oversize Nudes (19)

6 Oversize

 

 

 

Scenes with Figures (31)

Note: There is one more scene with figures, too large for a box, located in the flat file drawer marked "Fraser Posters." It may have been intended to represent a scene from an unidentified theatrical production and is very similar to smaller versions in this box.

 

Series II. Landscape and Architecture
(2 boxes)
Dates: ca. 1911-1921
Series II. Landscape and Architecture is organized into two boxes. More landscapes can be found in Series III and Series VII. There is also one landscape ("Cortona") in Over-sized Box 1, on the same sheet as a figure drawing of a character identified as Billy Waters.

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3 Landscape and Architecture
  1 Bath (2)
  2 Buntingford (7)
  3 London (3)
  4 country landscape (7)
  5 country buildings (23)
  6 Miscellaneous English buildings (12)
  7 Northern France and Belgium (8)
  8 Italy and Ireland (2)
  9 unidentified churches (4)
  10 unidentified buildings (8)
7 Oversize   Landscape and Architecture (19)
     

 

Series III. World War I
(4 boxes)
Dates: 1915-1917
Series III. World War I is organized into four boxes.

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4 Figural Work
  1 September 1915 civilians and soldiers (6)
  2 November 1915 soldiers (5)
  3 December 1915 soldiers (8)
  4 January 1916 civilians and undated civilians (10)
  5 Spring 1916 trench costumes (1)
  6 undated Belgian soldiers (6)
  7 undated French soldiers (12)
  8 undated French colonial soldiers (7)
  9 undated Scottish soldiers (4)
  10 undated German prisoners-of-war and British soldiers (7)
  11 undated self-portraits (5)
  12 undated soldiers at Hazebrouck (5)
  13 undated miscellaneous soldiers (11)
  14 undated miscellaneous soldiers (18)
  15 other subjects (3)
    Beneath the folders are over-sized (1) and matted (4) drawings
5 Landscape and Architecture
  1 9/1915: Ardres, St. Omer, London (3)
  2 9/1915, 1/1916 and nd: Boulogne (3)
  3 11/1915 and nd: Armentiéres (4)
  4 11/1915: Bailleul and unidentified (2)
  5 11/1915: Houplines and unidentified (2)
  5 12/1915 and 1/1916: Poperinghe (5)
  6 1/1916: Ypres (9)
  7 Ypres after postcards (4)
  8 chateau, nd
  9 misc. camps and billets (5)
  10 unidentified , nd (5)
    Beneath the folders is one larger matted watercolor of Sint Jan's Kerk, Poperinghe.
6

Sketchbooks (5)

8 Oversize World War I (18)

 

Series IV. Animals
(1 box)
Dates: 1904-1921
Series IV. Animals is contained in one box. More sketches of animals can be found in Series III, Series VIII, Series IX and Series X.

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9 Oversize Animals
    drawings and watercolors (27)

 

Series V. Toys
(1 box)
Dates: ca. 1912 - ca. 1917
Series V. Toys is contained in one box and includes 21 drawings and watercolors. Drawings of toys that served as decorations on printed items can be found in Series IX and Series X. See especially a book mock-up in Series X, Box 19, "A Book of Simple Toys," which was published by the Bryn Mawr College Library in 1982 with an introduction by Seymour Adelman.

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10 Oversize Toys
    drawings and watercolors (21)

 

Series VI. Theater and Stage
(5 boxes)
Dates: ca. 1912-1921
Series VI. Theater and Stage is organized into two subseries: A) Designs for Specific Plays and Ballets and B) Designs for Unidentified Plays and Ballets. These objects occupy a total of five boxes. See also bound designs for The Clandestine Marriage and The Captain, in Series VIII.

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A. Designs for Specific Plays and Ballets
7 1 Nursery Rhymes costume designs (3)
Nursery Rhymes related drawing (1)
  2 Beggar's Opera wig, costume and set designs (8)
  3 La Serva Padrona costume designs (2)
  4 If costume designs (8)
  5 Divertissement costume design (1)
  6 The Crown of Crete costume designs (2 pages)
  7 Pilgrim's Progress costume designs (6)
  8 Mr. Pope Dreams (1 scene note)
The Captain
(1 page torn from book)
Henry VII (1 backdrop design)
The School for Love (1 scene note)
As You Like It (1 costume design)

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Framed watercolors of Beggar's Opera characters.

1. Polly Peachum
2. Mrs. Peachum
3. Peachum
4. Captain Macheath
5. The Beggar

12 Oversize

 

 

As You Like It
Costume pattern designs (2)
Set designs (4)
Costume designs (15)

11 Oversize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Other plays and ballets:
The Corsican Brothers costume design (1)
Nursery Rhymes costume designs (6)
Bartholomew's Fair set design (1)
The School for Love costume designs (2), scene note (1) and scene design (1)
The Three Students set design (2) and character design (1)
Beggar's Opera set (5) and costume (2) designs
Pilgrim's Progress costume designs (2)
La Serva Padrona set design (1)
Henry VIII backdrop design (1) and scene note (1)
Mary Stuart costume (5) and set (2) designs
Note: There is one costume design for Beau Brummel too large for a box, located in the flat file drawer marked "Fraser Posters." A decorated list of the "Men, Women and Monsters" costume designs Lovat intended to exhibit at the 1921 Leicester Gallery show (which became his memorial exhibition) is also in this drawer.
B. Designs for Unspecified Plays and Ballets
13 Oversize 1 Costume designs and notes (7)
  2 Scene notes and set designs (19)
    Beneath the folders are:
Large scene notes and set designs (9)
Large costume designs (5)
    Note: There is one large scene with figures, too large for a box, located in the flat file drawer marked "Fraser Posters." Like smaller versions in Series I Box 6 Oversize, it may have been intended to represent a scene from an unidentified theatrical production.

 

Series VII. Miscellaneous Drawings
(1 box)
Dates; ca. 1902-ca. 1920
Series VIII. Miscellaneous Drawings includes 17 drawings and paintings not included in the six series above. There is also a drawing of a sailboat on the verso of a small sketchbook page with three drawings of a man in a blue gown w/yellow spots and one drawing of a woman & child (ca. 1914) in Figural Work Box 2.

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9 Oversize Miscellaneous Drawings
    drawings and paintings (17)

Series VIII. Sketchbooks
(2 boxes and 11 separately bound volumes)
Dates: 1908-?
Series VII. Sketchbooks includes all of Fraser's sketchbooks except those produced during World War I, which are found in Series III. Smaller sketchbooks are located in two boxes. Larger sketchbooks that are boxed in individual boxes are also located on these shelves. This Series also contains five scrapbooks of original drawings and watercolors; these were compiled by Fraser and contain many caricatures.

Contains drawings executed at West Town, Somerset, including animals, landscapes, buildings and studies after paintings

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10 Sketchbooks
  Unbound sketchbook, nd
Contains three buildings, a window and a tree
    Sketchbook, "Lovat Fraser/1911" and a red sphere on the cover
Mostly executed on a trip to Northern France. Contains sketches of construction site at Westminster; drawings of figures, buildings, and street scenes and anecdote "La Place l'Animal Combat" which is also transcribed by someone else inserted here
    Sketchbook, burgundy cover, ca. 1920
The number 5 has been pencilled in the inside front cover.
Executed on a trip to Paris. Contains drawings of figures, buildings and scenes at the Opera and in gardens and cafes, lists of expenses, lists of names and objects
    Sketchbook, burgundy cover, ca. 1921
The number 13 has been pencilled in the inside front cover.
Contains figure studies, blasted tree, drafts of letters, drawings and notes for If
    Sketchbook, burgundy cover, after 1916
Contains theater, set and costume notes and drawings and an essay, "What's wrong with the theatre"
    Sketchbook, blue cover, after 1916
The number 18 has been pencilled in the inside front cover.
Contains figures, portraits, soldiers historic figures, scenes with figures, designs for printed projects including vases and other patterns, fragments of writing
    Sketchbook, brown cover with cloth spine
The number 8 has been pencilled in the inside front cover.
Contains faces, trees, flowers, bulldog, buildings, and a list of Flying Fame publications
    Sketchbook, cloth covered, ca. 1920
Contains notes for As You Like It
    Sketchbook, no cover, torn in half, some pages repaired, ca. 1911
Contains landscapes and a few figures from Rotterdam, Antwerp, Bruges
Many drawings have been removed and all that's left are their captions. The drawings are now in Series I & IIv
    Sketchbook, no cover, in white envelope, water damage, ca. 1911
Contains figure notes from National Gallery, the street, London theater
    Sketchbook, no cover, nd
Contains watercolor, charcoal and ink drawings of buildings and figures
    Sketchbook with blue cover, 1916
    Scrapbook with no cover, ca. 1910
Contains pasted in drawings, including caricatures, portraits, historic figures, full- length figures, designs for advertisements and scenes in theaters
    loose pages from this or similar scrapbooks (19)
14 Oversize  
    Four small albums of caricatures on postcards, ca. 1908
    One large album of caricatures on postcards, ca. 1908
    Small sketchbook with floral pattern on cover
Summer 1914
Contains watercolors of buildings in and around Buntingford, designs for Little Ninevah, and other figures.
    William Beckford. The Caliph Vathek. London: Greening & Co., Ltd., 1900. With black and white drawings by Fraser pasted in.
    Sketchbook, color drawings for Vathek
    Sketches for Beaumont & Fletcher's The Captain - Fraser
Beaumont and Fletcher. The Captain. 1711 edition. With Fraser's 1920 designs interleaved. There is one drawing in Series VI that may have been in this book.
    Three over-sized sketchbooks, ca. 1919-1920
Contain drawings of figures, landscape, pattern designs, misc. costume sketches, notes on Beggar's Opera production and responses to criticism, other notes
Books
 Individually housed.
    1. The Thorny Way - Fraser/1909 begun December 1909
Frontispiece: "The Thorny Way/Being Testimonials, not all Honey, but with a judicious flavoring of gall, solicited and unsolicited, provoked and unprovoked, caused by the unpleasant Art of Lovat Claud Fraser."
All material pasted into book. Some pages have been removed and can now be found in Series I, Full-Length Figures, Faces and Heads, and Scenes with Figures.
Contains self-portrait as Saint Stephen; correspondence (ca. July 1909-February 1910) regarding Fraser's caricature and criticism of it, sometimes accompanied by Fraser's comments and criticisms of the authors; caricatures; clippings of early published caricatures in the back.
    2. Nugae - Fraser
1911
All material pasted into book. Contains an imaginary ca. 22nd century museum brochure with small drawing by Old Master Lovat Fraser, caricature, portraits, figure studies, soldiers, ballerinas, heads and faces, figures in rooms or landscapes and street scenes.
    3. Still Nothing - Fraser
1910
All material pasted into book. Contains historic scenes and portraits, caricature, figure studies, costume studies, self-portraits, street scenes, drawings after paintings, ghosts and demons, designs for "The Ghost on Gallow Rise" and "Knowledge; A Modern Morality Play," two designs for book covers.
    4. Unconsidered Trifles - Fraser/1911
1911
All material pasted into book. Contains designs for bookplates and book covers, designs for posters including exhibition posters and advertising posters, figure studies, faces and heads, self-portraits, historic figures, landscapes and buildings, Eastern design of an enthroned sultan with caption, a sleeping cat, a heraldic shield, a satyr for a Greek book and a watercolor of a religious procession.
    5. Lovat Fraser's Book/1913
August 1913-September 1913
Executed while on holiday, probably while recovering from an illness. Contains landscapes and buildings around Buntingford; a Maypole; designs and notes for Flying Fame projects; figure and character studies; designs for and notes on advertisements in England; designs for toys and bookplates; a lengthy anecdote; printed items and other drawings pasted in.
    6. Lovat Fraser - His Book/1913
September 1913-December 1913
Contains landscapes and buildings in Anstey, Hertfordshire, Aspenden and Buntingford; poetry; designs and notes for Flying Fame projects; figure and character studies of peasants, soldiers, historical and other figures; figures on horses; a ship; Eastern subjects; animals; designs for bookplates; printed items and other drawings pasted in.
    7. Lovat Fraser's Book, No. 3/1914
January 1914-April 1914
This sketchbook includes drawings from Fraser's trip to France and Italy with his father in March, April and May, 1914. Contains various figures, animals, vehicles, buildings, landscapes and cityscapes from home and abroad; an illustrated nursery rhyme; Eastern subjects; printed items and other drawings pasted in.
    8. Lovat Fraser's Book, No. 4/1914
March 1914-April 1914
This sketchbook includes drawings from Fraser's trip to France and Italy with his father in March, April and May, 1914. Contains watercolors of buildings, paintings and sculptures, landscapes, vehicles, figures and boats. Several watercolors at the back of the book may not be Italian subjects.
    9. Sketchbook - Fraser
May 1916
Contains mostly reed pen drawings of figures and heads, boats, buildings at Buntingford, several watercolors of buildings in Venice and a pencil sketch of a soldier. Many pages removed.
    10. Colman and Garrick. The Clandestine Marriage. London: W. Oxberry & Co., 1818.
With Fraser's 1917 designs interleaved.
    11. Designs for Cover Papers - Fraser/1920
Contains 20 abstract geometric pattern designs for the Curwen Press.

 

Series IX. Millard Printed Items
(15 boxes)
Dates: 1910-1923
Series IX. Millard Printed Items includes anything in the collection that is to be found in Christopher Millard's The Printed Work of Claud Lovat Fraser. London: H. Danielson, 1923, as well as working drawings and proofs for those items. Millard grouped items into the following nine chapters: Flying Fame, Poetry Bookshop, Books, Christmas and Greeting Cards, Bookplates and Labels, Posters, Prints, Periodicals and Miscellaneous. Miscellaneous is organized by commissioning agent. Items are marked with and arranged according to their corresponding catalogue number. See also Designs for Cover Papers in Series VIII.

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15 Oversize Flying Fame printed items (M1-M96). Several Flying Fame broadsides not decorated by Fraser are located in Series XI.
16 Oversize   Flying Fame designs for printed items (M12-M14).
17 Oversize   Flying Fame designs for printed items (M15, M18, M28, M31, M34, M40, M43, M46, M49, M52, M55, M62, M66, M70, M78, M81, M92).
18 Oversize   Poetry Bookshop printed items and designs for printed items (M97-120).
19 Oversize   The Splendid Wayfaring original designs (M130)
11   Nurse Lovechild's Legacy (M146) with original designs
20 Oversize   Pirates original designs (M135)

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  Printed items, proofs and designs for printed items
printouts from Tripod for M121-228, M121-M123, M129, M143, M146, M149-M150, M155, M157-M158, M160-M161, M164-M165, M167-M168, M170-M174, M176-M183, M188-M189, M191-M193, M200, M202-M204, M210-M211, M214-M216, M218, M220, M227-M231, M233, M235-M241, M244, M247, M247a, M248, M250, M254, M256-M268, M276, M291, M293, M295-M296, M302a-d, M303, M305, M307-M308a-b, M310, M313, M316, M321, M323, M329, M331, M336, M338, M347-351, M353-357, M360, M362-363, M371, M373-M376, M386, M391-M396, M398-M399

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  Printed items, proofs and designs for printed items
M401-M402, M406-M425, M427, M434, M4442, M446, M448-M449, M456-M458, M461-M462, M465, M471, M473, M489-M491, M493-M494, M498-M499, M502, M510-M512, M514 -M517, M521-M522, M525-M534, M536, M538-M548, M550, M554-M559, M562-sM563, M566-M571, M573, M575, M577, M581-M587, M590-M593, M609, M611, M615-M620, M622-M625, M627-M632, M634-M635, M640, M642, M644-M645, M649, M651, M653-M654, M656, M6558-M663, M667, M669-M672, M689, M691-M696, M699, M701, M704-M709, M712, M719-M725, M732-M734, M736-M740, M742), miscellaneous unsorted proofs

21 Oversize

 

  Millard Printed Items
M166, M168-M183, M194, M196 & M201 original drawing only, M265, M275-M276, M281, M286, M290-M291, M297-M298, M304 w/proof, M306-M310

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  Millard Printed Items
M315-M317, M397 w/proof, M427, M438 proof only, M474, M494 proof only, M506, M521d, M549, M552, M618, M673-M689, M690 w/original drawing, M691 preliminary design only, M693 original drawings only

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  Books - Bound Volumes
M19-M20, M22-M23, M25-M26, M28-M29, M31-M32, M34-M35, M37-M38, M40-M41, M43-M44, M46-M47, M49-M50, M52-M53, M55-M56, and misprints of second series Flying Fame broadsides (some are mentioned in Millard but others are not); M118-M120 with original designs, and printer's proofs and color separations; M121; M196 mock-up; M196 interleaved in sketchbook with color separations
23 Oversize   Printed cloth (M595-M603)
15   Scrapbook of Printed Material (1)
16   Scrapbooks of Printed Material (4)
24 Oversize   Scrapbook of Printed Material (1)
25 Oversize   Scrapbook of Printed Material (2)
    Flat file drawer marked "Fraser posters."
M272, M278, M281-M282, M286

 

Series X. Other Printed Items
(8 boxes)
Dates: 1910-1923
Series X. Other Printed Items includes printed items and designs for printed items that do not appear in Christopher Millard The Printed Work of Claud Lovat Fraser (London: H. Danielson, 1923). As in Millard, items have been grouped into the following subseries: Flying Fame, Poetry Bookshop, Books, Christmas and Greeting Cards, Bookplates and Labels, Posters, Prints, Periodicals and Miscellaneous. Millard organized Miscellaneous by commissioning agent. Because the commissioning agent for many of these materials is unknown, Miscellaneous has instead been divided into the following six categories: Pattern Designs, Drawings for Unidentified Publications, Private Commissions, Commercial Designs, Theater and Stage, and Exhibition-Related Materials.

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17 Printed Items
1 Poetry Bookshop (1)
2 Poetry Bookshop catalogues (6)
3 Book plate (1) and ad (1)
4 Book design (1) and page from unidentified book (1)
5 Chapbook dummies (8)
6 Book cover designs (12)
7 Book covers (2) and design for book cover (1)
8 Book sale catalogue (1) & cover for rare book catalog & proofs for same (4)
9 Book designs (3)
10 Christmas card (1)
11 Christmas card (1)
12 Bookplates and Labels (6)
13 Posters (1)
14 Prints (3)
15 Prints (3)
16 Prospectus for book (1) and prints from books (2)
17 Materials re. Millard's book and its printing (1)
18 Advertising materials re. H. Macfall's book (2)
18 Printed Items
1 Pattern Designs (5)
2 Pattern Designs (4)
3 Pattern Designs (6)
4 Pattern Designs (4)
5 Pattern Designs (10)v
6 Drawings for unidentified publications (5)
7 Drawings for unidentified publications (5)
8 Drawings for unidentified publications (5)
9 Private Commissions (4)
10 Private Commissions (1)
11 Commercial Designs (1)
12 Commercial Designs (2)
13 Commercial Designs (1)
14 Commercial Designs (2)
15 Commercial Designs (1)
16 Commercial Designs (2)
17 Commercial Designs (2)
18 Exhibition-related materials (5)
19 Exhibition-related materials (4)
20 Theater and Stage (2)
21 Theater and Stage (2)
23 Theater and Stage (2)
24 Theater and Stage (3)
25 Exhibition-related materials (9)
26 Exhibition-related materials (4)

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  Bound Volumes
sketchbook, A Book of Simple Toys
Claud Lovat Fraser. A Book of Simple Toys. Bryn Mawr, PA: Bryn Mawr College Library Publications, 1982
sketchbook, designs for Walter de la Mare's Peacock Pie

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  Other Printed Materials
Poetry Bookshop designs (1)
Book and booklet designs (12)
Prints (6)
Poster designs (5)
Unidentified drawings for publications (7)
Portfolio folder addressed to Curwen Press (1)
Mock-up for Haldane Macfall's The Book of Lovat (1)
27 Oversize   Pattern Designs A
Original drawings (14)
28 Oversize   Pattern Designs B
Printed silk swatches manufactured by Liberty of London (6)
29 Oversize   Illuminated letters (A-F)
30 Oversize   Grenadier Guards (62)

31 Oversize

 

  Printed Materials ca. 1970-present
Exhibition posters and handbills (9)
Bryn Mawr College Beggar's Opera materials (59)
Hull University lecture handbills (7)
    Flat file drawer marked "Fraser posters"
matted articles (removed from a scrapbook) from The Sketch and The Illustrated London News re. Beggar's Opera; Spring 1921

 

Series XI. Other artists
2 boxes
ca. 1700-ca. 1930

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20   Other Artists
  1 Anonymous (5)
  2 Gordon Craig (3)
  3 Fraser family (5)
  4 Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (2), F.L. Griggs (2)
  5 T.H. (1), Byron Hackett (?) (1), Haldane Macfall (?) (2)
  6 E. MacKinstry (1)
  7 Paul Nash (3)
  8 Albert Rutherston (6)v
  9 Herbert Roth (1), Hugo Rumbold (1), Joseph Simpson (1), Gilbert Spencer (1)
  10 Jack B. Yeats (2)
  11 prints of Lord Lovat & Col. Simon Fraser

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  Anonymous
19th century ballad sheets (94)
Inventory in box.
32 Oversize   Misc. Other Artists (48)

 

Series XII. Photographs and negatives
3 boxes

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22 Photographs
1 1913 studio exhibition (28)
2 Artwork (excluding toys) (32)
3 Toys
4 Actors wearing costumes designed by Fraser (56)
5 Costumes and sets (25)
33 Oversize   Photographs
1 Theatre sets (4)
23   Negatives
1 Black and white transparencies (8)
2 Color transparencies (13)

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