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Charles Wright Victorian scrap album

1880


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 0093, Item 0034


Creator: Creator unknown.


Title: Charles Wright Victorian scrap album


Inclusive Dates: 1880


Extent: 1 v. (20 p.) ; 22 cm.


Abstract: This Victorian scrap album bears a crossed out name on the inside cover, with the inscription "A present from his dear sister on his birthday Sep 17 Age 2 years 1880." The crossed-out name appears to be Charles Wright. The red and black cover with a gold embossed title "Album," features die-cut color scraps of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, flowers, cherubs, angels, and children; and visiting cards, prayer cards, and devotional cards.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 0093, Item 0034, Charles Wright Victorian scrap album, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Item 0034: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0093 medium

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Unknown.

Processing

Processed by Jennifer M. Nichols and Tim Pouch, October 2012. Encoded by Caitlin Farthing, February 2013.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

This Victorian scrap album bears a crossed out name on the inside cover, with the inscription "A present from his dear sister on his birthday Sep 17 Age 2 years 1880." The crossed-out name appears to be Charles Wright.

Sources:

Biographical information derived from collection.


Scope and Content Note

This Victorian scrap album bears a crossed out name on the inside cover, with the inscription "A present from his dear sister on his birthday Sep 17 Age 2 years 1880." The crossed-out name appears to be Charles Wright. The red and black cover with a gold embossed title "Album," features die-cut color scraps of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, flowers, cherubs, angels, and children; and visiting cards, prayer cards, and devotional cards.

Almost every page in the album is filled, usually with a large central image, four large images in each corner of the page, and numerous smaller scraps placed symmetrically in the remaining spaces. Some scraps indicate Bavarian and Scottish origin by the fashions depicted in the image, such as Scotch Kilts and Bavarian lederhosen. Other images depict Victorian era fashion for women and children.

A pair of die-cut color images depicts "Countess Grosvenor" (probably Elizabeth, Countess Grosvenor, 1797-1891) and the "Crown Prince of Prussia." Many scraps feature pastoral and romantic scenes with couples, children and families portrayed within. Color printing processes include color lithography.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Wright, Charles, fl. 1880.
Topical Terms
Monarchy--Great Britain--History--19th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Scrapbooks--19th century.
Printed ephemera.
Visiting cards.
Prayers.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 093 Commonplaces, Albums, and Scrapbooks collection.


Detailed Contents List

Charles Wright Victorian scrap album , 1880   [Box Item 0034]

1 v. (20 p.) ; 22 cm.