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Album of Architectural and Topographical Drawings and Etchings

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS C297


This album of scenic views of buildings, topography and architectural details seems to been assembled by an amateur or student artist with the initials H.P. They probably record travels in Denmark, France, Switzerland and Britain circa 1889-1890, but some of the sketches may have been made from photographs.


  • 1889 - 1890


Language of Materials

English; French; German

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


1 volume (1 photo album) ; 22 x 25 cm

Scope and Contents

H.P. was likely Irish because the album bears the label of Combridge & Co., booksellers, Dublin, and it came to Spencer Research Library with the Irish collection of P.S. O'Hegarty of Dublin. Only two of the items are dated, although many of the places shown are named.

Of the 39 items in the album, 27 are pen and ink and/or ink wash drawings, 4 are watercolor sketches, and 8 are etched prints. Stylistic similarity suggests that all were executed by H.P., who signed 12 of the pieces with a monogram. The design of the monogram varies, and one instance makes clear the order of the artist's initials.

Physical Location

MS C297

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, P.S. O'Hegarty, 1959

Guide to an Album of Scenic Views from Europe Collection
Album of Architectural and Topographical Drawings and Etchings
Finding aid prepared by ksc, 2007. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2007.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Album of Scenic Views from Europe collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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