Kate Greenaway letter and drawing
Scope and Contents
The Kate Greenaway letter and drawing, undated and 1895, contains a letter written by Kate Greenaway to Mrs. Evans and a drawing of a young girl. The letter addresses Greenaway's indecision about a return date because of an unknown male's illness. She informs Mrs. Evans she will try to make a decision by Monday. A black and white photo of Greenaway with her years of birth and death is included in the letter's envelope. The drawing is of a young girl holding a rose on cardboard backing. It is signed "KG 1895" to reflect Greenaway's initials and the year of creation. It is not clear if the drawing was sent with the letter.
- Creation: undated
- Creation: 1895
- Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information. This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Kate Greenaway letter and drawing are the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.
Biographical / Historical
Catherine "Kate" Greenaway was born March 17, 1846 in Hoxton, England. As a child, Greenaway enjoyed reading illustrated Shakespeare plays and fairy tale books. In 1857, she entered Finsbury School to learn drawing, wood engraving, and lithography. Greenaway enrolled in Royal Female School of Art in 1864 and supplemented her studies with night classes at Heatherly School of Fine Arts to learn how to properly draw human anatomy. Greenaway received commissions to illustrate children's books beginning in 1867. In 1871, she was hired on a freelance basis to illustrate greeting cards for Marcus Ward and Co. while she completed courses at the Slade School of Fine Arts. Greenaway published her first book Under the Window in 1879. She remained a popular illustrator and bookplate designer until her death from cancer in 1901. Historical information adapted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Greenaway.
.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)
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The Kate Greenaway letter and drawing, undated and 1895, contains a letter written by Kate Greenaway to Mrs. Evans and a drawing of a young girl. The letter addresses Greenaway's indecision about a return date because of an unknown male's illness. The drawing is of a young girl holding a rose and is on cardboard backing.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Kate Greenaway letter and drawing were donated to the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in May 1982.
This collection was processed in 2018 by Shavonne Munnlyn.
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