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Guide to George William Manby, Sketches Made in Greenland 1821

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Manby, George William. Sketches Made in Greenland

Dates:

1821

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 138

Size:

108 p. (18.5 cm.)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

108 pencil sketches, sepia wash, or watercolor drawings of ice formations and artic wildlife (whales and seals), with manuscript annotations. Drawn by Manby on a trip from Liverpool to Greenland on the Baffin, 1821 April 5. Also includes pen & ink, hand-colored map of the Polar Ice region by W. Scoresby, Jr., 1821; manuscript list of explorer's terms; and two letters.

Information on Use

Access

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Manby, George William, Sketches Made in Greenland, Crerar Ms 138, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

108 pencil sketches, sepia wash, or watercolor drawings of ice formations and artic wildlife (whales and seals), with manuscript annotations. Drawn by Manby on a trip from Liverpool to Greenland on the Baffin, 1821 April 5. Also includes pen & ink, hand-colored map of the Polar Ice region by W. Scoresby, Jr., 1821; manuscript list of explorer's terms; and two letters from H. W. Feilden, London, to Nicholson, December 30, 1878, A.L.S., 2 p.; and December 30, 1878, A.L.S., 4 p., tipped in. Inscribed in pencil on flyleaf: "Arctic. Manby's original Sketch Book made in company of Capt. Scoresby. Very [spirited] clever & valuable as regards the Leadlands Icebergs &c"; "abt. 25 sepia & water-colour drawings, abt. 45 pencil sketches of Ice Formations, Whales (anatomical details) Seals &c." Sketchbook bound in red leather, tooled with gilt edging.

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Crerar Ms 138