Finding Aid for the George Baxter Color Prints and Books, 1804-1867

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Finding Aid for the George Baxter Color Prints and Books, 1804-1867

Collection number: 877

UCLA Library Special Collections

UCLA Library Special Collections staff



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • UCLA Library Special Collections staff
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: George Baxter Color Prints and Books,
Date (inclusive): 1804-1867
Collection number: 877
Creator: Baxter, George, 1804-1867
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: George Baxter (1804-1867) was a printer and wood engraver. He invented a process of printing pictures in natural colors by using an aquatint key plate, and superimposing colors with wood and metal blocks. The collection consists of approximately 100 color prints and 100 books containing color-print illustrations by Baxter and his firm. Includes books about Baxter and color printing.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

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A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Robert Bennett, 1966.
Purchase from Walter E. Neuman, 1961.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George Baxter Color Prints and Books (Collection 877). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462315 

Biography

Baxter was born in Lewes, Sussex, England on July 31, 1804; his father was a printer, wood engraver, and publisher; studied at High School at St. Ann's, Lewes, under Mark Anthony Lower, the antiquarian; entered father's business, and in 1925 became a pupil of a Mr. Williams, a London wood engraver; began own business as wood engraver and printer, 1827; invented process of printing pictures in natural colors by using an aquatint key plate, superimposing colors with wood and metal blocks, and obtained a patent in 1836; worked at various addresses in London making variety of colored prints and book illustrations; went bankrupt, 1860; died insolvent on January 11, 1867 in Sydenham, England.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of approximately 100 color prints and 100 books containing color-print illustrations by Baxter and his firm. Includes books about Baxter and color printing.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Color prints.
  2. Books.
  3. Books about Baxter.
  4. Oversize color print and broadside for exhibition of Baxter oil pictures.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Baxter, George, 1804-1867--Archives.
Wood-engravers--England--Archival resources.
Illustration of books 19th century--England--Archival resources.
Color wood cuts.
Color wood engravings.


Container List

Box 1

Color prints. London, n.d.

Physical Description: 85 pictures.
Abstract: Included are artistic subjects, historical scenes, portraits, and pictures of real places. Almost all are marked with a Baxter stamp.
Box 1, Folders 1-3

Artistic subjects.

Box 1, Folder 4

Historical scenes.

Box 1, Folders 5-6

Portraits.

Box 1, Folders 7-9

Scenes of real places.

Box 10

Color print. London, June 20, 1857.

Physical Description: 1 picture, oversize.
 

Books. London, ca. 1830-1924

Physical Description: (70 items, listed alphabetically)
Box 6

Baxter's Agricultural and Horticultural Gleaner. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1836.

Box 2

Campbell, John. The Martyr of Erromanga. London: John Snow, 1842.

Box 7

Child's Companion and Juvenile Instructor. London: Religious Tract Society, 1847 and 1851.

Physical Description: 2 copies, 1 with variant binding.
Box 2

Cook, Eliza. Melaia and Other Poems. London: R. J. Wood, 1838.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant cloth bindings.
Box 2

Ellis, Charles. Richmond and Other Poems. London: Madden and Malcolm, 1845.

Box 7

The Evergreen: A Selection of Religious and Perceptive Poetry. London: Darton and Company, n.d.

Box 2

Gandee, B.F. The Artist or Young Ladie's Instructor. London: Chapman and Hall, 1835.

Box 2

Hoole, Elijah. Madras, Mysore, and the South of India: Or a Personal Narrative of a Mission to Those Countries From 1820-1828. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1844.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant cloth bindings.
Box 6

The Horticultural Journal, Florists' Register and Royal Ladys' Magazine. vol.5. London: Chapman and Hall, 1836.

Box 2

Humboldt, Alexander von. Views of Nature. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 7

Loiterings among the lakes of Cumberland and Westmoreland. London: The Religious Tract Society, ca. 1840.

Box 3

Medhurst, W.H. China: Its State and Prospects. London: John Snow, 1838.

Box 2

Milner, T. Astronomy and Scripture. London: John Snow, 1843.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant cloth bindings.
Box 3

Moffatt, J.M. The Boy's Book of Science. London: Thomas Tegg and Son, 1835.

Physical Description: 4 copies, variant bindings.
Box 4

Mudie, Robert. The Air. London: Thomas Ward and Company, 1835.

Physical Description: 3 copies, variant cloth bindings.
Box 5

--- ---- Autumn. London. Thomas Ward and Company, 1827.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 4

--- ---- The Earth. London: Thomas Ward and Company, 1835.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 4

--- ---- The Earth. London: Thomas Ward and Company, 1837.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 7

--- --- The Feathered Tribes of the British Islands. London: Whittaker & Company, 1834.

Box 4

--- ---- The Heavens. London: Thomas Ward and Company, 1835.

Physical Description: 3 copies, (2 vol.) variant bindings.
Box 4

--- ---- The Heavens. London: Thomas Ward and Company, 1836.

Box 4

--- ---- Man, as a Moral and Accountable Being. London: William S. Orr and Company, 1840.

Box 4

--- ---- Man in his Intellectual Faculties and Adaptations. London: James Blackwood, 1858.

Box 5

--- ---- The Natural History of Birds. London: Orr and Smith, 1834.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 4

--- ---- The Sea. London: Thomas Ward and Company, 1835.

Physical Description: 3 copies, variant bindings.
Box 5

--- ---- Spring. London: Thomas Ward and Company, 1837.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 5

--- ---- Summer. London: Thomas Ward and Company, 1837.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 5

--- ---- Winter. London: Thomas Ward and Company, 1837.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 5

(Noel, B.W.) History of the Society for Promoting Female Education in the East. London: Edward Suter, 1847.

Box 3

Percy, Bishop, trans. Northern Antiquities, or an Historical Account of the Manners, Customs, Religion and Laws, Maritime Expeditions and Discoveries, Language and Literature of the Ancient Scandinavians.... 1847.

Note

Translated from the French of M. Mallet by Bishop Percy. London, Henry G. Bohn.
Box 7

The Perennial: A Collection of Moral and Religious Poetry. London: William Darton and Son, ca. 1840-1850.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 7

The Scripture Pocket-Book for 1851. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1851.

Physical Description: Unusual folding leather binding.
Box 7

Shells, and their Inmates. London: The Religious Tract Society, 1841.

Physical Description: 2 copies, variant bindings.
Box 5

Sherwood, Mrs. Caroline Mordaunt; or the Governess. London: William Darton and Son, n.d. (1834).

Note

The UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library has this cataloged: CBC S55c 1835
Box 5

--- ---- Social Tales for the Young. London: Darton and Clark, ca. 1835.

Note

The UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library has this cataloged: CBC S55 soc 1835
Box 5

--- ---- Another copy. ca. 1850.

Box 5

(Spencer, Edmund) Sketches of Germany and the Germans With a Glance at Poland, Hungary, and Switzerland, in 1834, 1835, and 1836. London: Whittaker and Company, 1836.

Physical Description: 2 vol.
Box 7

Tales of the Great and Brave. London: Harvey and Darton, 1838.

Physical Description: 4 copies, variant bindings.
Box 6

Waterhouse, Joseph. Vah-ta-ah, the Feejeean Princess: With Occasional Allusions to Feejeean Customs; and Illustrations of Feejeean Life. London: Hamilton, Adams, and Company, 1857.

Box 6

Williams, John. A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands; With Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Tradition, and Usages of the Inhabitants . London: John Snow, 1837.

Box 6

--- ---- Another copy. 1838.

Box 6

--- ---- Another copy. 1839.

 

Books about George Baxter

Box 6

The Baxter Times, a Monthly Magazine for Nineteenth Century Color Print Collectors. vol.1. London: Courier Press, June 1923-May-1924.

Box 3

Lewis, C.T. Courtney. George Baxter, the Picture Printer. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, Limited, n.d. Limited edition, no.425.

Box 8

Baxter Society Quarterly Journal. January 1921-April 1932.

Physical Description: 28 items.
Box 8

Ephemera and pamphlets relating to the Baxter Society.

Physical Description: 10 items.
Box 9

Baxter Times. June 10, 1923-November 10, 1925.

Physical Description: 27 items.
Box 9

Collector and Baxter Times. December 10, 1925-June 10, 1927.

Physical Description: 14 items.
Box 9

Auction catalogues of Baxter colour prints. October 25, 1923-July 28, 1938.

Physical Description: 21 items.

Note

Box 8 and 9 were a gift of Bennett and Marshall. August, 1966
Box 10

Exhibition of Baxter's Oil Pictures. Broadside.

Physical Description: 17.5 × 11.25. 1 item.