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Finding Aid for the Letters to Edmund Evans, ca. 1855-1910
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Edmund Evans (1826-1905) was a color engraver. After his death, the business was carried on by his sons Edmund, Wilfred and Herbert. The collection consists of letters to Edmund Evans, mostly in his capacity as a wood-engraver and color printer, letters to his son, Edmund Wilfred Evans, and one small black album containing fragments of autographs of various people.
Evans was born February 23, 1826 in Southwark, London, England; at 13 years old, he became reading boy at Samuel Bentley's, printers in Shoe Lane; in 1840 he was apprenticed to wood-engraver Ebenezer Landells; started business as wood-engraver, first on Fleet St. and later on Racquet Court; became known as color engraver, printing The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith (1858) and A Chronicle of England (1864); color-printed children's books by Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, and Kate Greenaway; retired in 1892 to Ventnor; died in 1905; after his death, the business was carried on by his sons Edmund, Wilfred and Herbert.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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