Scope and Content
Title: Letters to Edmund Evans,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1855-1910
Collection number: 865
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
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copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Myers & Company, 1964, purchase.
[Identification of item], Letters to Edmund Evans (Collection 865). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of letters to Edmund Evans, mostly in his capacity as a wood-engraver and color printer. Also includes
letters to his son, Edmund Wilfred Evans, who carried on his father's work with another son, Herbert, after Evans' death.
Correspondents include: Kate Greenaway, Walter Crane, Birket Foster, H.K. Browne, Joseph Pennell, and John Tenniel. Also includes
one small black album containing fragments of autographs of various people.
Expanded Scope and Content Note
The correspondence consists of letters to Evans mostly in his capacity as wood-engraver and color printer, with some letters
addressed to his son Edmund Wilfred Evans. As a whole, the letters are concerned with business matters, but many of them contain
personal and social messages to Evans and his family. Most of the correspondents are authors, illustrators, engravers, and
printers as well as personal friends and acquaintances. Also included is one small black album containing fragments of autographs
of various people.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905--Correspondence.