Inventory of the Edwin Wilkins Field Papers, 1828-1899

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Inventory of the Edwin Wilkins Field Papers, 1828-1899

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
Processed by:
The Huntington Library staff
Date Completed:
May 1976
© 2000 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edwin Wilkins Field Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1828-1899
Creator: Field, Edwin Wilkins
Extent: 56 pieces
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Acquired from Theodore Hofmann, July 18, 1966.

Access

Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information please go to following URL .

Publication Rights

In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edwin Wilkins Field Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Biography

Edwin Wilkins Field (1804-1871) was a lawyer and amateur artist in England, where he worked for a measure for establishing artistic copyright. He was honored in 1863 by the Old Water-Colour Society, among whom he had a large acquaintance.

Subject Matter

Collection of letters from various artists, mostly addressed to Edwin Wilkins Field, with some addressed to his son Walter Field who was also an artist. A few of the letters concern Field's efforts to pass some kind of measure ensuring artistic copyright.

Contents

Most of the letters are from members of either the Royal Academy or the Old Water-Colour Society.
Among the correspondents are:
  • 2 letters from George Cruikshank. HM 42895 & 42896
  • 1 letter from Sir John Everett Millais. HM 42922
  • 3 letters from Samuel Cousins. HM 42890-42891