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Kate Greenaway Papers

Summary Information
Title: Kate Greenaway Papers
Dates: 1878-1884
Creator: Greenaway, Kate
Extent: 1 folder--Meacham catalog 2 boxes--illustrative material
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-946
Abstract:
The collection contains a photostat of an auction catalog from the collection of Miss M. I. Meachum. It also contains illustrative material for 5 titles, other miscellaneous products, and some miscellaneous art.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Kate Greenaway collection of Miss M. I. Meacham,

Almanac for 1890,

Calendar for 1883,

Calendar for 1884,

Calendar, undated,

Carols,

Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children, 1880

Language of Flowers,

Miscellaneous art,

Mother Goose; of, The old nursery rhymes, 1881

Under the Window: pictures and rhymes for children, 1878

Topo; a tale about English children in Italy, 1881


Biographical Sketch

Kate [originally Catherine] Greenaway was born March 17, 1846, in Hoxton, London, England, and died November 6, 1901, in Frognal, Hampstead, London, England. She became famous as an illustrator of children's books, and also designed cards and created children's clothing. Along with Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott she is part of Englands' triumvirate of children's illustrators during the late nineteenth century. She was also known for creating rhyming verses to accompany many of her illustrations. She describes her own childhood as very happy, and this may be reflected in her work, which reflects the bright, cheerful side of life. In 1955 the Library Association of Great Britain established the Kate Greenaway Medal to be awarded to the artist living and publishing in Britain who has produced the most distinguished work in the illustration of children's books that year.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vol. 100; Yesterday's Authors of Books for Children , vol. 2; Children's Literature Review , vol. 6


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collections contains a photostat of an auction catalog. It also contains illustrative material for 5 titles and other miscellaneous productions, plus miscellaneous art. This material includes original colored illustrations, colored calendars, cards with colored illustrations, ink and watercolor illustrations, colored drawings, photostats of black and white illustrations, advertising cards, many miscellaneous cards, sepia drawings, black and white drawings,

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Greenaway, Kate
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Kate Greenaway collection of Miss M. I. Meacham  
Box MF585
photostat of an auction catalog (1 p.)  Box MF585
 
Almanac for 1890  
Box MC426
original colored illustration (1 p.)  Box MC426
 
Calendar for 1883  
Box MC426
colored calendar (1 p.)  Box MC426
 
Calendar for 1884  
Box MC426
calendar (1 p.)  Box MC426
 
cards with colored illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC426
 
Calendar, undated  
Box MC426
colored calendar (1 p.)  Box MC426
 
Carols  
Box MC426
cards with colored illustrations (6 p.)  Box MC426
 
Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for Children 1880 
Note  London: Warne, 1880
Box MC426
ink and watercolor illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC426
 
Language of Flowers  
Note  London: George Routledge,
Box MC426
colored drawing (1 p.)  Box MC426
 
Miscellaneous art  
Box MC426
colored greeting or Christmas cards (4 p.)  Box MC426
 
colored card (1 p.)  Box MC426
 
photostats of black and white illustrations (6 p.)  Box MC426
 
colored advertising cards (6 Marcus Ward, 1 Alexander kid gloves) (4 p.)  Box MC426
 
colored menu card (1 p.)  Box MC426
 
colored flower cards (16 p.)  Box MC426
 
frieze greeting cards (2 p.)  Box MC426
 
colored Reward of Merit cards (9 p.)  Box MC426
 
sheet with 4 colored Reward of Merit cards (1 p.)  Box MC426
Box MC426, 427
colored drawings (5 p.)  Box MC426, 427
 
sepia drawings (3 p.)  Box MC426, 427
 
black and white drawing (1 p.)  Box MC426, 427
 
colored drawings framed (5 p.)  Box MC426, 427
Box MC426
watercolor of boy and girl seated on a settee; boy in Elizabethan costume with a plumed hat, doublet and hose, a dagger at his side; girl with poke bonnet, embroidered dress, sash, and fan, signed with initials K.G. in lower right corner (1 p.)  Box MC426
 
Mother Goose; of, The old nursery rhymes 1881 
Note  London: Routledge & Sons, 1881
Box MC426
colored advertising cards for J. & P. Coats thread (9 p.)  Box MC426
 
miscellaneous colored advertising cards (3 p.)  Box MC426
 
Under the Window: pictures and rhymes for children 1878 
Note  New York; London: George Routledge & Sons, 1878
Box MC426
colored advertising cards (10 p.)  Box MC426
 
adaptions [advertising cards] (2 p.)  Box MC426
 
Topo; a tale about English children in Italy 1881 
Note  London: Belfast, Marcus Ward & Co., 1881
Box MC426
original black and white drawings on 1 card (3 p.)  Box MC426