Edith Hipkins collection of British artists' letters

Finding aid prepared by Julianna Gil, 2017.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Edith Hipkins collection of British artists' letters
Date (inclusive): 1818-1940
Collection Number: MS 268
Creator: Hipkins, Edith J.
Extent: 0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence from numerous British artists during the 19th and early 20th century received and collected by British painter Edith Hipkins. The majority of the correspondence consists of personal letters sent to Hipkins and her father, musician Alfred J. Hipkins.
Languages: The majority of the collection is in English, with one letter in Italian.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item]. Edith Hipkins collection of British artists' letters (MS 268). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

Processed by Julianna Gil, 2017.
Processing of the Edith Hipkins collection of British artists' letters was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside was part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This Project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

Edith Hipkins (1854-1945) was a British portrait painter, who exhibited her work regularly at the Royal Academy of Arts between 1883 and 1911. A portrait she painted of her father, Alfred James Hipkins, is in the National Portrait Gallery in London.
Alfred James Hipkins (1826-1903) was a British musicologist, musician, and musical antiquary. He was well known for his performances of the works of Chopin and wrote reviews on musical ethnology or musical antiquity for The Musical Times and The Athenaeum.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence from numerous British artists during the 19th and early 20th century received and collected by British painter Edith Hipkins. The majority of the correspondence consists of personal letters sent to Hipkins and her father, musician Alfred J. Hipkins. Some letters in the collection also include sketches, portraits, prints of wood engravings by Edith's brother John Hipkins, and notes handwritten by Edith on the correspondent.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Art and literature -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Art and music.
Artists -- Great Britain.
Hipkins, Alfred J. (Alfred James), 1826-1903
Hipkins, Edith J.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Correspondence.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Aitken, Charles 1929

Box 1, Folder 2

Alma-Tadema, Laurence 1938-1940

Box 1, Folder 3

Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence 1873-1911

Scope and Contents

File includes a portrait of Alma-Tadema.
Box 1, Folder 4

Amendola, Giovanni Battista 1886

Box 1, Folder 5

Bone, Sir Muirhead undated

Box 1, Folder 6

Boughton, George Henry 1900

Box 1, Folder 7

Burne-Jones, Sir Edward 1850, undated

Box 1, Folder 8

Calderon, Philip Hermogenes 1890

Box 1, Folder 9

Cole, Timothy 1889

Box 1, Folder 10

Crane, Walter 1898

Box 1, Folder 11

Dicksee, Sir Francis (Frank) Bernard 1895-1928

Box 1, Folder 12

Edwards, E. Ruth 1906

Box 1, Folder 13

Elmes, Harvey Lonsdale 1843, undated

Scope and Contents

File includes a portait of Elmes.
Box 1, Folder 14

Etty, William 1818

Box 1, Folder 15

Fielding, Copley 1850-1851

Box 1, Folder 16

Foster, Myles Birket 1862

Scope and Contents

Letter includes a sketch by Foster.
Box 1, Folder 17

Frith, William Powell 1887

Box 1, Folder 18

Gilbert, Sir Alfred 1888

Box 1, Folder 19

Goodall, Frederick 1902

Box 1, Folder 20

Gould, Francis (F.) Carruthers 1901

Box 1, Folder 21

Harral, Horace 1899-1903

Box 1, Folder 22

Hassall, John 1915

Box 1, Folder 23

Henschel, Sir George 1930-1934

Box 1, Folder 24

Holman Hunt, Edith 1926

Box 1, Folder 25

Hook, James Clarke 1890

Scope and Contents

Letter includes a sketch by Hook.
Box 1, Folder 26

Horsley, John Callcott 1876-1887

Box 1, Folder 27

Huggins, Sir William and Margaret Lindsay 1886-1905

Box 1, Folder 28

Hughes, Edward Robert (E.R.) 1911

Box 1, Folder 29

Hunt, Violet (as Violet Hunt Hueffer) 1912

Box 1, Folder 30

International Inventions Exhibition (multiple signatures) 1885

Box 1, Folder 31

Keene, Charles undated

Box 1, Folder 32

Kennedy, James 1910

Box 1, Folder 33

Leighton, Sir Frederic 1895

Box 1, Folder 34

Lemarque, Ernest circa 1915

Scope and Contents

File includes sketch by Lemarque.
Box 1, Folder 35

Lucas, John Seymour 1886

Box 1, Folder 36

Mackail, Margaret 1893

Box 1, Folder 37

Magpie Minstrels Madrigal Society 1874

Box 1, Folder 38

Millais, Mary undated

Box 1, Folder 39

Millais, Sir John Everett 1883

Box 1, Folder 40

Moody, J.W. 1881

Box 1, Folder 41

North, Marianne 1886

Scope and Contents

File includes prints of wood engravings by John A. Hipkins after drawings by Marianne North.
Box 1, Folder 42

Parsons, Alfred undated

Box 1, Folder 43

Poynter, Sir Edward circa 1906

Box 1, Folder 44

Reid, Herbert undated

Box 1, Folder 45

Scott, Sir George Gilbert 1843

Scope and Contents

Letter includes sketches by Scott.
Box 1, Folder 46

Stephens, A. Neville 1930

Box 1, Folder 47

Taylor, Tom 1879

Box 1, Folder 48

Unidentified Correspondents 1911, undated

Box 1, Folder 49

Wain, Louis 1900

Box 1, Folder 50

Watts, George Frederic 1893

Box 1, Folder 51

Whistler, James Abbott McNeill undated