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Finding Aid for the George Baxter Color Prints and Books, 1804-1867
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Baxter Color Prints and Books,
    Date (inclusive): 1804-1867
    Collection number: 877
    Creator: Baxter, George, 1804-1867
    Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: George Baxter (1804-1867) was a printer and wood engraver. He invented a process of printing pictures in natural colors by using an aquatint key plate, and superimposing colors with wood and metal blocks. The collection consists of approximately 100 color prints and 100 books containing color-print illustrations by Baxter and his firm. Includes books about Baxter and color printing.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Robert Bennett, 1966.
    Purchase from Walter E. Neuman, 1961.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Baxter Color Prints and Books (Collection 877). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 462315 

    Biography

    Baxter was born in Lewes, Sussex, England on July 31, 1804; his father was a printer, wood engraver, and publisher; studied at High School at St. Ann's, Lewes, under Mark Anthony Lower, the antiquarian; entered father's business, and in 1925 became a pupil of a Mr. Williams, a London wood engraver; began own business as wood engraver and printer, 1827; invented process of printing pictures in natural colors by using an aquatint key plate, superimposing colors with wood and metal blocks, and obtained a patent in 1836; worked at various addresses in London making variety of colored prints and book illustrations; went bankrupt, 1860; died insolvent on January 11, 1867 in Sydenham, England.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of approximately 100 color prints and 100 books containing color-print illustrations by Baxter and his firm. Includes books about Baxter and color printing.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Color prints.
    2. Books.
    3. Books about Baxter.
    4. Oversize color print and broadside for exhibition of Baxter oil pictures.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Baxter, George, 1804-1867--Archives.
    Wood-engravers--England--Archival resources.
    Illustration of books 19th century--England--Archival resources.
    Color wood cuts.
    Color wood engravings.