Finding Aid for the Letters to Edmund Evans, ca. 1855-1910

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
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Finding Aid for the Letters to Edmund Evans, ca. 1855-1910

Collection number: 865

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Letters to Edmund Evans,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1855-1910
Collection number: 865
Creator: Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Restrictions on Access

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

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  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of 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

Myers & Company, 1964, purchase.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Letters to Edmund Evans (Collection 865). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218007 

Biography

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.

Indexing Terms

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.
Wood-engravers--England--Correspondence.
Color printing--England--Correspondence.


Container List

Box 1

Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Evans.
Box 1

Aldin, Cecil Charles Windsor, 1870-1935.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Allingham, Helen (Paterson) 1848-1926.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mrs. Evans.
Box 1

Anderson, William, 1842-1900.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Austin, Alfred, 1835-1913.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Barnard, Frederick, 1846-1896.

Scope and Content Note

3 letters to Edmund Evans (1 item is a receipt).
Box 1

Barnes, Robert, 1840-1895.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Bell, George and sons, publishers.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Evans.
Box 1

Boughton, George Henry, 1833-1905.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Brewtnall, Edward Frederick, 1846-1902.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Evans (probably Edmund Wilfred Evans).
Box 1

Browne, Gordon.

Scope and Content Note

3 letters to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Browne, Hablot Knight, 1815-1882.

Scope and Content Note

4 letters and 1 receipt to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Browne, Thomas, 1870-1910.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Bruce, Charles.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Buckton, George Bowdler, 1817-1905.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Burnand, Sir Francis Cowley, 1836-1917.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to the Evans firm (probably to Edmund Evans).
Box 1

Charlton, John, 1849-1917.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Coleman, William Stephen, 1829-1904.

Scope and Content Note

1 receipt to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Corbould, A Chantrey.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Crane, Walter, 1845-1915.

Scope and Content Note

4 letters to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Dalziel, Edward, 1817-1905.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Dobson, Austin, 1840-1921.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Edis, Sir Robert William, 1839-1927.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Edwards, Amelia Ann Blandford, 1831-1892.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Edwards, Matilda Barbara Bentham, 1836-1919.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to the Evans firm (probably to Edmund Evans).
Box 1

Ewing, Juliana Horatia (Gatty) 1841-1885.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Farjeon, Benjamin Leopold, 1833-1903.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Foster, Birket, 1825-1899.

Scope and Content Note

10 letters and 1 receipt to Edmund Evans.
3 letters to Edmund Wilfred Evans (Folder).
Box 1

Furniss, Harry, 1854-1925.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
1 letter to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (Stevenson) 1810-1865.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Gaskin, Georgie Cave.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Evans.
Box 1

Gilbert, Sir John, 1817-1897.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901.

Scope and Content Note

3 letters to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Hales, John Wesley, 1836-1914.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Hamilton, Frederic.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to the Evans firm (probably Edmund Wilfred Evans).
Box 1

Harte, Bret, 1836-1902.

Scope and Content Note

1 receipt to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Holland, Sir Henry Thurston, bart. 1825-1914.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Hook, James Clark, 1819-1907.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Evans.
Box 1

Horsley, John Callcott, 1817-1903.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Horsley, John William, 1845-1921.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mrs. Evans.
Box 1

Hutchinson, Sir Jonathan, 1828-1913.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Evans.
Box 1

Ingelow, Jean, 1820-1897.

Box 1

Jalland, G.H.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Jekyll, Gertrude, 1843-1932.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Mr. Evans (probably Edmund Evans).
Box 1

Keene, Charles Samuel, 1823-1891.

Scope and Content Note

3 letters to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Killen, Mary E.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Evans.
Box 1

Light, Fred.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Dear Sir.
Box 1

Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Longman, Charles James, 1852-1934.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Macbeth, Robert Walker, 1848-1910.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Mason, G. Finch.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to the Evans firm.
Box 1

Maxwell, John, 1824-1895.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Miller, Thomas, 1807-1874.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Miller, William Frederick.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Milne, John, 1850-1913.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter re Evans (Folder labeled letters re Evans).
Box 1

Murray, John, publishers, London.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Evans.
Box 1

Nash, Joseph.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to the Evans firm.
Box 1

Overend, William Heyshaw, 1851-1898.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to the Evans firm.
Box 1

Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Reid, Mayne, 1818-1883.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Richmond, Sir William Blake, 1842-1921.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to the Evans firm.
Box 1

Robertson, Walfred Graham, b. 1867.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Routledge, George, 1812-1888.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Somerville, Edith Anne OEnone, 1861-1949.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Spencer.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mr. Evans.
Box 1

Stannard, Henrietta Eliza Vaughan (Palmer) 1856-1911.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Dear Dicky (probably Edmund Wilfred Evans).
Box 1

Sturgess, John.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Dear Colonel (probably Edmund Wilfred Evans).
Box 1

Tenniel, Sir John, 1820-1914.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to the Evans firm.
Box 1

Thompson, Henry Yates, 1838-1928.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Wilfred Evans.
Box 1

Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Vambourne, Shirley.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to the Evans firm.
1 letter to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Watson, John Dawson, 1832-1892.

Scope and Content Note

4 letters to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Weir, Harrison William, 1824-1906.

Scope and Content Note

2 letters to Edmund Evans.
Box 1

Whymper, Charles, 1853-1940.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mrs. Evans.
Box 1

Wignall, M.W.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to the Evans firm.
Box 1

Williams, C. Windon.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Mrs. Evans.
Box 1

Woodville, Richard Caton Jr., 1855-1927.

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Edmund Evans.