Title: Edwin Wilkins Field Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1828-1899
Field, Edwin Wilkins
Extent: 56 pieces
The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Acquired from Theodore Hofmann, July 18, 1966.
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[Identification of item], Edwin Wilkins Field Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.
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.
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
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