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Charles Hazelwood Shannon correspondence
mssHM 35209-35250  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles Hazelwood Shannon correspondence
    Dates: 1898-1904
    Collection Number: mssHM 35209-35250
    Creator OR Collector: Shannon, Charles Hazelwood, 1863-1937
    Extent: 41 pieces
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: Correspondence of British lithographer and painter Charles Hazelwood Shannon to Harold Chaloner Dowdall and Mary Frances Dowdall.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site  .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Hazelwood Shannon correspondence, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchased from Sotheby's, Lot 615, July 1973.

    Biographical Note

    Charles Hazelwood Shannon, British lithographer and painter, worked in close collaboration with Charles Ricketts. One of Shannon's best-known oil paintings is the portrait of the writer Mary Frances Borthwick Dowdall, wife of Harold Chaloner Dowdall, judge and mayor of Liverpool.


    The collection is arranged chronologically. It is housed in one box.

    Scope and Content

    Letters from Charles Hazelwood Shannon to Harold Chaloner Dowdall, his mother, and wife, Mary Frances Borthwick Dowdall, concerning the arrangements for portrait sittings and exhibitions of their portraits. The collection includes two pencil sketches.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Dowdall, Mrs., 1876-1939
    Dowdall, Harold Chaloner, 1868-
    Shannon, Charles Hazelwood, 1863-1937


    Artists -- Great Britain -- 19th century -- Correspondence
    Portrait painting, English -- 19th century

    Geographic Areas

    Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources


    Drawings -- Great Britain
    Letters (correspondence) -- Great Britain