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mssHM 67960-68045  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Access
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Correspondence of James P. Orde
    Dates (inclusive): 1740-1842
    Bulk dates: 1823-1842
    Collection Number: mssHM 67960-68045
    Creator: Orde, James P.
    Extent: 86 items in 2 boxes
    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: The Correspondence of James P. Orde contains 86 items, primarily of correspondence (1823-1842) between James P. Orde and George Perfect Hardy (d. 1853). Hardy was commissioned by Orde to copy portraits in various English Country houses for use in a projected work on John Evelyn. Also contains information on the location of many portraits held in private hands in the early 19th century.
    Language: English.


    Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.

    Administrative Information

    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]. Correspondence of James P. Orde, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    This collection was purchased from Winifred Myers, 1972

    Biographical Note

    James P. Orde, of Edge Hill, commissioned the artist George Perfect Harding (d. 1853) to copy portraits in various English country houses for use in a projected illustrated work on John Evelyn. Harding, who learned painting from his father, worked chiefly in making watercolor copies of portraits but also exhibited miniatures at the Royal Academy during the years 1802-40.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains 86 items, housed in two boxes. The collection is arranged chronologically. It covers George Perfect Haring and his commission for copying portraits in English country houses; and information of the location of many pictures in private ownership during the early 19th century.


    The collection is arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  


    Bedford, John Plantagenet, Duke of, 1389-1435 -- Portraits.
    Berkeley, Elizabeth, Lady, 1576-1635 -- Portraits.
    Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 -- Portraits.
    Marlborough, James Ley, Earl of, 1550-1629 -- Portraits.
    Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587 -- Portraits.
    Radcliffe, Robert, Earl of Sussex, 1483-1542 -- Portraits.
    Sidney, Philip, 1554-1586 -- Portraits.
    Boughton House (England)
    Cobham Hall (Kent)
    Hatfield House (England)
    Longleat House (Warminster, England)
    Petworth House.
    Warwick Castle (Warwick, England)
    Woburn Abbey.
    Artists -- England -- Correspondence.
    Authors, English -- 19th century -- Correspondence.
    Paintings, English -- Private collections -- 19th century.
    Portraits, British -- Copying -- 19th century.
    Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
    Castle Ashby (England)


    Letters (correspondence).

    Names of persons

    Evelyn, John, 1620-1706.
    Harding, G.P. (George Perfect), 1780-1853.