Correspondence of James P. Orde: Finding Aid

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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.

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Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

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.

Arrangement

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.  

Subjects

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)

Forms/Genres

Letters (correspondence).

Names of persons

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


Collection Contents

Box 1

HM 67960-68000 Correspondence 1823-1835

Physical Description: 41 items
 

 HM 67960  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1823, Oct. 3

Langton Hall near Harborough
 

 HM 67961  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1824, Sep. 19

Langton Hall
 

 HM 67962  Orde, James P. Letter to[ George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1826, Oct. 9

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67963  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1827, Jan. 16

Langton Hall Harborough
 

 HM 67964  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1827. Feb. 24

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67965  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1827, July 2

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67966  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1827, Sep. 24

Cliff Scarsborough
 

 HM 67967  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1828, Jan. 18

Trivenhall Place near Witham
 

 HM 67968  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1828, Apr. 3

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67969  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1828, July 14

Langton Hall near Harborough
 

 HM 67970  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1828, Oct. 2

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67971  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1828, Oct. 8

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67972  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1828, Nov. 20

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67973  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1828, Dec. 26

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67974  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1829, Feb. 11

Langton Hall Mansfield
 

 HM 67975  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1829, Feb. 14

 

 HM 67976  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1829, July 14

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67977  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1829, Oct. 21

Cliff Scarsborough
 

 HM 67978  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1829, Nov. 16

Barnbro' Worcester
 

 HM 67979  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1829, Nov. 19

Sutton Hall near Thirstin Yorkshire
 

 HM 67980  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1830, Ju[ne?] 10

Brunswick Hotel, London
 

 HM 67981  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1830, June 30

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67982  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1830, Sep. 24

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67983  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1830, Oct. 11

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67984  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1831, Mar. 9

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67985  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1831, Mar. 24

 

 HM 67986  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1831, Apr. 27

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67987  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1831, Oct. 15

Langton Hall
 

 HM 67988  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1832, May 1

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67989  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1833, June 20

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67990  Orde James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1833, July 25

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67991  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1833, Aug. 19

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67992  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1834, Jan. 6

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67993  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1834, Apr.28

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67994  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1834, May 12

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67995  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1834, May 19

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67996  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1835, March 3

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67997  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1835, Mar. 16

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67998  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1835, May 9

Edge Hill
 

 HM 67999  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1835, Sep. 3

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68000  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1835, Dec. 26

Edge Hill
Box 2

HM 68001-68045 Correspondence 1836-1842

Physical Description: 45 items

Scope and Content Note

Series also contains two items dated 1740 and 1801 at end.
 

 HM 68001  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1836. Feb. 27

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68002  Orde, James P. Letter. 1836. Apr. 19

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68003  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1836, June 2

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68004  Orde, James P. Letter. 1836, Sep. 1

Langton Hall
 

 HM 68005  Orde, James P. Letter. 1839, May 14

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68006  Orde, James P. Letter to [George Perfect Harding], 1781-1853. 1839, June 14

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68007  Orde, James P. Letter. 1839, Aug. 10

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68008  Orde, James P. Letter. 1840, July 21

Langton Hall
 

 HM 68009  Orde, James P. Letter. 1840, Oct. 28

Langton Hall
 

 HM 68010  Orde, James P. Letter. 1841, Mar. 16

Langton Hall
 

 HM 68011  Orde, James P. Letter. 1841, Apr. 2

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68012  Orde, James P. Letter Dear Sir. 1841, Apr. 10

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68013  Orde, James P. Letter Dear Sir. 1841, Apr. 15

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68014  Orde, James P. Letter Dear Sir. 1841, June 30

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68015  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1841

 

 HM 68016  Orde, James P. Letter to Dear Sir. 1842, Mar. 4

Langton Hall
 

 HM 68017  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. 1842, Nov. 21

Langton Hall
 

 HM 68018  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?], July 30

Langton Hall
 

 HM 68019  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?] July 8

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68020  Orde, James P. Letter to Dear Sir. [Before 1842?]

 

 HM 68021  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?], Jan 20

Newcastle on Tyre
 

 HM 68022  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?], Apr. 4

Near Leicester
 

 HM 68023  Orde, James P. Letter to Dear Sir. [Before 1842?]

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68024  Orde, James P. Letter to Dear Sir. [Before 1842?], Aug. 15

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68025  Orde James P. Letter to Sir. [Before 1842?]

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68026  Orde, James P. Letter to Sir. [Before 1842?]

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68027  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?], Mar. 24

Marston Rectory near York
 

 HM 68028  Orde, James P. Letter to Sir. [Before 1842?]

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68029  Orde, James P. Letter to Sir. [Before 1842?]

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68030  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?], Nov. 21

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68031  Orde, James P. Letter to Sir. [Before 1842?], Mar. 12

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68032  Orde, James P. Letter to Sir. [Before 1842?], Apr. 7

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68033  Orde, James P. Letter to Sir. [Before 1842?], Feb. 6

Chelmsford
 

 HM 68034  Orde, James P. Letter to Sir. [Before 1842?]

Rivenhall near Witham
 

 HM 68035  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?], Dec. 27

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68036  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?], Mar. 5

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68037  Orde, James P. Letter to Sir. [Before 1842?], Aug. 6

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68038  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?]

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68039  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?], Feb. 6

Langton Hall
 

 HM 68040  Orde, James P. Letter to Dear Sir. [Before 1842?], Mar. 25

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68041  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?], Oct. 29

Edge Hill
 

 HM 68042  Orde, James P. Letter to Dear Sir. [Before 1842?], Aug. 12

Ramsgate
 

 HM 68043  Orde, James P. Letter to George Perfect Harding, 1781-1853. [Before 1842?]

 

 HM 68044  [Orde, James P.]? To [Unknown] 1740, Jan. 1

Sent to unknown recipient in Calais, wishing them good luck upon their imminent departure.
 

 HM 68045  Staines, Sir William, Lord Mayor of London. Confirmation of an attestation document not attached 1801, June 9