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Dalziel Family Collection
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A collection of materials related to the Dalziel family, prominent wood engravers and publishers in mid to late-19th century England. Includes family photograph albums, hundreds of wood engravings, and scrapbooks.
The Brothers Dalziel was a wood engraving and publishing firm founded in 1839 in London by George Dalziel (1815-1902). In 1840 he was joined by his brother Edward (1817-1905), and later by siblings Margaret Jane (1819-1894), John (1822-1869) and Thomas (1823-1906). The company, one of the most important providers of book and magazine illustrations in the 1860s and 1870s, worked with many of the leading artists and writers of the period. After his wife died in 1846, George, who had no children, lived with his brother Edward and his family in Hampstead. In 1847, Edward married Jane Gurden (1823-1873), and they had nine children, several of whom entered the family business: Edward G. (1849-1888), Jane "Jennie" (1851-), Gilbert G. (1853-), Harvey R. (1855-), Charles D. (1857-), Grace (1858-1942), Ethel (1860-1879), Wilfrid W. (1862-), and Dora (1864-1947).
24.57 Linear Feet (16 boxes, 5 volumes)
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