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Anna C. Stryke Collection: Finding Aid
mssHM 80013-80134  
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This collection primarily contains autograph letters from prominent 19th century English architects, artists, and writers, which appear to have been collected by American illustrator Anna C. Stryke (1884-1973), as well as 15 letters from English naturalist Richard Hancock to Stryke, 1924-1926; two travel diaries to Hawaii, written by Stryke and her sister, Mary C. Stryke, in 1935; and a number of drawings, sketches, and watercolors.
Anna Clegg Stryke (1884-1973) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on February 14, 1884. Stryke graduated from Cornell University, where she was a member of the Sigma Xi organization for scientific research. She was elected to the faculty after her graduation and remained for several years in the biology department making a specialty of biological illustration. At Cornell, she became widely known for her drawings and illustrations appearing in various periodicals, London publications and children’s books. During her spare time, she perfected illustrations for a New York museum volume and for a text book.
182 items; 4 boxes.
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