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Inventory of the George Cruikshank Papers, 1847-1878
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Persons Represented by More than 1 Pieces

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Cruikshank Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1847-1878
    Creator: Cruikshank, George
    Extent: 71 A.Ls.S.
    Repository: The Huntington Library
    San Marino, California 91108
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Winifred Myers. 3/9/73


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

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Cruikshank Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.


    George Cruikshank (1792-1878), artist and caricaturist, best known perhaps for his illustrations of 19th century novels.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of 71 letters addressed to George Cruikshank and his wife, Eliza (Widdison) Cruikshank from various correspondents. Many are requests for Cruikshank's presence at temperance society meetings.
    A few letters deal with Cruikshank as an artist.

    Persons Represented by More than 1 Pieces

    • William Henry Merle
    • Charles Rogers
    • John Sheringham
    • H. E. Taylor
    • J. Drayton Wyatt