Manuscripts and Realia of the Pre-Raphaelites and their Circle in the State Library of Victoria

Hugh Hudson

Abstract


Pre-Raphaelite artists and others in their close circle had relatively limited involvement with the Australian colonies. Primary documentation for this is, therefore, quite scarce. The State Library of Victoria holds a small collection of such documents and realia. Those relating to Bernhard Smith have been published by Juliette Peers. Others are less well known. While not constituting a major source for any artist apart from Smith, they do enhance knowledge of the networks of relationships that developed between the movement and the Australian colonies, both in the mid-nineteenth century when it was initially developing, and over subsequent decades, when its influence became more established.


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Pre-Raphaelites; art; museology

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Manuscripts Cited in the Australian Manuscripts Collection, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

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Clayton, L.H. Annotated business card. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 11, folder 9.

Combes, Edward, and Henry C. Dangar, [Frederick] E[ccleston] Du Faur, Ja[me]s R. Fairfax, and Alfred Stephen. Letter to E[liezer] [Levi] Montefiore, 6 June 1884. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 4, folder 1.

Guant, William. “The Church Warden was Suspicious (ART, by William Gaunt)” (autograph manuscript?). Howitt Family Papers, MS 13848, box 5, folder 2, file N.

Howitt P[hoebe] G. Letter to Edith [Howitt], undated [1855?]. Howitt Family Papers, MS 13848, box 4, folder 1, file L.

---. Letter to Edith [Howitt], undated [1855?]. Howitt Family Papers, MS 13848, box 4, folder 1, file M.

---. Letter to Edith [Howitt], 1 July [1855?], Howitt Family Papers, MS 13848, box 4, folder 1, file N.

Holman Hunt, H[ilary] L[ushington]. Letter to W[illiam] Peagram, 29 December 1923. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 11, folder 9.

Holman Hunt, W[illiam]. Letter to Emily [Holman Hunt], “Saturday morning”. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 11, folder 9.

---. Letter to E[liezer Levi] Montefiore, 31 January 1884. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 11, folder 9.

Jopling, J[oseph] M[iddleton]. Letter to Jacob (in error for Eliezer) Levi Montefiore, 12 January 1884. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 12, folder 2.

---. Letter to Eliezer Levi Montefiore, 16 January 1884. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 12, folder 2.

---. Letter to Eliezer Levi Montefiore, 18 January 1884. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 12, folder 2.

Millais, John Everett. Letter to Emily Hunt, 30 March 1854. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 11, folder 9.

---. Letter to an unidentified male [Eliezer Levi Montefiore], 6 February 1884. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 13, folder 9.

Museum of Applied Science of Victoria, Swanston Street, Melbourne C1, undated. Annotated envelope. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 11, folder 9.

Ruston, J[oseph]. Letter to an unidentified male [M.B. Huish], 31 May 1855. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 15, folder 8.

Scott, William B[ell]. Letter to [Thomas] Woolner, 27 October 1854. Autograph Collection, MS 13020 (formerly MS6320).

[Thompson, Edith (Anderson)] Fragmentary letter to Steve Thompson, c. 1895. Howitt Family Papers, MS 13848, box 4, folder 10, file B,.

---. Letter to Dr Jacob, 30 April 1928. Howitt Family Papers, MS 13848, box 4, folder 9, file K.

Watson, V.G. Letter to W[illia]m Peagram, 15 October 1928. Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 11, folder 9.

Woolner, Thomas. “Street Music, Regents Park, Dec. 1851.” Autograph Collection, MS 13020, box 10, folder 17.

---. Letter to Mr Wilson, 9 October 1863. Correspondence, 1863,MS6366.

---. Letter to Mrs Stuart, 12 October 1886. Autograph Collection, MS 13020 (formerly MS 4083), box 17, folder 10.

---. “Song” and “O When and Where.” Undated. Howitt Family Papers, MS 13848, box 6, folder 3, file M.

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