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Newman & Co

Stationery with views in England and Wales.

London : Newman & Co., circa [1865?]
Physical Description:
89 folded sheets ; 19 x 23 cm, folded to 19 x 12 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2019 26
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of David Doret, Yale BA 1968, and Linda Mitchell
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Each of the 87 sheets of blank stationery bears a steel-engraved view occupying the top half of the first page. The views have imprint: "Eng. & Pubd. by Newman & Co., 48, Watling Street, London" (with variations in wording). The views depict popular tourist destinations in England and Wales, especially seaside towns. Locations with more than one view represented include: Arundel Castle (2 items), Barmouth (2), Bognor (2), Brighton (25), Deal (5), Hastings (3), Littlehampton (2), Margate (2), Newport (2), Ramsgate (5), Southampton (2), Tunbridge Wells (3), and Worthing (8).
With 25 views in the collection, Brighton is by far the most popular subject. Included in the series is a depiction of Grand Hotel, Brighton, built in 1864.
Accompanied by two similar sheets of stationery published by E. Adams. These depict "Shakespeare's Cottage" and "Ann Hathaways' Cottage. " The bookseller, stationer, and printer, Edward Adams, was active at Stratford-upon-Avon in the 1850s and 1860s.
Accompanied by a contemporary slipcase covered in brown cloth. The stationery may have been issued in the slipcase.
Subject Terms:
Arundel Castle (Arundel, England)
Barmouth (Wales)
Bognor Regis (England)
Brighton (England)
Coasts -- British Isles.
Deal (England)
Grand Hotel (Brighton, England)
Hastings (England)
Littlehampton (England)
Margate (England)
Newport (Wales)
Ramsgate (England)
Royal Pavilion (Brighton, England)
Seaside resorts -- Great Britain.
Southampton (England)
Tourism -- Great Britain.
Tunbridge Wells (England)
Worthing (England)
Steel engravings -- 1865.
Adams, E. q (Edward), active 19th century.

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