Catalogue of albums of the Edgeworth and Fox families

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford


2008



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Albums of the Edgeworth and Fox families

19th century

Abstract:
Three albums, consisting of a commonplace book of Frances Anne Edgeworth, an embroidery pattern book, and an album of sketches and watercolours, with drawings by Mary Anne Fox.

Extent: 0.5 Linear metres, 4 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full Range of Shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. c. 6068-6070, d. 2915

Biographical history

The Edgeworth and Fox families were linked through the marriage of Sophia Edgeworth and Barry Fox of Annaghmore.

Scope and Content

Three albums, consisting of a commonplace book of Frances Anne Edgeworth, an embroidery pattern book, and an album of sketches and watercolours, with drawings by Mary Anne Fox. The collection also contains loose leaves removed from the volumes.

Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 18 Dec. 1995, lot 187.

Related Material

See also the papers of Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), and the Edgeworth family, 17th - 19th century (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 696-747, d. 529-532; Eng. misc. a. 30, b. 432, c. 894-905, d. 1299-1307, e. 1459-1477, f. 859-862, g. 356; Eng. poet. c. 83, d. 255, e. 187-190; Facs. c. 98-9; Photogr. c. 6, g. 2-4), and the Beddoes and Edgeworth Family Papers (Dep. c. 134-7).

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 6068, fols. 1-2].

Family name(s) (NCA Rules)

Edgeworth family | 1600 - 1900 | Edgeworthstown | William | n.d.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Edgeworth | Frances Anne | nee Beaufort | 1769-1865 | botanical artist and memoirist
Edgeworth | Francis Beaufort | fl 1833
Edgeworth | Richard Lovell | 1744–1817 | inventor
Edgeworth | William | n.d.
Fox | Mary Anne | fl 1843-57

Subject(s)

19th century
Poetry

Descriptive List

Commonplace book of Frances Anne Edgeworth (nee Beaufort), containing extracts of poetry and prose
Date: 1753-1833, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6068
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 306 pages

Scope and Content

Copied by her and other members of the Edgeworth family, including:

Embroidery pattern book containing designs in pen and ink, inscribed 'L. J. Edgeworth Sept. 1820'
Date: Sep 1820
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6069
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 159 leaves

Scope and Content

With a pencilled addition 'to be given to Mary Anne Fox' [the eldest daughter of Sophia Edgeworth and Barry Fox of Annaghmore].

(fols. 101-44, 146-57) are blank.

Album of sketches and watercolours, inscribed 'Drawings done by Mary Anne Fox May 1846'
Date: 1843-57, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 2915
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 98 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 84, 97) drawings by her sister, Charlotte. Scenes from Anna Hall's Midsummer Eve (1848) are illustrated on fols. 46 and 49

Loose leaves removed from MSS. Eng. c. 6068-6069, d. 2915
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 6070
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 67 leaves

Scope and Content


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