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Collection Level Description: Architectural Drawings by Edward Augustus Freeman and Thomas Rickman

Reference: Dep. a. 30; b. 140
Title: Architectural Drawings by Edward Augustus Freeman and Thomas Rickman
Dates of Creation: 18-19th cent.
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Edward Augustus Freeman and Thomas Rickman

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-92) was a historian; Thomas Rickman (1776-1841) was an architect. Further details on both may be found in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Sketches of window tracery made by Edward Augustus Freeman, many of which were used as illustrations in his Essay on the development of window tracery in England, 1851; with a box containing 35 packets of drawings of architectural details by Thomas Rickman.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Oxford Architectural and Historical Society in 1967.

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Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

Freeman: MSS. Eng. hist. d. 119-32, 145. See also a design by Thomas Rickman for a reading desk at Wednesbury church (MS. Top. gen. c. 78); and notes and sketches by Thomas Rickman.

Publication Note

See scope and content.

Access Points

Architectural drawing | England

Freeman | Edward Augustus | 1823-1892 | historian

Rickman | Thomas | 1776-1841 | architect and historian

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