Thomas Henry [Fisher], pencil sketch of Richmal Crompton’s character ‘William Brown’

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Shelfmark(s): MS. Eng. d. 4234 = JL 968
Title: Thomas Henry [Fisher], pencil sketch of Richmal Crompton’s character ‘William Brown’
Dates of Creation: [c.1940s]
Extent: 1 box
Language(s) of Material: English


Thomas Henry Fisher (1879-1962) was an English illustrator, best remembered for his illustrations of Richmal Crompton's William books.

Scope and Content

Thomas Henry [Fisher], pencil sketch of Richmal Crompton’s character ‘William Brown’. The sketch is undated but was probably made in the early 1940s when Fisher lived for a while at Wormington Grange Farm, near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire. This was the home of V.A. Newman and his family, to whom Fisher gave the drawing as a parting gift.

Custodial History

V.A. Newman’s son, Murray, gave the portrait to Brian Taylor who presented it to the Bodleian in 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Father Brian Taylor, 1 Oct 2014.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. d. 4234

Access Point(s)

Fisher | Thomas Henry | 1879-1962 | illustrator

Illustration of books

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