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Samuel W. Brown poem and watercolor paperwork

 Collection — Container: 1 [31151030141711]
Identifier: MS-0764
This item is a folded paper that opens to reveal a watercolor painting of an iris flower at the center of an eternal knot of love poem by Samuel W. Brown, created approximately in the 1860s. There is currently no biographical information on the creator Samuel W. Brown.

Dates

  • approximately 1860s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information. Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

.167 Cubic Feet (1 legal size folder)

Biographical / Historical

There is currently no biographical information on the creator Samuel W. Brown.

Content Description

Rewritten from dealer description:

This item is a folded paper with a saw-tooth border that opens to reveal a watercolor painting of an iris flower, encircled by a handwritten love poem by Samuel W. Brown. The item exemplifies themes and concepts popular during the 19th century in literature, including the eloquent "language of flowers", love and friendship, and framing poetry visually within an "eternal knot of love". The paper measures 19 x 19 cm when unfolded. It was created approximately in the 1860s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This item was purchased from Eclectibles in April 2016, with support from the Paul Eric Slusser Memorial Fund.

Processing Information

This item was processed by Kristen Diehl in October 2016.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA