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Henry Wysham Lanier student sketchbook

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151034438071], Folder: 21
Identifier: MS-0819
This collection includes a student sketchbook owned by Henry Wysham Lanier. The sketchbook includes pencil drawings and was likely created in the 1880s. Henry Wysham Lanier was born in 1873, and was the son of American poet, musician, and author Sidney Lanier who was also a Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Dates

  • approximately 1880s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

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 sized folder)

Biographical / Historical

Henry Wysham Lanier was born in 1873. He was the son of American poet, musician, and author Sidney Lanier who was also a Professor at Johns Hopkins University. The bookseller notes that, although he did not attain the literary distinction of his father, Lanier was a professional author and editor. His achievements include writing A.B. Frost, the American Sportsman's Artist, and founding and editing The Golden Book Magazine. No additional biographical or historical information on Henry Wysham Lanier is available at this time.

Content Description

Rewritten from dealer description: This item is a student sketchbook owned by Henry Wysham Lanier. The cover reads “Sketches and Drawings” and the signature “H.W. Lanier” is written in pencil on the inside front cover. The book consists of forty pages with thirty-two sketches in pencil, and measures 17 x 22 cm. Above the drawing on the first page is Henry Lanier's signed annotation, "When I was a boy I drew this" and "Kiddish;" two others he marked "Tres Malade" and "Foolish and Queer." The work was likely done in the 1880s, after his father Sidney Lanier's death in 1881. The sketches include views of rural structures and landscape scenes, studies of household objects such as an inkwell and a coffee grinder, shaded volumetric forms, and pencil-stroke repetition.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bartleby's Books in April 2017.

Related Materials

Additional materials related to Sidney Lanier available in the Sidney Lanier papers, MS.0007, Special Collections.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in October 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
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Baltimore MD 21218 USA