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Harry S. Dickey collection of Byroniana

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0072
Abstract Harry S. Dickey was a Baltimore business man and collector, who was born in 1891 and received his B.A. degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1912. Dickey an admirer of the English poet, Lord Byron. This collection is composed of handwritten letters and poems relating to Byron, as well as published or printed sheet music, engravings, and article clippings. Notably, there are a few handwritten Oscar Wilde letters and poems, as Dickey was a collector of Wilde as well. The collection spans...
Dates: 1815-1959, 1981

Stipple engraved fan, depicting humorous characters in fable, "The Way of the World"

 Collection — Box: BW-5
Identifier: MS-0773
Abstract

The item is a stipple engraved fan, printed with: "The Way of the World. A Tale" and depicts six humorous figures, representing "Report," "Hearsay," "SomeBody," "Every-Body," "No-Body," "Candour," with a descriptions beneath. The fan was published by Sarah Ashton of Little Britain, London, on January 1 1796, registered with Stationers' Company, the preeminnent London printing and publishing guild.

Dates: 1796