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Harry G. Brown Sketchbook

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Brown, Harry G.
Title: Harry G. Brown Sketchbook
Inclusive Dates: 1908
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Bound volume with sketches in ink, colored pencil, possibly watercolor, also a song "The Normal Call" apparently from student at Glasgow Provincial Training College.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Nothing is known of Harry G. Brown other than the suggestion given by the sketchbook that he was a student at Glasgow Provincial Training College in the early 1900s. Based on the fact that the sketchbook was found in the attic of a house in Carlisle, New York, he or some member of his family likely lived there at some time.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Harry G. Brown Sketchbook consists of a bound volume containg sketches and cartoons in ink, colored pencil, possibly watercolor and pastels. There are also a poem about the ladies of England, and a song entitled "The Normal Call" with both music and words. Several of the drawings are colorful detailed montages of Edinburgh scenes — castles, the city's coat of arms, and so on — similar to what might appear on a souvenir postcard.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Brown, Harry G.

Corporate Bodies

Glasgow Provincial Training College.


Artists -- Scotland.
Camels -- Pictorial works.
Students -- Scotland.
Women -- Pictorial works.


Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Pictorial works.
Glasgow (Scotland) -- Pictorial works.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)
Student drawings.
Watercolors (paintings)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Harry G. Brown Sketchbook,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Charles Tremper, 2012.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 13 Mar 2012
Revision history:

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SC 681 Sketchbook 1908

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