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Randolph Caldecott Letter

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 11 Apr 2017

Biographical History

Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886) was an English artist and illustrator, best known for his work in children's books. The prestigious Caldecott Medal, awarded each year since 1937 for "most distinguished American picture book for children," is named for him.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Randolph Caldecott Letter consists of a single short letter from the British artist and illustrator to a Miss Marianne Howse, giving his permission for her to make and sell copies of his illustrations to raise money for "the sick & needy." The notepaper bears the letterhead of the Caldecotts' home, Wybourns.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Caldecott, Randolph, 1846-1886.


Children's literature -- Illustrations.
Illustrators, English.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Randolph Caldecott Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, date unknown.

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