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Walter Crane Correspondence

A description of his correspondence at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 22 Feb 2010

Biographical History

Walter Crane (1845-1915) was an English artist and illustrator associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement. He was particularly known for his children's book illustrations.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Walter Crane Correspondence consists of two letters written by Crane. The first letter is dated 4 Feb 1894 and written on "13 Holland St., Kensington W." letterhead. It is addressed to "Miss Constance Maud," possibly Constance Elizabeth Maud, the female author and suffragette. Crane agrees to read a manuscript of Maud's that she asked him to illustrate.

The second letter is dated 17 Feb 1899. The name it is addressed to is illegible, but he or she appears to have been associated with the Manchester Technical School (now The University of Manchester). The note also makes reference to the Leeds FireClay Company.

Arrangement of the Collection

The items are in chronological order.


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.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds a large collection of books written and/or illustrated by Walter Crane.

Subject Headings


Crane, Walter, 1845-1915.

Corporate Bodies

Municipal Technical School (Manchester, England)


Illustrators -- England -- Correspondence.


Kensington (London, England) -- History.
Manchester (England) -- History.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Walter Crane Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1967.

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