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At a Glance
Cataloged and arranged.
The collection contains 26 letters by Rackham and nine Christmas cards either specially designed by him or incorporating designs made for his books. Letters to Rackham's biographer, Derek Hudson, from Winifred Wheeler, daughter of Walter Freeman, a friend who started Rackham on his commercial career. The manuscript notebooks, galley proofs, and a printed copy of Hudson's ARTHUR RACKHAM: HIS LIFE AND WORK are included. Also, notes, drafts, and miscellaneous material relating to the Arthur Rackham catalog published by the Friends of Columbia University Libraries in 1967. In addition, the library has a collection of 413 Rackham drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings, 30 sketch books, and about 400 printed books and ephemera.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Arthur Rackham papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/89.
AR letter to Scheuer & 34 greeting cards Cataloged & processed HR 08/18/93.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
British illustrator. Beginning with RIP VAN WINKLE in 1905, Rackham illustrated 50 major works, including ALICE IN WONDERLAND, A MIDSUMMER HIGHT'S DREAM, WINNIE THE POOH, and other English and American classics.