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  • Date:

    July 26, 1870 (printed)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Letterpress on newpaper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the Assistance of the Friends of the National Libraries

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 190

Physical description

Newspaper cutting about a day trip made by the London, and Middlesex Archaeological Society stuck onto a sheet of lined exercise book paper. On the reverse of the sheet of paper is a pen and ink sketch of a drapery hanging and two narrow strips of paper with pen and ink inscriptions in William Harry Rogers's handwriting stuck upside down.


July 26, 1870 (printed)

Materials and Techniques

Letterpress on newpaper

Marks and inscriptions

Publisher's identification; Right side; Letterpress; Ink


Height: 22.6 cm, Width: 17.9 cm

Object history note

This newspaper cutting refers to a day trip made by the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society to Hampton Court to hear a lecture by William Gibbs Rogers, famous wood-carver, and the father of W.Harry Rogers. It is part of the W.Harry Rogers Archive and to quote the information on the archive provided by 'RW' on 6 February 1998 on the registered file 1997/1476:-

'It is extraordinarily rare to have this sort of documentation at this level of production for the middle decades of the 19th century. The fact the (sic) the state of the designs ranges from rough sketches to finished drawings and proofs allows the pieces to document the design process very closely.'

Descriptive line

Newspaper cuttings about William Gibbs Rogers from the W.H.Rogers Archive.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

'Dictionary of National Biography' vol. XVII. London: Smith Elder & Co. 15 Waterloo Place, 1909 146-147 p.




Letterpress; Handwriting; Drawing




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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