Metzdorf Victoriana Collection

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Metzdorf Victoriana Collection
Creator:
Call Number: D.62
Dates: undated
Physical Description: 28 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1 Correspondence; ephemera; photographs
Box 2 Coins, medals, miniature portrait paintings
Bound manuscript volumes and photograph albums
Framed materials.
Collection Overview
Title: Metzdorf Victoriana Collection
Call Number: D.62
Dates: undated
Physical Description: 28 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The collection was compiled by Robert Frederic Metzdorf (1912-1975), University of Rochester alumnus, (BA '33, MA '35, Ph.D. '39) curator of the Rush Rhees Library Treasure Room, member of the English faculty, University trustee and a director of the Parke-Bernet Galleries. His stated intention in organizing this material was "to secure, somehow, elements which would capture the personality of [Queen Victoria] ... and to come closer to the personality of a fascinating historical figure." (University of Rochester Library Bulletin, Vol. 27, no. 1, Winter 1971-72. Metzdorf, Robert F., Victoria and her circle, p. 30)

Scope and Content
The Collection consists of correspondence written by Victoria and members of her family and circle; documents and warrants signed by the Queen and her ministers; printed ephemera, including those related to coronations and funerals, menus, programs, souvenir booklets, broadsides and sheet music; portraits; coins and medals, journals, sketch books, photograph albums and textiles.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The foundation of the collection was the gift of the Robert F. Metzdorf Estate, March 1975 with an additional gift from A.D. Wainwright in 1976. Additional purchases have been made in memory of Robert F. Metzdorf.Access
The Metzdorf Victoriana Collection is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Metzdorf Victoriana Collection, D.62, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
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Content List
Box 1Correspondence; ephemera; photographs
Box 1, Folder 1Correspondence - Royal Family, 1810-1837
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn to David Erskine, November 10, 1810
Queen Victoria's father, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, (1767-1820) was the the fourth son of George III and Queen Charlotte and a younger brother of George IV. David Steuart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan (1742–1829.
Prince Edward writes of the his sister Amelia's death on November 2, 1810 and of his father's poor health. George III had just suffered another attack of insanity: "...the malady can't be said to have taken a turn...it is stated to us to be of a milder nature than his three former attacks: May Heaven grant that he be yet preserved to his Family and people." The King declined into permanent insanity in 1811 and George IV became Prince Regent until he succeeded to the throne in 1820.
4 pages

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany to Lieutenant Colonel H. Watson, September 21, 1813
Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827) was the second son of King George III.
1 page

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany to Lord William Fitzroy, September 19, 1815
1 page

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn to Lord Darnley, March 15, 1819
At Lord Melbourne's suggestion, Kent decided it would be politic to have his child, a prospective heir to the throne, born on English soil. Here he announces that his household will arrive at Calais on April 18 and on to Kensington on April 23. He writes disrespectfully of his older brother, the Prince Regent and asks to meet no one but Lady Darnley, "as the Dutchess is in too advanced a state of pregnancy, to admit of her encountering much company..." Victoria was born on May 24, 1819.
5 pages

Victoria, Duchess of Kent to Lady Stuart, March 1, 1831
Victoria Maria Louisa, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861), the mother of Queen Victoria. She was born Princess Victoria Maria Louisa of Saxe-Coburg.
3 pages
Purchase, 1976.

Box 1, Folder 2Correspondence - Royal family, 1838-1879
Queen Victoria to Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester, March 17, 1838
Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (1776– 1857) was the daughter of King George III and Victoria's aunt.
Victoria regrets that she was not able to receive her aunt as she'd just returned from riding but makes an appointment for the following day.
3 pages, with envelope.

Victoria, Duchess of Kent to C. J. Blomfield, Bishop of London, July 16, 1838
Written less than 3 weeks after her daughter's coronation, the Duchess expresses concern for Victoria's happiness. "...the Queen's youth, Sex, and the difficult times in which she is summoned to fill so high a station, call aloud for the expression of our feeling, in prayer for Her..." She thanks the Bishop for his coronation sermon, believing that Victoria will turn to it often and find "support, consolation and a guide to act right and to deserve happiness, where it is only to be found..."
3 pages

Victoria, Duchess of Kent to Dr. John Merriman, May 18, 1841
Third person letter in which Dr. Merriman, the royal physician is asks to accompany Victoria's mother to the continent.
2 pages

Prince Albert, Consort of Victoria to Algernon Percy, Duke of Northumberland, October 15, 1843
Prince Albert announces that he and the Queen will soon visit Cambridge and would be pleased to see the Duke. The Prince notes that it is not a state visit.

Prince Albert, Consort of Victoria to Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester, August 6, 1844
Prince Albert announces the birth of Prince Alfred, the future Edward VII.
2 pages
Extensive paper repair

Prince Albert, Consort of Victoria to Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester, September 7, 1844
Prince Albert reports that both Queen Victoria and the infant Alfred are well.

King Edward VII to Mr. Paton, 1845-1852
The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Prince Albert Edward 1841–1910 became King January 22, 1901 until his death in 1910.
A young Prince Albert Edward tells a tutor "I mean to write three nice lines for you, and perhaps...you can ask me a few questions in the multiplication table."
1 page

Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester to Lady William Fitzroy, January 2, 1847
5 pages

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh to Mr. Paton, December 31, 1851
Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh (1844-1900) was the fourth child and second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Young Prince Alfred thanks his tutor for coming to Osborne House to give him writing lessons.
2 pages, with envelope.

Victoria, Duchess of Kent to a cousin, September 30, 1852
4 pages

King Edward VII to Mr. Paton, July 7, 1853
Young Prince Albert writes to his tutor "I hope you are enjoying the London smoke..." and asks to be sent more pens.
2 pages

King Edward VII to Mr. Paton, September 30, 1853
The young Prince hopes his tutor will bring him some butterflies and beetles, reports that "Papa shot three stags yesterday, and one of them he shot at 200 yards..."
4 pages

Queen Victoria to Henry Labouchere, October 18, 1857
2 pages

Queen Victoria to Victoria, Consort of Frederick III, May 22, 1858
Queen Victoria's eldest child, Victoria, Princess Royal--called "Vicky" (1840-1901) married German Emperor Frederick III in 1858.
Autograph draft in which Victoria tells her eldest child that Prince Albert has gone to the funeral of Duchess Helene (1814-1858)
2 pages

Queen Victoria to Elizabeth, Empress of Austria, January 21, 1861
Elisabeth (1837-1898) married Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1854.
A modern translation accompanies the original letter. The Empress apparently had a stormy crossing to Madeira.
3 pages, with envelope.

Queen Victoria to Lord Granville, November 6, 1864
Third person letter: "The Queen thinks Ld Granville may like to see these Letters."
1 page

Princess Beatrice to Baroness Lehzen, December 16, 1869
Princess Beatrice (1857-1944), later Princess Henry of Battenberg was the youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Johanna Clara Louise Lehzen (ca. 1784–1870), known as Baroness Louise Lehzen, was Queen Victoria's governess and, later, companion.
Thanking her for a brooch contaianing Victoria's hair. Although she has never met Lehzen, Beatrice writes that "Mama has often spoken to me about you..."
3 pages

Queen Victoria to Mr. Dean, December 5, 1870
Third person letter.
1 page

Queen Victoria to Mr. White, December 3, 1871
Third person letter.
2 pages

Queen Victoria to Countess de J--, March 22, 1875
The Queen expresses her condolences on the Count's death, "None better than I can comprehend all you must suffer..."
4 pages

Queen Victoria to Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, August 31, 1878
Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, (Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939) was Victoria and Albert's sixth child.
4 pages

Box 1, Folder 3 Correspondence - Royal family, 1880-1909
Queen Victoria to Lord Granville, September 21, 1883
Third person letter. "The Queen thanks Ld. Granville for his 3 letters and encloses the letter she has written to Mr. Gladstone in answer to his w. he she sent by Post last night."
1 page

Prince George, Duke of Cambridge to ?, August 4, 1884
Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904) was a grandson of George III and cousin of Queen Victoria.
1 page

Francis, Duke of Teck to Ambrose Austin, April 8, 1886
1 page
Gift of Emily Driscoll in memory of Robert Metzdorf, June 16, 1975.

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught to Colonel Watson, July 5, 1889
6 pages, with envelope.
Gift of Emily Driscoll in memory of Robert Metzdorf, June 16, 1973.

Queen Alexandra to Lady Hastings, April 22, 1890
Princess Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) married Victoria and Albert's son Albert (King Edward VII) in 1863. Elizabeth Evelyn Hastings (née Harbord), Lady Hastings (1860-1956? or 1957)
A social note arranging a visit.
3 pages, with envelope.

Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck to Hugh Smith, April 26, 1896
2 pages, with envelope.
Gift of Emily Driscoll in memory of Robert Metzdorf, June 16, 1973.

Princess Victoria Alexandra to Miss Fitzroy, July 30, 1903
Queen Victoria's granddaughter, Princess Victoria (1868–1935), known as "Toria", was the fourth child and second daughter of Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark.
4 pages

Alexander William George Duff, Duke of Fife to Hertfordshire constabulary, June 14, 1909
Reference for John Bird.
2 pages, with envelope.

Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught to Lady Curzon, undated
3 pages

George IV to Richard Cosway, undated
George Augustus Frederick (1762-1830) was King from 1820-1830. Richard Cosway (1742-1821) was a portrait painter.
Arranges for a sitting and directs that Miss C (Anna Maria Phillips Crouch) be admitted.
1 page

Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyle to Sir William Blake Richmond, undated
Request that Richmond meet her in the Queen's box at the Albert Hall following evening's Wagner concert.
2 pages
Gift of Emily Driscoll in memory of Robert Metzdorf, June 16, 1975.

Queen Victoria to the House of Commons, undated
Third person letter. "The Queen will receive...Address from the House of Commons tomorrow at 1/2 past 2 o'clock."
1 page

Box 1, Folder 4Correspondence - Non-royal family, 1840-1909
John Murray to George Payne Rainsford James, February 9, 1841
The last paragraph tells of Prince Albert falling into a duck pond behind Buckingham palace.
2 pages

Francis T. Palgrave to Mrs. Jackson, April 26, 1862
Francis Turner Palgrave (1824-1897) was a British critic, poet, and editor.
"...A. Tennyson is privately, with Woolner and me for a few days: but tho private...from us, he goes to the Duchess of Sutherland's...his account of the Queen and her children is very pleasant and interesting...
4 pages

Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury to Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Northumberland, October 17, 1862
4 pages

Henry Milman, Dean of St. Paul's to Queen Victoria, January 20, 1868
Third person letter. Milman thanks the Queen for an inscribed copy of the private edition of her Leaves from the Journal. He praises the work and hopes it will be made available to the general public.
3 pages

Henry Ponsonby to unknown correspondent, May 16, 1870
Henry Frederick Ponsonby (1825-1895) Keeper of the Privy Purse and Private Secretary to her the Queen.
Ponsonby writes that the Queen would not approve of a biography of Prince Albert, "as one is in course of preparation under auspices." This refers to Theodore Martin's 1875 biography of Albert.
3 pages

Dr. William Jenner to Mr. Burnside, September 9, 1870
Dr. Jenner mentions attending to the Queen at Balmoral.
4 pages

Mrs. Duncan-Morison to William Black, February 12, 1875
Refers to a watercolor being painted by Lady Abercromby at the Queen's request to illustrate Black's A Princess of Thule.
4 pages

Lady Abercromby to William Black, February 14, 1875
Third person letter.
4 pages

Gerald Wellesley, Dean of Windsor to Queen Victoria, March 17, 1881
Asks if the bells are to be rung, as usual, to celebrate Princess Louise's birthday. The Queen notes in pencil: "No. But the reason may be stated."
1 page

Box 1, Folder 5Correspondence - Edward Henry Corbould to Martin Farquhar Tupper, 1854-1864
Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905) was a British artist, known particularly for his watercolors. In 1851, Corbould was appointed "Instructor of historical painting" to the royal family. Martin Farquhar Tupper (1810–1889) was a British poet and writer.

January 20, 1854
8 pages

January 28, 1854
1 page.

February 3, 1854
3 pages.

February 11, 1854
3 pages.

February 16, 1854
4 pages.

March, 1855
1 page.

April 16, 1855
4 pages.

January 16, 1864
1 page.

Box 1, Folder 6Correspondence to Sir Charles Locock, 1840-1874, n.d.
Sir Charles Locock (1799–1875) was an obstetrician. In 1840 he was appointed first physician accoucheur to Queen Victoria, and attended at the births of all her children.

from Henry Wheatley, November 23, 1840
Major-General Sir Henry Wheatley (1777-1852) was the Keeper of the Privy Purse for Queen Victoria from 1830 to 1846.
Wheatley sends Locock 1000 pounds for attending the birth of Princess Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise (1840-1901).
2 pages

from Henry Wheatley, November 11, 1841
Major-General Sir Henry Wheatley (1777-1852) was the Keeper of the Privy Purse for Queen Victoria from 1830 to 1846.
Wheatley sends Locock 1000 pounds for attending the birth of Prince Albert Edward Wettin (1841-1910).
3 pages.

from Prince Adolphus, January 15, 1847
Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850) was the seventh son of George III and Queen Charlotte. Queen Victoria was his niece.
Prince Adolphus quotes a letter from his son-in-law, the Grand Duke of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, saying how effective Locock's treatments have been.
2 pages, with envelope.

from Princess Augusta Caroline, September 26, 1847
Princess Augusta Caroline of Cambridge (1822–1916) married her first cousin, Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, on 28 June 1843.
4 pages, with envelope.

from Princess Augusta Caroline, December 19, 1847
Princess Augusta Caroline of Cambridge (1822–1916) married her first cousin, Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, on 28 June 1843.
4 pages.

from Princess Augusta Caroline, May 19,
Princess Augusta Caroline of Cambridge (1822–1916) married her first cousin, Frederick William of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, on 28 June 1843.
2 pages.

from Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, May 24, 1870
Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1831–1917) married Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Helena in 1866.
2 pages.

from Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, July 17, 1870
2 pages

from Princess Helena, June 3, 1870
Queen Victoria's fifth child, Princess Helena Augusta Victoria (1846-1923), was also known as "Lenchen." In 1866, she married Prince Frederick Christian of Schleswig-Holstein.
2 pages

from Princess Helena, June 17, 1870
2 pages

from Princess Charlotte of Prussia, July 12, 1874
Princess Charlotte of Prussia (1860-1919) was the daughter of Queen Victoria's eldest child, Victoria, Princess Royal, known as "Vicky."
Princess Charlotte thanks Locock for fruit, flowers and cake sent to ther and her sisters. "...If Grandmama (Queen Victoria) does not order us to visit her on Tuesday next, we hope to drive to see you in the afternoon..."
2 pages

from Princess Augusta, July 7
Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (1797–1889) married Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, in 1818.
She writes on behalf of her daughter Augusta, Grand Duchess of Mecklenberg-Strelitz and a cousin of Queen Victoria, who is seeking advice on coping with "after pains."
3 pages

Copies of telegrams from Queen Victoria and Victoria, Princess Royal
Each of these 3 telegrams inquires about Locock's health.
3 pages

Box 1, Folder 7Bulletins about condition of Prince of Wales, December 14-16, 1871
The Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (1841-1910) contracted typhoid in October 1871.
Three bulletins issued by the Prince's doctors William Gull, John Lowe and William Jenner.
3 Item(s) total

Box 1, Folder 8Documents and Warrants
General order no 533. Horse guards, September 18, 1837
Announcement of change in royal arms, as altered by accession of Victoria to throne.

Warrant Ferrieres Penona of Paris, August 30, 1839
Warrant increasing retirement pay of Captain John Taylor Mackenzie, June 17, 1844
October 17, 1856
Order of the Bath to Col. Edward St. John Neale, November 27, 1863
Approval of the daily passwords for the Horse Guard, January-March 1884
Signed by Queen Victoria.

Richard Francis Burton appointed Consul to Austria, February 3, 1886
Signed by Queen Victoria and Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, Marquis of Salisbury.

Award of Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George to Richard Francis Burton, February 20, March 1, 1886
Box 1, Folder 9 Manuscript ephemera; original art
Verse, "Queen Victoria," by Mary Cowden-Clarke, March 3, 1886
1 page

Anonymous verse, "Lines on the Embalming of the Princess Charlotte", ca 1817
George IV's only daughter, Princess Charlotte, died in childbirth in 1817 along with the infant.
4 pages

Clipped signature, William IV
Clipped signature, Princess Charlotte Lower Loop Windsor
"The Lady of Shalott," ink drawing by Victoria, Consort of Frederick III, 1856
Queen Victoria's eldest child, Victoria, Princess Royal--called "Vicky" (1840-1901) married German Emperor Frederick III in 1858.

Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, the Princess Royal and Edward VII at the opening of the Great Exhibition. Mr. Punch appears as chamberlain. John Leech drawing for Punch, 1851
Gift of Robert F. Metzdorf. Metzdorf received it as a gift from Mary Hyde, December 1971.

"From Retzsch's illustrations of "Hamlet". Act 3, Scene 4th. P.V. cop: 1834." Ink drawing by Queen Victoria
Etching by Prince Albert after Landseer. Woman on crutches facing another woman in sun bonnet, January 13, 1842
Etching by Queen Victoria. Signed V.R., 2.2. 1841. Three angels crowned with stars and flowers, holding a lily, playing on lyre and trumpet, after John Flaxman
Box 1, Folder 10Photographs
Reproduction of a painting of Queen Victoria, 1837
Labels with Victoria's autograph and "1837" adhered to image. London Stereoscopic Co.

Queen Victoria cabinet card, ca 1890
Photograph by James Lafayette. James Lafayette was the pseudonym of James Stack Lauder (1853-1923).

The Queen and prince consort, March 1, 1861
Carte de visite by Mayall. March 1, 1861.

Queen Victoria with Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales in their wedding clothes, 1863
Carte de visite by Mayall, published by the New Yorik Photographic Co.

H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, 1860
Carte de visite by Matthew Brady.

Victoria, seated, elbow on table, dachsund (looking up) at her feet, ca 1861
Oval albumen print mounted on paper (not contemporary to image). Photograph by Hills & Saunders

Princes Arthur and Leopold, 1860-70s
Stereo card by J. Valentine.

Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, with officers of the army, 1915-1918
Mounted on board, identifications in ink on image.

Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales (Edward VII), the duke of York (George V), and prince Edward of York (Edward VIII), 1894
Albumen print in folding frame.

Floral memorial with image of Queen Victoria, 1882
Stereocard by W. Kilburn, Littleton, New Hampshire. Printed on back the Queen's message to the widow of President Garfield following his death in September 1881: "Words cannot express the deep sympathy I feel for you at this terrible moment, may God support and comfort you, as he alone can."

Queen Victoria, seated, 1880-1900
Unmounted albumen print.

Queen Victoria, standing with book and clipped signature on parchment, 1868
Albumen print mounted on card.
Item removed from frame in 2016. Once listed as "framed picture 3."

Edward VII and Queen Alexandra,signed in blue velvet lined case, 1888
Box 1, Folder 11Postcards, 1900-
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert photographed by Roger Fenton, 1854.
1 card

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert photographed by Mayall, March 1, 1861.
Postcard sent to Robert Metzdorf on June 3, 1973.
1 card

Queen Victoria's writing tables, Osborne House.
Postcard sent to Robert Metzdorf.
1 card

Queen Victoria's bedroom, Osborne House.
Postcard dated June 7, 1957.
1 card

Marquetry armchair set with a plaque of Worcester porcelain of Prince Albert . . . exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Postcard addressed to Robert Metzdorf, April 4, 1973.
1 card

Portrait of Victoria, Peabody Historical Society, 1905
Reproduction of portrait given by Victoria to George Peabody in 1867.

Box 1, Folder 12Ephemera, not print
Part of one of Queen Victoria's caps
Hair from the mane of Queen Victoria's stallion Monarch, August 6, 1898
Printed silk scarf with portrait of royal family, captioned "England's hope"
1 item

Jacquard silk scarf
1 item

1887 Jubilee of her majesty Queen Victoria crowned 20th June 1837.
1 item

Queen Victoria. Chair sculpture by John Risley, 1974. Black wire with black velvet cushion ornamented with black lace and jet beads. (Correspondence with John Ripley concerning construction of chair filed with printed ephemera and photographs. Chair is in rear of stacks, against north wall.)
Queen Victoria. Miniature portrait in color, with veil and small crown. In oval brass frame with loop for hanging. Oil painting.
Leopold II, king of the Belgians. Miniature portrait in color, signed Skeltzner in square gift frame with loop for hanging.
Box 1, Folder 13Correspondence, Robert Metzdorf - John Risley about Victoria chair sculpture, 1974
Box 1, Folder 14 Printed ephemera, 1820-1837
Procession pass, coronation of George IV, 1821
1 item

Pass to Westminster Abbey, coronation of George IV, 1821
1 item

Pass to South Door, Choir Upper Gallery of Westminster Abbey, coronation of George IV, 1821
1 item

Announcement of death of George IV, June 26, 1830
Printed announcement from Windsor, signed by court physicians Henry Halford and Matthew John Tierney.
1 item

Pass to Windsor Castle, obsequies for George IV, July 14-15, 1830
1 item

Box 1, Folder 15Printed ephemera, coronation of Queen Victoria
Pass to North Transept, Westminster Abbey, June 28, 1838
1 item

Ballad to the tune of Royal Charlie
J. Catnach, Printer. Begins "Britons arouse! this is the day, that loyalty shall bear the sway..."
1 item

Spooner's Protean View No. 27, July 28, 1838
"Westminster Abbey fitted up for the Coronation of Queen Victoria, changing to the ceremony of the Homage."
1 item
Purchase, 2017

Spooner's Transformations No. 5, The Royal Rose of England, June 1, 1838
Novelty print published in advance of the coronation. Image of a rose transforms to portrait of newly crowned Queen Victoria wearing tiara, fur mantle and red velvet train and sash. Caption includes "The expectancy and rose of the fair State' Shakespeare."
1 item

Box 1, Folder 16Printed ephemera, 1838-1889
Royal Entertainment, By Command...at Windsor...Hamlet, January 11, 1849
1 item

Royal Entertainment, By Command...at Windsor...The Stranger and Twice Killed, January 18, 1849
1 item

Royal Entertainment, By Command...at Windsor...Julius Caesar, February 1, 1850
1 item

"A Last Call at the Palace of Glass", 1851
Martin Farguhar Tupper's tribute to Queen Victoria and to Prince Albert's staging of the 1851 Exhibition.
1 item

Royal Entertainment, By Command...at Windsor...King John, February 6, 1852
1 item

Invitation to Constantinople Views at Egyptian Hall, January 16, 1854
Printed invitation addressed in manuscript to Peter Cunningham and signed Albert Smith.
1 item

Program, Baptism of the Princess Victoria Louise, June 20, 1870
1 item

Menu, state dinner, marriage of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, April 27, 1882
1 item

Program, Buckingham Palace concert, July 3, 1885
1 item

Program, Buckingham Palace concert, July 15, 1887
1 item

Royal menu, May 24, 1887
1 item

To the Queen's private apartments printed movable toy, 1843-1846
Has been trimmed, now lacks publisher's statement: 'G.A.H. Dean & Co. Threadneedle St.'

Spooner's Transformations, No. 9. The Queen on her charger in the Windsor uniform, October 2, 1838
Spooner's Transformations, No. 12. "The union of the flowers or the royal marriage", 1840
Box 1, Folder 17Printed ephemera, 1890-
Program and pass Funeral of Prince Henry of Battenberg, February 5, 1896
Printed program; Circular "on duty pass and re-pass" No. 1 ; hand drawn map (torn)St. Mildred's Church
3 Items

Stationery, Windsor Castle
3 Items

Stationery, Osborne House
1 item

Mechanical novelty, Nonpareil, A New and Much Admired (Pear) Pair to be Introduced at the Royal Table
1 item

Stationery, Balmoral Castle
1 item

Souvenir bookmark, Diamond Jubilee, 1897
Lyrics of "God Save our gracious Queen" on back. Embossed, diecut chromolithograph pPublished by Raphael Tuck and Sons, Ltd.

Hold-to-light postcard, Crystal Palace, ca. 1900
Box 1, Folder 18Printed ephemera, funeral of Queen Victoria, 1901
Admission card for Royal Motor Ship "Scot", February 1, 1901
The "Scot" accompanied the royal yacht "Alberta" which bore the Queen's body from Osborne to the mainland.

Admission card to memorial in Westminster Abbey, February 2, 1901
1 item

Box 1, Folder 19Images of royal family
Victoria as infant c. 1875
Embossed chromolithograph

Victoria at 26, J . Champagne, J. McGoffin, engraving
Removed from a bound volume, interleaving tissue attached.

Victoria by unidentified engraver
Her most gracious Majesty the Queen. Drawn by R.J. Lane. Engraved by E. Scriven, February 10, 1840,
Removed from bound volume.

Victoria R. Drawn and engraved H.B. Holl. Published by Ackermann, 1840
Removed from bound volume.

Victoria. Reproduction of mezzotint by G.W.H. Ritchie
Removed from bound volume, interleaving tissue attached.

Queen Victoria. Engraved for the Ladies Repository by W. Wellstood
Removed from bound volume.

Victoria in crown, reproduction of engraving
Removed from bound volume.

Queen Victoria in Diamond Jubilee regalia, ca. 1897
Clipped from an unknown publication.

Queen Victoria in coronation robes. Victoria and Albert Museum Coloured Reproductions, no. 17.
Her most gracious majesty, engraving, 1830s
Victoria, and below, View on Windsor Castle terrace eastern front. engraving
Removed from bound volume.

Victoria R.I., photogravure
In mourning attire. Removed from bound volume.

Etching by Reed. Parody of "The nightmare", November 1973
State 3.

Her most gracious majesty Victoria. Reproduction of engraving drawn by J. J. Lane, engraved by Finden
Mounted to card.

Victoria as a young queen, in dark dress, blue sash and orders, holding a fan and handkerchief. Chromolithograph
Mounted to card with printed gold frame.

Queen Victoria and Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales. Hand colored chromolithograph
George Baxter Needle prints.
George Baxter (1804–1867) was a British artist and early color printer.
Ten 1 x 1 7/8" oil prints of various scenes including portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, possibly from the "Regal Set" mounted on card. Removed from frame, 2017.

Victoria R. as young woman, wearing dark blue dress, bright blue sash. "Engraved for Lady's Book for March."
Prince Albert, Consort of Victoria in court robes, holding plumed hat.
Mounted to acidic card.

Box 2Coins, medals, miniature portrait paintings
Victoria shilling, 1838.
Victoria gold sovereign, 1866.
Victoria silver coin, 1887.
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The International Industrial Exhibition, 1851.
Great Exhibition, 1851. Crystal Palace opened MDCCCLIV
Great Exhibition, 1851. H.R.H. Prince Albert. Struck in the building of the exhibition
Edward VII silver coronation medal, 1902.
George V silver coronation medal, 1911.
2 Items

International Exhibition, 1862. To the commemoration of his late R.H. the Prince Consort Albert.
Her majesty Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg and Gotha. Christening of the Prince of Wales born November 9, 1841.
Albert Edward Prince of Wales. Born Nov. 9 1841. St. Pauls Cathedral. London, 1872.
Queen Victoria born May 24th 1819 ascended the throne 20th June 1837 Jubilee of her majesty's reign 1887.
Victoria 1837-1897 Diamond Jubilee. Canada congratulates her queen.
Victoria annum regni sexagesimum feliciter clandif xx iun MDCCCXCVII.
Victoria Regina. Burma 1885-7.
Victoria Regina et imperatrix. Canada.
Art treasures exhibition Manchester, 1857. Exhibition of Art treasures of the United Kingdom opened at Manchester by his royal highness Prince Albert, May 5, 1857. In brass box.
Centennial anniversary, 1819 May 24, 1919. World War victory celebration, Boston 1919.
Honi soit qui mal y pense 1887. [Silver coin shaved on one side and enamelled, mounted in silver broach]
Wax seal impression showing Queen Victoria on throne
Flat Box 3Oversized iconography and ephemera
Primarily printed materials, up to 16 x 20 inches, some with hand coloring.

Flat Box 3, Folder 1Coronation of Queen Victoria
"State procession, from the Queen's palace to the western door of Westminster Abbey, on the 28th of June, the day of her majesty coronation..."
1 item

"The grand coronation of Queen Victoria, June 28, 1838." London J. Fairburn. Hand colored engraving.
"Le Couronnement de la Reine. 28 Juin 1838. By permission of Messrs. Graves and Co.
The coronation of her most gracious majesty at Westminster Abbey, June 28, 1838. London, published by William Morgan, July 3rd, 1838.
"The queen in her coronation robes. From the picture by Sir George Hayter, R.A. at Windsor Castle." Magazine of Art, Jubilee number.
The Queen's Visit to the City. An invention for the benefit of Householders in the Intended Line of Procession on 9th November 1837.
Published by S. Knight Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange. On 9 November 1837, the new Queen Victoria made her first official visit to the City of London, with a grand procession and a banquet at Guildhall. Victoria had acceded to the crown in June, but her coronation was not to be until the following year, and the public were eager for a sight of the new Queen. High levels of anticipation of the event led to this "invention" of a viewing system for the crowds: a wooden case in which 35 viewers can be efficiently stacked. The illustration depicts characters from Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers occupying such a case. The Pickwick Papers was as topical as the Queen's visit itself. Serialised in twenty parts from April 1836, the novel reached its conclusion in November 1837, when it was released as a triple--decker.
Purchased from Marlborough Rare Books, 2016.
10 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches. Uncolored lithograph, slightly trimmed. Printed "Price 4" has been altered in pencil to "6."

Flat Box 3, Folder 2Wedding of Queen Victoria
"The marriage of her majesty Queen Victoria, with his royal highness, Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg and Gotha in the Chapel royal of St. James, Feb. 10th, 1840." Printed by Leferre, Newman St., published by William Spooner. Hand colored lithograph.
"The declaration of her majesty Queen Victoria, concerning her marriage, made in council on the 23d of November, 1839." London, John Fairburn. Portrait of Victoria in state robes at top of broadside. Handcolored lithograph.
2 items

"Ceremonial to be observed at the marriage of the Queen's most excellent majesty with his royal highness Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emanuel . . . February the 10th, 1840." Printed by Samuel Bentley, London.
3 pages

"Victoria, Albert. married February 10, 1840. Engraved by J. Rogers. Original miniatures."
Victoria koenigen von Grossbritannien. Engraving made by Carl Mayer after Vaughan
Flat Box 3, Folder 3Queen Victoria, 1820-1880
Primarily portraits of the Queen alone but also with Prince Albert and their children.

Queen Victoria. Hand colored lithograph by Currier and Ives, 152 Nassau St, New York. Copy, in reverse, of portrait by Winterhalter
Surface soiling and staining.

Portrait of Victoria in veil by unidentified engraver
2 items

"Royal aquatic excursion." Movable flap opens to show the Queen, Prince Consort, King Edward VII as Prince of Wales, Princess Royal and infant Princess Alice. Dean and co, Threadneedle Street. Hand colored lithograph., ca. 1845
"Queen Victoria." Engraving of Victoria in bonnet.
"Her majesty Queen Victoria." Engraved by James Posselwhite from a painting by Henry Corbould
"Her majesty Queen Victoria." Engraving, young Queen looking back over her right shoulder.
Victoria. [holding bouquet of roses, thistles and shamrocks]
Victoria R.I. [Neoclassical bas relief in profile]
Flat Box 3, Folder 3"Victoria at 26." Engraving of the Queen on balcony holding a fan, signed: J. Champagne, J. McGoffin
"Victoria. Queen of England." Hand-colored lithograph of Queen in ermine trimmed robe, signed Abbott. Lithography by D.W. Kellogg and Company, Hartford, Connecticut
"Her majesty Queen Victoria, in her coronation robes, seated in St. Edward's chair..." [mounted with] silk bookmark "New York féte in honor of the marriage of her majesty Queen Victoria to his royal highness Prince Albert..."
Queen Victoria in state robes, holding documents. Chromolithograph by Le Blond mounted on framed leaf.
Victoria. Queen of England. Engraved on steel by John Sartain after F. Winterhalter.
Her most gracious majesty Queen Victoria. Engraving of Victoria seated on garden balustrade
Her most gracious majesty Queen Victoria. Engraving signed: Sir W.C. Ross and Wm. Holl. Published by R.A. Fisher, Son and Co.
S.M. la Reine Victoria. Lithograph by Gavarni. Imp. Lemercier, Paris.
Victoria R. Engraving of seated Victoria holding a letter by H. Robinson, printed by R. Thorburn
Victoria, Painted by William Fouler. Engraved by J.R. Jackson. Published Jan. 1st, 1847 by H.G. Bohn, York St, Covent Garden, London.
Queen Victoria at the Drury Lane Theatre.
The Prince and Princess of Wales. hand colored lithograph published by Currier and Ives, from a photograph by Mayall
Queen Victoria, original watercolor by Franz Xavier Winterhalter, 1855.
Queen Victoria as young woman in state robes. Hand colored lithograph, unsigned
Victoria Koenigin von Grossbritannien.
Engraving, C. Mayer, sc. Profile of Victoria, ca. 1838 with floral wreath in hair.

"Her most gracious majesty Queen Victoria." Hartford, published by D.W. Kellogg and Co. Hand colored lithograph.
Flat Box 3, Folder 4Queen Victoria, 1880-
Queen Victoria, seated with walking stick. Photo by Russell and Sons, Baker St. W. Rembrandt Photogravure.
Victoria R. I. Photolithograph by D. Appleton and Company, ca. 1887
"Victoria R. copyright by S. Hollyer, 1899"
Christmas Card. "A merry Christmas with kind regards and beat wishes" colored lithograph of Windsor Castle with portrait of Victoria, on one side, places associated with Victoria on the other, 1880s
Nearly full-length portrait of Queen Victoria, standing holding a fan and wearing the crown of India. c.1887
"Souvenir portrait of her most gracious majesty Queen Victoria, empress of India. From a photograph by Walery, Regent St. Presented with "The Gentlewomen" Photolithograph on silk.

Nearly full-length portrait of Queen Victoria, standing holding a fan and wearing the crown of India. c.1887
Photolithograph on paper.

Orange crate label. "Victoria Brand. Grown and packed on Arlington Heights by Victoria Avenue Citrus Association, Riverside, Riverside Co, Cal. Schmidt Litho. Co., L.A., ca. 1930s
Queen Victoria, Golden Jubilee portrait, 1887
Queen Victoria with sash and orders, engraving by H.E. Hall, New York.
Flat Box 3, Folder 5Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain
"In memory of H.R.H. the Prince Consort. Born Aug. 26, 1819. Died Dec. 14, 1861." J. Windsor, London, embossed paper with mourning border.
"Prince Albert." Published by N. Currier, 2 Spruce St, New York. Hand colored lithograph.
His royal highness the Prince Consort, K.G. Engraved by D. J. Pound from a photograph by Mayall
Prince Albert with sword. Hand colored lithograph signed Kelloggs and Thayer, New York; E.B. and E.C. Kellogg, Hartford, Conn.; H. Needham, Buffalo.
Discolored by acid burn

Prince Albert with sword and rolled document. Hand colored lithograph published by J. Baillie, New York
Flat Box 3, Folder 6Victoria, Consort of Frederick III. (The Princess Royal)
"The Princess Victoria"
"The first pledge of love, the nurse presenting the princess royal to Prince Albert. Born Nov. 21, 1840." Published Feb. 22, 1841 by J. Fairburn. Hand colored engraving.
"Her royal highness the princess Alexandrina Victoria only child of his late royal highness the duke of Kent." Drawn by Wivell from a bust by Turnerelli. Engraved by J. Thomson.
"Her royal highness the princess Victoria" engraving by W. Read.
"Victoria and Albert. With princess royal, born November 21, 1840."
Flat Box 3, Folder 7Images of buildings, persons
Does not include members of the British royal family.

"By the queen. A proclamation for a public thanksgiving." London, Eyre and Spottiswood, 1856.
Broadside, mounted to acidic board.

W.E. Gladstone, woven in pure silk. W.H. Grant, manufacturer, Foleshill, Coventry, ca. 1884
Textile mounted in paper frame, printed advertisement for W. H. Grant on back dated 1884. 4 x 6 inches.

The Crystal Palace. "The magnificent building, for the world's fair of 1851; built of iron and glass, in Hyde Park, London." Hand colored lithograph by N. Currier.
Statesman No. 1, Benjamin Disraeli. Vanity Fair. January 30, 1869. Chromolithograph.
Mounted to acidic board.

Design for a Wellington testimonial. Published by T. McLean, 26 Haymarket, July 18th, 1839. H.B. Sketches no. 605.
Benjamin Disraeli by Daniel Maclise. Original pencil and chalk drawing on blue paper.
New version of the two kings of Brentford smelling at one rose. Published by T. McLean, 16 Haymarket, Feb. 1843. H.B. Sketches no. 759, lithograph.
Balmoral Castle. Hand colored lithograph.
Mounted to board, acid burn from prior framing.

Osborne House. Hand colored lithograph.
Poor condition, some surface loss, upper left corner missing.

Flat Box 3, Folder 8Broadsides; original art
Plan and elevations of gun carriage and coffin, showing draping of flags, and placement of insignia, dated 1896. Ink and watercolor drawing.
Tombstone inscription. Henry Maurice, prince of Battenburg . . . died Jan. 20, 1896, ink.
Cartoon: "New version of the two kings of Brentford smelling at one rose!" Published by T. McLean, 16 Haymarket, Feb. 1843. H.B. Sketches no. 759, lithograph.
Satirical image in the series 'Political Sketches,' published by Thomas McLean, 1821-1851 depicting Lord Brougham holding up an olive branch, which Queen Victoria and the French King, Louis Philippe (1773-1850)are smelling.

"Queen's visit to the city. An invention for the benefit of Householders in the Intended Line of Procession on 9th November 1837." By Christopher South
Satirical broadside published by S. Knight Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange. Describes a partitioned wooden case that would allow 35 people to view a procession from a window. Characters from Dickens' Pickwick Papers are mentioned in the text.

Pair of Diamond Jubilee souvenir handkerchiefs, 1897
Two printed cotton handkerchiefs, depicting industrial and technological advances between 1837 and 1897. among these are: warships, printing press, weaving and representations of British colonies.

Flat Box 4Journals, published music
Queen Victoria's Band March, as performed by the military bands, composed by Stephen Glover, 1837
Music-cover; vignette of Queen Victoria on horseback in adaptation of possibly a military uniform; soldier to right and to left; Windsor Castle in background. Lithograph by Endicott.

Her majesty's authorized edition of God save the queen . . . by Sir John Stevenson M.D. London, 1837.
The Graphic Jubilee number, June 20, 1887.
Sixty years a queen. Her majesty's printers pictorial volume Part 9, 1897
Illustrated London News Diamond Jubilee number, 1897.
The Graphic Queen's Diamond Jubilee number June 1, 1897.
"Some events of her majesty's reign. From pictures in the private collection of H.M. the Queen.", 1897
Figaro Juillet 1897.
Incomplete.

The Sphere. Queen Victoria funeral number, February 9, 1901. .
The Sphere. Special coronation number. [1911]
Flat Box 5Newspapers; oversize prints and broadsides
Facsimile, The Sun. June 28, 1838. Coronation of Victoria, printed in gold.
The Sun. February 10, 1840. Marriage of Victoria and Albert.
The New World. March 14, 1840. Marriage of Victoria and Albert.
New-York American. March 9, 1840. Marriage of Victoria and Albert.
The Times. (London.) May 31, 1842. Assassination attempt upon Victoria.
Exhibition of the work of industry of all nations. 1851. Certificate for P. Thompson to accompany silver medal for submission of design for building. Signed by Prince Albert.
Horizontal fold with some tearing.

State procession, from the Queen's palace to the western door of Westminster Abbey, on the 28th of June, 1838, the day of her majesty's coronation.
Broadside, printed in blue and red. Paritally mounted, broken at folds.

Queen Victoria, engraved by G.T. Payne from a painting by H. Pidding. Published May 1839 by R. Charles, Thos. McLean, London.
"I quitted her majesty's presence with a feeling of deep respect for the frankness, the intelligence, the decision and firmness which characterized her majesty's demeanor." Extract from a speech of the Duke of Wellington. House of Lords, May 14th, 1839.

Official program of the Queen's visit to Bristol, November 15, 1899.
Printed in black on Japanese paper with motifs and figures in red.

Bound manuscript volumes and photograph albums
Volume 1Victoria, Queen of England. Sketchbook, 1887-1888.
Pencil and watercolor drawings by the Queen in her jubilee year and later. Includes a view of Florence from the terrace of the Villa Palmieri which she rented for a time in 1888.
1 boxes, 1 manuscript volume

Volume 2Louise, princess royal, Duchess of Fife. Sketchbook, 1884.
Drawings of landscapes, flowers, costumes, and imaginary scenes, four of which are signed "Louise."
1 boxes, 1 manuscript volume

Volume 3Arthur, Duke of Connaught. Journal of my tour in Switzerland & Germany, July 24-August 4, 1864
1 boxes, 1 manuscript volume

Volume 4Manuscript selections from court circular detailing the activities of Alexandra, Princess of Wales, 1889-1894., January 12, 1889-September 29, 1894
1 boxes, 1 manuscript volume

Volume 5Carte de visite photograph album. Sir Charles Barry family and Prince and Princess of Wales.
24 photographs of architect of the Houses of Parliament Sir Charles Barry, Lady Barry, and members of their family; Prince of Wales.
1 box

Volume 6Carte de visite photograph album. English royal family, English political and literary figures, European royalty and political figures, 1870
Contains manuscript index to contents, dated "Melbury Lodge, Winchester Nov. 28, 1870."
1 box

Volume 7Carte de visite photograph album. English royal family, European royalty, and European celebrities.
1 Box

Volume 8Cabinet photograph album. English royal family, European royalty.
1 Box

Volume 9Scrapbook of printed ephemera of Queen Victoria and her circle compiled by Rev. David Norton, c.1935-1945.
1 Box

Volume 10Album. "Recollections from 1849-1868 given to her faithful attendant John Brown by Victoria Reg Jan. 1, 1876. Vol. I".
Inscribed by Queen Victoria: "Recollections from 1849 to 1868 Given to her faithful Attendant John Brown by Victoria Reg Jan 1, 1876, Vol. I." Album consists of 129 photographs, engravings, postcards and sketches. Subjects include: Balmoral, Windsor, Osborne, Reinhardsbrunn, Coburg, and Scottish scenes. Includes a photograph of the Queen riding a pony with John Brown and John Grant, head keeper at Balmoral, near by.
1 volume

Volume 11Photograph album. "A sua maesta la regina Victoria di Inghilterra imperatrice delle Indie. Firenze 1888".
1 volume

Volume 12 Lee, Adam. Description of structure and decoration of St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster.
1 volume

Volume 13Panorama. The Splendid Procession of Queen Victoria to her Coronation on the 28th of 1838, displaying every portion of the royal cortege...
Hand-colored lithograph in accordion format, published by Relfe and Fletcher, 17, Cornhill. Publisher's binding of blue vertical rib cloth, stamped in gold. Housed in custom portfolio.

Volume 14Panorama. Fores' Correct Representation of the State Procession on the Occasion of the August Ceremony of Her Majesty's Coronation, June 28, 1838.
1 Box

Volume 15Panorama. The marriage procession of Victoria & Albert, 1840
Original green watered silk stamped in gold on front cover; silver clasp; advertisement on pastedowns, boards detached. Published by Fores, 41 Piccadilly, Corner of Sackville Street. Lithograph in accordion format.

Volume 16Panorama. Robins' Panoramic Representation of the Queen's Royal Progress through the City of London, November 9, 1837
"...Displaying every portion of the Royal and Civic Procession on that splendid and memorable occasion, as well as the Whole Line of Streets from Temple Bar to Guildhall, With their numerous Decorations, the Booths of the City Companies, Christ's Hospital,etc. The While extending to Nearly Ten Feet in Length."
Purchase, 2017.
Hand colored lithograph. Modern blue cloth case with facsimilies of the original endpapers. Extensive repairs to folds.

Box 6Crystal Palace. Baxter prints of interior and exterior in original case, 1851-1852
Case broken at hinge.

Box 7Diamond Jubilee souvenir beaker, Portsmouth celebration, 1897
Image of Queen Victoria surrounded by thistle, clover and roses printed in blue-green ink on one side,"Portsmouth Celebraition. Councillor G.E. Couzens Mayor 1897" on the other. Gilt edging at top rim worn. No maker mark In custom clamshell.

Flat Box 8Appointment of James Wigram to be judge assistant to the Lord Chancellor lord keeper of the seal. Oct. 30, 1841.
Vellum document with great seal in silver box.

Framed materials.
B.Israel. [Queen Victoria] "This portrait of her most gracious majesty the queen has taken four years and seven months to execute and describes the history of her life, containing 173,000 words. Published to commemorate her diamond jubilee, June 22nd, 1897."
Victoria R.I., 1897 by A. Forestier, Cimiez (France), 1897.
Edward VII. London, published Feb. 10th, 1864, by P.H.D. Colnagho Scott & co, Edinburgh, Wm. Blackwood and sons. The Prince of Wales in Academic dress. Engraving.


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