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Hugh Thomson Sketches, 1913, 1919
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Collection number: MS 0045

Abstract:
Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920; Illustrator. Two original pencil drawings from the Highways and Byways series.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

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Biographical Note

Hugh Thomson, best known for his illustrations of popular books, was born on June 1, 1860 in Coleraine, Ireland. His professional career began with an apprenticeship at Marcus Ward and Company, a card manufacturer. In 1883 he moved to London where he met William Comyns Carr, editor of The English Illustrated Magazine. Thomson's work was featured frequently in this publication. He also contributed illustrations to The Graphic. His illustrations can be found in a series called Highways and Byways as well as works by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, James Lane Allen, and Austin Dobson. Thomson was married to Jessie Naismith of Belfast and had one son. He died in England on May 7, 1920 of heart disease.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hugh Thomson Sketches, 1913 and 1919, consist of two original pencil drawings that were published in the Highways and Byways series. The 1913 drawing, titled "Brampton," can be found on page 408 of Highways and Byways in the Border by Andrew and John Lang. The 1919 drawing, titled "At Didbrook," is on page 174 of Highways and Byways in Gloucestershire by Edward Hutton.

Material from this collection is available in an online digital format.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

Unrestricted.

Restrictions on use:

Use of the collection is governed by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Additional Formats

The images from this collection are also available through the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Digital Images Database.

History of the Collection

Processing Information

The sketches were processed by Crystal L. Johnson, 2005.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
8 Dwight Hall
50 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075

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Language
English.


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Subjects
  • England
  • Highways and Byways
  • Hugh Thomson Sketches
  • Thomson
  • Thomson, Hugh, 1860-1920

Genre terms
  • Drawings
  • Illustrations
  • Sketches


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