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Albums of caricatures by John A Hipkins, wood-engraver, with scrap-books containing material collected by or associated with him.

Identifier: MSS.2919-2931

Scope and Contents

The volumes, which have been arranged and provided with biographical notes and lists of contents by John A Hipkins's sister, Miss Edith J Hipkins, the painter, illustrate the cultivated life of London in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth. Since Hipkins himself was deaf, there is much material relating to the artistic and other activities of the deaf.


  • Creation: Late 19th century-early 20th century.

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13 Volumes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented, 1939, by Miss Edith Y Hipkins.


An account of the collection appeared in the 'Scotsman', 28 March 1939.
National Library of Scotland Catalogue of Manuscripts
National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division
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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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