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Letters of Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell to Janet Camp Troxell


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Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962

Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell was a British museum curator and rare book and manuscript collector. Janet Troxell was an American collector of manuscripts.

The collection contains approximately 175 letters by Cockerell, written after Cockerell's retirement as director (1908-1937) of the Fitzwilliam Museum, to Janet Troxell, an American collector of manuscripts, discussing, in part, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Kelmscott Press, and Cockerell's rare book and manuscript collections. Also present are correspondence between Dorothy Webster Hawksley, the artist, and Janet Troxell, some photographs of Cockerell, and photographs of drawings by Hawksley.

Gift of Mrs. Troxell via. Prof Dudley Johnson April 3, 1981 (AM81-63).

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Letters of Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, 1937-1959. 4 folders.
Scope and Contents

2 ALsS from Rosamund Frer, 1937. 31 ALsS to Janet Troxell, 1938-1952. 37 ALsS to Mrs. Troxell, 1953. 3 ALsS to Mrs. Troxell from Dorothy Hawksley. 1 to Cockerell from "Margaret", 1953. 1 from "Janet", 1953. 1 from not legible [Mrs. Troxell], 1953. 46 ALsS to Janet Troxell, 1954. 9 to Troxell from Dorothy Hawksley, 1954. 1 to Cockerell signed "Anna", 1954. 1 to Cockerell from [Janet Troxell]. 20 ALsS to Janet Troxell, 1955, 4 are written by Hawksley but signed by Sir Sydney. 9 ALsS to Janet Troxell, 1956. 2 ALsS to Janet Troxell, written by Hawksley but signed by Cockerell, 1957. 2 ALsS to Janet Troxell from Dorothy W. Hawksley, 1957. 1 ALsS to Cockerell from "Gilliam", 1957. 1 to Janet Troxell, written by Hawksley, but signed by Cockerell, 1958. 2 ALsS to Janet Troxell, 1958. 1 ALS to Janet Troxell, 1959. TL to Cockerell, Xmas not signed [Troxell]. TL to Cockerell, not signed [Troxell]. 3 TL to Cockerell? not dated or signed. 1 ALS to "Dearest Carlie", 1920, by John Ruskin Jevern.

Physical Description

4 folders

14 Photographs and photographs of drawings by Dorothy W. Hawksley, 1952-1954. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Printed Material, 1931-1964. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

5 newspaper clippings, 1 envelope addressed to Mrs. Troxell from Cockerell, 1964. 1 to Cockerell, 1931. 1 telegram from Cockerell to Troxell. 3 pieces of printed matter.

Physical Description

1 folder

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