Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Engravings Collection:

An Inventory of its Contents, 1720-1895 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Rare Books, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Title: Engravings Collection,
Dates: 1720-1895 and undated
Abstract: The collection contains various engravings, primarily from English periodicals of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Collection # R40.1
Quantity: 1 box (2.5 inches)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Scope and Contents:

This collection contains engravings from 1720-1895, along with several undated prints. The geographical focus of the images in the collection is the United Kingdom, although India, Italy, and France are represented. Most of the images depict buildings during the Georgian and Victorian eras, though portraits and landscapes are common. There are several engravings of abbeys, large estates and castles, taverns, government buildings, and street scenes. It appears that many of the engravings were taken from the pages of books and newspapers.

Animals: Fallow Deer; Kangaroo Beetle; Rattlesnake.

Battle Scenes: Highland Brigade.

British Castles and Grand Estates: The Albany; Balmoral Castle, Scotland; Bruce Castle, Tottenham; Buckingham Palace; Chester Terrace, Regent Park; Chesterfield House; Cornwall Terrace, Regent Park; Cumberland Terrace, Regent Park; Grimsthorpe Castle; Hackney Manor House; Hampton Court; Hanwell Park, Middlesex; Holland House, Kensington; Kew Palace; Laleham Park, Middlesex; Lancaster Castle, Lancashire; Lyme Hall, Cheshire; Marylebone House; St. James Palace; Sussex Place, Regent Park; Villas in Regent Park; Whitehall Palace; Windsor Palace; Wolsey’s Tower, Esher; York Terrace, Regent Park.

Depictions of Chaucer’s England: The Tabard; Geoffrey Chaucer; Coventry; Stanton Harcourt.

English Churches and Religious Institutions: All-Souls Church; Ancient Abbey of St. Saviors Bermondsey; Castle Hill, Scarborough, Yorkshire; Chapter House, Howden, Yorkshire; Church of St. Catherine Cree; Doncaster; Dudley Priory, Worcestershire; Easby Abbey, Yorkshire; Fountains Abbey ruins, Yorkshire; Harrow Church; Lambeth Palace; “The Ladye Chapel,” St. Saviour’s, Southwark; Matlock Church, Derbyshire; Middle Temple; Mill-Hill Chapel; Moravian Chapel; New Church, Stepney; Old St. Paul’s; Sion House; St. Andrew’s Church; St. Augustine’s Church, Middlesex; St. Dionis Backchurch; St. Dunstan’s; St. Katherine; St. Michael’s; St. Peter’s Church, Pimlico; St. Philip’s Chapel; Westminster Abbey; Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire. English coffeehouses: Dolly’s Coffee-House; Garraway’s Coffeehouse; White’s Club.

English countryside: Chesil Bank; Cowdray Hall; Clifton Baths-Terrace Gravesend; Clouds with Windmill; Darthmouth; Drug Mill of the Apocatheries Company; Highgate Archway; Hornsby Wood House, Middlesex; Kettel Hall, Oxford; King John’s Castle (gateway), Middlesex; Luton Hoe, Bedfordshire; Norwich; Tees Viaduct; Turnbridge Wells; “Queen’s Head and Artichoke,” Marylebone Park; Weston Bridge, Bath. English Government Buildings: Custom House; Excise Office; Guildhall, London; Horse Guards; Royal Exchange; Tower of London; Treasury. English Hospitals and Asylums: Greenwich Hospital; London Orphan Asylum. English Inns: Crown and Sceptre Inn; Four Swan Inn; Old “Black and Bull Inn.”

English Monuments and Statues: Achilles Statue, Hyde Park; Duke of York column; Hyde Park Grand Entrance; Old Charing Cross.

English Prisons: Coldbath Fields; Fleet Prison; Giltspur Street.

English Schools: Christ’s Hospital; Pembroke College Gateway; Royal College of Surgeons; School Quadrangle; St. Paul’s School; University of London.

English Taverns: “Gun Tavern”; “Horns” Tavern, Kennington; Old Queens Head.

English Tea-Gardens: “Black Lion,” Chelsea; “Monster Tea-Gardens”; “Old Crown Inn,” Highgate.

French Scenes: French Revolution of 1848; Louis-Philippe.

India: Patna.

Irish Scenes: Maynooth College; Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Italian Scenes: Gaeta; Naples; Palermo.

London: Remains of Medieval Walls/Gates: Cripplegate; Watch-Tower; Ludgate Hill.

London Street Scenes: Aldgate; Belgrave Square; Borough, High Street; Burlington Arcade; Cheapside; Connaught Place; Corn Exchange, Mark Lane; Crockford’s Club; Crosby Hall; Curing house; Drury Lane; Draper’s Hall, Throgmorton Street; Goldsmith’s Hall; Gracechurch Street; Greenwich Park; Grosvenor Gallery, Park Lane; High Street, Southwark; Johnson’s Court; Kingston House, Knightsbridge; Langham Place; Lowther Arcade, Strand; Macclesfield Bridge, Regent Park; Newington Butts; Park Village East; Piccadilly, Coventry Street; Ranlagh; Regent Circus, Oxford Street; Regent Street Quadrant; Russell Institution; Sir Paul Pinder’s Lodge and Residence; St. James’ Bazaar; St. John’s Gateway; Stone House, Knightrider Street; Temple Bar; Temple Stairs; “Three Cranes,” Thames Street; Tooley Street.

Middle Eastern Scenes.

Montgomeryshire, Wales.

Ocean Liner Interiors: S.S. Ophir; S.S. Orient.

Portraits: John Bright; Benjamin Disraeli; Mr. and Mrs. William Hunter Kendal; Lord Byron; Lord Viscount Nelson; Marquis of Anglesea; Hannah More; Samuel Parkes; Prince Octavius and Prince Alfred; “The Siren”; W.C. Trevelyan; John Wesley.

Proposed Channel Ferry between France and England, Bird’s Eye View: English Channel.




Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Engravings, English–-18th century
Engravings, English–-19th century
Illustration of books–-England–-19th century
Illustration of books–-England–-18th century
Castles-–Scotland–-19th century–-Pictorial works
Castles–-England–-19th century–-Pictorial works
Church architecture–-England–-Pictorial works
Taverns (Inns)–-England–-Pictorial works
Architecture–-England–-Pictorial works
Public sculpture–-Pictorial works
Subjects (Geographic)
London (England)–-Pictorial works
England–-Popular culture–-Pictorial works
France–-Popular culture–-Pictorial works
India–-Popular culture–-Pictorial works
Ireland–-Popular culture–-Pictorial works
Italy–-Popular culture–-Pictorial works
Scotland–-Popular culture–-Pictorial works

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Engravings Collection, 1720-1895 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):

Date Unknown

Processed by

Amanda Lancaster

Additional Sources

None for the record.

Collection Inventory



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1 1 Battle Scenes, 1 item undated
2 British Castles and Grand Estates, 28 items 1800-1854 and undated
3 Depictions of Chaucer’s England, 2 items 1720-1841 and undated
4 English Churches/Religious Institutions, 37 items 1776-1895 and undated
5 English Coffeehouses, 3 items undated
6 English Countryside, 19 items 1748-1787 and undated
7 English Government Buildings, 8 items 1765-1844 and undated
8 English Hospitals and Asylums, 2 items undated
9 English Inns, 3 items undated
10 English Monuments and Statues, 6 items 1792-1833 and undated
11 English Prisons, 5 items 1840-1879 and undated
12 English Schools, 6 items 1828-1851 and undated
13 English Taverns, 4 items 1820-c.1840
14 English Tea Gardens, 3 items 1820-1830
15 French Scenes, 2 items undated
16 India, 1 item 1834
17 Irish Scenes, 2 items undated
18 Italian Scenes, 3 items undated
19 Kangaroo Beetle, 1 item 1832
20 London: Remains of Medieval Walls/Gates, 2 items 1792-1800
21 London Street Scenes, 49 items 1763-1879 and undated
22 Middle Eastern Scenes, 2 items undated
23 Montgomeryshire, Wales, Map, 1 item undated
24 Ocean Liner Interiors, 2 items 1890
25 Portraits, 12 items 1815-1883 and undated
26 Proposed Channel Ferry between England and France (Bird’s Eye View), 1 item 1872
27 Rattlesnake, 1 item 1833