Art & Architecture

Primary Sources

A location register of archival documents relating to artists, designers and craftspeople in publicly-accessible collections in the UK and Ireland.

Manuscript & printed works, c1550-1850, highlighting the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature & philosophy.

Searchable digital collections, including photos (esp. the Howes Brothers Collection), objects, artifacts & maps; the Historic House Inventory, indexed plot map of the Old Burial Grounds & full-text of The Hampshire Gazette, 1786+ (in progress).

Color digital images of rare books, ads, cartoons, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.

1450-1850

Covers social history, early commerce, trade, colonization, industry, political systems, revolutions, slavery, exploration, philosophy, and more.

1840-1940

Primary source documents on major expositions. Covers architecture, fine & decorative arts, technology, industrial design, science, entertainment, urban planning, manufacturing, cultural history, etc.

Primary source material on popular entertainment in America, Britain & Europe, 1779-1930, including spiritualism, circuses, music halls & theater, etc.