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Collection Number: 11017-z

Collection Title: Elizabeth Eastlake Letters, 1866-1869

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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Size About 45 items
Abstract Lady Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake was an English essayist and translator, who published "Five Great Painters" (1883) and other works. Her husband was Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), director of the National Gallery, 1855-1865. The collection contains frequent brief, personal letters, primarily 1867 and 1868, from Elizabeth Eastlake to Sir William Boxall concerning the interment of and monument to her husband; disposition of his library and private art collection, some of which went to the National Gallery; a handwritten guide to the National Gallery by Elizabeth Eastlake that an employee of Boxall's was transcribing; other writings by Lady Eastlake; and mutual friends and happenings in the art world, especially affairs at the National Gallery.
Creator Eastlake, Elizabeth, 1809-1893.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Elizabeth Eastlake Letters #11017-z, Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Blackwell's in Oxford, England, in February 1976.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Lady Elizabeth Rigby Eastlake was an English essayist and translator, who published "Five Great Painters" (1883) and other works. Her husband was Sir Charles Lock Eastlake (1793-1865), director of the National Gallery, 1855-1865.

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The collection contains frequent brief, personal letters, primarily 1867 and 1868, from Elizabeth Eastlake to Sir William Boxall concerning the interment of and monument to her husband; disposition of his library and private art collection, some of which went to the National Gallery; a handwritten guide to the National Gallery by Elizabeth Eastlake that an employee of Boxall's was transcribing; other writings by Lady Eastlake; and mutual friends and happenings in the art world, especially affairs at the National Gallery.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, May 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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