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Middleton notebooks. Notebooks and drawings of John Henry Middleton

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Middleton notebooks. Notebooks and drawings of John Henry Middleton
Level of description
Extent and format
Seventeen notebooks, and unbound papers (18), in a black box. Oblong octavo. Leather, black (3, 5-7, 10, 12, 14) or maroon (8, 9, 11, 13, 15-17); leather spines, black, green or brown (4, 1, 2 respectively). Together with a collection of larger drawings, many coloured and measured, relating mainly to Rome (some used to illustrate Middleton's Ancient Rome (1885, 1892)), Roman antiquities in England, English medieval architecture, consecration crosses; with a few relating to Cairo, Greek antiquities (in a red portfolio, large quarto).
Scope and content
Notebooks and drawings of John Henry Middleton (1847-96). Middleton practised for some years as an architect. His publications included Ancient Rome (1885, 1892), and many papers in Archaeologia, etc. The notebooks reflect his wide interests; some are used at one end for classical topics and at the other for medieval, and many have indexes. Many w/cols, plans, etc., throughout; MID/004 consists entirely of sketches.
Middleton, John Henry (1846-1896), archaeologist and antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 709
Archival history
Part of the collection presented by the compiler's widow, 26 Nov.1896.
System of arrangement
The notebooks have now been arranged in chronological order (Middleton's numbering, where present, is also indicated).
Related units of description
Proc., 2nd ser., 16 (1895-7), 236.