Bewick collections outside the UKBewick Resources in the rest of the world
There is a wealth of Bewick material abroad to access and enjoy, and it is hoped that this listing will assist the avid researcher or just the curious browser into more corners of Bewick’s world than they may have realised existed. It is only the regular use by scholars and fellow enthusiasts of these collections, which will help maintain their importance and conservation for the future.
For information about collections of Bewick's original wood blocks we refer especially to Graham Carlisle's chapter 'The American Connection: the dispersal of Bewick's engraved wood blocks since 1942' in Bewick Studies: Essays in Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Thomas Bewick 1753-1828, edited by David Gardner-Medwin, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2003.
The Bewick Society is seeking further information about the locations of special collections of Bewick materials anywhere in the world and we would be grateful for any contributions in this regard.
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7324
The Newberry Library is one of the world's leading independent research libraries. Focusing on the humanities, the Library's evolving collections embrace the history and literature of the civilisations of Western Europe and the Americas.
The University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Amongst its collections of Bewick material are the following...
28 wood blocks
The original wood blocks used for the following prints from the Memorial Edition of Thomas Bewick's Works. Vol.1: p. xxxi-xxxv. Vol.2: p. 2, 14, 113, 123, 124, 146, 251, and 324. Vol. 3: p. 222, 281, 394 and 459. Vol. 4: p. 199. Vol. 5: p. 347. The printed work can be found in the Special Collections Research Center under the call number: QL3.B57 Rare.
University of Chicago. Library. Manuscript. Crerar Ms. 259.
For additional information about the collection, please contact the Special Collections Research Center directly.
Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
201 Olin Library
Ithaca, NY 14853-5301 USA
Cornell University Library (CUL) is one of the twelve largest academic research libraries in the United States. Within its 20 unit libraries, holdings number more than 7 million volumes and 7 million microforms. CUL subscribes to nearly 65,000 journals and serial publications, and provides access to more than 100,000 networked databases and other electronic resources. More than 115,000 volumes are added to the Library’s collections each year.
CUL holds a large collection of Bewick printed material, from the earliest to the latest.
Art Gallery of Alberta
100-10230 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4P6
The Art Gallery of Alberta (formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery) is a public art gallery located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Its collection of well over 5,000 works of art includes historical and contemporary paintings, sculptures, installation works and photographs by Canadian and international artists.