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Guide to the Alexander Anderson Print Collection
 PR 216

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Jenny Gotwals

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 17, 2022
Description is in English.

Scope and Contents

The Alexander Anderson Print Collection spans the period from 1791 to the 1860s and primarily contains works by Anderson. The bulk of the collection is wood engravings after scenes by European artists, trade cards, vignette engravings, medical engravings, and scrapbooks kept by Anderson's family members with examples of his wood engravings pasted in. Some material is quite small, so the engravings have generally been separated by size. The collection includes several pen and ink drawings, as well as some watercolors, by Anderson. The collection is arranged in four series: Works by Anderson; Scrapbooks of Anderson's Work; Works by Others; and Documentation.


The collection is organized in four series:

Series I. Works by Anderson
Series II. Scrapbooks of Anderson's Work
Series III. Works by Others
Series IV. Documentation