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"The History of an Old Ayrshire Mansion", circa 1894-1899
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
Twelve-page manuscript by an unknown relative of Alice Boyd, possibly Margaret Courtney-Boyd or another of Boyd's nieces, which includes a detailed report on the history and inhabitants of Penkill Castle during the time of Alice Boyd's residence, with special attention to the activities of several major Pre-Raphaelites, including William Bell Scott, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, Arthur Hughes, and others.
Alice Boyd's correspondence is followed by family correspondence, arranged alphabetically by sender, with other documents and manuscripts at the end.
- Custodial History
This collection was a part of William E. Fredeman's large collection of books, artwork, and manuscripts related to the Pre-Raphaelites and their circle, which he developed from the 1950s through the 1990s. Fredeman acquired these papers, which were once housed at Penkill Castle, from descendants of the Alice Boyd family.
All materials were retained with the collection, with the exception of a large metal strong box that originally housed the Scott family papers.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Kelly Bolding in April, 2014. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in April, 2014.
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The collection is open for research.
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- Credit this material:
"The History of an Old Ayrshire Mansion"; William E. Fredeman Collection of William Bell Scott, the Scott Family, and Alice Boyd, C1459, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 4