Contents and Arrangement

T. E. Pritt and Henry Wade, "Descriptions of (Yorks) Artificial Trout Flies", 1860

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of a small collection of 19th century trout flies and related manuals by John Sanderson, T. E. (Thomas Evan) Pritt, and Henry Wade. Sanderson's handwritten manual called "Trout Flies - what to make them of and when to use them," (1872, Richmond, Virginia) consists of twenty-three pages and includes two hand-illustrated fly diagrams. Henry Wade (Honorary Secretary to the Wear Valley Angling Association) and T. E. Pritt's manuscript, "Descriptions of (Yorks) Artificial Trout Flies" (1860), consists of about sixty pages. Both manuals detail different flies and the best months to use them. There is also a leather fly wallet with flies enclosed, as well as a small quantity of hackle folders and envelopes containing feathers used for making flies.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated from the collection during 2021 processing.


Processing of this collection was sponsored by the Delafield Fund.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

T. E. Pritt and Henry Wade, "Descriptions of (Yorks) Artificial Trout Flies"; John Sanderson, T. E. Pritt, and Henry Wade Trout Flies and Manuals, C1672, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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