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Calligraphy, illumination and other artistic work by Dorothy May Callard

 Single Item
MS. Eng. b. 2001

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Comprises 4 parts:

  1. (1) Calligraphy and illumination, comprising (fols. 1-19) single sheet display-pieces, finished or nearly finished, including poems and maxims, most with illuminated borders (fols. 5, 8, 9 were removed from frames on arrival in the Library); (fols. 22-23) reproductions of finished commissions; (fols. 24-56) drafts and unfinished pieces of calligraphy, including two unfinished booklets; (fols. 57-62) scraps of designs for illumination; (fols. 63-66) copies of medieval illumination apparently by pupils, and (fols. 68-79) copies of stained glass, including pages intended for a manuscript booklet on medieval glass, 79 leaves, n.d.
  2. (2) A Calligraphic booklet containing R. Browning's One Word More. To E.B.B., 'printed by D.M. Callard. January 1919.' (fol. 15r), rough paper cover, 17 leaves
  3. (3) Sketch-book, marked on the front pastedown 'Dorothy M. Callard. May 10th 1917. C.S.G.A. Culham', including portraits, flower-designs and views, one (fol. 13r) of 'Sutton Courtenay Church from the East.' dated 1 June 1917, 25 leaves
  4. (4) Drawings and prints, comprising (fols. 2-37) drawings made in a life class (? at the Camberwell School of arts and crafts), 1923-1924 and n.d.; (fols. 38-41) botanical drawings, 1924 and n.d., and (fols. 42-62) prints (several copies each) from six designs, perhaps lino-cuts, n.d., 62 leaves


  • Creation: 1917-1924, n.d.


183 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. Eng. b. 2001

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 6950


Calligraphy, illumination and other artistic work by Dorothy May Callard.

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy May Callard (b 1898) was a calligrapher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Miss D.M. Callard through Mrs. Alison Randall, 1989.

Calligraphy, illumination and other artistic work by Dorothy May Callard
EAD version 2020 by Marion Lowman
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom