Additional Owen family pictures
- Later copy printouts of black and white photographs of Wilfred Owen (one in group), c.1914-1918, plus copy of '5th Manchesters'.
- Watercolour of Plas Wilmot, 'Evening', 27 Jul 1876. Unknown artist.
- Two watercolours by Harold Owen of 'Brines Cottage Happy Valley Pontesbury' [Shropshire], 1910.
- Three etching prints by Harold Owen: Woodcock Breaking Covert, 1930 [2/100]; River Esk, 1929 [7/50]; and African Death Swamp, n.d. Print of woodcock removed from frame, original mount and backing retained.
- Creation: 1876-1930
0.2 Linear metres
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 16204].
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 16204
Additional Owen family pictures, 1876-1930.
Biographical / Historical
(William) Harold Owen (1897-1971) was the younger brother of the war poet, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918). Prior to the First World War, he joined the Merchant Navy; he was transferred to the Royal Navy Reserve in 1916. After the war, Harold studied at Saint Martin's College of Art.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These items were transferred from the English Faculty Library to the Bodleian Library in 2019. They were associated with the Archive of Wilfred Owen, some were on display. It is not clear whether any of the items formed part of the original archive or whether they were all later donations [two items have descriptions of provenance]. The copies of the photographic prints were presumably solely decorative.
- Catalogue of additional Owen family pictures
- Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay
- Language of description
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- Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest