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Graystone Collection of original watercolours and sketches, 1837 - 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/GRAY

Scope and Contents

Series of drawings and sketch books by J [John] Gwyn Elger [1890s plus various others]; plus small, mainly topographical, sepia / pencil and watercolour drawings by M.A. White; also a drawing by C. Snell / Swell (1837) and one by J.E. Gelding / Gisling / Gosling [1869]; and two Coats of Arms. The places featured are Woodbridge, Suffolk and other places in Suffolk, Wales, Cambridge, London and Europe.
The drawings not by J.E. Elger himself may originally have been collected and owned by him.


  • Creation: 1837 - 1891

Conditions Governing Access



1 file(s) (File) : Paper

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Have been stored in a folder for illustrative plates, dated 1904.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These drawings were transferred from the Rare Books Dept. on 24 July 2001. They had been listed as Graystone 441 and RBK2349 and described as the Graystone Watercolours Collection. It is not clear from the drawings themselves what their [or the artists'] connection with Graystone is, and because of the lack of provenance information / donation correspondence, we can only assume that these papers did eventually belong to the Graystone family, and were probably acquired by Downing College as part of the Graystone bequest.

Related Materials

See DCAR/1/4 for Graystone bequest. DCAR/1/4/2/26 for file on Wynn Ellis; DCHE/1/2/GRAY for reference file.


Graystone, Sidney Wynn (1862-1924)

Finding aid date

2001-12-10 14:37:48+00:00

Genre / Form

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
Downing College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB2 1DQ United Kingdom
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