SMITH, SIDNEY LAWTON. Letters and engravings re work commissioned by William Loring Andrews, 1901-1917
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Sidney Lawton Smith:
Letters to William Loring Andrews and Engravings, 1901-1917

RLIN ID No.
NYGG01-A60

Main Entry
Smith, Sidney Lawton, 1845-1929.

Title
Letters and engravings related to work commissioned by William Loring Andrews, 1901-1917 (bulk 1901-1905)

Physical Description
224 items
103 letters
116 engravings ; 10 x 15 cm. and smaller
5 engraving plates ; 10 x 16 cm. and smaller

Historical/Biographical Note
Sidney Lawton Smith was a well-known bookplate designer and engraver based in Boston. William Loring Andrews was a book collector, amateur publisher, writer, and a founding member of the Grolier Club. He wrote or compiled over twenty books about prints, book collecting, and the book arts, with emphases on George Washington and his times and on New York City.

Scope and Contents
One hundred and three ALS from Smith to Andrews. Most of them discuss the work Smith carried out for Andrew’s books Paul Revere and His Engraving (1901) and New York as Washington Knew It after the Revolution (1905). Also, 116 engraving by Smith, including those done for these two books but also some examples of bookplates, title pages, head and tailpieces, etc. created for other work.

Finding Aid Note
Unpublished inventory available in repository.

Names
Smith, Sidney Lawton, 1845-1929. Correspondence.
Andrews, William Loring, 1837-1920. Correspondence.
Andrews, William Loring, 1837-1920. Paul Revere and His Engraving. 1901.
Andrews, William Loring, 1837-1920. New York as Washington Knew It after the Revolution. 1905.

Subjects
Engravers. Massachusetts. Boston. 20th century.

Genres
Engravings. Massachusetts. Boston. 20th century.
Printing plates. United States. 20th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Engravers, American. Massachusetts. Boston. 20th century.
Bookplate designers. Massachusetts. Boston. 20th century.

Location
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.


Collection Inventory

I. Autograph Letters Signed
Sidney Lawton Smith to William Loring Andrews (most of the letters are dated from 22 Cumberland Street, Boston):
40 letters to William Loring Andrews written in 1901
21 letters to William Loring Andrews written in 1902
39 letters to William Loring Andrews written in 1905
4 letters to William Loring Andrews written 1909-1917


II. Engraving plates
Five copper engraving (printing) plates for Paul Revere and His Engravings (1905)


III. Collections of engravings by Sidney Lawton Smith
15 proofs for illustrations to Paul Revere and His Engraving (1905)

56 engravings presented by Smith to William Loring Andrews (some are proofs signed by Smith). Collection includes bookplates, announcements, head- and tailpieces, and title pages for a variety of projects carried out by Smith in addition to the books for Andrews.

45 engravings miscellaneous engravings by Smith.

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