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Sketchbook of Benjamin Henry Latrobe Jr. [graphic]

Author/Creator:
Latrobe, Benj. H. (Benjamin Henry), 1807-1878.
Publication:
[between 1823 and 1825]
Format/Description:
Image
1 sketchbook (68 pages) : pencil & ink and watercolor ; 10 x 17 cm.
Form/Genre:
Sketchbooks.
Biography/History:
Journal of Benjamin Henry Latrobe Jr. son of famous architect and engineer Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820); BHL Jr. was born in Philadelphia and educated in Maryland; after studying law he took up civil engineering and later served as chief engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (1847-75).
Summary:
The sketchbook contains 68 pages of pencil sketches and watercolors; it contains portraits, caricatures, landscape views and scenes of rural life; some illustrations have captions in ink; also includes a few notes and calculations.
Notes:
Cover title: Sketch book.
Full title devised by cataloger.
Bound in full leather; housed in protective box.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of Robert L. Raley.
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