- Parker, Hubert Thomas
- Call number
- Pforz BND-MSS (Parker, H. T.)
- Physical description
- 1 volume (77 total leaves several blank), ill, 26 cm; 1 volume (77 total leaves several blank), ill, 26 cm
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
- Access to materials
- Restricted access. Request access to this collection.
The Rev. Hubert Thos. Parker could not be identified. Places mentioned in the scrapbook suggest he may have lived in or around Worcester, England. Artist signatures include: Mary Parker, Eliz[abe]th Horsley, M. Thornicraft, L. Paget, S. Smith of Worcester, and many sets of initials. "C. H. P." appears frequently, and is the artist of "Fossil fish found on Carzington Hill Oxon. 1820"; this could be Charles Hubert Parker (d. 1883), rector of Great Comberton, co. Worcester (cf. Alumni Oxonienses). Leather-bound album containing various artwork and manuscript entries, presumably by friends and relatives of the Rev. Hubert Thos. Parker. The visual works include: watercolor illustrations of the development stages of the water-beetle, the nettle butterfly, and the dragonfly; a pencil drawing of St. Mary's Church, Hampton Lovett; a watercolor of "Lake of Sarden [i.e., Sarnen]," Switzerland; a pencil drawing of Lord Byron; a watercolor of a "Fossil fish found on Carzington Hill Oxon. 1820"; and other pieces, depicting subjects such as pastoral landscapes, ruins, domestic scenes, birds, and other animals. Among the manuscript entries are: a six-page original collaborative poem, each of the fifteen sections signed by its writer; poetical extracts from Felicia Hemans, Catherine Fanshawe, and Moses Browne; notes on ruins observed at Port-Royal-des-Champs; and an extract from "Recollections of an eventful life, chiefly passed in the army, by a soldier." Dated items range from 1820 to 1831. Laid in is a 1902 autograph letter signed A.H. Hallam Murray, thanking his recipient ("Dear Madam") for allowing him to see her grandfather's album, explaining the Byron portrait is a copy after G. H. Harlow.
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