Allerton Hickmott collection of Modern Calligraphy, 1923-1950 Rauner Manuscript MS-874

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Allerton Hickmott collection of Modern Calligraphy

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-874

Collection Dates:

1923-1950

Size of Collection:

.5 linear ft., 1 box

Abstract:

Seven examples of calligraphy created primarily by Henry B. Dorr and Graily Hewitt.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Seven examples of calligraphy created primarily by Henry B. Dorr and Graily Hewitt. Includes copies of works by Robert Browning, John Keats, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and William Cullen Bryant, as well as two passages from the Bible. Also includes a memorial resolution for Aubrey Herbert. Several of the works include notes to Allerton C. Hickmott.

Biography

Allerton Cushman Hickmott was born in Hartford, Connecticut on February 4, 1895. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1917, after which he joined Connecticut General's investment department and continued to work in the financial sector for most of his life, retiring as vice president of the company in 1960. He was a trustee and director of many financial and cultural institutions and a highly regarded collector of seventeenth-century English literature, poetry and drama, including rare volumes relating to William Shakespeare which he donated to Dartmouth College. He was also the author of several books on the subject including "The Ivory Pale: The Shakespearean Collection of Allerton C. Hickmott." Hickmott died in 1977.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1923-1950

Caligraphy

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "Memorial Resolution," by Aubrey N.H.M. Herbert, 1923
  • Folder: 2, "Andrea del Sarto," by Robert Browning, written out by Henry B. Dorr, 1924
  • Folder: 3, "The Eve of Saint Agnes," by John Keats, written out by Henry B. Dorr, 1925
  • Folder: 4, "Psalm LXVIII," Old Testament, Gospels, written out by Graily Hewitt, 1945-1950
  • Folder: 5, "The Last Supper," New Testament, Gospels written out by Graily Hewitt, 1945-1950
  • Folder: 6, "A Child's Laughter" by Algernon Charles Swinburne, written out by Graily Hewitt, 1945-1950
  • Folder: 7, "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant, written out by Graily Hewitt, 1945-1950

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