Frederick Sandham Waller sketchbooks Edit


MS 0671


  • approximately 1870 (Creation)


  • 0.167 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    4 sketchbooks




  • Abstract

    This collection contains four sketchbooks created by the British architect Frederick Sandham Waller. The volumes include notes, sketches and watercolors, and are dated to approximately 1870.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is located at the Garrett Library and requires scheduling a special appointment to access it. Contact Special Collections for more information.

    Collection is open for use.

  • Scope and Contents

    These sketchbooks contain full-page watercolors of topographical scenes from a trip to Egypt; pencil sketches for several garden pavilions and gazebos; sketches of churches; and calculations for Hardwick Church. Of note are four wash drawings that demonstrate Waller's skill with watercolour. The scrapbooks are dated to approximately 1870.

  • Biographical / Historical

    F. S. Waller (1822-1905) was a British architect and antiquarian of Gloucester, where he was the resident architect to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral. He was articled to the civil engineer and county surveyor for Gloucestershire, Thomas Fulljames (1808-74), who proposed him as a fellow of the RlBA in 1856. Waller worked in partnership with Fulljames 1846-70 and with Walter Bryan Wood from 1852. Most of his architectural commissions were in Gloucestershire. He also designed an extension in the Tudor Revival style to Great Tew Park House in Oxfordshire. He retired in 1900 and died at Barnwood, Gloucestershire on 22 March 1905.

    (Biographical information copied directly from the dealer's description.)

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was purchased from Charles B. Wood III, Inc. in July 2014.

  • Processing Information

    This collection was processed in 2014 by Kelly Spring.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Hinges cracked and spines worn.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], [Collection title], [Collection number], Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University.

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