Architectural drawings by Edward Augustus Freeman and Thomas Rickman

Scope and Content

Sketches of window tracery made by Edward Augustus Freeman, many of which were used as illustrations in his Essay on the development of window tracery in England, 1851; with a box containing 35 packets of drawings of architectural details by Thomas Rickman.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Augustus Freeman (1823-92) was a historian; Thomas Rickman (1776-1841) was an architect. Further details on both may be found in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by Oxford Architectural and Historical Society in 1967.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

Freeman: MSS. Eng. hist. d. 119-32, 145. See also a design by Thomas Rickman for a reading desk at Wednesbury church (MS. Top. gen. c. 78); and notes and sketches by Thomas Rickman (MSS. Top. eccles. c. 3-4).


See scope and content.