Lace Pattern Book and Album of Tracings

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

MS.Add.6089: Lace pattern book, early 19th century, 24 folios. The patterns are drawn on odd sheets of paper, mainly pasted into the volume, but with some loose at the end. Several of the patterns are on letters or circulars addressed to the Trevor family of Tingrith, Bedfordshire. According to the V.C.H., Bedfordshire, III, p. 435, there was formerly a 'small industry of lace and straw plait' in Tingrith, suggesting that the patterns may have been in local use. They do not appear to be lacemakers' working patterns, but tracings from existing pieces of lace, and are possibly a lady's collection rather than a lacemaker's collection. Fos 16-20r and 21v-24 are blank.

MS.Add.6090: A series of tracings from printed books on Etruscan vases and other illustrated sources, with inscriptions, 1820, 48 folios. Inside the front cover: 'The Misses Trevor. Tingrith. 1820'. Fos 7-48 are blank.

Administrative / Biographical History

Unknown.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by E. Atkinson, 1915.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

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