Humming birds painted by Elizabeth Symonds, Pengethly, approximately 1830-1860

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Summary

Creator:
Symonds, Elizabeth, 1796- and Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture
Abstract:
Elizabeth Symonds was born in 1796 and lived at Pengethley Manor in England. This collection includes 49 watercolor, gouache, and graphite paintings of Hummingbirds by Elizabeth Symonds. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Extent:
49 items
Language:
Materials in English.
Collection ID:
RL.12075

Background

Scope and content:

49 watercolor, gouache, and graphite paintings of Hummingbirds by Elizabeth Symonds. Each painting is accompanied by a glassine sheet with the Latin name and English equivalent of the hummingbird written in ink (except for number xliv which is missing). The watercolors were formerly bound in a volume with a manuscript title page. The volume was previously disbound and only a photocopy of the title page remains.

Biographical / historical:

Elizabeth Symonds nee� Turner was born in London in February 1796. She married Reverend Thomas Powell Symonds of Pengethley Manor, Peterstow, Ross-on-Wye England, in 1816, where they resided.

Acquisition information:
Hummingbirds painted by Elizabeth Symonds were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift from Jett Greenberg, purchased from Arader Galleries in 2022.
Processing information:

Processed by Lauren Reno, June, 2023

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2023-0010

Title taken from photocopied title page.

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Subjects:
Hummingbirds
Format:
Watercolors (paintings)
gouaches (paintings)
Names:
Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture

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[Identification of item], Humming birds painted by Elizabeth Symonds, Pengethly, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.