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Lithograph of the University of Georgia

Lithograph of the University of Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lithograph of the University of Georgia
Creator: Moore, Louis, Dr.
Inclusive Dates: circa 1854
Language: English
Extent: 1 item(s)
Collection Number: UA06-026
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. Louis Moore was a famous collector of books. In 1936 his library became the foundation of the Hargrett Library, shortly before the equally famous DeRenne Collection was acquired. Researchers in the Hargrett will frequently encounter a Louis Moore bookplate in front of a work they are consulting. When the Moore library moved to the University, the family kept this print. Eventually it came into the hands of Moore's nephew and namesake, Dr. Louis Moore of Naples, Florida, who generously donated it to the University for the use of researchers.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a print of Dr. Louis Moore's lithograph of the University of Georgia, which may have served as the basis for the better known and more stylized "Gleason's Pictorial of May 13, 1854." Unfortunately time has been harsh with the lithograph and it was trimmed to fit into a smaller frame, obliterating the name of the company producing the print and the name of the artist. Illustrations using this print appear in older issues of the Georgia Alumni Record, so it is hoped that at least one other and better preserved copy still exists somewhere. This copy, however, has additional noteworthy ties to the University. It comes from "Tockwotton", the home of Louis Moore.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lithograph of the University of Georgia, UA06-026, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University Archives, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG3-5


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Lithographs.
Moore, Louis, Dr.
University of Georgia -- Pictorial works

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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