A Guide to the Coach Drawings, 18th-19th century Coach Drawings MS 48.3

A Guide to the Coach Drawings, 18th-19th century

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 48.3


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 48.3
Title
Coach Drawings, 18th-19th century.
Extent
27 items.
Creators
Samuel Hobson. John Hatchett.
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Coach Drawings, Manuscript MS 48.3, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1948.

Alternative Form

Some of the drawings are available on microfilm (M-121)


Scope and Content Information

Hand-colored, ink and pencil drawings of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century coaches or carriages. The drawings depict cabriolets, chariots, curricles, landaus, phaetons, and other types of coaches. Four of the drawings contain a brief description and price list on the back. They were possibly used as samples for prospective customers by an eighteenth- or early nineteenth-century English coachmaker. Several of the drawings contain the signature of Samuel Hobson, London, coachmaker. The collection also includes three drawings executed by John Hatchett.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Hatchett, John.
  • Hobson, Samuel, coachmaker.
  • Subjects:

  • Advertising--Transportation--England.
  • Carriage manufacturers and dealers--England.
  • Carriages and carts--England.
  • Carriages and carts in art.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Hatchett, John.
  • Hobson, Samuel, coachmaker.
  • John Hatchett.
  • Samuel Hobson.