- 1830, 1951 (Creation)
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2 works of art on paper; 1 printed item (16 pp.)
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Gift of Arundel C. Clay in memory of his father John Harden Clay (matric. 1867), 1961.
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Two sepia washes depicting a group of travelling companions on board a steamer, with an accompanying exhibition catalogue, "An exhibition of watercolours and drawings by John Harden" published by The Arts Council, 1951. One watercolour, measuring 13.4 x 20.9 cm, carries a caption on the verso, "Sketch taken on board the steamer Leeds from Bordeaux to Dublin; 10th Sept. 1830. J. H." The exhibition catalogue identifies the figures as Jessy Harden (wife), Jane and Jessie (daughters), Hallam reads aloud a new 'Waverley', Tennyson in top hat. The other watercolour, measuring 13.2 x 20.9 cm, is not captioned on the verso, but is described as depicting the Misses Harden, Tennyson in cape and top hat, Mr Robertson and Mr Glasgow.
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Watercolour of Tennyson and Hallam published in Tennyson and his friends edited by Hallam, Lord Tennyson, London, 1911.
Accompanied by three letters of donation from Arundel S. Clay, November 1961, a note of the donation by R. Robson dated Jan. 1962, and a letter forwarding the other letters from the Senior Bursar to the Librarian dated Dec. 1970.
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- Tennyson, Alfred (1809-1892) 1st Baron Tennyson, poet (Subject)
- Hallam, Arthur Henry (1811–1833) poet and essayist (Subject)
- Barker, Jane Sophia (1807-1876) daughter of John Harden (Subject)
- Harden, Janet (1776-1837) née Allan, wife of John Harden (Subject)
- Clay, Jessie (1814-1908) daughter of John Harden (Subject)