Collection AR27 - Abel Garraway Sketchbook

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AR27

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Abel Garraway Sketchbook

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  • 1794-1826 (Creation)

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1 vol

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Name of creator

Abel Garraway (1782 - 1860)

Biographical history

Abel Garraway was the son of Daniel Garraway, grocer. Daniel died in 1832, when Abel inherited his copyhold property in Croydon, notably a messuage near the Cornmarket. He also owned some freehold property. He later seems to have lived in Hackney and Mitcham, and died in 1860.

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Accession Number: 27

Abel Garraway Sketchbook

Includes pencil and watercolour sketch of Croydon Cornmarket and Town Hall, 1798.

Item date: 1794-1826

Accession date: 27/11/1999

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Soft-covered volume (30x23cm). The book was used initially, in 1794, to draw up four (presumably fictitious) shop accounts: these may have been an exercise in handwriting and/or arithmetic. It was then reversed, and given an ornate title page, reading Abel Garraway, October 25th 1795. The rest of the book is filled with miscellaneous pencil, pen and ink, or watercolour sketches, of a varying standard. Includes pencil and watercolour sketch of Croydon Cornmarket and Town Hall, 1798.

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GB-352-ar27

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24/06/2015

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