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Background imageWrite Collection: Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt
Portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), American Humanitarian, United Nations diplomat and wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Background imageWrite Collection: Learning words

Learning words
A boy catching the alphabet and words in his net 1922

Background imageWrite Collection: MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c. 1014). Japanese writer

MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c. 1014). Japanese writer
MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c.1014). Japanese writer. Illustration of a court lady of the Heian period. Illustration of Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji), which chronicles the life of Prince Genji

Background imageWrite Collection: A Fountain Pen Repair Shop - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

A Fountain Pen Repair Shop - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
A Fountain Pen Repair Shop - The Pen Shop - at 112 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Date: 1940

Background imageWrite Collection: Woman Writing at Desk

Woman Writing at Desk
A French young lady is writing a letter at her desk with a quill-pen. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageWrite Collection: Lesson Time by Muriel Dawson

Lesson Time by Muriel Dawson
A sweet child in an embroidered smock dress studiously writes upon a slate

Background imageWrite Collection: Scottish soldier writing home on a spiral staircase, WW1

Scottish soldier writing home on a spiral staircase, WW1
A resourceful Scottish soldier sits on a section of spiral staircase on the Western Front during the First World War to write his letter home. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageWrite Collection: Mrs Florence Emily Hardy

Mrs Florence Emily Hardy
Florence Emily Hardy, nee Dugdale, second wife of the novelist Thomas Hardy, pictured in 1914. Florence was Hardys secretary and herself a write of childrens books

Background imageWrite Collection: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Irish writer standing looking in through an open window of the shed at the bottom of his garden where he used to write

Background imageWrite Collection: Stylish young lady writing a letter sitting on cushions

Stylish young lady writing a letter sitting on cushions
A stylish young lady seated on a set of plump and elaborate cushions, writing a series of blank letters to a male friend, as a lead-up to an April Fools Day prank! Date: 1923

Background imageWrite Collection: Athanasius with Book

Athanasius with Book
ST ATHANASIUS Patriarch of Alexandria, depicted in the act of writing his Creed, though in fact he didn t write it though it reflected his views

Background imageWrite Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Dear Mums - I am thinking of you

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Dear Mums - I am thinking of you
The message on the card is My Dear Mum and Dad, I don t think I need write much here, the front explains quite a lot don t you think. Not very nice here at the moment bit showery

Background imageWrite Collection: John Bunyan in Prison writing The Pilgrims Progress

John Bunyan in Prison writing The Pilgrims Progress
John Bunyan (1628-1688) - English writer and Puritan preacher - writing The Pilgrims Progress during his twelve-year imprisonment (between 1661 and 1672)

Background imageWrite Collection: Saint Jerome in his Study. Detail. Castilian School

Saint Jerome in his Study. Detail. Castilian School
Master of the Parral (active 1480-1500). Saint Jerome in his Study. Detail. Castilian School, about 1480-1490. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageWrite Collection: Saint Jerome in his Study. Castilian School, about 1480-1490

Saint Jerome in his Study. Castilian School, about 1480-1490
Master of the Parral (active 1480-1500). Saint Jerome in his Study. Castilian School, about 1480-1490. Lazaro Galdiano Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageWrite Collection: Letter to Laura Francatelli, RMS Titanic survivor

Letter to Laura Francatelli, RMS Titanic survivor
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. Previously unseen letter dated 5th May 1938 on United Artists Studio Corporation, Hollywood notepaper to Titanic First Class passenger Laura Mabel Francatelli

Background imageWrite Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic - Charles Crumplin letter

White Star Line, RMS Titanic - Charles Crumplin letter
White Star Line, RMS Titanic - First Class Bedroom Steward and victim Charles Crumplin, handwritten letter on Titanic stationery with White Star Line watermark, undated but written from Queenstown

Background imageWrite Collection: White Star Line, Titanic lettercard written on board

White Star Line, Titanic lettercard written on board
White Star Line, RMS Titanic - Second Class passenger and victim Henry James Beauchamp, rare Titanic lettercard written on board and posted with original one penny stamp

Background imageWrite Collection: RMS Titanic - archive of Joseph Bell, Chief Engineer

RMS Titanic - archive of Joseph Bell, Chief Engineer
RMS Titanic, archive of Joseph Bell (1861-1912), Chief Engineer on the Titanic, and victim of the disaster. Collection of letters and ephemera relating to Mr Bell's son Frank

Background imageWrite Collection: RMS Titanic - letter to Carl Asplund, victim

RMS Titanic - letter to Carl Asplund, victim
RMS Titanic - Lillian Asplund Collection - a letter written in Swedish, dated Worcester, 28 February 1912, to Carl Asplund. I have received your letter today

Background imageWrite Collection: In Majorca

In Majorca
Critics write books about nationality in art. But art itself knows no frontiers. here we have a Swedish artist painting in Majorca and his work speaks its full message to English eyes

Background imageWrite Collection: Ancient Ancient Age Antigona Appoleia Art Atheno

Ancient Ancient Age Antigona Appoleia Art Atheno
ancient, Ancient, Age, Antigona, Appoleia, art, Atheno, burial, chamber, daughter, death, fresco, frescoes, Italy, Lamedon, Malchion, mural, painting, name, names, paintings, Palazzo, Massimo

Background imageWrite Collection: Cartoon, A good idea, WW1

Cartoon, A good idea, WW1
Cartoon, A good idea. A French soldier says he has asked his father to write to say he is dead: that way, he will be able to get leave of absence from the Front. Date: 1916

Background imageWrite Collection: Small circular gift tag - original artwork - RSVP

Small circular gift tag - original artwork - RSVP - Inkpot and feather pen. Date: circa 1937

Background imageWrite Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl with slate Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little girl with slate Date: 20th century

Background imageWrite Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl running to post a letter Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little girl running to post a letter Date: 20th century

Background imageWrite Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl running to post a card Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little girl running to post a card Date: 20th century

Background imageWrite Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl posting a card Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little girl posting a card Date: 20th century

Background imageWrite Collection: Comic postcard, Little girl and pillar box, just posted a card Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little girl and pillar box, just posted a card Date: 20th century

Background imageWrite Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy posting a card Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little boy posting a card Date: 20th century

Background imageWrite Collection: Birthday postcard, Little boy, dog and pillar box

Birthday postcard, Little boy, dog and pillar box Date: 20th century

Background imageWrite Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy and pillar box Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little boy and pillar box Date: 20th century

Background imageWrite Collection: Comic postcard, Stout and bitter

Comic postcard, Stout and bitter - man and mistress outside shop window Date: 20th century

Background imageWrite Collection: Picture Postcard - Humour

Picture Postcard - Humour
A humorous write-away postcard allowed the sender to write a greeting or short note on the front of the postcard at a time when only the recipients address was permitted on the back of the postcard

Background imageWrite Collection: Young lady (off on her hols!) sends a quick postcard

Young lady (off on her hols!) sends a quick postcard
Life is short as time will show - If you don t get this, please let me know. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWrite Collection: Mother teaching her child to write at a writing desk

Mother teaching her child to write at a writing desk. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Augustin Legrands Amour et Tendresse (Love and Tenderness), Louis Janet, Paris, 1820

Background imageWrite Collection: Cutout birthday card, age 4

Cutout birthday card, age 4, with two children learning to write. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageWrite Collection: Cartoon, Dora Discomfited -- when peace returns after the end of World War One

Cartoon, Dora Discomfited -- when peace returns after the end of World War One, we are once again free to write what we like without fear of the censors black pencil. Date: 1919

Background imageWrite Collection: LADY WRITES LETTER

LADY WRITES LETTER
A lady sits and thinks about what to write in her letter. Date: 1960s

Background imageWrite Collection: 14TH CENTURY STYLI

14TH CENTURY STYLI
These styli, or stili, are used to write on waxed tablets, in which they leave a trace with their sharp points. The Romans used much the same instruments. Date: 14th century

Background imageWrite Collection: CHINESE LITERACY 1951

CHINESE LITERACY 1951
Chinese peasants are taught to read and write as part of Chairman Maos Great Leap Forward Date: 1951

Background imageWrite Collection: Cartoon, Bottoms Dream (Republicanism)

Cartoon, Bottoms Dream (Republicanism)
Cartoon, BOTTOMS DREAM -- Nick Bottom (the working-man): I have a dream... [I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream Bottoms Dream because it hath no Bottom

Background imageWrite Collection: GRESSET WRITES

GRESSET WRITES
There was a French poet named Gresset, who was trying to write an essay, but the ink from his quill would splutter and spill, making poor Gressets essay so messy ! Date: circa 1750

Background imageWrite Collection: HOGARTH DISTRESSED POET

HOGARTH DISTRESSED POET
The Distressed Poet A poor poet wonders what to write, while his wife is unable to pay the milkmaids bill. Date: 1736/37

Background imageWrite Collection: John Stows Monument

John Stows Monument
John Stows monument in St Andrew Undershaft with arms of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors and Latin inscription: Either act by writing or write by reading

Background imageWrite Collection: Two children write the name of their favourite hot chocolate

Two children write the name of their favourite hot chocolate
Two children write the name of their favourite brand of hot chocolate (Cacao Van Houten) on a wall. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageWrite Collection: Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536). Engraving by Durer. Colore

Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536). Engraving by Durer. Colore
Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466-1536). Dutch humanist. Burin engraving by Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), 1526. Colored

Background imageWrite Collection: Auguste Comte (1798-1857)

Auguste Comte (1798-1857)
COMTE, Auguste (Montpellier, 1798-Pari?s, 1857). French philosopher and sociologist



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