Research material

Title: Research material
Dates of Material:
40 cm of textual material
ca. 1,000 photographs: b&w and col.
29 microfilm reels: pos. and neg.
Scope and content

Series consists of photographs, slides and photocopies of graphic material, 1968-2000, created for research and intended publication—including William Blake’s writings—on Blake’s art, engraving and writing. Series also consists of accumulated general research to 2013 on Blake and related subjects, including photocopies of articles and archival research. 

General notes

Records in this series are a representative sampling of a much larger extent of material accumulated by Bentley

Box 8
Art and engraving
87 Various drawings
88 Various engravings
89 Various engravings
810 Electrotype pulls
811 Blair—“The grave”
Box 9
91 Bible—Book of Job
92 Bunyan—“Pilgrim’s progress”
93 Dante—“Divine comedy”
94 Emlyn, Henry—“A new order in architecture”
95 Gay, John—“Fables”
96 Hayley, William—“Ballads”
97 Hayley, William—“Little Tom the sailor”
98 Josephus
99 “The ladies new and polite pocket memorandum-book”
910 Lavater, J.C.—“Aphorisms”
911 Lavater, J.C.—“Essays on physiognomy”
912 Malkin, Benjamin Heath—“A father’s memoirs of his child”
913 Milton—“L’allegro/Il penseroso”
914 Rees, Abraham—“Cyclopaedia”
915 “The seaman’s recorder”
916 Stedman, J.G.—“Narrative of a five years’ expedition against the revolted negroes of Surinam”
917 Virgil
918 “The wit’s magazine”
919 Wollstonecraft, Mary—“Original stories from real life”
920 Young—“Night thoughts”
Box 10
Writings -- Photographs for “William Blake’s writings”, edited by Bentley
101 “The accusers”
102 “All religions are one”
103 “The book of Ahania”
104 “The first book of Urizen”
105 “For children: the gates of Paradise”
106 “Glad day”
107 “The marriage of Heaven and Hell”
108 “The song of Los”
109 “Songs of experience”
1010 “Songs of innocence”
1011 “There is no natural religion”
1012 “Visions of the daughters of Albion”
Writings -- Various
1013 “America”
1014 “America”
1015 “The book of Enoch”
1016 “The book of Thel”
Box 11
111 “Europe”
112 “The first book of Urizen”
113 “Jerusalem”
114 “Laocoon”
115 “Songs of Los”
116 “Tiriel”
117 “Visions of the daughters of Albion”
General Research
118 Books owned by Blake
119 Buttons representing Blake
1110 Cumberland, George
1111 Cumberland, George
1112 Residences (Blake)
Box 12
121 Jenkins, Herbert
122 Linnell, John
123 Portraits of Blake
125“The Stranger from paradise : a biography of William Blake”
Box 17
171 List of books owned by Bentley2000
Box 18
Microfilm and slides
18 29 microfilm reels and slides of research material
Elucidation of Mr. Boyer's plan


Box 1
18Blake's heavy metal [copperplates]2005


19Blake's trial


110Broadstreet,London - Blake's birthplace


111Cromek Papers [Princeton University Library]2010


112The Cabinet of the Arts in Yale2006


113Thomas Butts genealogy


114Joseph Wright to William Hayley 1782-1789, Derby Museum and Art Gallery2011


115Anthony Stephen Mathew's will


116Felpham photos

3 photographs : col and b&w

Textual material

117Apprenticeship of Thomas Owen to William Blake 1788


122Mr. Boyers address to the patrons of fine art respecting his aplendid national undertaking of the history of England, flyer from Gottingen


124Robert Bowyer "To the Public", prospectus from Gottingen


125Archibald Sparse "The Bowyer Bible (1920)"


126Bowyer Lottery


Box 2
21Bensley in the Huntington


22Linnell, John, letter to his wife Mary 6 February 1826

Possibly for use in Blake Records. Note BR(2) 433

23Lowell Libson Catalogue, Strothand in his Studio c.18002013


24Thackrey & Robertson catalogue listing Blake and Palmer 1979 September 6 - October 31


251929 March 4 Christie catalogue of Blake and Palmer


26Robert Blair's "The Grave" Central Library Leeds2008


27Blake in the Philadelphia Museum of Art 2012


28[Various scholarly articles related to Blake]


29Hartley, Observations on Man


210Henrietta Poole from Roussel Sergeant. Taken from Abstract of Deed dated 13th April 1870


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