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Collection Title: Jane Ellen Carstens Collection

Collection Number: DG1324

Accession Number: 2013-054

Inclusive Dates: 1877-2003

Volume: 1.30 cubic ft.

Given By : Jane Ellen Carstens

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Paperweight, Babcock Printing Press Mfg. Co., [n.d.].

Antique Bookseller Brochures and Letters 

Article: ”The de Grummond Collection,” by Anne H. Lundin in  LLA Bulletin, Summer 1989


Jane Ellen Carstens Biographical material:

USL Golden Jubilee program for Dr. Jane Ellen Carstens

Funeral program

CLIS biosketch

Article: USL Ragin’ Rouge Outstanding Alumni page

Photos of Carstens [3]

Photo of Carstens with three of her sisters

Newspaper article: The Daily Advertiser, Oct. 17, 1998

C.V., Spring 1991; updated 2004

Article: “My Friend Marcia Brown”

Article from School Library Journal, Children’s Book Council, Flatiron Building


Beatrix Potter materials:

Peter Rabbit notecards – from MOMA, shrink-wrapped

Animal notecards – 7 count with 10 envelopes

“Hilltop Sawrey” figurine – in box

Collectible demitasse spoon – “The Mouse Tailor,” silverplated

Peter Rabbit china ornament

“Tom Kitten” plush figurine

“Forest Friends” figurine

Frog figurine with fishing pole – miniature

Peter Rabbit enameled brooch

“The Tale of Peter Rabbit” plastic ornament

Peter Rabbit plastic ornament

Decoupaged plaque with display stand – “The Tale of Benjamin Bunny”, Peter wrapped in red pocket handkerchief

Finger puppets (Shackman, 1976):

  1. Jemima Puddleduck
  2. Mouse
  3. Piglet
  4. Squirrel
  5. Frog
  6. Mole
  7. Rabbit (in same package as Mole)

Assorted Character buttons [6]


Peter Rabbit Wedgwood plates – 2 count
Peter Rabbit by Fitz and Floyd, 1996
Peter Rabbit Wedgwood plate (center motif damaged)
Tom Kitten ceramic trivet
Tom Kitten painted china figurine

China figurines (F. Warne & Co., Ltd.) and pamphlet:

  1. Peter Rabbit, broken and glued
  2. Mr. Benjamin Bunny and Peter Rabbit
  3. Mrs. Rabbit
  4. Lady Mouse

Peter Rabbit Wedgwood bone china teapot, creamer and sugar bowl with tray (miniatures)

Wedgwood Blue Peter Rabbit tray (miniature)

Wedgwood Peter Rabbit Mini Coffee pot (in original packaging)

Wedgwood Peter Rabbit Mini teacup and saucer (in original packaging)

Peter Rabbit plush toy puppet – F. Warne & Co., 1993 (in original box)

Peter Rabbit “A Porcelain” plush figurine, 1987 (in original package)

Beatrix Potter F. Warne & Co. catalogs


Newspaper articles

Magazine articles

Stock list and correspondence from S. P. Skinner Co.

Typed inventory of objects owned by Carstens


Kate Greenaway materials:

Doll – an Irene Szor design, Collector’s Series Style No. 245 (in original box)

ABC poster – printed in England, fragile paper (in tube)

Birthday Calendar – published by Gallery Five

Print – Woodblock engraving in color, 1881, printed by Edmund Evans at Racquet Court, London

“Designs for Doyleys, Etc.” – Harper’s Bazar, Jan. 28, 1882 p. 61

“Designs for Doyleys, Etc.” with border design – Harper’s Bazar, July 23, 1881 p. 477

“A Christmas Dream” – Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper supplement, Dec. 29, 1877 p. 293 (2 c.)

“Darby and Joan” – The Illustrated London News, Saturday, March 23, 1878

Coloring Book – “Kim’s Kate Greenaway Coloring Book: Six Delightful Characters Reminiscent of the Past for Children and Adults,” with box top

Wrapping paper – 3 sheets folded

Gift cards – 1 set of 10 plus one in envelope

Collectible tins – The Kate Greenaway Collection, [one round, one octagonal]

Notecard in envelope - “Walking in Winter” from MOMA

Illustration on cardboard – Kate Greenaway “style”, pen and ink with watercolor

Bookplates – 50 count, all one design “Fear God, Fear Nought”

Old Fashioned Kate Greenaway seals – a package of three sheets

1 notecard and 13 postcards “from early drawings of Kate Greenaway” [in envelope]

Christmas postcard in envelope

Small Christmas postcard in envelope

Notecards with envelopes - "Spring,”  “Summer,” “Autumn,” and “Winter”

Trading cards – Compliments of Hogg, Brown & Taylor, Boston, in envelope, 5 count

Notelets – Marigold Garden series, 12 count

“Reward of Merit” cards – inscribed from F. Henne, Nov. 28, 1967, 4 count in plastic sleeve

Notecards – color, in evelope, 4 count

Postercards – color, 3 count

Notecard – Christmas card “from an original pencil sketch”

Decoupage pins – in small box, 2 count

Playing cards in box, 1 deck

Oval Glass paperweight – “Old Fashioned” in original box

Plate – limited edition of hand-colored lithograph from Atlas China

Print – a little girl, initials “KG”, in wood frame

Napkin bands (rings) – International Silver Collector’s Series of Authentic Victorian Reproductions nos. 2 and 3, in satin-lined box

Toy China Tea Set – in original box, made in China

Dress label – Kate Greenaway Dresses, cardboard

Glass suncatchers – Assorted scenes, 4 count, two with chains attached

Tumblers – painted glass, 2 count

Plastic figurines – 2 count, boy and girl with cart, and boy and girl with dog

Painted glass figurine – “Copyright Shackman”

Boy and Girl salt and pepper shakers, glass

Folding paper book – “In the Stable”

Authentic reproductions of Children’s Books – originally printed by H. & E. Phinney, Cooperstown, 1820:

1) Book of Animals
2) Mary and her Little Kid
3) The Two Cocks
4) The Faithful Dog

Wall frieze – in folder

Catalog cover and back – from World Children’s Books Complete Listing and New Books, Fall 1967

“K” was for Catherine – from Jack & Jill magazine, pp. 22-25


Marcia Brown materials:

Illustration from Once a Mouse, on linen [framed]

Laminated prints from All Butterflies:

1. When it’s Xmas
2. Elephants Fly?
3. Giraffes High
4. Butterflies print, untitled
5. Mice Nibbling
6. Your Zoo
7. Quiet Raccoons
8. Ice-Cold Jumpers
9. All Butterflies
10. Cat Dance
11. King Lion
12. Umbrella Valentine
13. Sleepy Turtles
14. Octopus Pants

Shadow posters [2]

Cinderella poster

Wild Swans print, framed and autographed

Murals from unidentified source [2]

Christmas card from Marcia Brown to Jane Carstens, 2003

Galley proofs – The Wild Swans



“Leaves from A Sketchbook of R. Caldecott’s”- Framed print from The Graphic, April 21, 1883-415

Cinderella poster by Arthur Rackham

Alice in Wonderland poster by Arthur Rackham

Lazy Witch poster illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman and autographed to Jane Carstens, 1976

Cajun Night Before Christmas poster autographed by James Rice

Beauty and the Beast poster autographed by Mercer Mayer

Stephen Kellogg lithograph (663/1000) celebrating the silver anniversary of American Association of School Librarians, signed, 1976

Mother Crocodile poster autographed by John Steptoe

The Dreamer poster autographed by Barry Moser

Jean George’s Nature Stories poster autographed by Jean Craighead George


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