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To The One I Love: P.14417-R-100

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Current Location: In storage


To The One I Love
Valentine card


Publisher: Meek, George




A 'raised' valentine of white, embossed paper with shaped and scalloped edges mounted with a smaller, silver embossed and lace-paper frame on paper springs, which is decorated with blue, crimped ribbon bows at each corner. Mounted on a paper spring at the centre is a panel of silver, embossed lace-paper backed with white silk embroidered with a verse in red and purple thread: 'TO THE ONE I LOVE / Dearest accept this / offering, / From a heart that's truly thine, / My fond thoughts / are in it spoken / To thee, my only / Valentine'. 'MEEK [?& Co.]' is stamped at lower centre (visible from the verso). Inside at upper right is an inscription in graphite: 'S/V'. A hand-written inscription on the album leaf below: '4/6 [4 shillings and sixpence]'. This either relates to an inscription found on the verso of the card prior to mounting, or is transcribed from a list of valentines bought by Glaisher from a dealer, like that sent to Glaisher by second-hand book dealer, R.S. Frampton (See P.14416-R-L1).

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr J. W. L. Glaisher, 1928

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


19th century
Circa 1870 - Circa 1880

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Applied textile

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14417-R-100
Primary reference Number: 215329
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Created: Tuesday 14 February 2017 Updated: Friday 26 January 2018 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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