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David Fraser Collection Relating to Henry C. Pitz

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 21 Jul 2010

Biographical History

Henry C. Pitz (1895-1976) was an American illustrator, particularly known for his fine pen and ink work.

David A. Fraser was an attorney in Syracuse, New York and a member of the Fraser Brothers firm. He was a collector of the work of American illustrators.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The David Fraser Collection Relating to Henry C. Pitz consists of letters between Fraser and Pitz about Pitz's illustrations for a Grosset and Dunlap edition of Treasure Island, and Pitz's original artwork for the frontispiece illustration of Long John Silver. The letters also discuss American illustrators and the possibility of a revised edition of Theodore Bolton's American Book Illustrators.

Arrangement of the Collection

Chronological. The original artwork is at the end.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Fraser, David A.
Pitz, Henry C. (Henry Clarence), 1895-1976.

Associated Titles

Treasure Island (book)


Illustration of books -- United States.
Illustrators -- United States.
Long John Silver (Fictitious character)

Genres and Forms

Line drawings.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

David Fraser Collection Relating to Henry C. Pitz,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of David Fraser, 1977.

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