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Think Not I'll Forget Thee: P.14417-R-L6

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Think Not I'll Forget Thee
Valentine card


J.T. Wood & Co (Publisher)


Loose inside album P.14417-R between nos. 7 and 12. A small rectangle of red transparent cellulose, printed in silver lithographic ink with a decorative border around a titled verse: 'THINK NOT I'LL FORGET THEE / And canst [sic.] thou think that I'll forget thee, / All the joys that we have known, / Since the time when first I met thee, / Since our plighted hearts were one? / Let not fear or doubtings move thee / Time may yet our bliss retrieve / For never can I cease to love thee, / Till indeed I cease to live.'. Printed below the verse at lower centre: 'J.T. Wood Holywell St.'. Found with three other loose, printed cellulose valentines by J.T. Wood: P.14417-R-L3, P.14417-R-L4 and P.14417-R-L5. The cellulose rectangle was probably originally contained inside or intended for a sleeve and envelope like the examples mounted onto the album leaf; See P.14417-R-7, P.14417-R-8 and P.14417-R-11.

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

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


19th century
Circa 1850 - Circa 1860

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Accession number: P.14417-R-L6
Primary reference Number: 215342
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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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