Bolton Coit Brown papers, 1882-1987, (bulk 1882-1936)

Brown, Bolton, b. 1864 d. 1936
Educator, Author, Lithographer
Active in New York, N.Y.; Woodstock, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.7 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Letters from Brown to his family; writings; printed material; and a photograph.

Included are biographical and autobiographical writings; letters, 1882-1980 (many illustrated), to his parents, his wife, and other family members; drafts and final copies of letters written during Brown's trip to Europe, 1887-1888; correspondence between family members after Brown's death and letters to Marion Sweeny, Brown's grandaughter, regarding her research on Brown; Brown's writings including a typescript for LITHOGRAPHY SINCE WHISTLER, 1933, 2 manuscripts concerning lithography and an essay on J.J. Lankes, 1921; printed material, 1912-1982, including clippings, articles by and about Brown, and exhibition catalogs and announcements; and a photograph of Brown.

Biographical/Historical Note: Lithographer, writer, inventor, educator, explorer; Stanford, Calif. and Woodstock, N.Y.

Donated 1987 and 1991 by Brown's grandaughter, Marian Sweeney, and by his grandniece, Barbara Bandy, 1989. The material donated by Bandy had been used by Clinton Adams for his biography of Brown, and contains supplemental notes by him.

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