Boston Athenaeum records, 1854-1855

Boston Athenaeum, est. 1807
Boston, Mass.

Collection size: 10 items.

Collection Summary: Letters regarding the shipment of paintings to and from the Boston Athenaeum. Correspondents, writing almost exclusively to E.A. Crowninshield, Chairman of the Committee of Fine Art, include C.B. Fairbank, Thomas Hatfield, Charles Lanham, Edmund M. Loring, and James Robb. Sent as enclosures with the letters are three shipping receipts for transported paintings and a list of paintings owned by James Robb on loan to the Boston Athenaeum.

Biographical/Historical Note: The Boston Athenaeum was founded in 1807. Its present building on Beacon Hill, erected from 1847 to 1849, houses a library and an art collection.

Lent for microfilming 1984 by the Boston Athenaeum.

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