Brother Cornelius papers relating to William Keith, 1908-1955

Cornelius, Brother, b. 1877 d. 1962
Active in Calif.

Collection size: 2500 items (on 2 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Material related to Brother Cornelius' research as the biographer of painter, engraver William Keith, including letters from prominent artists, art historians, gallery owners, museum directors, and members of Keith's family. Notably, Keith's widow, Mary McHenry Keith, writes about her activities in the women's sufferage movement, her friendship with Susan B. Anthony, and William Keith's personal and artistic life. Also among the papers are two photographs of William Keith, a genealogy, exhibition catalogs, and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note: Biographer, Christian Brother, teacher at St. Mary's College, Moraga, California. William Keith was a California landscape and portrait painter, engraver; born in Scotland.

Lent for microfilming 1979 by St. Mary's College.

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