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Emma Wotton De Long papers, 1928-1950

De Long, Emma Wotton, b. 1851 d. 1940
Art patron
Active in Md.

Collection size: 15 items.

Collection Summary: Seven letters, 1928, from Craske to Mrs. De Long concerning his work on the memorial statue for the grave of her husband, George W. De Long; and five clippings concerning Mr. De Long's arctic expedition, the memorial statue by Craske, and the De Long family. Also included are three photographs, ca. 1885, of William Bradford, a view of his home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and of Mrs. De Long and Mrs. Bradford in his studio.

Biographical/Historical Note: Emma W. De Long commissioned the sculptor Leonard Craske to design a monument for the grave of her late husband, Lt. Commander George W. De Long, leader of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition in 1879-82. William Bradford accompanied this expedition as a painter and was present at the ship's departure from San Francisco to the polar regions.

The donor, Thomas A. De Long II, is a cousin of Emma Wotton De Long.

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