Emmet family papers, 1792-1989, bulk, 1851-1989

Emmet Family
Active in New York, N.Y.; Stockbridge, Mass.

Collection size: 9.5 linear feet

Collection Summary: Biographical material; diaries; correspondence; notes; writings; business records; scrapbooks; art work; subject files; printed material; photographs; a videotape; and artifacts.

Biographical/Historical Note: The Emmet family is an artistic family from Stockbridge, Massachusettes, New York, N.Y., and London, England. Its members included illustrator Julia Colt Emmet, her daughters, painters and portraitists Rosina "Posie" Emmet Sherwood (Mrs. Arthur M. Sherwood), Lydia Field Emmet, and Jane Erin Emmet De Glehn, who lived in England with her husband, painter Wilfrid De Glehn. The De Glehns used the surname Von Glehn until 1919. The family also includes cousins, painters Ellen "Bay" Emmet Rand (Mrs. William Blanchard Rand) and Edith Leslie Emmet, and Rosina Emmet Sherwood's children, painter Rosamond Sherwood and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Robert Emmet Sherwood.

Donated 1988-1991 by Rosamond Sherwood, daughter of Rosina Emmet Sherwood, and her estate, via Douglas Cochrane, executor and Rosamond's nieces, Virginia Sherwood and Julia Shipway. One sketchbook was microfilmed on reel 4486 as a loan and was subsequently donated; another was microfilmed on reel 4544 and returned to Cochrane's daughter, Mrs. Earl Maize, after microfilming.

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