Grace Spaulding John papers, 1890-1972

John, Grace Spaulding, b. 1890 d. 1972
Painter, Author
Active in New York, N.Y.; Houston, Tex.

Collection size: 6 microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Diaries, writings, sketches and drawings, scrapbooks, printed matter and photographs relating to John and her work.

Circa 650 pages of undated sketches and notes from travels on the west coast of Mexico, and 24 combination journals and sketchbooks from her travels throughout Europe, Canada, Cuba, Mexico and the United States. Poetry, descriptions of places and people visited, and statements about her work comprise the major portion of the journal entries.

Biographical data; writings and notes; 3 scrapbooks containing family photographs, printed material and letters; a scrapbook on Ruth Uhler containing letters to John and clippings; photographs of paintings; a list of paintings in her collections; and a card index containing information of exhibitions.

Biographical/Historical Note: Grace Spaulding John (1890-1972) was a painter, writer, and lecturer in New York, N.Y. and Houston, Texas. Ruth Uhler was a painter and lecturer who worked in Houston as well as Santa Fe, N.M.

The lender, Patricia John Keightley, is Grace Spaulding John's daughter.

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