Greta Elena Couper research material on Thomas Ball and William Couper, 1883-1988

Couper, Greta Elena
Art historian
Active in Los Angeles, Calif.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Indexes and copies of letters and clippings compiled by art historian Greta Couper on sculptors Thomas Ball and William Couper. Thomas Ball research material consists of 2 clippings about Ball and 1988 indexes to his autobiography, MY THREE SCORE YEARS AND TEN, his works, and his business letters (1850-1906). William Couper research material consists of his business letters (1887-1926), clippings about him (1872-1981) and 1988 indexes to the clippings, the letters and his works.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art historian; Los Angeles, California. Greta Couper is the great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Ball and the great-granddaughter of William Couper.

Some of William Couper's business letters were transcribed by Col. William Couper, his nephew.

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