Isabella Howland papers, 1899-1979

Howland, Isabella, b. 1895 d. 1974
Active in Woodstock, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.1 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence, photographs, writings, drawings, printed material and miscellany.

1975 acquisition: Photographs, loose sketches, 5 small sketchbooks with notes, and printed material, 1940-1971.

1976 acquisition: Biographical data, correspondence; writings and notes; manuscript and typescript of "Willy Nilly" written and illustrated by Howland; business records; address book; childhood drawings and memorabilia; sketchbooks and sketches; Christmas cards designed by Howland; photographs; invitations and catalogs; clippings and miscellany. Howland's correspondence contains letters from Eugenie Gershoy, Henry Strater, Edith Halpert, Peggy Bacon, Forbes Watson, Jerry Bywaters, Adolph Dehn and Dorothea Greenbaum.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Woodstock, New York.

Donated 1975 by Mrs. Martha Craig, a close friend of Howland's, and in 1976 by Barbara Summer, Howland's cousin. Three photographs of works of art were originally donated by Eugenie Gershoy.

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