Joseph Lindon Smith papers, 1647-1965, bulk 1873-1965

Smith, Joseph Lindon, b. 1863 d. 1950
Painter, Muralist, Sculptor
Active in Boston, Mass.; Dublin, N.H.

Collection size: 8.8 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of Boston and New Hampshire painter Joseph Lindon Smith date from 1647-1965, with the bulk of papers dating from 1873-1965, and measure 8.8 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; letters from family members, artists, museums, and art patrons; seven diaries by Smith and two by his wife Corinna, personal business records, notes and writings, files concerning charitable theatrical productions, one sketchbook and other art work, a scrapbook, printed material, photographs, and audio recordings of interviews.

Biographical/Historical Note: Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950) is a painter and lecturer, Dublin, N.H.

Donated 1977-1978 by the Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Hale. Mrs. Hale is a granddaughter of the Smiths.

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Related Materials

The papers of Smith's wife, Corinna Putnam Smith, are available at The Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Mass.