Katharine Livingston Bayard Johnson papers, 1830-1976

Johnson, Katharine Livingston Bayard, b. 1845 d. 1906
Active in Paris, France

Collection size: ca. 1000 items (on 8 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, photographs, sketches, a scrapbook and printed material. Much of the collection is material sent to family members in the United States from Johnson in France. A family genealogy was compiled by Robert Bayard Severy, Johnson's great-nephew.

Reels 573-577: Family papers, 1839-1918 and 1976, including: correspondence; 11 sketchbooks of Johnson; records of books read by Johnson; and miscellany, including a genealogy of the Bayard family prepared by Robert Severy, 1976.

Reel 1079-1080: One letter from Johnson to William Bellamy, 1891, and a scrapbook collected by Johnson containing sketches by Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy, etchings by A.W. Warren, pressed flowers, and photographs, including several tintypes, ca. 1868-1874 of Johnson, friends, and relatives.

Reel 3471: A photograph of a self-portrait of Johnson and an exhibition catalog, 1898.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Paris, France. Born in the United States, Johnson lived in Europe for most of her life, and died in Paris, 1906. Her sister was Anna M. Johnson Bellamy.

Materials lent and donated 1976 & 1982 by Robert Bayard Severy, Johnson's great-nephew.

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