Lucia Fairchild Fuller papers, [undated] and 1890-1976

Fuller, Lucia Fairchild, b. 1872 d. 1924
Miniature painter
Active in Vt.

Collection size: 232 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Letters received; sketchbook; diaries; miniatures; photographs; clippings; and a manuscript draft.

REEL 3504: Letters from John W. Ames, W.C. Brownell of Charles Scribner's Sons, Katherine & Molly Childers, Frederick S. Church, John W. Cunliffe, Dr. Charles L. Dana, Jefferson B. Fletcher, Andrew Green, Gertrude Hall, Grace Hall, Leland Hall, Norman Hapgood, Theo Hawley, Laura Hills, Muriel "Pilla" Howells, Jeannette Meyers Hoyt, Ernest Lawson, Philip Littell, Mrs. J.W. McCarty, Gavin and Marie Mathison, Maxfield "Fred" Parrish, Elsie Pattel, Samuel H. Ranck, Edward Robinson, George Rublee, George Santayana, Edward Fred "Simmy" Simmons, Elizabeth Kendall Underwood, Janet Van Hise, Mary Viele, John F. Weir, Madeline Y. Wynne, and Cecilia Mary Young. Six of the 12 letters from F.S. Church are illustrated with drawings. Letters concern her health, her love affair with Simmons, her art, and financial concerns.

REEL 3825: Biographical material (1967, 1976); diaries (1890-1891, 1903); correspondence, including letters to her husband, Henry B. Fuller (1892-1922) and from John Singer Sargent and H. Siddons Mowbray (1890-1892); a sketchbook; miniatures; photographs (including a portfolio of photographs of miniature paintings); clippings (1910-1924); and a draft of THE MINIATURE AS AN HEIRLOOM by Lucia Fairchild Fuller.

Biographical/Historical Note: Miniature painter; Cornish, N.H. Studied under Henry Siddons Mowbray and William Merritt Chase at the Art Students League in NYC. Married Henry B. Fuller in 1893. In 1899, she was one of the founders of the American Society of Miniature Painters. Was stricken with multiple sclerosis. Summered at the art colony in Cornish, N.H.

Lent by Lucia Taylor Miller, Fuller's granddaughter.

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