Maxfield Parrish selected papers and letters, [ca. 1888]-1986

Parrish, Maxfield, b. 1870 d. 1966
Painter, Illustrator
Active in Philadelphia, Pa.; Cornish, N.H.; Windsor, Vt.

Collection size: 1.5 linear ft. (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, drawings, notebooks, biographical materials, and exhibition materials.

REEL 3897: Correspondence; caricatures by Parrish; notebooks from Parrish's academic career at Haverford College, some illustrated; drawings; biographical information; magazine clippings of Parrish's drawings and other printed materials; exhibition catalogs; Christmas cards; and a photograph of Haverford's cricket team.

REEL D9: 3 letters to Alexander Wilson Drake, 1906-1909; 33 to Francis Welch Crowninshield, 1910-1913, mostly regarding business affairs pertaining to his illustrations; and to E.P. Dutton Company. Also one letter from the Century Company to Parrish, January 27, 1913; clippings, and reproductions.

Biographical/Historical Note: Illustrator; Philadelphia, Pa. and Windsor, Vt. Attended Haverford College.

Materials on reel 3897 microfilmed in 1987 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The Maxfield Parrish collection in Haverford College Library's Quaker Collection was not filmed in its entirety. The collection was assembled through various donors. Material on reel D9 donated by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.

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  • Microfilm reels 3897 available at Archives of American Art offices, Haverford College library, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and through interlibrary loan.
    microfilm reel D9 (Fr. 778-824) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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