Negus family papers, 1808-1844

Negus fam, Negus family

Collection size: 110 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Largely correspondence among members of the Negus and Fuller families of Massachusetts, including that of Nathan, his sisters Fanny, Arathusa, Laura, and Rosannah, his brother Joseph, and other family members; genealogical data on the Negus family; a biography of Nathan Negus by the wife of his grand-nephew, Mary Fuller; Negus's diary, Sept. 20, 1819-April 14, 1822, kept in Boston; and a photograph of his self-portrait.

Biographical/Historical Note: Several members of the Negus family were artists. Nathan and Joseph were itinerant painters who traveled the South.

The lender, Elizabeth Fuller, is the wife of Nathan Negus's grand-nephew and inherited the papers.

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