Collection size: 0.6 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)
Collection Summary: Correspondence; drawings; photographs; clippings; and miscellany.
REEL 105: Family correspondence, from Rembrandt Lockwood's daughters Helen Colburn and Frances Brundage, his granddaughter Helen Frances Colburn, and his brother-in-law, William H. Hammer, mostly relating to domestic affairs and to life in Washington, D.C. at the turn of the century. Also included are photographs, clippings, and miscellany.
REEL 830: A letter from Rembrandt Lockwood, Sept. 22, 1875, enclosing a print of one of his engravings; 6 illustrated letters from Lockwood's daughter, Frances Lockwood Brundage; 10 letters illustrated by another daughter, Helen Lockwood Colburn; 34 drawings by various family members, including Helen Colburn's children, Helen Frances Colburn and Arthur Colburn; 5 family photographs; 7 photographs of family members with "spirits" taken by Keiler, and printed by A. R. Colburn; and miscellany.
Biographical/Historical Note: Rembrandt: architect, painter and engraver; New York, N.Y. Father of illustrator Frances Brundage and portrait painter Helen Colburn. Granddaughter Helen Frances Colburn was also a painter. Rembrandt mysteriously disappeared in 1875.
Donated 1970-1974 by Mrs. Fanny G. Troyer. Mrs. Troyer purchased the material at auction. They came from the Arthur Colburn estate. Arthur Colburn was son of Helen Lockwood Colburn. Troyer used the material for research on Frances Brundage, and in an attempt to locate Lockwood's painting "The Last Judgement."
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