Selected papers from the Pennell-Whistler collection in the Library of Congress, 1830-1903

Whistler, James McNeill, b. 1834 d. 1903
Painter, Etcher
Active in Paris, France; London, England; Mass.

Collection size: 1500 items (on 4 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, 1830-1876, and diary, 1850, of Anna Mathilda Whistler, ("Whistler's mother); and a large collection of Whistler correspondence gathered by his friends and biographers Joseph and Elizabeth R. Pennell over a fifty year period. Among the correspondents are the Pennells, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Frederik Sandys, David Croal Thompson, Fantin-Latour, Thomas Jekyll, William Heinemann and others, 1862-1903. Many of the letters are from letterbooks of James A. Rose and Val[entine C.] Prinsep.

Lent for microfilming 1963 by the Library of Congress.

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