Waugh family papers, 1751-1974, bulk 1838-1974

Waugh fam, Waugh family

Collection size: 26.9 linear feet

Collection Summary: Correspondence, ledgers, diaries, journals, printed material, writings, financial documents, photographs of family members and homes, sketches, comic strips, sketchbooks, and other artwork from members of the Waugh family, chiefly Coulton and Frederick Judd Waugh, but also Ida, Gwyneth, Gene, Elizabeth (Coulton Waugh's first wife) and Odin Waugh (second wife).

Coulton Waugh material includes a passport; correspondence, 1937-1970s; diaries, 1920s-1930s, and a diary of works in progress, 1919; sketches, sketchbooks; notes, typescripts, illustrations, correspondence related to his books and publications, among them How to Paint with a Knife, Landscape Painting with a Knife, Keep Out of the Mud, and The Comics; scrapbooks of clippings of cartoons; a teaching notebook; receipts; a ledger for his business Hudson River Prints, ca. 1950s; records on hooked rug and model ship shop operated by Coulton and Elizabeth, 1936-1939; and exhibition catalogs, clippings, and other printed material, including bulletins and newsletters from the National Cartoonist Society.

Among the Frederick J. Waugh papers are biographical documents; correspondence, ca. 1885-1940; writings; lists of paintings; financial and estate records; drawings and sketches, mostly preliminary for illustrations; sketchbooks; clippings of articles illustrated by Waugh; and obituaries.

Samuel Bell Waugh papers include letters received, 1838-1885; sketches, ca. 1838-1860; a ledger, 1843-1885; a journal kept during travels to Italy; a self-portrait; and clippings.

In addition, there are correspondence, photographs, art work, and printed material regarding the family and various family members, including Elizabeth Waugh, Gwyneth Waugh Clymer, and Ida Waugh.

Biographical/Historical Note: Family of artists. Samuel Bell Waugh (1814-1885), was a portrait painter; Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940), a marine painter and illustrator. His son, Coulton Waugh (1896-1973), was a painter, cartoonist, printmaker,illustrator, writer, and educator.

Donated 1977-1978 and 1983 by Odin Waugh Buchanan, widow of Coulton Waugh.

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