William Frederick Paskell papers, 1883-1895

Paskell, William Frederick, b. 1866 d. 1951
Active in Boston, Mass.

Collection size: 2 microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Sketchbooks, sketches and a journal. Also included are research material compiled by John J. Leahy and a list of Paskell's work.

REEL 3995: Photocopies of Paskell's sketchbooks and several loose sketches, 1845-1895, of landscapes in the vicinity of Boston, Gloucester, and Springfield, Mass., New Hampshire, and England, accompanied by a biographical sketch of Paskell by his grandson, John J. Leahy.

REEL 4545: Paskell's journal, 1883-1885, and a typescript of the journal with an index prepared by John J. Leahy, Paskell's grandson; typescripts of two clippings, April 1885, from Boston newspapers regarding Paskell's exhibition; and a clipping on Paskell, 1987.

Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape and marine painter; Cape Ann and Nantucket, Mass.

Original journal on reel 4545 was lent for microfilming 1991 by Samuel Robbins, a collector who purchased it from a bookseller in Providence, R.I. The remaining material (all photocopies) was donated 1987 by John J. Leahy, Paskell's grandson, and discarded after microfilming.

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