Phelps, W. P. (William Preston),
Collection size: 0.9 linear feet
Collection Summary: Correspondence, estate papers, works of art, printed material and miscellaneous relating to artists William Preston Phelps and Ina Phelps Hayward.
Personal and business correspondence including Ina Phelps Hayward's correspondence with galleries and collectors offering Phelps' work for sale; estate papers including letters and papers about the auction of Phelps' home, furnishings, and paintings in Chesham, N.H., in 1917. Also included are records of Ina Hayward's expenses. Printed material includes sales catalogs, 1908-1917, a scrapbook, and miscellany.
Thirteen sketches of Ina Phelps Hayward and her son Roger, a sketchbook, 1927, attributed to William Phelps containing 24 sketches of rural scenes and New York City. "W.P. Munchen" is written on the cover of the sketchbook.
: Correspondence includes letters from William Phelps to John I. Coggeshall and posthumous letters to Ina Phelps Hayward from various people and institutions regarding Phelps' exhibitions. Photographs are of William Phelps, his studio, landscapes and works of art and include glass plate negatives, many of which were taken by William Phelps. Printed material includes an estate sale catalog and newspaper clippings.
Biographical/Historical Note: William Preston Phelps (1848-1923) was a painter in Chesham, N.H. His daughter, Ina Phelps Hayward (1871-1944) was an artist.
Material donated 1969 by Peter Hayward, grandson of Phelps and an artist.Additional material donated in 2009 by Karl Gabosh, an art dealer who purchased the papers from the estate.
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