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Agnes Anne Abbot papers, 1921-1976

Agnes Anne Abbot papers, 1921-1976

Abbot, Agnes Anne, 1897-1992

Painter, Designer, Educator, Watercolorist

Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Agnes Anne Abbot measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1976. The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs of works of art, sketchbooks and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Watercolorist and educator Agnes Anne Abbot (1897-1992) was active in Wellesley and Boston, Massachusetts.

Provenance

Agnes Anne Abbot donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments from 1979 to 1987.

Related Materials

Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art

A Finding Aid to the Agnes Anne Abbot Papers, 1921-1976, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Jayna M. Josefson
Biographical/Historical note
Watercolorist and educator Agnes Anne Abbot (1897-1992) was active in Wellesley and Boston, Massachusetts.
Born in Germany in 1897, Agnes Anne Abbot spent summers in the Boston area. In 1917, her family moved to the United States and settled in Boson where Abbot attended the School of Fine Arts and Crafts. From 1920 to 1963, Abbot taught at Wellesley College. She traveled extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and the United States. Agnes Anne Abbot died in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 7 series.
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1927-1949 (3 folders; Box 1)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1926-1951 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1930-circa 1940 (3 folders; Box 1)
Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1927-1965 (2 folders; Box 1)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1964-1968 (2 folders; Box 1)
Series 6: Photographs, 1960-1976 (4 folders; Box 1)
Series 7: Sketchbooks and Artwork, 1921-1965 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1-2)
Scope and Contents note
The papers of Agnes Anne Abbot measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1921 to 1976. The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, writings and notes, personal business records, printed material, photographs of works of art, sketchbooks and artwork.
Correspondence is from Abbot's family and friends and includes some letters written by Abbot to her mother, sister, and brother. Other correspondents include Alfred Barr, Alice Van Vechten Brown, Bernard Heyl, and Douglas McKee. Artwork includes ten sketchbooks depicting Abbot's travels throughout Europe, Africa, and the United States.
Provenance
Agnes Anne Abbot donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments from 1979 to 1987.
Related Archival Materials note
The Archives of American Art holds an oral history with Agnes Anne Abbot conducted by Robert Brown on August 25, 1981 to January 15, 1982.
Processing Information note
The Agnes Anne Abbot papers were processed by Jayna Josefson in 2013 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Agnes Anne Abbot papers, 1921-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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