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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

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.

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Funding

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

Scope and Contents

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.

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

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