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Aimée Lamb papers, 1888-1991

Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989



Collection Information

Size: 1.6 Linear feet

Summary: Sketchbooks and sketches, photographs, letters, price lists, a scrapbook, and printed material relating primarily to Lamb's exhibitions.
The ca. 25 letters to Lamb, 1921-1976, are mainly from friends regarding her exhibitions. Also included are letters from Celia Thaxter to Lamb's brother, Horace, 1888-1892. The scrapbook (photocopy) contains newspaper clippings and exhibition announcements, 1931-1981. Printed material, 1931-1991, consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, and source material for paintings. Artwork, 1914-1938, includes sketchbooks (12 v.), 1914-55, including one from anatomy class at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School, ca. 100 sketches, designs for stained glass, and designs and templates for stencils. Ca. 40 photographs are mainly of artwork by Lamb, but also include 2 of Lamb and a portrait of Henry James done by William James.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Milton, Mass. Died 1989.


Donated 1993 by Edward Stone, executor of the Aimée Lamb estate. Stone' wife, Cassandra, is Lamb's cousin. Additons are expected.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Celia Thaxter letters: Originals in the Houghton Library Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Celia Thaxter letters are photocopies.

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

Aimée Lamb papers, 1888-1991. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.