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Alice Frye Leach papers, 1870-1937

Leach, Alice Frye, 1857-1943

Painter, Architect


Collection Information

Size: 0.7 Linear feet, (26 items on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: An unpublished biographical sketch written by Leach's daughter Catherine Leach; photocopies of exhibition catalogs, 1935 and 1937; a photograph of Leach at her easel, 1938; photographs of her paintings, annotated by her daughter, and of her home in Chesnut Hill, Massachusetts, which she designed; 2 pencil sketches of her daughters; 4 watercolor sketches of a home she designed in Brookline, Mass.; an unfinished portrait on canvas of her brother James Albert Frye; a reproduction of a portrait of G. Helen Crowell; and miscellaneous items.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and architect, Boston, Mass. Studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and was a member and one of the founders of the Copley Society, in Boston.


The donors, Catherine and Elizabeth Leach, are daughters of Alice Frye Leach.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3092 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Exhibition catalogs: are photocopies

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Alice Frye Leach papers, 1870-1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.