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Anna Richards Brewster papers, 1887-1964

Anna Richards Brewster papers, 1887-1964

Brewster, Anna Richards, 1870-1952

Painter, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.8 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Certificates, letters, legal material, writings, sketchbooks, art works, photographs, printed material, and a scrapbook.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator, painter, writer; New York and Pennsylvania. Collaborated as an illustrator with her mother, poet and author Anna Matlock Richards. Brewster's father, William Trost Richards, was a well-known marine painter. Her brother Theodore William Richards was a professor of chemistry at Harvard and a Nobel Prize winner, and another brother, Herbert Maule Richards, was a professor of botany at Barnard College, Columbia University. Brewster lived nine years in London.


Material on reel 3796 donated 1985 by Susan Brewster McClatchy, Brewster's grandniece except for fr. 5-75, which were returned to McClatchy. Donor of the 1986 gift, Martha Santiago, is the aunt of Susan Brewster McClatchy.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3796, frames 5-75: Originals returned to lender, Susan Brewster McClatchy, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3796 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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

Anna Richards Brewster papers, 1887-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.