Size: 0.8 Linear feet
Summary: The papers of illustrator Anna Richards Brewster measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1961. The papers include material on Brewster's career, and that of her parents William Trost Richards and Anna Matlock Richards. Found are artworks including sketchbooks, biographical material, correspondence, a photo album, printed material, writings, and a scrapbook.
Anna Richards Brewster (1870-1952) was a painter, author, and illustrator active in New York and Pennsylvania.
The collection was donated by Susan Brewster McClatchy, Brewster's grandniece, in 1985 and in 1986 by Susan Brewster McClatchy's aunt, Martha Santiago.
The Archives of American Art also holds the William Trost Richards papers, 1848-1920. Material lent for microfilming on reel 3796, frames 5-75, was returned to Susan Brewster McClatchy after microfilming and is not described in the collection container inventory.
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.