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Bolton Coit Brown papers (microfilm), circa 1907-1933

Brown, Bolton, 1864-1936

Lithographer, Author, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 2 Microfilm reels

Summary: 12 volumes of journals (1915-1933), documenting the technical aspects of his artistic career including drawing, printing, and lithography. They include accounts of experiments and work for other artists, including George Bellows, as well as definitions and excerpts of the writings of others.
A typescript of the manuscript, "Lithography Since Whistler," (1935) includes a history of lithography and a chapter on Joseph Pennell.
Two etching notebooks (1917-1918) contain sketches and notes on prints. Another notebook (1907-1910) contains sketches and notes on painting and pigments.
Also included are correspondence with some biographical information, a catalog of Brown's lithographs (1908), and loose lithographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lithographer, writer, inventor and explorer; Woodstock, N.Y.


Lent for microfilming 1990 by Bryn Mawr College, as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Bryn Mawr College Library, Special Collections.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3654-3655 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, and at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr College.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Bolton Coit Brown papers (microfilm), circa 1907-1933. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.