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Boston Athenaeum records, 1854-1855

Boston Athenaeum


Collection Information

Size: 10 Items

Summary: Letters regarding the shipment of paintings to and from the Boston Athenaeum. Correspondents, writing almost exclusively to E.A. Crowninshield, Chairman of the Committee of Fine Art, include C.B. Fairbank, Thomas Hatfield, Charles Lanham, Edmund M. Loring, and James Robb. Sent as enclosures with the letters are three shipping receipts for transported paintings and a list of paintings owned by James Robb on loan to the Boston Athenaeum.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Boston Athenaeum was founded in 1807. Its present building on Beacon Hill, erected from 1847 to 1849, houses a library and an art collection.


Lent for microfilming 1984 by the Boston Athenaeum.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals were returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3042 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

One letter is a photocopy, and typescripts are included with four letters.

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

Boston Athenaeum records, 1854-1855. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.