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Brother Cornelius papers relating to William Keith, 1908-1955

Cornelius, Brother, 1877-1962



Collection Information

Size: 2,500 Items, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Material related to Brother Cornelius' research as the biographer of painter, engraver William Keith, including letters from prominent artists, art historians, gallery owners, museum directors, and members of Keith's family. Notably, Keith's widow, Mary McHenry Keith, writes about her activities in the women's sufferage movement, her friendship with Susan B. Anthony, and William Keith's personal and artistic life. Also among the papers are two photographs of William Keith, a genealogy, exhibition catalogs, and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Biographer, Christian Brother, teacher at St. Mary's College, Moraga, California. William Keith was a California landscape and portrait painter, engraver; born in Scotland.


Lent for microfilming 1979 by St. Mary's College.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in St Mary's College, College Archives, Moraga, California.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1516-1517 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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

Brother Cornelius papers relating to William Keith, 1908-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.