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C. B. Owen letters, 1880-1881

Owen, C. B. (Clara Belle), 1854-1955



Collection Information

Size: 1 Volume, (24 items)

Summary: Contained in a journal are twenty-six letters written by Owen to her mother and sister, Grace during, a trip to London and Paris with her art teacher, Susan Healy St. John, her husband, and son James (the illustrator of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan books). The letters detail her travels visiting and painting in Paris museums and the French countryside during 1880-1881.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait and landscape painter; New York City, Los Angeles and Pasadena, Calif. Owen was born in McHenry, Ill.. Her works include portraits of Lillian Russell and Nevada Senator John Percival Jones. She painted landscapes of New England, Florida, Nevada, and California.


Donated 1998 by Maudelle Hoy Woodruff, Owen's niece-in-law. Additions are expected.

Language Note

Undetermined .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

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How to Cite This Collection

C. B. Owen letters, 1880-1881. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.