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Charles Hopkinson papers, 1892-1993

Hopkinson, Charles, 1869-1962

Painter, Portrait painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.4 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of Massachusetts portait painter and watercolorist Charles Hopkinson date from 1892 to 1993 and measure 1.4 linear feet. The papers are comprised primarily of 17 sketchbooks and loose sketches. Also found are printed materials and three photographs of Hopkinson, as well as writings about Hopkinson written by his daughter Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and her husband William Shurcliff. Also found at the Archives is a small miscellaneous manuscript collection of five letters to Chauncey Stillman from Charles Hopkinson.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait and watercolor painter Charles Hopkinson (1869-1962) was active in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Portions of the collection were loaned for microfilming between 1969-1973. Charles Hopkinson's daughters and granddaughters, Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff, Harriot Rive, Elinor Barr, Mrs. John M. Clarke and Mrs. James Masek, donated additional material in 1973 and 1992.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art