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Charles Hopkinson papers, 1892-1993

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 4 series.

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Series 1: Writings and Notes , 1987-1993
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Writings are by Charles Hopkinson's daughter Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and her husband William Shurcliff. They include two catalogs of Charles Hopkinson's works of art, a writing concerning family history, and a transcript of one of Hopkinson's journals describing the sale of paintings which also includes commentary.
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"The Extended Family of the Five Hopkinson Daughters," by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and William Shurcliff, 1987
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"Explanatory Version of Mrs. Charles Hopkinson's Journal, Pages Recording Payments Received from Charles Hopkinson's Painting Activity," by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and William Shurcliff, 1990
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"Portraits by Charles Hopkinson--An Informal Catalog," Draft, by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and William Shurcliff, 1991
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"Landscape Paintings by Charles Hopkinson," by Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff and William Shurcliff, 1993
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Series 2: Printed Material , 1988-1991
2 Folders
Box 1

Found are exhibition catalogs for Charles Hopkinson exhibitions at Vose Gallery and the Danforth Museum of Art and one magazine clipping about Hopkinson from the Harvard Magazine.
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Clipping, 1990
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1988-1991
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Series 3: Photographs , 1938-1961
1 Folder
Box 1

Found are three photographs of Charles Hopkinson, including one photograph with Hopkinson and his art.
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Portraits of Charles Hopkinson, 1938-1961
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Series 4: Sketchbooks and Artwork , 1892-1957
1.2 Linear feet
Box 1-3

Found are seventeen sketchbooks and loose sketches by Charles Hopkinson. Mostly, sketches are in pencil but some watercolors are found. Sketchbooks and loose sketches are of family members, figure studies, horses, boats, and landscapes. Also found are preliminary sketches for portraits.
Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff annotated many of the sketchbooks and sketches in 1992. These notes are found within the folders, however the works of art include dates from their creation and not from the annotated notes.
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Sketchbook 1, 1892
Included is a sketch of Elinor Curtis, Boston scenes, and babies.
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Sketchbook 2, circa 1900-1910
Included are sketches of Elinor, Harriot, and Margaret Curtis
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Sketchbook 3, circa 1900-circa 1920
Included are sketches of babies, unidentified portraits, and landscapes.
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10
Sketchbook 4, circa 1903-1907
Includes sketches of ships, Mrs. Hopkinson, self-portraits, and some notes.
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11
Sketchbook 5, circa 1903-1907
Included are sketches of Mrs. Hopkinson, babies and relatives.
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Sketchbook 6, circa 1915-circa 1950
Includes sketches of babies and landscapes.
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Sketchbook 7, 1920-1925
Includes sketches of Hopkinson daughters and a watercolor.
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Sketchbook 8, circa 1924-1937
Included are sketches of Italy in pencil and watercolor.
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Sketchbook 9, circa 1925-1935
Included are sketches of ships, buildings, and the Hopkinson daughters.
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Sketchbook 10, circa 1935
Included are sketches from England.
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Sketchbook 11, circa 1930
Included are watercolor and pencil sketches of landscapes.
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Sketchbook 12, circa 1930
Included are sketches of portraits and boats.
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Sketchbook 13, circa 1940
Included are sketches of family, figures, and boats. Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff annotated the sketchbook in 1992.
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Sketchbook 14, circa 1940
Included are sketches of buildings, landscapes, and babies.
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Sketchbook 15, circa 1948-1952
Included are sketches of family and travel scenes. Joan Hopkinson Shurcliff annotated the sketchbook in 1992.
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Sketchbook 16, 1952
Included are sketches of children and landscapes.
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Sketchbook 17, circa 1955-circa 1957
Included are sketches from Ireland.
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Loose Sketches, circa 1892-1957
Includes sketches of Roscoff, Brittany, family members, portrait sketches, boats, and horses.
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Oversized Loose Sketches, circa 1892-1957
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Oversized Loose Sketches, circa 1892-1957
OV 3

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