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Coulton Waugh and Waugh Family papers, 1751-1974, bulk 1838-1974

Waugh, Coulton, 1896-1973

Painter, Writer, Cartoonist

Collection Information

Size: 27 Linear feet

Summary: The Coulton Waugh and Waugh Family papers measure 27 linear feet and date from 1751-1974 with the bulk of material dating from 1838 to 1974. The collection contains material from this family of artists living and working in Provincetown, Cape Cod, New York City, and England, including Coulton Waugh, Frederick Judd Waugh, Samuel Bell Waugh, and scattered material from Elizabeth Waugh, Ida Waugh, and Odin Waugh. Biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, writings, book project files, teaching files, business records, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs, and artwork are found.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Waugh family consists of three generations of artists including portraitist Samuel Bell Waugh (1814-1885), landscape artist Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940), and cartoonist, painter, and writer Coulton Waugh (1896-1973). The family lived and worked in Provincetown, New York City, Cape Cod, and England.


The collection was donated in several installments from 1977-1983 by Odin Waugh Buchanan, Coulton Waugh's widow.

Language Note

The collection is in English


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