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Eakins-Crowell selected family papers, 1795-1938

Eakins family


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical data; genealogical information; a diary; a cartes-de-visite album; and correspondence.
REEL 4340: A cartes-de-vistes album from the Eakins' home containing 72 portraits and memorabilia of the Eakins family, the Sartain family, and other artists.
REEL 4235: Frances Eakins's diary, recounting her visit with her brother, Thomas Eakins, in France, 1868; two pages from an Eakins family bible; receipts; a certificate of citizenship of Alexander Eakins; a telegram from Thomas Eakins to Will Crowell, 18 December 1899; and two letters from Susan Macdowell Eakins to Francis Crowell.

Biographical/Historical Note

Families of artists; Philadelphia, Pa.


Microfilmed in 1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4235 and 4340 available at Archives of American Art offices, at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 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

Eakins-Crowell selected family papers, 1795-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.