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Edith M. Prellwitz papers, circa 1925-1963

Prellwitz, Edith Mitchill, 1865-1944


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter Edith M. Prellwitz measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1925- 1963. Included are photographs of Prellwitz, family members, and works of art and a photograph of the Prellwitz family crest annotated by Edith's son, Edwin; newspaper clippings about Prellwitz and her works of art; and two letters, one to Edwin's son, Samuel, from his uncle Samuel Babcock, wishing him a happy Christmas, and one letter from Elizabeth Dewing Kaup to Mrs. (Edith) Prellwitz offering condolences regarding Mr. (Henry) Prellwitz's death.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edith M. Prellwitz (1865-1944) was a painter in New York, New York.


The collection was donated in 2019 by Stephanie Monyack, who purchased the papers at an estate sale from the Henry and Edith Prellwitz family.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Edith M. Prellwitz papers, circa 1925-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.