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A Finding Aid to the Edmund C. Tarbell papers, circa 1855-circa 2000, bulk 1885-1938 | Digitized Collection

Edmund C. Tarbell papers, circa 1855-circa 2000, bulk 1885-1938

Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938

Painter, Teacher

Representative image for Edmund C. Tarbell papers, circa 1855-circa 2000, bulk 1885-1938

This site provides access to the papers of Edmund Charles Tarbell in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2018, and total 5,483 images.

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 7.2 linear feet

Summary: The papers of Boston painter Edmund Charles Tarbell measure 7.2 linear feet and date from circa 1855-circa 2000, bulk 1885-1938. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, diaries, personal business records, printed material, photographs, albums, glass plate negatives, and a scrapbook.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edmund Charles Tarbell (1862-1938) was a painter and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Provenance

The Edmund Charles Tarbell papers were donated in 1989 by his granddaughter, Mary Josephine Ferrell Cannon and in 2017 by William P. Tarbell, the artist's great-grandson. The material on reel N68-103 was lent for microfilming in 1968 by Mrs. John Schaffer (Mary Tarbell), daughter of Edmund Tarbell.

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Funding

Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Location of Originals

  • Reel N68-103: Originals returned to the lender, Mary Tarbell Schaffer, after microfilming.