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A Finding Aid to the Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969, bulk 1840-1923 | Digitized Collection

Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969, bulk 1840-1923

Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923

Muralist, Sculptor, Painter, Author, Illustrator

The papers of Elihu Vedder in the Archives of American Art were digitized from 17 reels of microfilm. Photographs from Series 7 have been digitized from originals. The bulk of the papers have been scanned, totaling 21,794 images.

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

Collection Information

Size: 9.0 linear ft.

Summary: The Elihu Vedder papers measure approximately 9 linear feet and date from 1804 to 1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1840 to 1923. The collection documents the life and work of the painter and illustrator, who was perhaps best known for his illustrations of the 1884 edition of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam." Papers include correspondence, writings, diaires, photographs, a limited number of drawings, books and printed material, legal and financial papers, and scattered personal and family papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, muralist, sculptor, illustrator, writer; Rome and the Isle of Capri, Italy. b. 1836, New York, N.Y.; d. Jan. 29, 1923, at the age of 87; Symbolist painter.

Provenance

Material on reels 515-529 and 671 donated by Lawrence Fleischman and Harold Love, 1962 through 1964. Books, Doubts and Other Things and Miscellaneous Moods donated by Irving Burton, 1964 and 1977. Material on reel 2323 donated by Mrs. John Breck, 1981.

Related Materials

Related material found in the Archives of American Art includes 3 letters written by Elihu Vedder that comprise a small collection donated by Charles E. Feinberg.

Funding

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