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Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau papers, 1853-1977, bulk 1864-1920

Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau papers, 1853-1977, bulk 1864-1920

Gardner, Elizabeth Jane, 1837-1922


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau (1837-1922) lived and worked in Paris.


The Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau papers were donated between 1983 and 1986 by Bouguereau's grandniece, Miriam Gardner Dunnan.


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

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3135 (Photographs): Originals in the possession of Miriam C. Dunnan, Exeter, New Hampshire.

Scope and Contents

The papers of painter Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1853 to 1977, with the bulk of the material dating from 1864 to 1920. Found within the papers are correspondence written to Bouguereau's immediate family; clippings and miscellaneous printed material; and photographs of Bouguereau and her husband Adolphe.

Portions of this collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reels 3464 and 3967 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the papers as described in this finding aid does not reflect the order of the collection on microfilm due to reprocessing.

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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