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Emma Wotton De Long papers, 1928-1950

Emma Wotton De Long papers, 1928-1950

De Long, Emma Wotton, 1851-1940

Art patron

Collection Information

Size: 15 items.

Summary: Seven letters, 1928, from Craske to Mrs. De Long concerning his work on the memorial statue for the grave of her husband, George W. De Long; and five clippings concerning Mr. De Long's arctic expedition, the memorial statue by Craske, and the De Long family. Also included are three photographs, ca. 1885, of William Bradford, a view of his home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and of Mrs. De Long and Mrs. Bradford in his studio.

Biographical/Historical Note

Emma W. De Long commissioned the sculptor Leonard Craske to design a monument for the grave of her late husband, Lt. Commander George W. De Long, leader of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition in 1879-82. William Bradford accompanied this expedition as a painter and was present at the ship's departure from San Francisco to the polar regions.

Provenance

The donor, Thomas A. De Long II, is a cousin of Emma Wotton De Long.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3967 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Emma Wotton De Long papers, 1928-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.