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Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1887-1984

Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1887-1984

Williams, Esther Baldwin, 1867-1964

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 2.1 linear ft. (on 4 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence; and a photograph album; printed material; clippings; and miscellany of painter Esther Baldwin Williams and her daughter Esther Williams (McKinney).

Biographical/Historical Note

Painters; Rockport, Mass. and New York, N.Y. Esther Baldwin Williams was born Esther Mabel Baldwin, Dec. 11, 1867. She studied painting under Maurice Prendergast and became his friend and patron. Her daughter was married to museum director Roland McKinney (1898-1971).

Provenance

Material on reels 917-918 & 921 donated 1974 by Peter McKinney, step-son of Esther Williams (McKinney); material on reel 3975 donated 1985 by Nadia Williams, daughter-in-law of Esther Williams.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 917-918, 921 & 3975 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1887-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.