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F. W. Sargent papers, 1854-1960, bulk 1854-1888

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 1 series.

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Series 1: F.W. Sargent Papers, 1854-1960
0.4 linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence by F.W. Sargent to his parents, siblings, and aunt provides updates on the Sargent family's activities and health during their seasonal travels to France, England, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany. In the letters, Sargent responds to news of the health and well being of family members in America and also offers commentary on European politics and America's Civil War. The majority of letters have partial or complete typewritten transcriptions.
Portions of Sargent's letters that mention John Singer Sargent, which were used as the source material for informal talks, remain grouped together. These excerpts describe events, accomplishments, and artistic interests during the younger Sargent's childhood and adolescence.
There are two original letters and three transcribed letters from John Singer Sargent. There are also two photographs of portraits of F.W. and Mary Singer Sargent painted by their son.
Materials are arranged by document type. Correspondence is arranged chronologically by sender.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

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  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.