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George Elmer Browne papers, 1900-1932

Browne, George Elmer, 1871-1946

Lithographer, Painter, Etcher


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (on a partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters; notes; a lease; financial records; printed material; and photographs.
Letters to Browne from artists Martin Borgord, Walter L. Clark, George Wharton Edwards, Helen (Wolhaupter) Kelly, Josephine Mast, William Ritschel, W. H. Singer, Vera Stevens, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Mary Wicker, 1909-1932; a postcard displaying a photograph of Browne, George H. McCord, David Preyer, 1900; an etching used as a greeting card by J. Berthier, 1928; a letter concerning the health of Charles Hawthorne from his wife, Marion, 1930; a lease for exhibition space, 1931; invoices and receipts, 1929-1931; an income tax return, 1924; bank statements, 1929; several clippings, 1930-1931, an exhibition announcement and two catalogs, 1906 and 1918; teaching brochures; a booklet "What Europe Thinks of American Art" by Henry Rankin Poore; 3 photographs of Browne, undated and 1909, and one of Charles Heinz in Provincetown; photographs of works of art, an installation at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1906, and an unidentified interior decorated by a mural; and 20 photographs of Egypt and rural France.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, art instructor; New York, N.Y. and Provincetown, Mass.


Lent for microfilming by the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, 1990.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Va.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4485 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

George Elmer Browne papers, 1900-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.