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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks and papers, 1889-2001, bulk 1900-1954 | Digitized Collection

Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks and papers, 1889-2001, bulk 1900-1954

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Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1906-1954
0.4 linear feet
Box 1

Beal's Correspondence is divided into two groups: letters between Beal and his wife during their courtship and early marriage, and general correspondence.
Letters between Gifford and Maud Beal were written early in their relationship, and are primarily of a personal nature. Beal's letters to his wife contain scattered references to his painting and his experiences in the art world during this period. Two letters from 1906 are illustrated with small cartoons. Scattered third party correspondence of a personal nature is also found among these letters.
General correspondence contains letters from Joseph Pennell (1925); Federal Art Project staff from the Treasury Department including Ed Rowan, Edward Bruce, and Forbes Watson (1938); Walker Hancock (1951); and a series of letters signed "Hyde," from Crow Island, Massachusetts, which may have been written by Edward Hyde Cox (1953-1954). An undated letter from the artist William C. Palmer is filed at the end of the series.
Several postcards with handwritten notes are filed with picture files in the Print Materials and Subject Files.
This series has been scanned in entirety.

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