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Greenough family letters, 1813-1891

Greenough fam, Greenough family


Collection Information

Size: 1 Reel, ca. 445 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters written by Henry and Frances Greenough from various locations in Europe, most of which are to their family in Boston, including Mrs. Edward G. Loring (Harriet), Francis Boott, Mrs. Elizabeth Greenough, Charlotte Greenough, and also Mrs. James Lee and Mrs. Mary Lee. Also included are letters written to Horatio Greenough from various people.

Biographical/Historical Note

Horatio Greenough was a sculptor, who spent most of his career in Florence, Italy. His brother Henry originally went to Italy with Horatio, and then returned to Boston to practice architecture. Henry was married to Frances Boott.


Lent 1977 by David Richardson, whose relationship to the Greenoughs is unknown.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, David Richardson, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1215 available 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

Greenough family letters, 1813-1891. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.