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Harry Siddons Mowbray and Mowbray family papers, 1872-1976

Mowbray, Harry Siddons, 1858-1928

Muralist, Painter, Portrait painter

Collection Information

Size: 7.5 linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and muralist Harry Siddons Mowbray (1858-1928) and the Mowbray family measure 7.4 linear feet and date from 1872 to 1976. The papers document Mowbray's career as a painter and decorative muralist as well as his activities with the Commission of the Fine Arts, the American Academy in Rome, and the Sculpture Commission of Connecticut. The papers include biographical materials, scattered correspondence, nineteen diaries, personal business records, commission files, organization files, writings and notes, printed materials, three scrapbooks, photographs, and artworks. There are scattered family papers of Helen Mowbray, Florence Mowbray, George Mowbray, and George Siddons Mowbray.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harry Siddons Mowbray (1858-1928) was a painter, muralist, and public servant who was active in New York, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C.


The Harry Siddons Mowbray and Mowbray family papers were donated in multiple accretions by Mrs. Henry S. Mowbray, Hugh McK. Jones, Jr., and Mrs. Helen M. Rogers from 1979-1983.

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Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Location of Originals

  • Material on microfilm reel 2895 was returned to Helen M. Rogers after filming. These materials include Mowbray's letters to his son George, travel diaries of Helen Mowbray, writings, artworks, and a photograph.