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Hermann Dudley Murphy papers, circa 1878-1982

Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945


Collection Information

Size: 2.8 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of painter and frame maker Hermann Dudley Murphy measure 2.8 linear feet and date from circa 1878-1982. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed materials, a scrapbook, photographs, and original artworks, including sketchbooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945) was a painter and frame maker active in Boston, Massachusetts.


The collection was donated in 1985 by Alexander B. and Dudley D. B. Samoiloff, grandsons of Hermann Dudley Murphy.

Language Note

The collection is in English


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

Location of Originals

  • Several letters from Caroline Bowles Murphy to Hermann Dudley Murphy are photocopies. The original materials stayed with the donor, Alexander Samoiloff.