Size: ca. 2,020 items (on 6 microfilm reels)
Summary: Correspondence, register of paintings sold, financial material, photographs, a diary, biographical information, a sketchbook, and printed material.
REELS N68/84-N68/85: Correspondence, mostly with family members and with many of Kensett's letters describing life, artists, and patrons while working in Europe; an annual register of paintings sold; miscellaneous bills, cancelled checks, and personal legal papers; and photographs of Kensett, his studio, members of his family and the 1864 Metropolitan Fair art exhibition.
REEL N738: A diary kept by Kensett while in Naples, Rome, and London, 1847.
REEL N737: Documents, obituary notices, clippings, and lists of paintings in Kensett's estate, 1873.
REELS 1533-1534: Correspondence with Thomas Gold Appleton, Eugene Benson, John William Casilear, Benjamin Champney, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Daniel Huntington, the Kellogg family, George and J. R. Lambdin, Thomas P. Rossiter, William T. Walters, and others; notes and financial papers regarding the Metropolitan Fair of the U.S. Sanitary Commission; passports; sketchbooks; and social invitations.