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John Frederick Peto and Peto family papers, 1850-1983

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Series 2: Correspondence , 1862-1983
(Box 1; 4 folders)

This series contains scattered the correspondence of John Frederick Peto and other family members. Found here are a brief letter and a postcard to Peto from his father, Thomas H. Peto, a letter congratulating Peto on reaching manhood signed by "Not a man", and three postcards sent by Peto to his daughter, Helen. Helen Peto Smiley's correspondence primarily consists of letters regarding the exhibition, sale, or reproduction of her father's artwork but also includes a letter from her grandmother and postcard from her mother. Also found in Helen's correspondence are letters to and from art critic Alfred V. Frankenstein who, in 1949, published an article about Peto's artwork that created new interest in the exhibition and purchase of his paintings. Miscellaneous correspondence includes two envelopes and a postcard addressed to Peto's wife, Christine, a copy of a letter from Alfred Frankenstein to the New York Graphic Society, and several letters to and from Helen's daughter, Joy Smiley Bejarano.
Correspondence is arranged chronologically within each folder.
Description Container Select
John Frederick Peto Correspondence, 1862-1907
1
10
Helen Peto Smiley Correspondence, 1900, 1910, 1948-1953
1
11
Helen Peto Smiley Correspondence, 1953-1978
1
12
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1900-1912, 1948-1983
1
13

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