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John Goffe Rand papers, 1832-1960, bulk 1832-1873

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 6 series:

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Series 1: Biographical Information, 1873-1941, circa 1960
(Box 1; 5 folders)

This series consists of biographcial sketches of John Goffe Rand, an unpublished biography, a list of Rand's portraits, typescripts of Rand's obituary and his will.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1864, 1906-1960
(Box 1; 2 folders)

This series contains one letter written by John Rand to his niece and scattered typescripts of letters to and from the Rand family concerning the artist.

Series 3: Subject Files, 1841-1844, 1941-1956
(Box 1; 2 folders)

Found here are materials relating to the John Goffe Rand's invention and patent of the collapsible tin paint tube, including drawings and written descriptions. There are also patents from 1841 and 1844 for improvements to the tube and clippings celebrating anniversaries of the invention.

Series 4: Printed Material, circa 1900
(Box 1; 1 folder)

Newspaper clippings concern members of the Rand family and articles about John Goffe Rand's works of art.

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1930
(Box 1; 1 folder)

There is one photograph of John Goffe Rand's gravestone.

Series 6: Artifact, circa 1832
(Box 1; 1 folder)

Found here is a surviving example of one of the first collapsible paint tubes made in a factory, circa 1832.

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  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.