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Julian Alden Weir papers, 1869-1966

Julian Alden Weir papers, 1869-1966

Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919

Painter, Printmaker, Etcher

Collection Information

Size: 5 microfilm reels.

Summary: Correspondence (mostly typed transcripts); scrapbooks; photographs; sketches; notebooks and scrapbooks and clippings compiled by Dorothy Weir Young in preparation for her book, The Life and Letters of J. Alden Weir (1960, Yale University Press).

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, etcher, printmaker; New York, N.Y. and Connecticut. Weir was the son of painter Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889), and brother of painter John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926).


Material on reels 70-71 & 125-126 lent for microfilming 1971 by Mrs. Caroline Weir Ely (Mrs. Page Ely, d. 1974), sister of Dorothy Weir Young; both daughters of Julian Alden Weir. The donor of the draft of the biography on reel 577 is unspecified.

Location of Originals

  • Reels 70-71 & 125-126: Originals returned to Mrs. Page Ely after microfilming, and subsequently acquired by Brigham Young University.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 70-71, 125-126 & 577 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Julian Alden Weir papers, 1869-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.