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Katherine Prince collection relating to James McNeill Whistler, 1980, circa 1834-circa 1892

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Series 1: Katherine Prince Collection Relating to James McNeill Whistler , circa 1834-circa 1892, 1980
0.2 Linear feet
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The series includes a typescript of notes written by Robert Cypian Houpe on the Livermore family history, including an account of an occasion on which Houpe's grandmother, Susie Livermore Sutton, daughter of Katherine Prince, visited Whistler to dine with him even as baliffs have attached Whistler's property.
Prince family letters include seven letters from Leslie Prince to her sister Katherine (Kate), two of which were co-written by their brother Frederick, pertaining to life in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1830s; one letter to Robert Prince from Elihu Beck; one letter to Robert Prince from Elinor J. Beck; a letter written probably to one of the Prince sisters from an unidentified person; and a photocopy of a page from an unidentified letter.
Two handwritten diaries of Katherine Prince were written in England and Europe in 1845 and 1846. The diaries frequently mention and describe visits with Whistler's sister, Deborah Whistler, and their travels and activities together.
Four items from Whistler include an 1878 telegraph to the Livermore family; a letter from Whistler to Susie Sutton, with Whistler's butterfly signature, inviting her to call on him in his studio; an invitation to Whistler's "10 O'Clock" lecture at Prince's Hall, Piccadilly; and an 1892 catalog, "Nocturnes, Marines and Chevalet Pieces" Goupil/6th Edition, inscribed to Sutton by Whistler.
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Houpe's "Brief Notes on the Livermores of Holderness and Some Others", 1980
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Prince Family Letters, circa 1834-circa 1836
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Prince, Katherine, Diaries, 1845-1846
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Whistler Card, Catalog, Letter, and Telegram, circa 1878-circa 1892
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