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Nancy Douglas Bowditch and Brush Family papers, circa 1860-1985

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Series 4: Writings and Notes , circa 1900-1975
1 Linear Feet
Boxes 3-4

The majority of this series consists of drafts, editing notes, and research notes for Nancy's biography of her father, The Joyous Painter. Also found are general notes and a typescript of a biography of William Robert Pearmain which contains original photographs of the Pearmain family. Writings by others are found in a separate subseries.
The Writings and Notes series is arranged into 2 subseries:
  • Subseries 1: by Nancy Douglas Bowditch, circa 1910-1975
  • Subseries 2: by Others, circa 1900-circa 1970s
This bulk of this series has been scanned.
4.1: by Nancy Douglas Bowditch, circa 1910-1975
This subseries contains drafts, typescripts, edits, and notes for The Joyous Painter; a typescript for A Brief Biography of Robert Pearmain; a written recollecion of when Nancy and her siblings and friends sewed a new dress for her mother, Mittie Brush, with an accompaning photograph of the event; and various notes.
Description Container
The Joyous Painter
Typescript, circa 1970s
3
39-40
Dedication and Outline, circa 1970
3
41
Draft, circa 1970
3
42-45
Corrections, circa 1970
3
46
Edited Pages, circa 1970
3
47-48
Research Notes, circa 1970
3
49-50
Research Notes, circa 1970
4
1-4
Editing Notes, circa 1970
4
5
Layout Notes, circa 1971
4
6
Typescript (Duplicate), circa 1971
4
7
A Brief Biography of Robert Pearmain, 1888-1912, 1975
4
8
Notes on William Robert Pearmain, circa 1975
4
9
"My Mother's New Dress", circa 1950
4
10
"My Mother's New Dress", circa 1908
includes a photograph
4
11
Notes on Samuel and Jane Clemens, 1968
4
12
Notes on Paint Colors, circa 1910s
4
13
Speech Text, 1970 May 5
4
14
General, circa 1910s-1950s
4
15
4.2: by Others, circa 1900-circa 1970s
This subseries includes notes written by George de Forest Brush, Trubbie Brush and Barry Faulkner; scattered writings by William Robert Pearmain; a song dedicated to the Brush family by Gerald "Gra" Thayer; and miscellaneous lists.
Description Container
Notes by George de Forest Brush, circa 1900
4
16
Notes by Tribbie Brush, 1902
4
17
Notes by Barry Faulkner, circa 1941
4
18
Writings by William Robert Pearmain, circa 1909
4
19
Poem and Song by Gra, 1906
4
20
Concerning Various Artists, circa 1940s
4
21
Lists of Works of Art by Brush, circa 1970
4
22

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