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

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Series 9: Photographs , circa 1860-1979
1 Linear Feet
Boxes 5-7, 11

Found are family photographs of the Brush family, snapshots, vacations, portraits, interiors, studios, buildings, pets and animals, family events, and of works of art. Among those photographed include George de Forest and Mittie Taylor Whelpley Brush and their children; Nancy Bowditch's children and grandchildren; the Pearmain family; the wedding of Clara Clemens with her father Samuel Clemens; and the Thayer children, their homes, and sleeping huts. A portrait of Nancy as a young woman was taken by Jean Clemens and has a love letter written by Robert Pearmain on verso. Also found are copies of photographs used in a biography of George de Forest Brush by Joan Morgan entitled George de Forest Brush, 1855-1941: Master of the American Renaissance (1985).
The bulk of this series has been scanned. Photographs of works of art have not been scanned.
Description Container Select
Portraits
George de Forest Brush, 1898-1926
5
19
Mittie Taylor Whelpley Brush, 1870-1912
5
20
Mary Brush and Children, 1897-1898
5
21
Brush Children, 1898-1908
5
22
Georgia Brush, circa 1908
5
23
Jane Brush, 1908-1918
5
24
Mary Brush, 1898-1918
5
25
Nancy Douglas Bowditch, circa 1898-1905
Nancy Douglas Bowditch as a Child
5
26
Nancy Douglas Bowditch, circa 1910
Includes photographs taken by Jean Clemens of Nancy as a young woman. Verso contains love letters written to Nancy by William Robert Pearmain.
5
27
Nancy Douglas Bowditch, circa 1920s
Nancy with a child, probably Polly Peamrain
5
28
Nancy Douglas Bowditch, circa 1930s-1964
Nancy as an adult
5
29
Tribbie Brush, 1898-1909
5
30
Nancy and William Robert Pearmain, 1907 August
5
31
Nancy and Harold Bowditch, 1940
5
32
Mary "Polly" Pearmain Marlowe, circa late 1920s
5
33
Clifford Seymour Brush and Gerome Brush II, 1957 December
Gerome Brush's children
5
34
Harold Bowditch, 1944
5
35
Lillie Brush, circa 1890s
George de Forest Brush's sister
5
36
Dr. James Davenport Whelpley, circa 1890s
copyprint
5
37
William Robert Pearmain, 1892 September, circa 1895
5
38
Pearmain Siblings, 1888-1904
Margaret, Jack, Edward, and William Robert with their mother, Alice
5
39
Gladys Thayer (Galla), circa 1909
5
40
F. L. W., 1936 or 1937
5
41
Unidentified, circa 1890-1900
5
42
Weddings
Clara Clemens (?), 1910
Clara Clemens, Samuel Clemens, Jarvis Langdon, Jean Clemens, Mr. Twitchell
5
43
Nancy and Robert, 1909 September 11
5
44-45
Nancy with Bridesmaids, 1909 September 11
Margaret Pearmain and Tribbie Brush
5
46
Gerald Thayer and Alina Wallerman, before 1916
5
47
Graduations and Reunions
Wellsley, 1935
5
48
Snapshots
George de Forest Brush with Children and Grandchildren, 1892-circa 1930s
5
49
George de Forest Brush with Children and Grandchildren, 1931
framed photograph
5
50
George de Forest Brush with Sons-in-Law, circa 1930
5
51
George de Forest Brush Painting Outside, 1900
5
52
Mittle Taylor Whelpley Brush with her Children, 1909-1930s
5
53
Nancy Douglas Bowditch, 1969-1972
5
54
Nancy Douglas Bowditch (?) as a Young Child, circa 1890
5
55
Nancy Douglas Bowditch with her Children, 1911-1969
with Polly and George
5
56
Nancy Douglas Bowditch with Family and Friends, 1966-1973
5
57
Harold and Nancy Douglas Bowditch, 1919-1948
5
58
Harold and Nancy Douglas Bowditch with Their Grandchildren, late 1930s
5
59
Harold Bowditch, 1923, undated
5
60
Harold Bowditch with his Children, early 1920s
5
61
Bowditch and Pearmain Children, 1920s-1930s
Polly, George, Henry and Martha
5
62
Brush Sisters, 1907-1911, circa 1915
Mary, Thea and Jane
5
63
Mary Brush in World War I Service Uniform, 1918
5
64
Clifford and Gerry Brush, circa 1950s
5
65
Faith Lea Storer, circa 1900
5
66
Philip Whelpley, circa 1909
standing in front of Thayer family home
5
67
Whelpley Family Members, circa 1900-1952
5
68
Pearmain Family Members, circa 1909
5
69
Bowditch Family Members, 1964
likely Harold Bowditch's mother, Selma Bowditch
5
70
Hildegarde and Gerard Henderson, 1905
5
71
Gerard Henderson, Georgie Brush, and Unknown, circa 1900
likely Hildegarde Henderson
5
72
Thayer Family, 1904-1909
Mary, Gladys, Gerald and Abbot Handerson
5
73
Miss Lyons, Mr. Paine and Gerome Brush, 1906
Samuel Clemens' secretary and biographer
5
74
Ilka Howells, circa 1890
5
75
Miscellaneous, circa 1900-1976
Identified photographs, relationships to the Brush family unknown
5
76-77
Miscellaneous, circa 1900-1950s
Unidentified photographs
5
78-79
Gravestones
George de Forest Brush, 1969 August
5
80
Animals
Family Dogs and Chickens, 1902-circa 1920s
5
81
Cars
Cars, circa 1930
5
82
Studios
George de Forest Brush's Italian Studio and Garden, circa 1908
5
83
Pearmain's Paris Studio (?), circa 1905-1908 March 21
5
84-85
George de Forest Brush in his Studio, circa 1910s
5
86
Interiors
Russels Camp, circa 1900
5
87
44 Harvard Avenue, Brookline, MA, circa 1920s
Harold and Nancy Bowditch's Home
5
88
12 Pine, circa 1965
Includes Baha'i art and portraits
5
89
Unidentified, circa 1905-1969
5
90
Theatrical Costume
Brush Family and Friends in Italy, 1908
5
91
Gerome Brush in Soldier Girl, circa 1906 or 1907
play written by Gerome Brush
5
92
Mary and Jane Brush, circa 1910s
5
93
Harold Bowditch in School Play, circa 1905 or 1915
5
94
Unidentified, circa 1900s
probably Pearmain family in Medival costume
5
95
Nancy Douglas Bowditch in Colonial and Post-Civil War Dresses, 1961-1962
5
96
Nancy Douglas Bowditch and David Marlowe as Mr. Haseltine, 1964 June 13
5
97
Nancy Douglas Bowditch in Native American Dress, circa 1963
5
98
Polly Marlowe, circa 1960s-1979s
5
99
Polly Marlowe and Kathleen Bowditch, 1960s
5
100
Alina Thayer and Mary Brush, 1909
5
101
Unidentified, circa 1909
5
102
Buildings and Homes
George de Forest Brush's Birthplace, circa 1860
print of original
6
1
Brush Home in Florence, Italy, circa 1907
6
2
Farm in Dublin, New Hampshire, 1910-1920s
6
3
Putnam Camp, 1941
6
4
295 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, circa 1900
William Robert Pearmain's family home
6
5
Groton School Dormitory, circa 1952
6
6
Thayer Home and Sleeping Huts, circa 1900
6
7
Douglas Volk's House in Lowell, ME, 1911 August
6
8
Churches and Baha'i Temples, 1952-1969
6
9
Unidentified, 1908-1950s
6
10
Outdoors
Crawford Notch, New Hampshire, 1911 August
White Mountains
6
11
Dublin, New Hampshire, 1911 October
6
12
Bedford, MA, circa 1900s
view of Charles River
6
13
Travel
Paris, France, circa 1908
6
14
Gibraltar, circa 1908
6
15
Cyprus, Greece and Aegean Sea, 1909
6
16
Florence, Italy, undated, 1908
6
17
Naples, Italy, 1908
6
18
Palermo and San Reggio, Italy, 1907-1909
6
19
Works of Art
Polly Pearmain Marlowe with Works of Art by her Parents, 1969 August
6
20
Bust of Nathaniel Bowditch by Ball Hughes, circa 1900
6
21
by Nancy Douglas Bowditch, circa 1900-1970s
6
22-25
by George de Forest Brush, circa 1900-1970s
Oversized material housed in OV 11
6
26-32
by William Robert Pearmain, 1909-1910
6
33
by Douglas Volk, 1909
6
34
Unidentified, circa 1920
6
35
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous, circa 1910s
6
36
Duplicates, 1888-1939
6
37
Duplicates, 1950s
7
1
Negatives and Slides, circa 1910s-1980s
7
2-7
Notes and Photo Enclosures, 1969
7
8
George de Forest Brush, 1855-1941: Master of the American Renaissance (1985), by Joan Morgan
Prints Used in Book, 1980s
7
9
Oversized Photograph of Work of Art by Brush, circa 1900
Material from Box 6, F26
11

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