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Negus family papers, 1808-1844

Negus fam, Negus family


Collection Information

Size: 110 Items, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Largely correspondence among members of the Negus and Fuller families of Massachusetts, including that of Nathan, his sisters Fanny, Arathusa, Laura, and Rosannah, his brother Joseph, and other family members; genealogical data on the Negus family; a biography of Nathan Negus by the wife of his grand-nephew, Mary Fuller; Negus's diary, Sept. 20, 1819-April 14, 1822, kept in Boston; and a photograph of his self-portrait.

Biographical/Historical Note

Several members of the Negus family were artists. Nathan and Joseph were itinerant painters who traveled the South.


The lender, Elizabeth Fuller, is the wife of Nathan Negus's grand-nephew and inherited the papers.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Library, Deerfield, Mass.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 611 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Negus family papers, 1808-1844. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.