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Parrish family papers, 1915-1953

Parrish fam, Parrish family


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 Linear feet, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters, 1950-1952, to Maxfield Parrish, mostly from his wife, and letters, 1935-1953, to Parrish's sons Maxfield Jr. and Dillwyn from Maxfield and Mrs. Parrish, regarding family matters, with some references to Parrish's work and his surroundings, including the Santa Fe art colony. Also included are an account book of Stephen Parrish, 1880-1889, containing lists of titles and art works; and other financial records.

Biographical/Historical Note

Artists; Philadelphia, Pa. and Windsor, Vt. Maxfield was an illustrator and painter; his father Stephen was a painter and etcher.


Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Free Library of Philadelphia.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4408-4409 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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

Parrish family papers, 1915-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.