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Ralston Crawford letters to Bonnie Nelson, 1969-1977

Ralston Crawford letters to Bonnie Nelson, 1969-1977

Nelson, Bonnie

Collector

Collection Information

Size: 237 items (0.8 linear feet)

Summary: 237 letters, postcards, and telegrams to Bonnie Nelson from Ralston Crawford, Nelson's close friend and companion. Crawford documents his travels and and writes about his artwork and his life, in general. Also included is a 1974 snapshot of Crawford.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bonnie Nelson was a friend and companion of painter Ralston Crawford (1906-1978) from Houston, Tex.

Provenance

Donated 2007 and 2009 by Bonnie Nelson.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Ralston Crawford letters to Bonnie Nelson, 1969-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.