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Ridgway Hall research material on Josephine Miles Lewis, 1887-1981

Ridgway Hall research material on Josephine Miles Lewis, 1887-1981

Hall, Ridgway M., 1914-1982


Collection Information

Size: 0.5 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence, drawings, clippings, photographs and other materials collected by Ridgway Hall in the course of research on painter Josephine Miles Lewis. Included are biographical accounts of Lewis and two diplomas; fourteen business letters to Lewis; correspondence (1959-1981) with Hall primarily concerns Lewis (a 1959 letter contains a copy of Lewis' will); thirty-three sketches (1887-1891) and 3 pencil drawings of trees and a landscape; inventories of works; questionnaires from Hill's survey of Lewis' works of art; clippings (ca. 1910-1959); a 1900 exhibition catalog from the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, 1935 and 1955 exhibition announcements; photographs of Lewis, her family, studio, exhibitions and works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ridgway M. Hall (1914-1982) was a distant relative of Josephine Miles Lewis.


Donated 1980 and 1984 by Ridgway and Lucy W. Hall.

Location of Originals

  • Josephine Miles Lewis letters: location of originals unknown.

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