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

Hall, Ridgway M., 1914-1982



Collection Information

Size: 0.5 Linear feet

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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Josephine Miles Lewis letters: location of originals unknown.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Josephine Miles Lewis letters are photocopies.

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

Ridgway Hall research material on Josephine Miles Lewis, 1887-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.