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S. P. (Sylvester Phelps) Hodgson sketchbooks, 1856-1878

Hodgson, S. P. (Sylvester Phelps), 1830-1906



Collection Information

Size: 4 Items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Biographical data sheet, handwritten copy of his obituary, and two sketchbooks which also contain a few watercolor sketches, as well as a draft of an article entitled "Thoughts on the Effects of Light and Shade as influenced by the atmosphere, showing a rule by which you may know how to manage detail in distance," Feb. 1856.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Boston, Massachusetts.


The lender, H.T. Hodgson acquired the papers through inheritance.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 104 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

S. P. (Sylvester Phelps) Hodgson sketchbooks, 1856-1878. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.