Summary: Correspondence, 1830-1876, and diary, 1850, of Anna Mathilda Whistler, ("Whistler's mother); and a large collection of Whistler correspondence gathered by his friends and biographers Joseph and Elizabeth R. Pennell over a fifty year period. Among the correspondents are the Pennells, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Frederik Sandys, David Croal Thompson, Fantin-Latour, Thomas Jekyll, William Heinemann and others, 1862-1903. Many of the letters are from letterbooks of James A. Rose and Val[entine C.] Prinsep.
Lent for microfilming 1963 by the Library of Congress.
Location of Originals
Originals in: Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell Collection, Library of Congress.
Additional Forms Available
Microfilm reels LCW 1-LCW 4 available for use 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
Selected papers from the Pennell-Whistler collection in the Library of Congress, 1830-1903. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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