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Selected papers from the Pennell-Whistler collection in the Library of Congress, 1830-1903

Selected papers from the Pennell-Whistler collection in the Library of Congress, 1830-1903

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903

Painter, Etcher

Collection Information

Size: 1500 items (on 4 microfilm reels)

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.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1963 by the Library of Congress.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell Collection, Library of Congress.

Alternative 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.