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Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers, 1876-1963, bulk 1890-1930

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Series 1: Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing Family Papers , 1876-1963
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 2

Biographical materials include Thomas Dewing's curriculum vitae, citizenship certificate, and an award from the Carnegie Institute.
Correspondence includes letters from Dewing to his wife, Maria Oakey, in which he writes of accounting matters, travel, and the construction of a new house in the Green Hill section of East Conway, N.H.; to his brother, [Charles] Homer Dewing, in which he writes of his intention to spend the summer in South Hampton, Long Island; and to his nephew, Arthur Stone Dewing, in which he writes about the coloration, habits and range of birds he has observed. Maria Oakey Dewing's correspondence includes two to her niece; one to Mr. Perry (possibly Oliver Hazard Perry); and a copy of a letter to Elizabeth Dewing discussing house plans, family matters and painting projects (the copy was made by Charles). Also found are three letters to Thomas Dewing from S.Y., letters from the Dewings' daughter, Elizabeth Dewing Kaup, and letters of invitation to the Dewings from the White House.
There is one typescript essay on Dewing by Kenyon Cox and a description of the 17 paintings displayed in the Dewing Room at the Freer Gallery. Printed material consists of an exhibition catalog for the Ten American Painters' first exhibition in 1898, and clippings, reproductions of artwork, and articles from various sources regarding Thomas Dewing's work. Photographs are of Thomas Dewing in various stages of his life; a cabinet photograph of Maria Oakey; and four copy photographs of Thomas, Maria, and others. There are also photographic reproductions of a mural and paintings by Thomas Dewing.
Materials are arranged by document type.
The bulk of this series has been scanned. In some cases publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Description Container Select
Biographical Material, Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, circa 1915-1939
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Biographical Material, Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, Award, 1908
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Biographical Material, Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, Citizenship Certificate, 1876
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Correspondence, Dewing, Thomas Wilmer to [Charles] Homer and Arthur Dewing, circa 1900-1914
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Correspondence, Dewing, Thomas Wilmer to Maria Oakey Dewing, circa 1890-1920
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Correspondence, Dewing, Maria Oakey, circa 1910-1926
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Correspondence, Dewing Family, circa 1900-1920
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Correspondence, Kaup, Elizabeth Dewing, 1959
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Correspondence, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935
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Correspondence, S.Y., 1929-1972
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Correspondence, White House, 1903
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Writings, Cox, Kenyon, "Thomas W. Dewing", circa 1915-1930
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Writings, Freer Gallery, "In Dewing Room", 1924
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Printed Materials, Clippings, 1892-1956
Oversized material housed in OV 2.
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Printed Materials, Exhibition Announcement and Catalog, 1898, 1963
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Printed Materials, Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1910-1930
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Printed Materials, Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1915-1930
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Photographs, Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, circa 1890-1930
Includes platinum portrait and albumen studio shots.
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Photographs, Dewing, Maria Oakey, 1880-1910
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Photographs, Reproductions of Artwork, circa 1920-1935
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Oversized Clippings scanned with Box 1, Folder 14, 1892-1956
OV 2

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