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Wells Sawyer papers, [ca. 1870-1995]

Sawyer, Wells Moses, 1863-1960

Photographer, Painter, Printmaker, Watercolorist, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 6.3 Linear feet 2.5 Linear feet Addition

Summary: Biographical materials; correspondence, including letters to Sawyer from colleagues, friends and his daughter, Helen Sawyer Farnsworth, and letters to his wife Kathleen; writings by and about Sawyer; sketchbooks and sketches; address books; scrapbooks; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and photographs of Sawyer, his work, and his family.

Biographical/Historical Note

Watercolorist; New York, N.Y.


Donated 1972-1993 by Helen Sawyer Farnsworth and in 1996 by Helen. Helen is Sawyer's daughter.

Related Materials

Wells Sawyer sketches and photographs also located at: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution and University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.
Wells Sawyer papers also located at: Library of Florida History, Gainesville, Fla.

How to Use This Collection

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

Wells Sawyer papers, [ca. 1870-1995]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.