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A Finding Aid to the William Preston Phelps and Ina Phelps Hayward papers, 1849-2001, bulk 1890s-1920s

William Preston Phelps and Ina Phelps Hayward papers, 1849-2001, bulk 1890s-1920s

Phelps, W. P. (William Preston), 1848-1923

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of New Hampshire landscape painter William Preston Phelps and his daughter, artist Ina Phelps Hayward, measure 1.1 linear feet and date from 1849-2001, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1890s to the 1920s. Papers include letters from Phelps, and correspondence regarding Ina Phelps Hayward's involvement in her father's 1917 estate sale; sales and legal records related to the Phelps estate; a scrapbook and printed material about William Preston Phelps; a sketchbook attributed to Phelps; sketches by Ina Phelps Hayward and her husband Roger Hayward; photographs of Phelps, his home and studio in Chesham, New Hampshire, and his artwork; and glass plate negatives, including two of Phelps and thirty-six of his artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Preston Phelps (1848-1923) was a painter in Chesham, N.H. His daughter, Ina Phelps Hayward (1871-1944) was an artist.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 1969 by Peter Hayward, grandson of Phelps. Additional material was donated in 2009 by Karl Gabosh, an art dealer who purchased the papers from the estate. A notebook was lent for microfilming in 1973 by Hilda Hayward Parker, Phelps' grandaughter.

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