The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters regarding the shipment of paintings to and from the Boston Athenaeum. Correspondents, writing almost exclusively to E.A. Crowninshield, Chairman of the Committee of Fine Art, include C.B. Fairbank, Thomas Hatfield, Charles Lanham, Edmund M. Loring, and James Robb. Sent as enclosures with the letters are three shipping receipts for transported paintings and a list of paintings owned by James Robb on loan to the Boston Athenaeum.
Boston Athenaeum records, 1854-1855. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3042 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals were returned to lender after microfilming.
The Boston Athenaeum was founded in 1807. Its present building on Beacon Hill, erected from 1847 to 1849, houses a library and an art collection.
Lent for microfilming 1984 by the Boston Athenaeum.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001