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Martin Brimmer letters, 1880-1896

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Creator:
Brimmer, Martin, 1829-1896
Subject:
Fuller, George
Higginson, Henry Lee
Hunt, William Morris
La Farge, John
Sargent, John Singer
Whistler, James McNeill
Whitman, Sarah de St. Prix Wyman
Wister, Owen
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
0.4 linear ft. (45 items on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Primarily letters written by Brimmer to Sarah Wyman Whitman, written from London, Paris, Rome, and elsewhere, and referring to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and to contemporary artists such as George Fuller, John LaFarge, William Morris Hunt, John Singer Sargent, and James A. McNeill Whistler. In addition, there are letters from Henry Lee Higginson, Owen Wister, and other friends of Brimmer, referring to Brimmer's death; and a letter from Phillips Brooks to Sarah Wyman Whitman.
Citation:
Martin Brimmer letters, 1880-1896. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel D32 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Brimmer was a collector and first president of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Sarah Wyman Whitman was a Boston painter and patron of the arts, born in Baltimore in 1842. She died in Boston in 1904.
Provenance:
Donated 1956 by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston via Mrs. Haven Parker, an Assistant in the Department of Paintings. The Museum owns several paintings by Whitman.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6829
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208956
AAA_collcode_brimmart
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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