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Biographical fact sheets, 1971; postcards from Harnly to Bill Alexander; correspondence; writings, including the manuscripts, "Somersault, Nature's Undesirable," 1964, and "My Kingdon for a Hearse," 1971, and short stories; financial material; a watercolor drawing by Harnly entitled, "Millie, the Messy Old Mermaid"; clippings and exhibition-related material; and photographs of Harnley and of his works of art.
Perkins Harnly papers, 1946-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 3768-3769 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Perkins Harnly (1901-1986) was a painter, illustrator, and watercolorist, who depicted Victorian furnishings and interiors and was from Culver City, Calif. Mr. Harnly illustrated for Index of American Design (25 pictures), 1938-1941.
The donor, Bill Alexander was a friend of Harnley.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001