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Emma Wotton De Long papers, 1928-1950

Creator:
De Long, Emma Wotton, 1851-1940
Subject:
Bradford, William
Craske, Leonard
De Long, George W. (George Washington),
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
15 items.
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:
Seven letters, 1928, from Craske to Mrs. De Long concerning his work on the memorial statue for the grave of her husband, George W. De Long; and five clippings concerning Mr. De Long's arctic expedition, the memorial statue by Craske, and the De Long family. Also included are three photographs, ca. 1885, of William Bradford, a view of his home in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and of Mrs. De Long and Mrs. Bradford in his studio.
Citation:
Emma Wotton De Long papers, 1928-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3967 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Emma W. De Long commissioned the sculptor Leonard Craske to design a monument for the grave of her late husband, Lt. Commander George W. De Long, leader of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition in 1879-82. William Bradford accompanied this expedition as a painter and was present at the ship's departure from San Francisco to the polar regions.
Provenance:
The donor, Thomas A. De Long II, is a cousin of Emma Wotton De Long.
Theme:
The Art Market
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Photographs
Sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7287
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209438
AAA_collcode_deloemma
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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