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Letters received mostly from her friends, artists Edmund Tarbell and Bela Lyon Pratt of Boston, for whom she worked as a model during 1907-1908. Also included are a few clippings and a photograph of a Tarbell painting ("Girl Reading") for which West modelled.
Charlotte Barton West letters, 1907-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 75 (frames 1034-1099) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Donated 1971 by Larry Curry, a Los Angeles art historian who collected the material from West.
Lives of American Artists
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