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Pitts family papers, 1885-1958

Pitts family
Pitts, James
Pitts, Elizabeth McCord
Pitts, Lendall
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Physical Description:
400 items (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Family papers from 19th to 20th century, including correspondence, financial records; inventory of the estate of James Pitts; and catalogs.
Pitts family papers, 1885-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 370 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Massachusetts family many of whose descendants were painters. Lendall Pitts, most recent of the family's artists, married artist Elizabeth McCord. They lived in Paris from the turn of the 19th century until 1938 when Lendall died and Elizabeth returned to live in America.
Language Note:
Some correspondence is in French.
The collection was donated in 1961 by Elizabeth McCord Pitts and other family descendants through Edward Parker an acquaintance of the family and friend of AAA. The complete collection has since been deaccessioned and given to the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Mass. AAA maintains a microfilm copy of the collection.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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