The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Largely correspondence among members of the Negus and Fuller families of Massachusetts, including that of Nathan, his sisters Fanny, Arathusa, Laura, and Rosannah, his brother Joseph, and other family members; genealogical data on the Negus family; a biography of Nathan Negus by the wife of his grand-nephew, Mary Fuller; Negus's diary, Sept. 20, 1819-April 14, 1822, kept in Boston; and a photograph of his self-portrait.
Negus family papers, 1808-1844. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 611 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Library, Deerfield, Mass.
Several members of the Negus family were artists. Nathan and Joseph were itinerant painters who traveled the South.
The lender, Elizabeth Fuller, is the wife of Nathan Negus's grand-nephew and inherited the papers.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001