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Elisabet Ney papers, 1865-1984

Creator:
Ney, Elisabet, 1833-1907
Subject:
Elisabet Ney Museum (Austin, Tex.)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
5 microfilm reels.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Biographical accounts; a history of the Ney Museum; Ney family, business and Ney Museum correspondence, 1871-1981; a transcript of an interview with the museum's curator, Mrs. J.W. Rutland; articles and poems dedicated to Ney and 4 of her notebooks, 1865-1898, containing letters and accounts of her experiences with Guiseppe Garibaldi and her travels to Egypt; legal documents, Ney's marriage certificate, contracts for indenture, deeds and wills of her husband, Edmund Montgomery; financial records; organizational records of the museum including attendence figures, financial reports and minutes; printed material, brochures and clippings about Ney and the museum; photographs, 1896-1961, of Ney, Ney with her work, and in her studio.
Citation:
Elisabet Ney papers, 1865-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 3341-3345 available for use only at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Elisabet Ney Museum Austin, Texas.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Portrait sculptor; Austin, Texas. Born in Westphalia, Germany. Date of birth sometimes cited as 1830. She formed a band that came from Germany to Georgia to form a colony. When it disbanded in 1872 she bought a plantation in Texas. Famous people who sat for her include Garibaldi, Sam Houston, Bismark, Von Humboldt, Von Liebig, Jacob Grimm and Schopenhauer. The museum was founded in 1909.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1984, by the Elisabet Ney Museum via James Fisher, as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art museums
Portrait sculpture, American
Sculptors
Women sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10541
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214013
AAA_collcode_neyelisp
Theme:
Women
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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