Oral history interview with DeWolf Perry, 1974 Feb. 12
Perry, DeWolf, 1910-1989
Brown, Robert F.
Weir, Julian Alden
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)
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Transcript: 19 p.
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 50 min.
An interview of DeWolf Perry conducted 1974 Feb. 12, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Rev. Perry remembers his grandfather, John Ferguson Weir, and his great-uncle, Julian Alden Weir. Perry speaks of his famous family and their particular interest in mysticism and the spiritual world.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with DeWolf Perry, 1974 Feb. 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Dewolf Perry (1908-1989), full name James DeWolf Perry, IV, was an Episcopal clergyman and art collector from Princeton, Mass. Perry's father was the Rt. Rev. James DeWolf Perry, III, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001