This collection is arranged as 8 series. Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1887-circa 1940 (Box 1; 7 folders) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1890-1962 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet) Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1900-1942 (Box 1; 7 folders) Series 4: Personal Business and Financial Records, 1897-1944 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 5: Printed Material, 1889-1982 (Box 1-2; 0.9 linear feet) Series 6: Scrapbook, circa 1910 (Box 2; 1 folder) Series 7: Photographs, circa 1878-circa 1950 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet) Series 8: Artwork, 1892-circa 1940 (Box 2-4; 0.8 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The papers of painter and frame maker Hermann Dudley Murphy measure 2.8 linear feet and date from circa 1878-1982. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed materials, a scrapbook, photographs, and original artworks, including sketchbooks.
Hermann Dudley Murphy papers, circa 1878-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels 4038-4039 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Location of Originals:
Several letters from Caroline Bowles Murphy to Hermann Dudley Murphy are photocopies. The original materials stayed with the donor, Alexander Samoiloff.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945) was a painter and frame maker active in Boston, Massachusetts.
The collection is in English
The collection was donated in 1985 by Alexander B. and Dudley D. B. Samoiloff, grandsons of Hermann Dudley Murphy.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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