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Williams, Esther Baldwin, 1867-1964  Search this
Williams, Esther, 1907-1969  Search this
Williams, Esther  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Finck, Furman J.  Search this
Williams, Nadia  Search this
Prendergast, Charles  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Grace Horne Galleries  Search this
Kraushaar Galleries  Search this
Massachusetts -- Boston -- description and travel
France -- Paris -- description and travel
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
2.1 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 7 series: Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1942-1979 (2 folders; Box 1) Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1893-1966 (9 folders; Box 1) Series 3: Correspondence, 1887-1961 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-2) Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1892-1947 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2) Series 5: Sketchbooks and Sketches, circa 1900 (0.2 linear feet; Boxes 2-3) Series 6: Printed Material, 1883-1984 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3) Series 7: Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1920 (0.3 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of Boston area painters Esther Baldwin Williams and daughter Esther Williams measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1984. The scattered papers of both women include biographical information, personal business records, correspondence, writings and notes, two diaries, four sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, and one photograph album.
Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers, 1887-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Materials which have not been scanned include blank pages, blank versos of photographs, and duplicates. In some cases, publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the papers of Esther William's husband Roland Joseph McKinney.
Biography Note:
Esther Baldwin Williams (1867-1964) and her daughter Esther Williams (1907-1969) were painters active in Boston, Paris, and New York City.
Language Note:
English .
The Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams papers were donated in two installments by Peter McKinney, step-son of Esther Williams in 1974 and by Nadia Williams, Esther Baldwin William's daughter-in-law in 1985.
Digitization Note:
This site provides access to the papers of Esther Baldwin Williams and Esther Williams in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2012, and total 2,938 images.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Painting, American  Search this
Expatriate painters -- France -- Paris  Search this
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Women painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art