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Greer, Frances, 1885-1978  Search this
Greer, Mary Virginia, 1889-1976  Search this
Moses, Grandma  Search this
Moses, Dorothy  Search this
Moses, Molly  Search this
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
The scattered papers of Frances and Mary Greer relating to folk artist Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses) measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1890 to 1981. Found are letters from Grandma Moses and members of the Moses family, including daughters-in-law Dorothy and Molly, to Frances and Mary Greer, and scattered notes, photographs of the Moses family and others, and printed material.
Frances and Mary Virginia Greer papers relating to Grandma Moses, circa 1890-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reel 4131 at Archives of American Art offices. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm
Processing of this collection received support from the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative.
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Biography Note:
Frances Greer (1895-1975) and Mary Greer (1889-1993) were sisters who lived near Staunton, Virginia. They were acquainted with the Moses family when Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961) and her family settled in Staunton in 1887. When the Moses family moved back to New York in 1905, Grandma Moses and daughters-in-law Mary and Dorothy corresponded with the Greers.
Language Note:
English .
Donated 1988 by Miss Frances G. Brown, the niece of the Greers.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art