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Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Ball, Thomas  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.9 Linear feet
The collection is arranged into 3 series: Series 1: Letters, 1874-1908 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet; reel 5883) Series 2: Photographs, 1886-1887 (Box 2-3; 0.4 linear feet; reel 5883) Series 3: Printed Material, 1872-1971 (Box 2; 4 folders; reel 5883)
Access Note / Rights:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
The papers of William Couper date from 1872 through 1971 with the bulk of the material dated 1872 through 1908. The collection consists of 0.9 linear feet of letters, photographs, and printed material that document William Couper's career as a sculptor and his family life. Letters are from Couper and his wife to his parents, and to his brother John, discussing family matters, his art training, his travels, and his work in New York. There are also several letters from his father-in-law, sculptor Thomas Ball.
William Couper papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on 35 mm microfilm reel 5883 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.
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.
Biography Note:
William Couper was born September 20, 1853 in Norfolk, Virginia, son of John Diedrich Couper and Euphania Monroe Couling Couper. He acquired an interest in sculpture from time spent at his father's company, Couper Marble Works.
Language Note:
English .
The William Couper papers were donated by the artist's nephew Monroe Couper to the Archives of American Art in 1992.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Sculptors  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- Italy  Search this
Sculpture, Modern -- 19th century -- Study and teaching  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art