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Frank Duveneck papers

Creator:
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Names:
Beatty, John W. (John Wesley), 1851-1924  Search this
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Duveneck, Elizabeth Boott, 1846-1888  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Rolshoven, Julius, 1858-1930  Search this
Shirlaw, Florence M.  Search this
Welch, Thaddeus, 1844-1919  Search this
Wores, Theodore, 1858-1939  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on a partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1845-1919
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, 1845-1919, of Duveneck and his wife, Elizabeth Boott Duveneck. Included are two letters from Duveneck to Theodore Wores and 7 letters from Julius Rolshoven. Other correspondents include John W. Beatty, William Couper, Daniel Chester French, Mrs. Walter Shirlaw, and Thad Welch. Many of the letters from Elizabeth Boott were written from Europe, including 11 to William Morris Hunt's painting class (1876-1880), and a lengthy account of her travels written to her father (1881).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter and teacher; Munich, Germany and Cincinnati, Ohio. Married his student, Elizabeth Boott, 1886. Following her death in 1888, Duveneck returned to the United States to teach at the Cincinnati Art Academy.
Provenance:
Donated 1974 by Cincinnati Historical Society; photocopies discarded after microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Art teachers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Munich school of painting  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.duvefrap
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Aloysius G. Weimer research material

Creator:
Weimer, Aloysius G., b. 1899  Search this
Names:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Covey, Arthur Sinclair, 1877-1960  Search this
Currier, J. Frank (Joseph Frank), 1843-1909  Search this
Heuermann, Magda, 1858-1962  Search this
Learned, Arthur G. (Arthur Garfield), b. 1872  Search this
Leigh, William Robinson, 1866-1955  Search this
Mayer, Louis, 1869-1969  Search this
Reynolds, Wellington Jarard, b. 1869  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953  Search this
Extent:
23 Items ((on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1933-1942
Scope and Contents:
Materials regarding American artists in Munich, Germany.
Reel X2: Typescript of Weimer's PhD. dissertation submitted to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1940, entitled "The Munich Period in American Art."
Reels 1285 & 3480: 22 letters received by Weimer in response to his research inquiries for his dissertation, including letters from Arthur Covey, William Couper, Arthur Garfield Learned, Magda Heuermann, Louis Mayer, William Robinson Leigh, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Wellington Jarard Reynolds; and one clipping on William Couper.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian; Michigan.
Provenance:
6 letters were inadvertently not microfilmed on reel 1285. These were later microfilmed, along with a clipping, on reel 3480.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Art historians -- Michigan  Search this
Topic:
Expatriate painters -- Germany -- Munich  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.weimaloy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-weimaloy

Greta Elena Couper research material on Thomas Ball and William Couper

Creator:
Couper, Greta Elena  Search this
Names:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1850-1988
Scope and Contents:
Photographs, correspondence, printed material and a handwritten music score sheet relating to artists Thomas Ball and his son-in-law William Couper, compiled by Greta Couper for publications about Ball and Couper.
The majority of the collection is photographs of works of art by Thomas Ball and William Couper, including a CD of images. Additional photographs are of Ball, Couper, and family. Also included are copies of correspondence by William Couper and indexes and printed material relating to Ball and Couper compiled by Greta Couper, and a handwritten music score sheet by Thomas Ball.
Biographical / Historical:
Greta Couper is a writer and art historian in Los Angeles, California.
Provenance:
Donated 1988 and 2014 by Greta Couper, the great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Ball and the great-granddaughter of William Couper.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- United States  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.coupgret
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-coupgret

William Couper papers

Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Names:
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1872-1971
bulk 1872-1908
Summary:
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.
Scope and Content Note:
The William Couper papers span the years 1872 to 1971 with the bulk of the material dated 1872 to 1942, and measure 0.9 linear feet. They consist of letters, photographs, and printed material that document William Couper's career as a sculptor. 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. An index of the letters and transcripts of approximately 70 of the letters were prepared by Couper's nephew Monroe Couper and are filed within the collection.

Also found within the papers are 0.4 linear feet of photographs of Couper and family members, his home in Florence, Italy, and a photograph album and unbound photographs of his art work. There are also clippings and 3 theater programs for productions in which William Couper performed.
Arrangement:
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)
Biographical 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.

After studying at the Cooper Institute in New York, Couper won a scholarship to the Royal Academy at Munich in 1875. Disliking the atmosphere in Munich, he took a place in the studio of Thomas Ball in Florence, Italy in the same year. Couper married Mr. Ball's daughter, Eliza Chickering Ball in 1878, and remained in Florence for over two decades, returning to New York to open a studio in 1897.

In 1901, Couper received a bronze medal at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. His notable works include a series of thirteen heroic busts of scientists for the American Museum of Natural History, a relief sculpture for the Sailors' Memorial in Annapolis, a statue of Capt. John Smith at Jamestown, and a portrait bust of John D. Rockefeller.

Couper retired in 1913 and died later in 1942 in Easton, Maryland.
Provenance:
The William Couper papers were donated by the artist's nephew Monroe Couper to the Archives of American Art in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
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
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coupwill
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William Couper papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908

Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Subject:
Ball, Thomas  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
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
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10941
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214719
AAA_collcode_coupwill
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214719
Online Media:

Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1; 0.4 linear feet; reel 5883)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1874-1908
Scope and Contents note:
Letters are from Couper and his wife to his parents and to his brother John. There are also several letters from his father-in-law, sculptor Thomas Ball. An index of the letters, and transcripts of approximately 70 of the letters prepared by Monroe Couper are also filed within the series.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coupwill, Series 1
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Index to Letters (that date from 1874-1908)

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
n.d.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Transcripts of Letters (that date from 1874-1898)

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
n.d.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July-August 1874
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers
William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September-October, 1874
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
November-December, 1874
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
January-June, 1875
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July-August, 1875
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
September-October, 1875
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
February-June, 1876
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July-August, 1876
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
October, 1876
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
November, 1876
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
December, 1876
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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.
Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers
William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Couper, William, 1853-1942  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
February-June, 1877
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
William Couper Papers, 1872-1971, bulk 1872-1908. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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William Couper papers
William Couper papers / Series 1: Letters
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