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Aimée Lamb papers, 1888-1991

Creator:
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Subject:
James, William  Search this
Lamb, Horace  Search this
Thaxter, Celia  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11014
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215044
AAA_collcode_lambaime
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215044

Rose Lamb papers

Creator:
Lamb, Rose  Search this
Names:
Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945  Search this
Fiske, John  Search this
Hart, Albert Bushnell, 1854-1943  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Ritchie, Anne Thackeray, 1837-1919  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Turner, Ross, 1847-1915  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oil paintings
Sketchbooks
Watercolor paintings
Photographs
Charcoal drawings
Date:
circa 1870-1961
bulk 1870-1900
Summary:
The papers of Boston area portrait painter Rose Lamb date from circa 1870 to 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870 to 1900, and measure 0.8 linear feet. The collection contains a diploma; letters from artists, writers, historians, and others, including nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt; photographs of unidentified people and artwork by Lamb; and original artwork, including a sketchbook, charcoal drawings, watercolors, and two oil paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Boston area portrait painter and drawing instructor Rose Lamb date from circa 1870 to 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1870 to 1900, and measure 0.8 linear feet. The collection contains a diploma; letters from artists, writers, historians, and others, including nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt; photographs of unidentified people and artwork by Lamb; and original artwork, including a sketchbook from circa 1870, charcoal drawings, two watercolors, and two oil paintings. Artwork depicts landscapes, children, and other figure studies.

Correspondence within the the collection includes 19 letters from artists, such as Albert Sterner, Ross Turner, Howard Pyle, and Charles H. Woodbury; writers Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Margaret Deland, and Alfred Noyes; and historians John Fiske and Albert Bushnell Hart. Also found are nine letters from former teacher and friend William Morris Hunt. Eight of his letters describe in detail his work on the painting of murals in the Capitol building in Albany, New York, and one letter discusses his painting of portraits in North Easton, Massachusetts. Also among the correspondence are four letters to Aimée Lamb, Rose's niece.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 4 series:

Series 1: Diploma, 1881 (Box 1, OV 3; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1878-1914, 1952-1961 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 3: Photographs, circa late 1800s (Boxes 1-2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1870-late 1800s (Box 1-2, OV 3; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Rose Lamb (1843-1927) was a portrait painter and drawing instructor of Boston, Massachusetts. Lamb was born in Boston to a prominent family and was a student of William Morris Hunt and Helen Knowlton during the 1870s. Though she did not exhibit often during her lifetime, she was a successful portraitist specializing in portraits of children. Lamb was an active member of Boston society, befriending many artists, writers, and other cultural figures, and her portraits were in great demand among prominent Boston families. She traveled to Europe in 1881, 1890, and 1914, perhaps taking art classes while there in 1881. In 1884, and possibly later, she assisted George Bartlett as a drawing instructor at the South Boston School of Art. In 1900 she suffered a severe illness and stopped painting. For the remainder of her life she instead pursued travel and social activities. Rose Lamb died in 1927.
Related Material:
Also available at the Archives of American Art are the Aimée Lamb (niece of Rose Lamb) papers, 1888-1991. Original letters to Rose Lamb from Mary Cassatt and Childe Hassam are available at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Aimée and Rosamond Lamb, nieces of Rose Lamb in installments, primarily from 1980 to 1985. They donated the nine letters to Lamb from William Morris Hunt in 1976.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Art teachers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oil paintings
Sketchbooks
Watercolor paintings
Photographs
Charcoal drawings
Citation:
Rose Lamb papers, circa 1870-1961, bulk circa 1870-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lambrose
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Rose Lamb papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lambrose
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Charles Donagh Maginnis papers

Creator:
Maginnis, Charles Donagh, 1867-1955  Search this
Names:
Angel, John, 1881-1960  Search this
Castano, Giovanni, 1896-1978  Search this
Connick, Charles J., 1875-1945  Search this
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924  Search this
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Leland, Joseph  Search this
Sturgis, R. Clipston (Richard Clipston), 1860-1951  Search this
Extent:
10 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Interviews
Date:
1900-1980
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, correspondence, subject files, drawings, photographs, and printed material concern Maginnis' architectural projects.
Reel 3134: Reel 3134: A 2-page biographical sketch contains comments about American architecture; two letters concern a speech Maginnis gave at the Eire Society of Boston (1941, 1980); photographs of Maginnis at the construction site of the Lenox Street Housing Project, Boston, and with Joseph Leland; and four clippings date from 1941 to 1978. Also included on reel 4314 is a photograph of R. Clipston Sturgis is autographed "To Robert Walsh from his friend R. Clipston Sturgis". A clipping concerns Boston College's architecture (1963).
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Donagh Maginnis (1867-1955) was an architect, Boston, Mass. Maginnis was born in Londonderry, Ireland, and was educated at Cusack's Academy in Dublin. In 1885, he settled in Toronto, Canada, moving to Boston, Massachusetts three years later. In 1890, Maginnis began working for Edmund M. Wheelwright, becoming head draftsman in 1891. In 1898, Maginnis joined Timothy Walsh of Peabody and Stearns and Matthew Sullivan of Wheelwright's company to form their own company. In 1905, Maginnis, Walsh, and Sullivan became Maginnis and Walsh. Maginnis married Amy Brooks in 1908. He was the author of a book, PEN DRAWING, and served as chairman of the Boston Art Commission, president of the American Institute of Architects, and trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among other activities.
Related Materials:
Reel 1451: The Archives also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (Reel 1451), comprising: 4 brief biographical accounts on Maginnis, an interview transcript (1952-1953), and certificates; correspondence (1909-1978), primarily about architectural projects, including letters from John Angel, Giovanni Castano, Charles Connick, Walter Gropius, and Aimée Lamb; two photographs of Maginnis (ca. 1936); two subject files (1945-1948) containing letters, announcements, proposals, and lecture notes concerning work on St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York, and construction at Boston College; art works consisting of 10 drawings (1913-1929) and a heliotype print of a landscape by Maginnis, and 2 drawings by Bertram Goodhue; and printed material including booklets on Catholic architecture (1900) and Maginnis (1956), 2 clippings (1955), invitations and a program.
located at Business records of the firm Maginnis & Walsh are located at the Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
The lender and donor, Alice Maginnis Walsh, is Charles Donagh Maginnis' daughter and the wife of his junior partner, Robert Walsh.
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:
Architects -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.magichar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-magichar

Aimée Lamb papers

Creator:
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Names:
James, William, 1882-1961  Search this
Lamb, Horace  Search this
Thaxter, Celia Laighton, 1835-1894  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Date:
1888-1991
Scope and Contents:
Sketchbooks and sketches, photographs, letters, price lists, a scrapbook, and printed material relating primarily to Lamb's exhibitions.
The ca. 25 letters to Lamb, 1921-1976, are mainly from friends regarding her exhibitions. Also included are letters from Celia Thaxter to Lamb's brother, Horace, 1888-1892. The scrapbook (photocopy) contains newspaper clippings and exhibition announcements, 1931-1981. Printed material, 1931-1991, consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, and source material for paintings. Artwork, 1914-1938, includes sketchbooks (12 v.), 1914-55, including one from anatomy class at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School, ca. 100 sketches, designs for stained glass, and designs and templates for stencils. Ca. 40 photographs are mainly of artwork by Lamb, but also include 2 of Lamb and a portrait of Henry James done by William James.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; Milton, Mass. Died 1989.
Provenance:
Donated 1993 by Edward Stone, executor of the Aimée Lamb estate. Stone' wife, Cassandra, is Lamb's cousin. Additons are expected.
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:
Stained glass artists  Search this
Painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.lambaime
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lambaime

Beacon -- Wodenethe

Creator:
Sargent, Henry Winthrop  Search this
Elliott, Henry And Elmira  Search this
Sargent, Carolyn Olmsted  Search this
Sargent, Winthrop Henry & Aimee  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Crawford, William  Search this
Tioronda Company  Search this
Craig House Sanitarium  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (State) -- Beacon
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Beacon
General:
Further sources of information include: "Downing's Landscape Gardening and Rural Architecture" fig. 49.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Engraving  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY319
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref30050

Wodenethe

Creator:
Sargent, Henry Winthrop  Search this
Elliott, Henry And Elmira  Search this
Sargent, Carolyn Olmsted  Search this
Sargent, Winthrop Henry & Aimee  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Crawford, William  Search this
Tioronda Company  Search this
Craig House Sanitarium  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (State) -- Beacon
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Beacon
Date:
1950
General:
Sources for other information: 1. SPNEA. neg. 14436. 2. Harvard University Loeb Library, NAB 4727. 3. Zukowsky, John. Hudson River Villas. Rizolli, New York, 1985. 4. Landscape Quarterly, October, 1938. Three separate images: a) garden border; b) pleached arborvite; c) lawn and trees.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Thuja  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY319001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY319: Beacon -- Wodenethe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref30096

Wodenethe

Creator:
Sargent, Henry Winthrop  Search this
Elliott, Henry And Elmira  Search this
Sargent, Carolyn Olmsted  Search this
Sargent, Winthrop Henry & Aimee  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Crawford, William  Search this
Tioronda Company  Search this
Craig House Sanitarium  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (State) -- Beacon
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Beacon
Date:
1950
General:
Sources for other information: 1. SPNEA. neg. 14436. 2. Harvard University Loeb Library, NAB 4727. 3. Zukowsky, John. Hudson River Villas. Rizolli, New York, 1985. 4. Landscape Quarterly, October, 1938. Three separate images: a) garden border; b) pleached arborvite; c) lawn and trees.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY319002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY319: Beacon -- Wodenethe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref30097

Wodenethe

Creator:
Sargent, Henry Winthrop  Search this
Elliott, Henry And Elmira  Search this
Sargent, Carolyn Olmsted  Search this
Sargent, Winthrop Henry & Aimee  Search this
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989  Search this
Crawford, William  Search this
Tioronda Company  Search this
Craig House Sanitarium  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (State) -- Beacon
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Beacon
Date:
1950
General:
Sources for other information: 1. SPNEA. neg. 14436. 2. Harvard University Loeb Library, NAB 4727. 3. Zukowsky, John. Hudson River Villas. Rizolli, New York, 1985. 4. Landscape Quarterly, October, 1938. Images property of Harvard University Leob Library.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Thuja  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Schools  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY319003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY319: Beacon -- Wodenethe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref30098

Waiting, (painting)

Painter:
Lamb, Aimee 1893-1989  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: Prov. 41.473
Date:
1941
Topic:
Architecture interior  Search this
Figure group--Male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20492691
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370503

The Snow Storm, (painting)

Painter:
Lamb, Aimee 1893-1989  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvasboard
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 63.661
Date:
1954
Topic:
Landscape--Weather--Storm  Search this
Landscape--Weather--Snow  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Umbrella  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20492692
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370504

Edith Duncan Lamb, (painting)

Painter:
Lamb, Aimee 1893-1989  Search this
Subject:
Lamb, Edith Duncan  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02115 Accession Number: 1993.160
Date:
1924
Topic:
Portrait female--Waist length  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Fur  Search this
Control number:
IAP 20492693
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_370505

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