Largely correspondence among members of the Negus and Fuller families of Massachusetts, including that of Nathan, his sisters Fanny, Arathusa, Laura, and Rosannah, his brother Joseph, and other family members; genealogical data on the Negus family; a biography of Nathan Negus by the wife of his grand-nephew, Mary Fuller; Negus's diary, Sept. 20, 1819-April 14, 1822, kept in Boston; and a photograph of his self-portrait.
Biographical / Historical:
Several members of the Negus family were artists. Nathan and Joseph were itinerant painters who traveled the South.
The lender, Elizabeth Fuller, is the wife of Nathan Negus's grand-nephew and inherited the papers.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.