8 Microfilm reels (circa 1000 items on 8 microfilm reels)
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed Katharine Livingston Bayard Johnson papers contain correspondence, photographs, sketches, a scrapbook, and printed material. Much of the collection is material sent to family members in the United States from Johnson in France. A family genealogy was compiled by Robert Bayard Severy, Johnson's great-nephew.
Microfilmed on Reels 573-577 are correspondence; 11 sketchbooks; records of books read by Johnson; and miscellany, including a genealogy of the Bayard family prepared by Robert Severy (1976). Materials microfilmed on Reels 1079-1080 include one letter from Johnson to William Bellamy (1891), and a scrapbook collected by Johnson containing sketches by Anna Cabot Lowell Quincy; etchings by A.W. Warren; pressed flowers; and photographs, including several tintypes (circa 1868-1874) of Johnson, friends and relatives. Microfilmed on Reel 3471 are a photograph of a self-portrait of Johnson and an exhibition catalog (1898).
Biographical / Historical:
Katharine Livingston Bayard Johnson (1845-1906) was a painter in Paris, France. Born in the Massachusetts, Johnson lived in Europe for most of her life. Her sister was Anna M. Johnson Bellamy.
Robert B. Severy [microfilm title, reel 3471]
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed Johnson family letters, circa 1897-1900. Yale University Manuscripts and Archives holds the Johnson family papers, 1631-2010.
Materials lent and donated 1976 & 1982 by Robert Bayard Severy, Johnson's great-nephew.
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.