Boston Athenaeum records

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bostathe
Creators:
Boston Athenaeum
Dates:
1854-1855
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
10 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters regarding the shipment of paintings to and from the Boston Athenaeum. Correspondents, writing almost exclusively to E.A. Crowninshield, Chairman of the Committee of Fine Art, include C.B. Fairbank, Thomas Hatfield, Charles Lanham, Edmund M. Loring, and James Robb. Sent as enclosures with the letters are three shipping receipts for transported paintings and a list of paintings owned by James Robb on loan to the Boston Athenaeum.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Boston Athenaeum was founded in 1807. Its present building on Beacon Hill, erected from 1847 to 1849, houses a library and an art collection.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3042 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
One letter is a photocopy, and typescripts are included with four letters.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals were returned to lender after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1984 by the Boston Athenaeum.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Citation
Boston Athenaeum records, 1854-1855. Lent for filming by the Boston Atheneum, Boston, Massachusetts. Filmed by the Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Crowninshield, Edward A., 1817-1859 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fairbank, C. B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hatfield, Thomas Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lanham, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Loring, Edmund M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robb, James, 1814-1881 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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