Research material on George Peter Alexander Healy

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.demamari
Creators:
De Mare, Marie
Dates:
1811-1966
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, drawings and printed material by or about G.P.A. Healy, compiled by his grandaughter, Marie De Mare, in the process of the writing of her book G.P.A. HEALY, AMERICAN ARTIST (1954).
Scope and Contents
REEL D130: Correspondence, notes, clippings and draft writings, kept by De Mare in connection with her book. Correspondence is mostly between De Mare and family members, but includes copies of letters to and from Healy. Also included are excerpts from Healy's diary and that of his daughter, Marie H. Bigot, lists of his paintings, and the draft of De Mare's book. Among De Mare's correspondents are Van Wyck Brooks and Eleanor Roosevelt; Healy's include Samuel F.B. Morse, Lewis Cass Ledyard, and Eastman Johnson. There is also a letter from John La Farge to Tiburce De Mare, 1873.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1209-1210: Correspondence; 3 diaries, 1866-1900, written by Healy's daughter Edith; correspondence and research notes dealing with De Mare's book; galley proofs; miscellaneous printed matter; a sketch of Healy on his deathbed by his son, and photographs of artist George De Mare, including a group photo of Atelier Bouguereau, Academie Julian, 1886, and of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his daughter. Correspondents include Frederic Bridgman and Thomas Couture.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
G.P.A. Healy was a 19th century portrait and historical painter, who painted in the U.S. and in Europe.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D130 and 1209-1210 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Marie De Mare is the granddaughter of George P.A. Healy. Bulk of Healy's papers were destroyed by fire. Material was donated 1956 & 1971 by Marie and Jeanne de Mare.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

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Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Portrait painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 -- Photographs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
De Mare, George, 1863-1907 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
La Farge, John, 1835-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ledyard, Lewis Cass, 1851-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur, 1847-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Couture, Thomas, 1815-1879 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Healy, Edith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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