Deborah Goldsmith commonplace books

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.golddebo
Creators:
Goldsmith, Deborah, 1808-1836
Dates:
1826-1933
bulk 1826-1832
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two commonplace books or albums kept by Deborah Goldsmith prior to her marriage to George Addison Throop containing drawings; poems, verses, passages written by Goldsmith, and by her friends; and some later annotations by descendants.
Scope and Contents
A commonplace book titled "Deborah Goldsmith Album, 1826 to 1830, No. 1," which includes a summary preface by Olive Cole Smith, the granddaughter of Goldsmith, genealogical notations written by James A. Throop, the son of Goldsmith, in 1892; and sentiments, poems and verses by Goldsmith, and by her friends as a remembrance.
Scope and Contents
A commonplace book, October 19, 1829 through December 27, 1832, which contains fifteen drawings by Goldsmith (the first, "Oliver Goldsmith," according to Jean Lipman, is drawn after a Joshua Reynolds painting), one drawing possibly by George Addison Throop, and the later inclusion of a childhood drawing, circa 1837, by Goldsmith's daughter, Cordelia; sonnets, poems, and prose inscribed by Goldsmith and by her friends, including a lengthy theme by future husband George Addison Throop, "A Thought on Death and the Grave," 1832; and a genealogical outline entered by son James A. Throop, 1894, and intermittant annotations by granddaughter Olive Cole Smith, 1933 and undated. In addition, there is clipping concerning Olive Cole Smith's civic activities, and a brief letter from Jean Lipman (who had consulted Goldsmith's diaries in the course of research for an article) relaying her finding concerning the Oliver Goldsmith portrait in the diary.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Deborah Goldsmith (1808-1836) was an itinerant portrait and miniature painter in oils from New York state. After her marriage on December 27, 1832 to George Addison Throop (1810-1849), of the artistic Throop family of central New York, she gave up her profession; thus, maiden name Goldsmith appears on the artist's professional work.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to lender, Professor Dan Throop Smith, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The albums were passed down through the Throop family to Mrs. Olive Cole Smith, the granddaughter of Deborah Goldsmith Throop and George Addison Throop - she, in turn, gave it to her son Dan Throop Smith (the great-grandson of Deborah Goldsmith Throop), who has lent it to the Archives of American Art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women painters -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miniature painters -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cole, Olive Smith Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Throop, Cordelia, b. 1833 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Throop, George Addison, 1810-1849 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Throop, James A., b. 1835 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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