A Finding Aid to the Jane Hanks papers related to William Keith,1898-1905, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hanksjane
Creators:
Hanks, Jane Richardson, 1908-
Dates:
1898-1905
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.02 Linear feet
Repository:
Papers kept by Jane Richardson Hanks relating to the friendship between her mother, Maud Wilkinson Richardson and the painter William Keith, measures 0.02 linear feet and consists of six items and date 1898 to 1905. Included is documentation on a painting Kilmeny that Keith gave to Wilkinson as a wedding gift upon her marriage to Leon J. Richardson in 1900. The painting, as well as Keith's nickname of "Kilmeny" for Maud were inspired by Maud's and Keith's admiration for the poem "Kilmeny" by Scottish author James Hogg written in 1813.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers kept by Jane Richardson Hanks relating to the friendship between her mother, Maud Wilkinson Richardson and the painter William Keith measures 0.02 linear feet and consists of six items and date 1898 to 1905. Included is documentation on a painting Kilmeny that Keith gave to Wilkinson as a wedding gift upon her marriage to Leon J. Richardson in 1900. The painting, as well as Keith's nickname of "Kilmeny" for Maud were inspired by Maud's and Keith's admiration for the poem "Kilmeny" by Scottish author James Hogg written in 1813.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Jane Hanks Papers related to William Keith, 1898-1905 (Folder 1; 6 Items)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jane Richardson Hanks was the daughter of Maud Wilkinson Richardson (1868-1946), a friend of painter William Keith (1838-1911). Hanks was a noted anthropologist born August 2, 1908. She died July 27, 2014 in Bennington, Vermont. Maud married Leon J. Richardson in 1900. They lived in Berkeley, California.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Erin Kinhart in 2018.
Author
Erin Kinhart
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2017 by Michael L. Heslip, a painting conservator who received the material from Jane Hanks when Heslip was treating the painting Kilmeny, at the time owned by Hanks.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Preferred Citation
Jane Hanks papers related to William Keith, 1898-1905. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- California Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Keith, William, 1838-1911 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hogg , James, 1770-1835 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richardson, Maud Wilkinson, 1868-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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