Aimée Lamb papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lambaime
Creators:
Lamb, Aimée, 1893-1989
Dates:
1888-1991
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.6 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Sketchbooks and sketches, photographs, letters, price lists, a scrapbook, and printed material relating primarily to Lamb's exhibitions.
Scope and Contents
The ca. 25 letters to Lamb, 1921-1976, are mainly from friends regarding her exhibitions. Also included are letters from Celia Thaxter to Lamb's brother, Horace, 1888-1892. The scrapbook (photocopy) contains newspaper clippings and exhibition announcements, 1931-1981. Printed material, 1931-1991, consists of exhibition catalogs and announcements, and source material for paintings. Artwork, 1914-1938, includes sketchbooks (12 v.), 1914-55, including one from anatomy class at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School, ca. 100 sketches, designs for stained glass, and designs and templates for stencils. Ca. 40 photographs are mainly of artwork by Lamb, but also include 2 of Lamb and a portrait of Henry James done by William James.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Milton, Mass. Died 1989.

Administration
Reproduction Note
Celia Thaxter letters are photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Celia Thaxter letters: Originals in the Houghton Library Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1993 by Edward Stone, executor of the Aimée Lamb estate. Stone' wife, Cassandra, is Lamb's cousin. Additons are expected.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stained glass artists Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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James, William, 1882-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lamb, Horace Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thaxter, Celia Laighton, 1835-1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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