Lilla Cabot Perry and Perry family papers [microfilm]

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.perrlill
Creators:
Perry, Lilla Cabot
Dates:
1861-[ca. 1943]
Languages:
Multiple languages
Letters from Claude Monet are in French.
Physical Description:
4 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical documents; correspondence; diaries; writings; photographs; and printed material. Included are letters to and from Lilla Cabot Perry, and selected letters to and from her husband Thomas Sergeant Perry and daughter Margaret Perry from family members, artists, writers, poets and friends. Correspondents include: Bernard Berenson, Henry James, James Russell Lowell, Claude Monet, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Edmund Charles Tarbell. Also included are French identification cards for Lilla Cabot Perry and her husband, 1897; diaries of Lilla Cabot Perry, 1874?/1875, 1886, and of Thomas Perry, 1887-1894; guest book of Thomas and Margaret Perry; poems, and "Reminiscences of Claude Monet" by Lilla Cabot Perry; typed commentary by Edwin Arlington Robinson for the jacket of Perry's THE JAR OF DREAMS, with notes by her; "Reminiscences of Edwin Arlington Robinson" by Margaret Perry; inscribed photographs of Henry James and James Russell Lowell, and a signed photograph of Claude Monet; an obituary of Perry; and a Memorial Exhibition catalog.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Impressionist painter and author; Boston, Mass., Giverny, France, and Hancock, N.H.; b. 1848; d. 1933. Thomas Sergeant Perry, author, educator; Boston, Mass., Giverny, France, and Hancock, N.H. Lilla Cabot Perry studied painting at Cowles Art School in Boston with Dennis Miller Bunker and Robert Vonnoh, and in Paris at the Julian and Colarossi academies, and at Alfred Stevens' studio. She had a house in Giverny, France and introduced numerous American artists, who came to Giverny to paint, to her neighbor, Claude Monet. She wrote several books of poetry including FROM THE GARDEN OF HELLAS, THE HEART OF THE WEED and THE JAR OF DREAMS. In 1874, she married Thomas Sergeant Perry, a tutor in French and German at Harvard University and later an instructor in English. He was also the author of several books. The Perrys had three daughters, Margaret, Alice, and Edith. Alice married Joseph Clark Grew, a diplomat who was United States ambassador to Turkey and Japan, and undersecretary of state.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 4568-4571 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1992 by Colby College Library, Special Collections.

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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- New Hampshire -- Hancock Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Impressionism (Art) -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Impressionism (Art) -- France -- Giverny Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Hancock Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- France -- Giverny Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- France -- Giverny Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Hancock Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
James, Henry, 1843-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monet, Claude, 1840-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perry, Thomas Sergeant, 1845-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perry, Margaret Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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