Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pittpitt
Creators:
Pitts family
Dates:
1885-1958
Languages:
Multiple languages
Some correspondence is in French.
Physical Description:
400 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Family papers from 19th to 20th century, including correspondence, financial records; inventory of the estate of James Pitts; and catalogs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Massachusetts family many of whose descendants were painters. Lendall Pitts, most recent of the family's artists, married artist Elizabeth McCord. They lived in Paris from the turn of the 19th century until 1938 when Lendall died and Elizabeth returned to live in America.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 370 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1961 by Elizabeth McCord Pitts and other family descendants through Edward Parker an acquaintance of the family and friend of AAA. The complete collection has since been deaccessioned and given to the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Mass. AAA maintains a microfilm copy of the collection.

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
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pitts, Lendall, 1875-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pitts, Elizabeth McCord, b. 1880 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pitts, James, 1712-1776 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
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
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