A. Lassell Ripley papers

Collection ID:
Ripley, A. Lassell (Aiden Lassell), 1896-1969
Physical Description:
6.4 Linear feet
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical data; a paper "Aiden Lassell Ripley; American Painter, 1896-1969," by Stephen Cohen, 1972; awards, certificates and medals; correspondence about Ripley's mural for the Lexington Post Office, and with Hallmark Cards, Inc. and Frank L. Harrington of the Paul Revere Life Insurance Co.; Paul Revere project files; research notes for other projects; ca. 200 pencil drawings and 8 annotated sketchbooks; 2 scrapbooks of printed illustrations and photos of portraits; 6 card files containing photos of Ripley's work arranged by subject, exhibition and title of work; exhibition catalogs; magazine clippings, books and pamphlets; and ca. 1000 photos, negatives and slides of works by Ripley and the subjects and scenes depicted in his work.
Scope and Contents
ADDITION: Biographical data; letters of Doris Verne (Mrs. Ripley) and her family; photographs and two small photograph albums of Ripley, his family, friends, work, and scenery, exhibition material; and printed material, including reproductions of Ripley's work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, illustrator; Lexington, Mass.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the Guild of Boston Artists, 1982, and in 1996 by joint donors Frederic Tilton and Drusilla Movizzo. Tilton received the papers from his cousin, Eleanor M. Tilton, the daughter of Margueritte Verne Tilton who was the sister of Ripley's widow, Doris Verne Ripley.

Using the Collection
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Keywords table of terms and types.
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Painters -- Massachusetts -- Lexington Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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