Archives of American Art

Wells Sawyer papers

Collection ID:
Sawyer, Wells, 1863-1960
[ca. 1870-1995]
Physical Description:
6.3 Linear feet
2.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical materials; correspondence, including letters to Sawyer from colleagues, friends and his daughter, Helen Sawyer Farnsworth, and letters to his wife Kathleen; writings by and about Sawyer; sketchbooks and sketches; address books; scrapbooks; exhibition catalogs; clippings; and photographs of Sawyer, his work, and his family.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Watercolorist; New York, N.Y.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1972-1993 by Helen Sawyer Farnsworth and in 1996 by Helen. Helen is Sawyer's daughter.

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.

Related Materials
Wells Sawyer sketches and photographs also located at: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution and University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.
Related Materials
Wells Sawyer papers also located at: Library of Florida History, Gainesville, Fla.

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