Henry Edwards Scott, Jr. papers

Collection ID:
Scott, Henry Edwards, 1900-1990
Physical Description:
15.5 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching files, personal business records, scrapbooks, photographs, artwork, printed material and sound recordings documenting the career of painter and educator Henry Edwards Scott, Jr.
Scope and Contents
Biographical material includes appointment books, Navy documentation, and certificates of appointment. Correspondence is both personal and professional. Writings consist of travel diaries, journals, published and unpublished manuscripts, and notes from classes in the Navy. Teaching files include notes and proposals for students' trips and teaching appointments. Personal business records consist of tax documents, deeds, sales receipts and invoices, and cancelled checks.
Scope and Contents
Four scrapbooks contain correspondence, clippings, programs, photographs, exhibition materials, and notes. Photographs and slides are of Scott and others and works of art. Artwork includes sketches. Printed material consists of newspaper clippings, programs, maps, exhibition publicity material, and published books by Scott. Also included are unidentified sound recordings which appear to be recorded lectures.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henry Edwards Scott Jr.(1900-1990) was a painter and educator in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Scott served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Seven photographs of Scott and one of Scott with Thomas Hart Benton and a ballet program for the Ballet Russes, Paris, 1923, donated 1981 by Henry Edwards Scott, Jr. The bulk of the collection (15.3 linear feet) donated 2002 by Sarah S. Cook and Jonathon F. Scott, Scott's children, and in 2014-2015 by Sarah S. Cook.

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World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educators -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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