Emily and Jean Paul Selinger papers

Collection ID:
Selinger, Emily, 1848-1927
Selinger, Jean Paul, 1850-1909
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, photographs, hand-made greeting cards, and printed material.
Scope and Contents
Reel 3768: Jean Paul and Emily Selinger's business card; their wedding announcement; 2 letters from Emily and Mrs. Remington; 6 original greeting cards painted and signed by Emily Selinger; 8 clippings regarding Jean Paul, Emily, and Emily's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Payne McGary; and 1 photograph of Emily's studio on Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
Scope and Contents
Reel 3814: A photograph of Jean Paul Selinger and his niece, Marie Selinger (Warren). [microfilm title, Elizabeth Field photograph]
Scope and Contents
Unmicrofilmed material: correspondence of Jean Paul and Emily with niece Marie Selinger Warren; sister-in-law Mary McGary; cousin Joseph Selinger; and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill (proprietors of Crawford House); a poem by Emily; photographs of Jean Paul and of Williams and Everett Galleries; and a St. Botolph's Club membership booklet.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Emily: still life and floral painter, writer, poet; Jean Paul: landscape and portrait painter; Boston, Mass. and New Hampshire. Emily was originally from Wilmington, N.C. and was instrumental in establishing the Normal Art School, Louisville, Ky. Both worked in Providence, R.I. and Boston. Toured Europe 1882-1885. Opened summer studio in Glen House, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in mid 1880s. From 1894 occupied Crawford House in White Mountains as summer studio.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3768 and 3814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unmicrofilmed papers donated 1982 by Charles and Gloria Vogel when acquired through research on White Mountain artists. Materials on reel 3768 donated 1982 by Marion C. Keaney, through her grandparents, the D. H. Remingtons, who were neighbors of Emily Selinger's mother, Mrs. McGary.

Other Title
Other Title
Elizabeth Field photograph [reel 3814, microfilm title]

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
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White Mountains (N.H. and Me.) -- Art Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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