Truman Seymour papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.seymtrum
Creators:
Seymour, Truman, 1824-1891
Dates:
1844-1974
bulk 1844-1890
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
131 Items
(on 5 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, sketchbooks, and personal papers.
Scope and Contents
REELS 940-942: Several loose sketches and 26 sketchbooks, mostly in pencil and watercolor and done in the U.S., Italy, France, England, North Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Morocco; biographical material; two letters to John F. Weir, one from Weir's father Robert, both referring to the Civil War; 2 awards; a booklet "Pre-Raphaelitism," 1851; exhibition material, 1974; and a folio of watercolors by Gariel Corelli.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1007: 44 copy prints made from slides of watercolors by Seymour; and one slide of a color chart by him (not microfilmed).
Scope and Contents
REEL 1038: 7 sketchbooks, 1880-1885, executed while traveling in Italy, Spain, and Germany and often dated and identified. Most of the sketches are in pencil. Included among them are 13 watercolors and a color wheel.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter and watercolorist; Massachusetts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 940-942, 1007, and 1038 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Reel 1007: Photographs are copy prints.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 940-942 and 1007: Originals returned to lender, DeWolf Perry, after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 1038: Originals returned to lender, John Weir Perry, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 940-942 and 1007 lent 1975 by DeWolf Perry, Seymour's grandnephew. Material on reel 1038 lent 1976 by DeWolf's brother, John Weir Perry. 44 copy prints on reel 1007 were made from slides lent by DeWolf Perry.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Watercolor painting -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Corelli, Gabriel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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