Martin family papers and Campus Martius Museum records relating to Lilly Martin Spencer

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.spenlilm
Creators:
Spencer, Lilly Martin, 1822-1902
Dates:
1825-1971
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Family papers include letters to Giles Martin from William Hebert and others concerning the Martin's plans to emigrate from England to America, and ca. 50 letters, 1828-1860, to Giles and Angelique Martin in Marietta and at Trumbull Phalanx by reformers active in Ohio and Massachusetts temperance, antislavery, labor and/or Association movements, among them Sarah G. Bagley, Maria M. Eastman, Mary Moody Emerson, Frances D.B. Gage, Anna Q.T. Parsons, Caroline M. S. Severance, Adeline T. Swift, and others less known but very active. Also included are 3 letters from Spencer, 1842 Mar. 31 and June 10, and 1847 July 10 to her parents.
Scope and Contents
The Campus Martius Museum records consist of correspondence with owners of Spencer's prints, paintings and and papers; clippings, articles, and reproductions of Spencer's work.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Spencer was a portrait and genre painter; New York, N.Y. and Ohio. She was born Angelique Marie Martin November 26, 1822, in England to French parents, Giles and Angelique Martin, followers of the French social critic, Charles Fourier. Upon emigrating to the U.S. in 1830, and moving to Marietta, Ohio in 1833, the Martins, along with others active in the cooperative movement organized a communal association, Trumbull Phalanx, near Braceville, Ohio in 1845, and became active in women's rights and other reform movements. Spencer chose to concentrate on painting, first in Cincinatti and then in New York in 1848 with her husband Benjamin Rush Spencer, a cloth merchant. She maintained a successful painting career while raising seven children and moving several times, to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, Newark, N.J., and Highlands and Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Spencer died May 22, 1902.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 132 (frames 402-908) available at Archives of American Art offices, the Ohio Historical Society Library, and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, Ohio.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for filming 1971 by Campus Martius Museum, Ohio Historical Society.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Women painters -- Ohio Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women painters -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's rights -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women's suffrage -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Collective settlements -- Ohio Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bagley, Sarah G. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eastman, Maria M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Emerson, Mary Moody Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gage, Frances Dana Barker, 1808-1884 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hebert, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parsons, Anna Q. T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Severance, Caroline M. Seymour (Caroline Maria Seymour), 1820-1914 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swift, Adeline T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Giles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, Angelique, b. 1792 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trumbull Phalanx (Braceville, Ohio) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ohio Historical Society Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campus Martius Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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