Julian Alden Weir papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.weirjuli
Creators:
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919
Dates:
1869-1966
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
5 Microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence (mostly typed transcripts); scrapbooks; photographs; sketches; notebooks and scrapbooks and clippings compiled by Dorothy Weir Young in preparation for her book, The Life and Letters of J. Alden Weir (1960, Yale University Press).
Scope and Contents
REEL 70: Typescripts of 31 letters including: correspondence between Weir, his family and friends, 1881; letters to Weir from A. D. Peppercorn, Charles Baude and Robert Hinckley; letters from Weir to his parents; and correspondence with his brother John Ferguson Weir. Also included are 13 original letters, 1881, to Weir from George Inness, Worthington Whittredge, Daniel Huntington and others; 2 exhibition catalogs, 1916 & 1952; 3 indexed scrapbooks, 1892-1916, containing clippings about Weir's paintings, letters, photos and receipts; a scrapbook containing prints by Weir (often several states of each are included), untitled and undated, some of which are of family and friends; a scrapbook of prints, "Etchings- J. A. Weir, Isle of Man 1889"; sketches; photographs; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 71: Correspondence (mostly transcripts), 1869-1880, including: over 200 letters from Weir to his parents and 50 to his brother John Ferguson Weir, mostly from Paris where Julian was a student of Jean Leon Gerome and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts; letters from James Carroll Beckwith, Charles Baude, Wyatt Eaton, Jean Leon Gerome, John Singer Sargent, Albert Edelfelt, Charles Dubois, Filadelfo Simi, John Henry Twachtman, Joseph Wencker, Jules Bastien-Lepage, and his father and brother; excerpts from diaries of trips in Europe; reproductions of works of art and architectural scenes; and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
REELS 125-126: Notebooks and scrapbooks compiled by Dorothy Weir Young and clippings; catalogs; and correspondence of her sister, Mrs. Caroline Alden Ely (Mrs. Page Ely). The notebooks contain mostly typescripts of letters to and from Weir during 1882-1920, plus some photographs; original letters; and memorabilia. The scrapbooks contain photographs of Weir's works; notes; some original letters; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REEL 577: Fragments (45 pp.) of a rough draft of Weir's biography, devoted to Weir's career from 1898 to 1900, with particular reference to the "revolt" of "The Ten" from the Society of American Artists.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, etcher, printmaker; New York, N.Y. and Connecticut. Weir was the son of painter Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889), and brother of painter John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926).

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 70-71, 125-126 & 577 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 70-71 & 125-126: Originals returned to Mrs. Page Ely after microfilming, and subsequently acquired by Brigham Young University.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 70-71 & 125-126 lent for microfilming 1971 by Mrs. Caroline Weir Ely (Mrs. Page Ely, d. 1974), sister of Dorothy Weir Young; both daughters of Julian Alden Weir. The donor of the draft of the biography on reel 577 is unspecified.

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.

Related Materials
Researchers should also consult the Weir family papers for additional material of and about Julian Alden Weir.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baude, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bastien-Lepage, Jules, 1848-1884 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dubois, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edelfelt, Albert, 1854-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gérôme, Jean Léon, 1824-1904 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hinckley, Robert C., 1853-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inness, George, 1825-1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peppercorn, A. D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wencker, Joseph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Young, Dorothy Weir Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ely, Caroline Alden, 1884-1974 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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