Carson, Marian S., collector.

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Biographical Note

1905 Born 1923 Married William Macpherson Hornor (1897-1969) (divorced circa 1935) 1935 Assisted her husband, William Macpherson Hornor, in the compilation and publication of Blue Book, Philadelphia Furniture (Philadelphia. 340 pp.) (Revised and reprinted, 1977) 1941 Published "Early Photography and the University," General Magazine and Historical Chronicle, XLIII (Jan. 1941), pp. 144-153 1942 Married Joseph Carson (died 1953) 1952 Published "Philadelphia: A Century Ago," American Philatelist, LXV (Sept. 1952), p. 909 1954 Published "Early American Water Color Painting," Antiques, LIX, no. 1 (Jan. 1954), pp. 54-56 1967 Published "Benjamin Hornor Coates, M.D. (1797-1881): A Study Based on His Manuscripts," Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 4th ser., no. 35 (Oct. 1967), pp. 63-68 1979 Published "The Duncan Phyfe Shops by John Rubens Smith, Artist and Drawing Master," American Art Journal, XI, no. 4 (Autumn 1979), pp. 69-78

From the guide to the Marian S. Carson collection of manuscripts, 1656-1995, (bulk 1700-1876), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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