Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969 (bulk 1840-1923).

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Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923. Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969 (bulk 1840-1923).

Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969 (bulk 1840-1923).

Correspondence, diaries, photographs, writings and manuscripts, printed material, and art work. Genealogical papers; family and business correspondence, 1804-1951; diaries and journal notes, 1878-1890; a diary written by his wife, Caroline, while the family was living in Italy in 1878; manuscripts, including texts for DIGRESSIONS FOR V, DOUBT AND OTHER THINGS, THOUGHTS WHILE DRESSING AND UNDRESSING, verse and essays; family legal and financial papers, including notes on the sale and disposition of Vedder's work; clippings and catalogs; a 1969 doctoral dissertation, "A Reconstruction of the Career of Elihu Vedder"; playbills; school reports; floorplans sketched by Vedder; and the bylaws of the Society of Mural Painters, 1895. Ca. 600 photographs of Vedder, his studio, his family and his art work, ca. 1845-1913, including 22 tintypes, 11 daguerreotypes, 1 platinum print, 1 photo album of silver gelatin pop prints, cartes-de-visite, cabinet photographs, and oversized albumen and silver gelatin prints. Among the photographers are George C. Cox, Napoleon Sarony, L. Suscipi, and Marshall, Boston. Also included are 6 art works by Vedder. Letters from Timothy Cole, Frederick Dielman, Robert Swain Gifford, William J. Hennessy, John La Farge, James Russell Lowell, Francis Davis Millet, Edward Lind Morse, Harper Pennington, Auguste Rodin, William Wetmore Story, Stanford White, and others; letters from Vedder to his wife, Caroline Rosekrans Vedder; printed material; notes and writings. Three published books written with original illustrations by Vedder: V. 2 of The Digressions of V. Written for his Own Fun and That of His Friends ... ; With Many Illustrations by the Author" (Boston New York : Houghton Mifflin company, 1910 (title p. continues: "Containing the quaint legends of his infancy, an account of his stay in Florence, the garden of lost opportunities, return home on the track of Columbus, his struggle in New York in war-time coinciding with that of the nation, his prolonged stay in Rome, and likewise his prattlings upon art, tamperings with literature, struggles with verse, and many other things, being a portrait of himself from youth to age."); Miscellaneous Moods in Verse: One Hundred and One Poems With Illustrations, 1914 (Publisher: Boston, P. Sargent, 1914), inscribed by Vedder "Margaret D. Bryan, MDB, Her Book, Elihu Vedder, 1915" and bound in leather stamped Miscellaneous Moods by Elihu Vedder, MDB; and Doubt and Other Things, Verse and Illustrations (Publisher: Boston, P. Sargent, 1922).

9.0 linear ft. (on 17 microfilm reels)

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