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Pennell-Whistler collection
LC Control No.: mm 79035857
Type of Material:Archival Manuscript Material (Collection)
Personal Name: Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926. » More like this
Main Title: Pennell-Whistler collection, 1597-1937.
Related Names: Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936. Pennell-Whistler collection. » More like this
Whistler, Anna Matilda McNeill, 1804-1881. Papers. » More like this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903. Pennell-Whistler collection. » More like this
Description: 96,200 items.
379 containers plus 2 oversize.
5 microfilm reels.
Summary: Correspondence, clippings, book, article, lectures, and other papers of Pennell and his wife, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, relating to family affairs and to James McNeill Whistler. Includes 129 letters from Pennell to Leila Mechlin and about 200 letters from Charles Godfrey Leland to his niece, Mrs. Pennell. The Leland papers include family correspondence, journals (1892-1899), drafts of his writings, legends and letters of Indians, and memoranda, relating to religion, travels, and New England Indians. The Pennells' correspondents include Elmer Adler, J. M. Barrie, Paul Wayland Bartlett, Timothy Cole, Royal Cortissoz, Walter Crane, Charles Deschamps, Theodore Duret, Henri Fantin-Latour, Ford Madox Ford, Cass Gilbert, Edmund William Gosse, Charles Hanson, Childe Hassam, Henry James, Robert Underwood Johnson, John Lane, A. Edward Newton, Agnes Repplier, Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice, Auguste Rodin, William Edwin Rudge, Linley Sambourne, John Singer Sargent, and John Charles Van Dyke.
Correspondence, legal papers, and clippings of Whistler relate to the Whistler exhibition (1892) in The Goupil Gallery, London; the Whistler-Ruskin litigation; and Whistler's friends, career, and business affairs. Includes almanac and diary of Anna Matilda McNeill Whistler, and her letters to Margaret Hill, Mary Eastwick, and others. Whistler's correspondents include Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Thomas Jekyll, Edward G. Kennedy, Frederick Richard Leyland, Joseph Pennell, Valentine Cameron Princep, James Anderson Rose, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Frederick Sandys, David Croal Thompson, Virginia Vaughan, William Heinemann, dealers, and the Morris Company.
Notes: MSS35857
Finding Aids: Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
Acquisition Source: Gift, transfers, and purchases, Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell and others, 1917-1992.
Additional Formats: Microfilm edition available (missing), in part, no. 12,835.
Microfilm edition of selections available, no. 23,049.
Microfilm produced from originals now in the Manuscript Division. Detroit, Mich. : Archives of American Art, Detroit Institute of Art, 1963.
In part, transcripts.
Subjects: Adler, Elmer, 1884-1962. » More like this
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. » More like this
Bartlett, Paul Wayland, 1865-1925. » More like this
Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898. » More like this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. » More like this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948. » More like this
Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. » More like this
Deschamps, Charles. » More like this
Duret, TheĢodore, 1838-1927. » More like this
Eastwick, Mary. » More like this
Fantin-Latour, Henri, 1836-1904. » More like this
Ford, Ford Madox, 1873-1939. » More like this
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934. » More like this
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928. » More like this
Hanson, Charles. » More like this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935. » More like this
Heinemann, William, 1863-1920. » More like this
Hill, Margaret. » More like this
James, Henry, 1843-1916. » More like this
Jekyll, Thomas. » More like this
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937. » More like this
Kennedy, Edward G. (Edward Guthrie), 1849-1932. » More like this
Lane, John, 1854-1925. » More like this
Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903. » More like this
Leyland, Frederick Richard, 1831-1892. » More like this
Mechlin, Leila, 1874-1949. » More like this
Newton, A. Edward (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940. » More like this
Princep, Valentine Cameron. » More like this
Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. » More like this
Rice, Alice Caldwell Hegan, 1870-1942. » More like this
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917. » More like this
Rose, James Anderson, 1819-1890. » More like this
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. » More like this
Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919. » More like this
Rudge, William Edwin, 1876-1931. » More like this
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. » More like this
Sambourne, Linley. » More like this
Sandys, Frederick, 1829-1904. » More like this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925. » More like this
Thompson, David Croal. » More like this
Van Dyke, John Charles, 1856-1932. » More like this
Vaughan, Virginia, d. 1913. » More like this
Goupil Gallery. » More like this
Morris Company. » More like this
Art. » More like this
Art criticism. » More like this
Indians of North America--New England. » More like this
Religion. » More like this
Local Shelving No.: 0328S
Oversize 0114K
Oversize 2:11
Microfilm 12,835-1N (Selections)
Microfilm 23,049-4P (Selections)
Repository: Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C.