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Jere Abbott Papers 1879-1934, n.d. (bulk 1916-1934)


Correspondence, 1916-1934, n.d.
1.75 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M284.1


Series Description:
Jere Abbott's correspondence, mainly letters from Jere to his parents. Letters dating from 1916 to 1922 reflect Abbott's years at Bowdoin as student and instructor. Information about Abbott's travel and study in Europe, Russia, and time spent at Princeton and Harvard, is found in letters from 1923 to 1929. Correspondence from 1929 to 1932 includes communication with Wesleyan University and references to his work on the development of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Abbott was Director of the Smith College Museum of Art when letters from 1932 to 1934 were written.

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions: None.

Drawings, Clippings, and Ephemera, 1879-1931, n.d.
.25 linear feet.

Catalog Number:M284.2


Series Description:
Magazine articles and newspaper clippings, some in Russian, most concerning art. There are drawings that were enclosed with correspondence, childhood drawings, two sketchpad albums of European sites, and a manuscript illustrated book. Also included is a report of rank and other Bowdoin College ephemera. Miscellaneous printed material includes the 1884 Westbrook Seminary commencement announcement for Flora S. Parkman, Abbott's mother, and a 1898 certificate of dedication announcing Abbott's baptism.

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically by material type.

Restrictions: None.

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