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Mary Derby (1814-1900) Papers

Mary Derby (1814-1900) Papers

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MARY DERBY (1814-1900) PAPERS, undated (circa 1855)

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Derby, Mary, 1814-1900
Title:Mary Derby (1814-1900) Papers
Dates:undated (circa 1855)
Quantity:.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:This collection contains a book of sketches Mary created and several newspaper articles.
Identification:MSS 16

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a book of sketches Mary created (mostly of landscapes with some portraits) and several newspaper articles about her painting of the Crucifixion that was displayed in Mechanic Hall in Salem, MA.


Biographical Sketch

Mary Derby was born in Salem, Massachusetts on June 17, 1814, the daughter of Samuel and Abigail (Buffum) Derby. Her father was a ship chandler. She was known as a portrait painter. She died, unmarried, in Salem on January 19, 1900.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Derby, Mary, 1814-1900
Artists--Women
Salem (Mass.)
Sketchbooks

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Mary Derby Papers, MSS 16, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased in February, 1944.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Tamara Gaydos, January 2012.


Related Material

Catalogue of Portraits in the Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, Covering Three Centuries; Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1936.


Falk, Peter H., ed. Who Was Who in American Art, 1564-1975. Vol. I: A-F. Madison, CT: Sound View, 1999.


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