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|Named Person:||Elizabeth Robins Pennell; Joseph Pennell; Elizabeth Robins Pennell; Joseph Pennell|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Joseph Pennell; Germaine Bertin; George Washington Cable; Edmund Gosse; Philip Gilbert Hamerton; Andrew Lang; Vernon Lee; Harrison S Morris; Elizabeth Robins Pennell; Agnes Repplier; A Mary F Robinson; Bram Stoker; Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Mrs.; Louis A Wuerth; Century Company.; Library of Congress.; Little, Brown and Company.; Modern Library Inc.; Seeley and Co.
|Language Note:||A few letters in French or Italian.|
|Description:||24 boxes (10 linear ft.)|
Series I of the Pennell papers includes the correspondence and personal papers of Joseph Pennell. The correspondence covers the period 1854 to 1934, with the majority dating from 1854 to 1887 and 1917 to 1926. The earlier correspondence is largely personal or family-related, while the later generally deals with commissions for periodicals and publishers, art exhibitions, and other professional matters. Correspondents include Martha C. Barton, George Washington Cable, the Century Company, Edmund Gosse, Philip G. Hamerton, Andrew Lang, Vernon Lee, A. Mary F. Robinson, Seeley and Co., Bram Stoker, and Mariana Van Rensselaer. The personal papers are fragmentary, including some probate materials, and a group of passports and identity cards.
Series II embraces the correspondence and personal papers of Elizabeth R. Pennell. The correspondence subseries represents the years 1912 to 1936 and is primarily concerned with professional and business matters, especially exhibitions and donations of Pennell material and the publication of Elizabeth Pennell's Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell and Whistler, the Friend. Letters from Germaine Bertin, the Library of Congress, Little Brown and Company, Modern Library Inc., Harrison S. Morris, Agnes Repplier, and Louis A. Wuerth are included. The personal papers most significantly contain Elizabeth Pennell's diaries for the years 1884 to 1917, together with appointment books from 1904 to 1935, several notebooks, estate materials, and miscellaneous documents.