Bush-Brown family papers
Scope and Contents
The Bush-Brown Family Papers include correspondence, diaries, writings, books, original sketches, paintings, photos of artwork, and travel correspondence of Lydia Head from Europe. There is significant material related to the artwork of sculptor Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, painter Margaret (Lesley) Bush-Brown), and textile artist Lydia (Bush-Brown) Head. There is also a biographical sketch of Margaret Bush-Brown's father, geologist J. Peter Lesley. Correspondents include various family memebers, artist Ellen Day Hale, author Eliza Orne White, and others.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1835-1969
- Bush-Brown Family (Family)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright ownership for the Bush Brown Family Papers is unknown. Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Biographical / Historical
The principal subjects of the Bush-Brown family collection are: Henry Kirke Bush-Brown (1857-1935), sculptor; his wife Margaret (Lesley) Bush-Brown (1857-1944), painter; and their daughter, Lydia (Bush-Brown) Head (1887-1984), artist, designer. Also represented are their sons, Harold Bush-Brown (1888-1983), Professor of Architecture; and James Bush-Brown (1892-?), Landscape Architect; and sculptor Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886), the uncle of Henry Kirke Bush-Brown.
7.813 linear feet (18 containers)
Includes papers of sculptor Henry Kirke Brown; his nephew, sculptor Henry Kirke Bush-Brown; his wife, painter Margaret Lesley Bush-Brown); their daughter, artist Lydia Bush-Brown Head; and sons, Harold Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lydia Bush-Brown Head donated her family's papers to the Sophia Smith Collection from 1968 to 1978.
Finding aid revised by Jennifer Smar, SSC intern, 2006.
- Hale, Ellen Day, 1854-1939 (Person)
- Brown family (Family)
- Bush-Brown Family (Family)
- Lesley family (Family)
- Bush-Brown, James (Person)
- Bush-Brown, Harold (Person)
- Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935 (Person)
- Bush-Brown, Margaret Lesley, 1857-1944 (Person)
- Head, Lydia Bush-Brown (Person)
- Head, Lydia Bush-Brown (Donor, Person)
Genre / Form
- Bush-Brown family papers
- Finding Aid
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