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Clara Erskine Clement Waters Papers

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Waters, Clara Erskine Clement, 1834-1916

Clara Waters was an art historian and world traveler. Among her numerous publications are Artists of the Nineteenth Century and their Works: A Handbook Containing Two Thousand and Fifty Biographical Sketches (co-authored with Laurence Hutton, 1879), Rome, the Eternal City: Its Religions, Monuments, Literature, and Art (1896), and Women in the Fine Arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century (1904).

The collection consists primarily of manuscripts of Waters but also includes a scrapbook of clippings about her literary publications, related correspondence, a 10"x12" photograph of the author, and selections of newspapers (1870-1932). Manuscripts include substantial sections of entries for her A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art (New York, 1871) and "A Medley of Thoughts about Women" (AMsS, 154 pp., dated 1869).

Gift of John T. Wainwright (AM 2002-99).

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Folder inventory created by Lisa Yankowitz in 2012.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

"St. Christopher", circa 1871. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMs, pp. 1-10. Published, see pp. 74-77 in Waters' "A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art" (New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1871)

Physical Description

1 folder

["Bingen"], circa 1871. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMs, 3 leaves. Published, pp. 344-345 entries

Physical Description

1 folder

["Buppard"] - "Florsheim", circa 1871. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMs, 15 leaves. Published, pp. 348-364

Physical Description

1 folder

["Frankfort"] - "Strasbourg", circa 1871. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMs, 64 leaves. Published, pp. 367-407

Physical Description

1 folder

["Worms"] - "Zuydersee", 1870 July 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMs, 13 leaves. Published, pp. 412-417

Physical Description

1 folder

["Atlanta"] - "Zeus", circa 1871. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMs, 103 leaves, published, pp. 430-497

Physical Description

1 folder

"Ceramic Art", circa 1871. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMs, 105 pp. pp. 44-105 are on "Greek Pottery"

Physical Description

1 folder

"The Children's Good Friday in Venice", circa 1871. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMsS, 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

[The Cross], undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMs 62, [1] pp. Re: history/symbolism of the Cross

Physical Description

1 folder

"A Medley of Thoughts About Women", 1869 October 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

pp. 1-72. AMsS, dated "Clement Farm October 20th 1869." Title page, dedication, prelude, table of contents (pp. 1-3). Chapter I: Introductory Remarks - Education of Women (pp. 4-23). Chapter II: Their Employment and Remuneration (pp. 24-46). Chapter III: Marriage (pp. 47-72)

Physical Description

1 folder

"A Medley of Thoughts About Women", 1869 October 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

pp. 73-154, unnumbered pages. Chapter 4: Idleness of Women and Its Evils (pp. 73-98). Chapter 5: Housekeeping and Servants (pp. 99-120). Chapter 6: Legal Wrongs - Public Opinion (pp. 121-144). Chapter 7: Finale - The Women of a Republic (pp. 145-154, +8 unnumbered pages)

Physical Description

1 folder

Note, 1879 October 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMS, 1 p. Refers to p. 151 of Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and Their Works (Boston, 1881)

Physical Description

1 folder

[The Orient], 1868 December 7-1869 February 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMsS, pp. 1-132

Physical Description

1 folder

"St. Michael... St. Gabriel... St. Raphael", undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMS, 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1901. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clement, George Culburn, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMsS, 27 leaves. Re: verses in the Bible. Assumed to be by Clement since last page is signed "George Culburn Clement, Gibraltar, Spain"

Physical Description

1 folder

Photograph of Clara Erskine Clement, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Printed Material, 1874-1916. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scrapbook, 1871 January 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Reviews of publications, related correspondence

Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 1871-1882. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Christian Science Monitor, 1947 March 27. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Washington Post, 1932 March 27. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Daily Evening Traveller, 1880 April 13. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Newburyport Daily Herald, 1885 June 11. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Newburyport Daily News, 1888 November 13. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

New York Herald, 1886 May 2. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Sunday Herald, 1886 March 21. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

The Sunday Herald, 1870 September 25. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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