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Author/Artist Mount (Family)
Title Papers, 1823-1900.
Description .25 linear ft., enclosed in portfolio labelled "William S. Mount Drawing Book, New York, 1st May 1816 till Jan. 19, 1826."
Arrangement Arranged by name in randomly-numbered folders.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Brooklyn Special Collections Folio  SCR FOLIO N200 M86 A1    AVAILABLE
Biographical/historical note Several members of the Mount family of Stony Brook, Long Island, New York, most notably William S. Mount, were known as artists.
Summary The portfolio contains a collection of correspondence of the brothers William S. Mount, Robert Nelson Mount, Henry S. Mount, Thomas S. Mount, and Shepard Alonzo Mount, wwith each other and with family friends and connections. Other respondents include Elizabeth A. Burnet Mount (Mrs. Shepard A.), Charles S. Seabury (married Ruth H. Mount), Julia A. Mount (mother), Benjamin F. Thompson, Delia Hawkins (cousin), Samuel P. Avery, Charles A. Doane, A. K. Russell, Robert Gilmor, D. Appleton, and Mary K. Pennick.
Topics include personal and family activities; career plans, including information on the art work, training and commissions of William, Shepard, and Henry Mount, and National Academy of Design exhibitions; financial affairs; and topical issues such as politics, plays, and concerts. Correspondence with Benjamin Thompson concerns research for his history of Long Island and includes biogrpahical and geneological information on Mount family members.
The collection also contains some business records of Thomas S. Mount, attorney, including licenses, bills, resolutions, and legal correspondence. Also included are clippings, photographs of Thomas S. Mount and Wiliam S. Mount, an advertising flyer for W. S. Mount's lithograph of "The Power of Music," sign painting instructions, a poem by Shepard A. Mount, and transcripts of letters from the Theodore Stebbins Collection.
Cite as Mount family papers, 1823-1900, The Brooklyn Museum Library Collections.
Source of acquisition 11/02/1992 Mount family papers, 1823-1900 Lawrence Fleischman, Chairman, Kennedy Galleries gift
Provenance Gift of Lawrence Fleischman, Chairman, Kennedy Galleries.
LC subject Mount family.
Mount, William Sidney, 1807-1868.
Mount, Shepard Alonzo, 1804-1868.
Mount, Henry Smith, 1802-1841.
Thompson, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1784-1849.
Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1822-1904.
Mount, Robert Nelson.
Mount, Thomas S.
Painters -- New York (State) -- Stony Brook.
Art, American -- New York (State) -- Archival resources.
WorldCat no. 122621746

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