MS Am 2381

Grant, Blanche C. (Blanche Chloe), 1874-1948. Blanche C. Grant papers for The forty seventh star - New Mexico, 1948: Guide.

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Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2381
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Grant, Blanche C. (Blanche Chloe), 1874-1948.
Title: Blanche C. Grant papers for The forty seventh star - New Mexico,
Date(s): 1948.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Typescript, photographs, and other papers for an unpublished historical study on the state of New Mexico.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

49M-165. Gift of Rev. George E. Cary and Mrs. Ethel Grant Cary, 6 Church St., Bradford, Massachusetts; received: 1950 March 20. Ethel Cary was Blanche Grant's sister.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Blanche C. Grant Papers for The Forty Seventh Star - New Mexico, 1948 (MS Am 2381). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Blanch Chloe Grant (1874-1948) was born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1874, daughter of Willard Webster Grant (Harvard A.B. 1869) and Mercy Ann Parsons Grant. She was a graduate of Vassar College (1896), and studied art at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts, the Pennsylvania Academy, and at The Art League in New York. She became an established magazine illustator and landscape painter in Wilmington, Delaware, and in 1920 moved to Taos, New Mexico and became an author and editor of books on Taos and other areas of the Southwest. Some of her many books were: Kit Carson's own story of his life, On hundred years ago in old Taos,Taos today and Taos Indians. She also painted Native Americans extensively until her death in June of 1948.

Scope and Contents

Includes a corrected typescript of this unpublished history of New Mexico, a letter concerning her research, as well as visual materials she assembled for use in illustration of the text.

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