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Weir (Family : Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889)


Biographical History

The Weir family included Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889), professor of drawing; his first wife Louisa Ferguson (d. 1845); his second wife Susan Martha Bayard; and their children, especially John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926), director of Fine Arts, Yale; and Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), artist.

Weir family papers, 1765-1929 (descendants of Robert Walter Weir)

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Photograph albums of art and architecture, circa 1880-1920

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 78 Series 5
Scope and Contents

Includes three photograph albums containing photographs of art and architecture from various cities in Europe. There are also photographs of people in everyday life situations in Europe.

Dates: circa 1880-1920

Photographs of Julian Alden Weir, circa 1840-1919

Identifier: MSS P 78 Series 1
Scope and Contents

Includes forty-nine photographs of Julian Alden Weir most of which are portraits. Also included are portraits of Robert Walter Weir.

Dates: circa 1840-1919

Photographs of Julian Alden Weir and friends, circa 1890-1919

Identifier: MSS P 78 Series 3
Scope and Contents

Includes thirty-five photographs of Julian Alden Weir and his friends. Most of the photographs are of leisure activities such as fishing and hunting.

Dates: circa 1890-1919

Photographs of the Weir family, circa 1880-1919

Identifier: MSS P 78 Series 2
Scope and Contents

Includes fifteen photographs of various members of the Weir family.

Dates: circa 1880-1919

Photographs of Weir family and friends, circa 1860-1919

Identifier: MSS P 78 Series 4
Scope and Contents

Series includes forty-three photographs of the Weir family and friends. Included are portraits of friends and family members along with group photographs and landscapes.

Dates: circa 1860-1919

Scrapbook on Gulian Verplanck Weir, Harry Weir Casey, and William Bayard Weir, undated

Identifier: Vault MSS 511 Series 13
Scope and Contents note

Scrapbook contains information about Gulian Verplanck, Harry Casey Weir, and William Bayard Weir, with materials dating from between 1849 and 1886. The Gulian Verplanck section contain newspaper clippings about his suicide. Harry Casey Weir section contains one photograph of Weir and his obituaries. William Bayard Weir section contains newspaper clipping about his murder by the Indians. There is also a note by Lavinia M. Morehead, written between 1765 and 1929.

Dates: undated

Weir family clippings and other material

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS511_b5_f12_i1

Weir family clippings and other material, 1917

 Series — Box 5: Series 14; Series 15; Series 16; Series 17; Series 18 [Barcode: 31197233249504], Folder: 12
Identifier: Vault MSS 511 Series 17
Scope and Contents note

Contains papers of the Weir family, dated from around 1914 to 1917, in New York and Yale College. The papers includes "The Yale Alumni Weekly, Commencement 1917," Julian Alden Weir sketches, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: Other: 1917

Weir family papers, between 1957 and 1989

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 511 Series 18
Scope and Contents note

Microfiche copy of all materials in Weir family collection, created by Brigham Young University Records Management between 1957 and 1989 in Provo, Utah.

Dates: between 1957 and 1989

Weir family papers

 Collection — Box 8: [Barcode: 31197232567112]
Identifier: Vault MSS 511
Scope and Contents

Contains the papers of various members of the Weir family, including Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889), John F. Weir (1841-1926), and Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919) and others. Contains correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, manuscripts, speeches, artwork, clippings, and published material relating to the family, dating from between 1765 to 1952. The bulk of the collection relates to Julian Alden Weir.

Dates: 1765-1952

Additional filters:

Archival Object 8
Collection 2
Digital Record 1
Photographs 6
Artists -- United States 4
Home and Family 4
Social Life and Customs 4
Art -- Photographs 3