Weir family photographs
Scope and Contents
Collection contains 142 photographs of the Weir family and friends from approximately 1840 to 1940, including French, German, English, and American impressionist painters. Includes photographs taken by Samuel Morse, Jessie Tarbox Beals, George C. Cox, and Pirie MacDonald. Photographs include portraits, landscapes, and group photographs of leisure activities. A majority of the photographs are centered around Julian Alden Weir. Also includes three photograph albums of European art and architecture.
- approximately 1840-1940
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Copyright resides with the Weir family. Permission to publish material from the Weir family photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
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.
1 box (0.25 linear ft.)
1 oversize folder (0.08 linear ft.)
3 oversize boxes (2 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Organized into five series: 1. Photographs of Julian Alden Weir. 2. Photographs of the Weir family. 3. Photographs of Julian Alden Weir and friends. 4. Photographs of Weir family and friends. 5. Photograph albums of art and architecture.
Donated to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections by the Mahonri Young estate.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Mahonri Young estate.
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Processed; Katelin Tanner, Lionel Thomas; student processors; 2011.
- Register of the Weir family photographs
- Katelin Tanner, Whitney Peterson, Lionel Thomas
- April 15, 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.