Historical & Environmental Education Reading

Weir Correspondence

Weir and his wife, Anna Dwight Baker, wrote each other frequently when they weren't together in the comfort of their Branchville home.
NPS

Select transcribed letters from the Weir Farm National Historic Site collection and “The Life and Letters of J. Alden Weir” by Dorothy Weir Young.  (Yale University Press, 1960). The letters are sorted by subject: "Work and Farm Life" includes letters on the park's dual-use as a artist retreat and a working farm; "Family and Friends" describes how Weir's personal life affected his art; and the letters in "Art and Nature" show how Weir Farm changed the way Americans thought about art.

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View:
http://www.nps.gov/wefa/historyculture/stories.htm
Publisher:
Transcribed from the Weir Farm National Historic Site collection and "The Life and Letters of J. Alden Weir" by Dorothy Weir Young.
Type:
Downloadable Materials
Subject:
Agriculture, Art, Community, Family Life, History, Landscapes, Visual Arts, Writing
type:
Historical & Environmental Education Reading