Lucy M. Stanton papers

Lucy M. Stanton papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Lucy M. Stanton papers
Creator: Stanton, Lucy M., 1875-1931
Inclusive Dates: 1889-1931
Bulk Dates: 1902-1931
Language(s): English
Extent: 6.4 Linear Feet (16 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms392
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Lucy May Stanton (1875-1931) was an art teacher and miniature portrait painter, born in Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Lucy May Stanton in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Lucy May Stanton from 1889-1931. Includes correspondence, notebooks, account books, journals, sketchbooks, printed materials, photographs, clippings, and research materials. The journals, notebooks, and sketchbooks describe Stanton's methods and processes followed in her painting. The photographs consist of pictures of Stanton, family photographs and black and white reproductions of Stanton's works. The correspondence pertains to commissions for Stanton's work as well as personal correspondence from John Burroughs, Laura Coombes Hills, George and Mabel Sarton, May Sarton, and Stanton's sister, Willie Marion Forbes.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type into 7 series:

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lucy M. Stanton papers, ms392, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 June 29.

General Notes

Lucy M. Stanton, artist / by W. Stanton Forbes. Atlanta : Special Collections Department, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, 1975.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

For related collection held by the Hargrett Library see also: Lucy M. Stanton collection, ms3486; Lucy M. Stanton collection, ms846; W. Stanton Forbes collection, ms2081; and W. Stanton Forbes papers, ms940.

Related Collections in Other Repositories

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, ms3529.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Genealogical and biographical material

11Biography and Genealogy
12Biography and Genealogy
13Biography and Genealogy
14Chronology: Life and works


15John Burroughs
16Laura Coombes Hills
17George Sarton, Mabel Sarton
18May Sarton
re Milam Miniature
1151914, January-May
1161914 June-July
211914 August-November
221914 December
231915 January
241915 February-March
251915 April-June
261915 September-October
271915 November-December
281916 January-March
291916 May-July
2101916, August-December
Letter from American Society Miniature Painters November 3, 23, 1916. re: Exhibit; December, 1916 letter from Julia Collier Harris re miniature of Joel Chandler Harris
311917 January-February
321917 March-April
331917 May-August
341917 September-November
351918 January-October
361918 November-December
Letter: "Aunt Liza's Pedigree", November 23, 1925.
Letter: Archambault, A. M., Pa. Soc. M.P. December 4, 1928 re:"Self Portrait" and Miss Stanton's method.
Letter: Archambault, P.S.M.P. January 3, 1929 re: Method
411931 January-February
421931 March 1-20
431931 March 21-23
441931 March 24-31
451931 March, no day
461931 April
471931 May
48Letters and cards, 1931 no month
re Lucy Stanton.
410no date
411no date
412no date
413no date

Catalogs of exhibitions

54Catalogs (2) of Lucy Stanton's Paintings
55Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions: American Society of Miniature Painters, 1910, 1920, 1926
56Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions: Art Institute of Chicago, 1913-1915, 1922
57Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions: Concord (Massachusetts) Art Association, 1922-1923
58Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1904-1915
59Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1917-1922
510Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1923-1928
61Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions: United States Capitol Building, 1913
62Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions: Societé des Artistes Français, 1906, 1912
63Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions: Washington Water Color Club, 1919, 1921
64Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions- American Watercolor Society 1915; Art Appreciation of Newport 1917; Arts Club of Chicago undated; Baltimore Watercolor Club 1920; Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis 1922
65Catalogs of Stanton Exhibitions- Ft. Worth Museum of Art 1915; The Lodge Art League 1906; Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 1923; Toledo Museum of Art 1914; exhibition and sale notice for Newbury Street, Boston, MA; New York Watercolor Club 1914; Art Association Nineteenth Century Club [1898]; Village Studio Guild of Ogunquit, undated; Peabody Institute Galleries, 1920
66Catalogs of Exhibitions by other artists, 1923, 1928, undated
67Catalogs of Exhibitions by other artists, 1906, 1920, 1926-1928
68Catalogs of Exhibitions by other artists, 1909, 1915, 1919, 1925


71Re Lucy Stanton
72Re Lucy Stanton
73Re Lucy Stanton
74Re Lucy Stanton
75Re Lucy Stanton

Miscellaneous financial and professional work

77Criticism (clippings)
78Journals containing notes on artists and talk notes on American art, 1910-1911
79Exhibitions, notes, labels, 1910
710-11W. Stanton Forbes Manuscript (partial) of book on Lucy M. Stanton, Eye of the South
712W. Stanton Forbes Manuscript (partial) of book on Lucy M. Stanton, Eye of the South (binder)
713Geometric Exercise: "Dynamic Symmetry"
81Guest Book, 1930s-1950s
82Sketch Books , 1912, 1927, undated
84Printed Material: "Contemporary Verse,", March 1919
85Joel Chandler Harris Collection- clippings and Emory magazine regarding
86Southern Female College Catalogues 1871,1889, 1890, 1895, 1896; Cox College promotional booklet undated
87Stanton Family Scrap Book
51Account Books (3), 1926, 1927, 1931
52"Art Museum for Athens" (clippings file)
53Botany Notebook (class notes), 1911

Family photographs

91Lucy Stanton
92Lucy Stanton, Framed Pictures & Newspaper Cut
93Family groups
94Frances Forbes
95-6Lynn Forbes
97Walter Forbes III
98Willie Marion Stanton
99Various family members both Forbes and Stanton
101Stanton Relatives
102Miscellaneous scenes and buildings
105Photograph Album containing various travel pictures (cyanotypes and black and white) from 1891-1905; loose photographs, 1890s

Research materials- handwritten notes with images

History of Architecture

111Greek-Aegean, Minoan, Mycenean
112Greek - Mainly V Century
114French - Gothic
115Mid-Year Review
117German - Gothic
118Italian - Romanesque
119Italian - Renaissance
1110Christian and Byzantine - Early
1111English - Gothic
1112Italian - Gothic
1113English - Romanesque and Norman
1114French - Renaissance
1115French - Romanesque and Norman
1116English - Gothic

History of Painting

1117Pre-Historic, Egyptian, Greek, Greco-Roman
1118Mosaics, Early Christian, Byzantine
1119Italian - Late Gothic, 13th Century
1120Florentine - Late Gothic, 14th Century
121Florentine - Early Renaissance, 15th Century
122Netherlands - Late Gothic
123Florentine - Early Renaissance, Late 15th Century
124Paduan - Early Renaissance
125Umbrian - Early Renaissance
126Venetian - Early Renaissance
127German - 16th Century
128Venetian - Early & Middle Renaissance Late 15th & Early 16th Centuries
129Florentine - Middle Renaissance
1210Florentine - Middle Renaissance (Michael Angelo)
1211Umbrian - Middle Renaissance (Raphael)
1212Venetian - Middle Renaissance (Titian)
1213Ferrara, Florentine, Venetian - Late Renaissance
1214Dutch - 17th Century
1215Flemish - 17th Century
1216Spanish - 16th, 17th, 18th Centuries
1219French - Modern
1220Miscellaneous Notes
131Pictures - Catalog for Following Series
132Pictures - Series B
133Pictures - Series C
134Pictures - Series D
135Pictures - Series E
136Pictures - Series F
137Pictures - Series G
138Pictures, Miscellaneous

History of Sculpture

139Greek - Early VI Century
1310Greek - Early V Century
1311Greek - V Century
1312Greek - IV Century
1313Greek - Hellenistic
1314Italian - Renaissance
1316Italian - Gothic

Pictures: Reproductions of Lucy M. Stanton's work

Walter T. Forbes Collection

14Evan P. Howell, Esq.
14Captain C. O. Heidler
14The Victorian Chair
14The White Hat
14The White Blouse
14Miss Nanna Sweet
14Miss Katherine O'Rorcke
14The Grey Hat
14Mother and Child, #2
14Mrs. Robert Foreman
14Dutch Woman Shelling Peas
14Mrs. Walker, N.C. Mountain Woman
14Mrs. Hunnicutt
14Maine Guide
14Miss Robbins
14Little Girl
14The Spinner
14Self Portrait
14Straw Flowers
14Crown of Thorns Flowers
14Paris Model
14Red Hunting Blazer
14Lady With Plume
14Boy Out of Doors
14Aunt Lou
14Mrs. John Ennikin
14Silver Goblet
14Self Portraits
14Self Portrait
14Working on the Street
14Afternoon on Cobb St.
14Mother and Child, #1
14Willie Marion Stanton
14Walter Tillou Forbes, II
14Walter Tillou Forbes, III

W. Stanton Forbes Collection

15W. Stanton Forbes
15Uncle Peter
15Aunt Liza
15Bob Wingfield
15Geometric Design: Dynamic Symmetry
15House on Easy Street
15California Mission, 1924
15Ogunquit Beach
15Beach at Ogunquit, Maine
15Bradshaw-White (President's) House
15Dr. Charles Watson
15Sand Road & Moors (Nantucket)
15Nantucket Island Harbor
15Ogunquit, Maine. Beach
15Nantucket Island
15Red Clay and Pines
15California Mission, 1904 1920?
15Athens, Georgia
15Charles St. Church & Rooftops
15Cotton Field Ploughed
15Beach at Ogunquit, Maine
15Negroes on Street Corner
15Beach Umbrella
15John Burroughs?

Museums, Art Galleries, Private Owners

16John Moore Reade, III
16Duncan Burnet, Jr.
16John L. Green
16Mrs. Mary Lewis Deupree Hunnicutt
16Charles A. Talmadge
16Loula Bryan Newton
16Mary McCullough
16Alice Stanton
16William Woodthrope Reade
16Robin Grier Burnet
16Duncan Burnet, Jr.
16Belmont, Virginia
16C. Quillian Stanton
16Ida Stanton
16Old House, Leesburg, Va.
16Mrs. Paris, a N.C. Woman
16Dr. L. L. Hendren
16Peyton Dobson Stanton
16Albert Sams
16Self Portrait
16Corinne Stanton
16William T. Bryan, Jr.
16Mrs. Hunnicutt
16The Pillsbury Children (2)
16Sketch of a Study of Fragonard
16Parthenia Hale Stanton
16Moselle Lyndon Burke
16Edward S. Lyndon
16Chancellor Charles M. Snelling
16J. W. Stanton
16Mrs. Herbert Stanton
16Santa Barbara Mission
16Summer Flowers
16Miss Roberts
16Lt. William L. Stanton
16Mrs. Jenkins, a N.C. Mountain Woman
16Carey Stanton
16Neily Cleveland
16Winter View --- N.C.
16Frank Dudley
16Mary McCullough Hodgson
16Tanglewood View, N.C.
16Maine Coast
16Ida D. Stanton
16Ida D. Stanton
16Edwin Stanton, Jr.
16Julia Collier Harris
16Joel Chandler Harris
Also 4 photographs of Harris, not, of course, by Miss Stanton
16Pierre LaRose Harris
16Charles C. Harris
16Howell Cobb
16Memorial Exhibit, 1931
16Aunt Liza
16Linton Ingraham
16Miscellaneous items
Includes duplicates, empty film envelopes, etc.

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