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Finding aid of the The Paul De Longpre Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Container list

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul De Longpre Collection
    Dates: 1890-1905
    Collection number: MS.523
    Creator: Longpre, Paul de, 1855-1911
    Creator: Lummis, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1928.
    Collection Size: 1 folder
    Repository: Autry National Center. Institute for the Study of the American West
    Los Angeles, CA 90065
    Abstract: This collection consists of published material and personal papers. The published materials include magazine and newspaper articles about De Longpre's 50th birthday celebration
    Physical location: Braun Research Library
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://www.autrynationalcenter.org/research_application.php or contact library staff at (323).221-2164.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Braun Research Library, Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Braun Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item identification] Paul De Longpre Collection, MS.523. Braun Research Library, Autry National Center, Los Angeles, CA

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was artificially created from various collections within the Braun Research Library, including the newspaper clippings collection and the Charles Fletcher Lummis library.

    Processing Information

    Braun Research Library staff. Revised by James Foster, 2008

    Biography / Administrative History

    Paul De Longpre was born in 1855 in Lyons, France and died in 1911. He was a self taught painter who moved to New York in 1880 and then to California in 1899. The home he built in Hollywood, California became to be celebrated for its magnificent flower gardens. Among his most famous paintings are "Double Peach Blossoms" and "White Fringed Poppies" (1902).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of published material and personal papers. The published materials include magazine and newspaper articles about De Longpre's 50th birthday celebration, which includes a poem dedicated to the artist by Theo M. Carpenter, biographical note on De Longpre, the theft of De Longpre's "bric-a-brac" during an exhibit held at his Hollywood home, and an article about De Longpre's flower paintings. Personal papers in this collection include correspondence to Moses King and Charles F. Lummis. Also included is a color postcard of De Longpre's residence in Hollywood, Calif. The postcard was pritned by A.C. Bossleman and Co.


    All the material in this collection are in one folder and arranged by type of material and then by date. See container list below for a detailed item listing.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Longpre, Paul de, 1855-1911
    Lummis, Charles F., 1859-1928
    Longpre, Paul de, 1855-1911 -- Homes and haunts.
    Botanical illustration
    Flowers in art
    Los Angeles County (Calif.)
    King, Moses, 1853-1909

    Container list

    1. A.C. Bossleman and Company color postcard of De Longpre's Hollywood home [no date] 2. Correspondence to Moses King from De Longpre, 1898-1902. Two are undated. One letter includes a newspaper article from San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 1899. 3. Invitation and admissions to a De Longre exhibit addressed to Lummis, February 18th, 1900 4. Calling card addressed to Lummis, December 7, 1903 5. Newspaper article, "Hospitality abused by raids on rare bric-a-brac," Los Angeles Examiner, May 7, 1905 6. Magazine article, "Paul de Lonpre, Flower Painter" by Gustav Stickley, The Craftsman, July 1905. 7. Newspaper articles about De Longre's 50th birthday celebration, includes poem by Theodore M. Carpenter, 1905. 8. Biographical note on De Longpre published in The Art Interchange, [no date] MS.