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Louise Herreshoff Papers

 Collection — Box: 1-6, Folder: 0-103
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0694

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an important archive of letters, personal files, photos, and biographical information of esteemed painter Louise Herreshoff, her second husband Euchlin Reeves and their families. Euchlin Reeves was a graduate of Washington and Lee University (WLU) School of Law and is the namesake of WLU’s Reeves Center, home of the Reeves Collection – a large and internationally important ceramics collection (1500 – present) and Louise Herreshoff’s paintings, given by the couple to the university beginning in 1967.


  • Creation: 1867 - 1977

Language of Materials

The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.


2.6 Linear Feet (Five boxes including personal correspondence, ephemera, photographs. Two volumes of photograph albums, one exhibit book, one biographical book.)

Related Materials

Transcriptions of correspondence, including translations of letters written in French, created by student workers in 2019 for a project for University Museums. Some PDFs and Word documents are electronically stored in Box - the years of 1892, 1896, 1897, and 1899. Special Collections cannot gaurentee complete accuracy of the transcriptions. Scans of the photo albums from Box 6 are also stored on Box. See James Whitehead Papers in WLU-RG-34 for information about museum displays of Herreshoff's works.

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Repository Details

Part of the Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives Repository

204 W. Washington St.
Lexington VA 24450 USA