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Archive of letters and ephemera by and associated with William Sidney Mount

1830 - 1870
William Sidney Mount (American, 1807–1868)



Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Various: ink on paper, graphite on paper, letterpress

Not On View




Special collections

Materials associated with William Sidney Mount:

- 15 drawings by or attributed to Mount (now accessioned as 2012.9948 - 2012.9962)
- 8 paper or wood violin templates by Mount (now accessioned as 2012.9940 - 2012.9947)
- 73 letters and cards written by or addressed to Mount (some with envelopes)
- 17 receipts, bills, or other pieces of ephemera
- archival materials associated with the acquisition of the collection by Louise Ockers and her family

Other materials:

- 14 miscellaneous watercolors and drawings, both North American and Asian in origin
- 1 lace fan with ivory binding
- 12 spoons, 1 knife
- 1 suitcase


By about 1945, Louise Ockers, Smithtown, Long Island, New York. Grace M. and Robert J. Walker; March 20, 2010, by descent to their daughter, Diana W. Clymer, Concord, MA, and their sons Paul C. Walker, Newton Lower Falls, MA and Todd M. Walker, Wells, VT; 2012, gift of the Walker siblings to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Diana W. Clymer, Paul C. Walker and Todd M. Walker in memory of Grace Mickens Walker