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Maxfield Parrish Letter and Book List

Identifier: M1452

Scope and Contents

Collection contains Parrish letter sent from Windsor, Vermont, to Lucretia Vaile, Fine Arts Department, Denver, Colorado dated October 1, 1924 regarding Parrish's painting: Daybreak (1923); signed list "Books too Good to Miss" created by Denver Public Library and annotated and signed by Parrish.


  • 1924-1930

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 -- March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.


1 envelope

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Maxfield Parrish, 1924, 1930.

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Part of Children's Literature Collection

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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