going sketching now: Letters of Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton 1909-1919 ~ Artist ~ American southwest ~ Northern Arizona ~ Flagstaff


Title: ... going sketching now, will write again soon. Letters of Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton 1909-1919

Author: Susan Deaver Olberding, [Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton]

Description: Softcover. Light wear. Clean and unmarked. Some b/w and color illustrations (some showing her art). Includes a bibliography of Colton's written works, books about her, and sources. 130 pages. One copy noted on OCLC.

Engaging, personal letters written by Mary-Russell Ferrell to her mother between 1909 and 1919 show a growing awareness of her love and need for the outdoors. A professional artist in Philadelphia, Mary-Russell wrote ''... cities cannot hold me...'' after expeditions into the British Columbia wilderness in 1909 and again in 1910. She began to create a life that included plenty of time outdoors. She found a partner who shared her love for exploring new paths in zoologist Dr. Harold S. Colton. They married in 1912 and settled near Philadelphia and spend summers exploring either the American Southwest or Maine. These letters tell of travels in British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, California, their period of courtship, and their southwestern experiences and eventual move to Flagstaff, Arizona in 1926 where they became involved in efforts to expand an existing museum into today's Museum of Northern Arizona.

Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Fort Valley Publishing
Place: Flagstaff, Arizona
Year: 2016

ISBN: 0972004823

Keywords: artists, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona,

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