[Blanche Perry Painting Diary]

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A record of names, addresses, and other notes associated with various painting projects undertaken by Blanche Perry. Recorded in a paper diary. Entries contain contact information, names, addresses, etc. of churches requesting paintings, record of letters received and sent regarding status of project, money received to cover expenses, painting numbers, etc. Often contains notations on painting theme or descriptions of local baptistries. Occasionally contains personal notes about the people in the congregation. Contains two items tucked inside back cover. One is a color postcard of the Mt. of the Holy Cross in Colorado, which served as inspiration for several Perry … continued below

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[208] p. ; 19 cm.

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Perry, Myrta Blanche 1948/1953.

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A record of names, addresses, and other notes associated with various painting projects undertaken by Blanche Perry. Recorded in a paper diary. Entries contain contact information, names, addresses, etc. of churches requesting paintings, record of letters received and sent regarding status of project, money received to cover expenses, painting numbers, etc. Often contains notations on painting theme or descriptions of local baptistries. Occasionally contains personal notes about the people in the congregation. Contains two items tucked inside back cover. One is a color postcard of the Mt. of the Holy Cross in Colorado, which served as inspiration for several Perry paintings. The second item is a black and white photograph of Pasonanca Falls of Zamboanga, Philippines. The inscription on the back reads, "This card sent to me from the Philippines. I copied it as part of the baptistry I sent to the church there. Bert Perry later went there as a missionary."

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[208] p. ; 19 cm.

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Born in 1890, Blanche Perry built a reputation as a painter of religious themes that included at least 222 church baptisteries. This collection includes records of names, addresses, correspondence, and other notes associated with the various painting projects Perry undertook.

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Perry, Myrta Blanche. [Blanche Perry Painting Diary], text, 1948/1953; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth702827/: accessed July 31, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.

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