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Dorothy Brett:

An Inventory of Her Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Brett, Dorothy, 1883-1977
Title: Dorothy Brett Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1920-1960
Extent: 30 items
Abstract: Thirty photographs of and related to painter Dorothy Brett (British, 1883-1977) that include portraits of her, Aldous Huxley, Ottoline Morrell, Alfred Stieglitz, and others.
Call Number: PH-02896
Language: English
Access: Open for research. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please email Visual Materials Reference staff. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials.
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Restrictions on Use: Authorization for publication is given on behalf of the University of Texas as the owner of the collection and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder which must be obtained by the researcher. For more information please see the Ransom Center's Open Access and Use Policies.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Dorothy Brett Literary File Photography Collection (PH-02896). Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin.
Acquisition: Internal transfer
Processed by: Susan McClellan and Mary Foster, 2006

Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 30 photographs of and related to painter Dorothy Brett (British, 1883-1977). Included are portraits and snapshots of Brett as well as prominent artists and writers that include Aldous Huxley, Ottoline Morrell, Alfred Stieglitz, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, and Georgia O'Keeffe. An index at the end of this guide lists photographers whose work is featured in this file. Further descriptions of some items may be available in a card catalog in the repository.
This file forms a part of the Literary File Collection that is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

Additional materials by and about Brett are located in the Ransom Center's Library, the Dorothy Brett Collection (MS-00506), from which these photographs were likely transferred, and the Dorothy Brett Art Collection (AR-00029).

Index Terms


Brett, Dorothy, 1883-1977.
Gertler, Mark, 1891-1939.
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943.
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.
Marin, John, 1870-1953.
Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938.
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986.
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946.
Photography of art.
Portraits, Group.


South Africa.
Taos (N.M.).

Document Types

Contact prints.
Photographic prints.
Platinum prints.

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