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Beauport Collection, c. 1833-1991

Collection of manuscripts of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Beauport Belfry Chamber
The Belfry Chamber at Beauport is a prime example of Henry Davis Sleeper's unique style of interior decorating.

This collection includes materials related to Henry Davis Sleeper (1878-1934), one of the first successful American interior decorators, and Beauport, his summer house in Gloucester, Massachusetts. It also gives insight into his social circle at Eastern Point and life at his summer home and showplace. Copies of correspondence between Sleeper and his friends, such as Cecilia Beaux, Caroline Sinkler, Isabella Stewart Gardner, A. Piatt Andrew, and others, offer a glimpse into Sleeper's world in Boston and Gloucester and during his service in the American Field Service in France.

This collection contains:

  • Ephemera
  • Scrapbooks
  • Genealogical research
  • Correspondence

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Beauport Collection, c. 1833-1991