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Fisher Family Papers pertaining to D.H. and Frieda Lawrence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-353-SC

Scope and Content

The Fisher Family Papers include materials related to the friendship of Alan and Gladys Fisher with D.H. and Frieda Lawrence. Images in the collection include one glossy photograph of Gladys Fisher's sculpture of Gertrude Stein, and a photocopy of an embroidery by the Lawrences called the "Winged Etruscan." It was a gift to the Fishers. In addition, there are newspaper obituaries of both Alan and Gladys Fisher and a newspaper clipping describing the donation of the Stein sculpture and Lawrence embroidery to the Center for Southwest Research. There are two articles about Frieda Lawrence. One is a photocopy from Frieda Lawrence (1973) describing her life in northern New Mexico. The other is a typescript of an article written by Alan Fisher about Frieda Lawrence's experiences in New Mexico. Additional photocopied pages show Gladys Fisher's fox carving that decorated D.H. Lawrence's tomb, and a picture of Gladys Fisher herself.

Note: Information concerning a display of Gladys Fisher's work is in the accession folder for this collection.

Dates

  • 1947-1979

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Gladys Fisher, sculptor in stone, was born in Loveland, Colorado in 1906. Trained in New York and Paris, Gladys Fisher is known for her works 'Drinking Fawn' and 'Orpheus of the Indian.' Her sculpture of Gertrude Stein is the focus of this collection. Gladys Fisher met D.H. and Frieda Lawrence at a party in Paris; the Lawrences were impressed with Fisher's talent, and Frieda Lawrence later commissioned Gladys Fisher to sculpt a fox for D.H. Lawrence's tomb. Gladys Fisher died in Denver in 1952.

Alan Fisher, noted Denver, Colorado architect, was born in 1905. He was known for his hospital designs and his patronage of local art. Alan Fisher was also interested in New Mexico history and he wrote an article concerning Frieda Lawrence's experiences in northern New Mexico. Alan Fisher died in Denver in 1978

Extent

1 Folder

Abstract

The Fisher Family Papers consist of documents related to the friendship of Gladys Campbell Fisher and Alan Fisher with D.H. and Frieda Lawrence.

Related Material

D.H. Lawrence Realia The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for Southwest Research.

Separated Material

A marble sculpture of Gertrude Stein, carved by Gladys Fisher, an embroidered panel showing a winged Etruscan horse with a man and a woman by D. H. Lawrence and Frieda Lawrence, 1912, and a photo of the only other recorded embroidery worked by D. H. Lawrence, are housed in the D.H. Lawrence Realia collection.

General

Note: Information concerning a display of Gladys Fisher's work is in the accession folder for this collection.
Title
Finding Aid of the Fisher Family Papers pertaining to D.H. and Frieda Lawrence, 1947-1979
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Tad McIlwraith
Date
©2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451