HISTORY: The collection was the gift of James Godwin Scott, a long-time St. Louis artist and nationally known watercolorist.

SCOPE: The James Godwin Scott Collection documents this nationally known artist's years in St. Louis through his watercolor paintings of life along the Mississippi River - both urban and rural - and other scenes of the city's development. Accompanying the paintings are letters, clippings, sketchbooks and other paper ephemera related to the artist's career.

HOLDINGS: Approximately 4 linear feet.

ACCESS: This collection is currently unprocessed and is not yet available to researchers. Selected James Godwin Scott paintings are on view at the Mercantile Library.

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The Saint Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Charles Brown
Reference Services,
St. Louis Subject Specialist