Ellen Frances Burpee Farr (1840-1907)

Ellen Frances Burpee Farr was born in New Hampton, NH and died in Pasadena, CA. She was active in the Boston area about 1883, and lived in Pasadena, CA from about 1890 until her death. The widow of a Civil War hero and congressman, she settled in California but maintained a second home in Paris.

She studied at the New Hampton Institute and Thetford Academy. Her specialties were California missions, pepper trees, fish and game studies, and Indian basket studies. She exhibited at the Boston Art Club (1884, 1885), the California Building, and the World’s Columbian Expo in Chicago in 1893.

Her works have been preserved at the Washington County Historical Society in Pennsylvania and the Littleton, NH Public Library.

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