Boston Public Library

Charles C. Perkins (1823-1886) Collection

Charles Callahan Perkins (1823-1886) spent much of his life in Boston as an author, art critic, and supporter of cultural activity, especially related to art and music. Following his studies at Harvard College, Perkins pursued additional studies in Europe. He is well known in Boston as a founder and honorary director of the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the former president of both the Boston Art Club and the Handel and Haydn Society. He is also known for his contributions to the construction of the Boston Music Hall.

The Boston Public Library holds many of his published works, including music scores and books on art, as well as personal correspondence.

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