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Turner in Indiana book

Identifier: S2376

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of Turner in Indiana, a book published in 1963 by Kurt F. Pantzer, Sr. about his collection of Joseph Mallord William Turner pencil sketches, watercolor drawings, oils, and engraved works that were exhibited at the University of Notre Dame Art Gallery in February 1963. Of 150 bound copies printed, the volume in this collection is No. 96 and was inscribed to Lord and Lady MacDermott by Kurt and Kitty Pantzer on July 13, 1963. The volume was purchased around 2017 at a bookstore at Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom and later donated to the library by Larry Bramble.


  • 1963


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Kurt Friedrich Pantzer was born on August 21, 1892 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Dr. Hugo O. and Emma (Schmidt) Pantzer. He first attended Wabash College, then received his bachelor's and law degree from Harvard University. Pantzer practiced law in New York City for two years before returning to Indianapolis in 1922. He was associated with two Indianapolis law firms before becoming a partner at Barnes, Hickman, Pantzer, and Boyd in 1940 and became nationally known for his legal expertise. Pantzer married Katharine "Kitty" Ferriday on January 9, 1926 and they had 3 children. He owned the largest and most comprehensive collection of Joseph Mallord William Turner watercolors in the United States and loaned his collection to the Notre Dame University Art Gallery for an exhibition in February 1963. In 1972, his Turner collection was given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in memory of his parents. Pantzer died at the age of 86 on July 8, 1979.

Sources: "Kurt F. Pantzer." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed Ocotber 14, 2022.

Cunningham, Joan. "Kurt F. Pantzer." Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Accessed October 14, 2022.

"Ferriday-Pantzer." Lafayette Jornal and Courier (IN), January 11, 1926. Accessed October 14, 2022.

"Kurt Pantzer, Civic Leader, Deat at 86." Indianapolis News (IN), July 9, 1979. Accessed October 14, 2022.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Larry M. Bramble on 2022/01/20.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/10/14 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/10/14 by Laura Eliason.
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140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.