Correspondence, manuscripts of some of her writings, clippings and
photographs. Relating mainly to her study of art and her travels in Europe, her association
with prominent English artists and writers, and her work with California House and Kitchener
Houses during World War I.
Julie Helen Heyneman, artist and writer, was born in San Francisco, September 5, 1868. In
1891 she went abroad to study art in Paris and London. Her funds being limited, she earned
money by writing and illustrating articles for various San Francisco newspapers under the
pen name Van Dyck Brown. In 1892 she became a pupil of John Singer Sargent, the noted
portrait painter, and remained a life long friend.
Number of containers: 9 boxes, 1 carton and scrapbook.
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