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Scott, Irving M. (Irving Murray), 1837-1903

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dates 1837–1903
city San Francisco
stateCA
other citiesBaltimore, MD;
gender M
historical notes Scott was an art collector, businessman and president of the Union Iron Works. He owned a collection of European and American paintings which was sold at a New York auction via the American Art Association in February of 1906.

Scott was president of the following societies and institutions: Washington Irving Literary Society (1857-1860), Addisonian Society (1863-1865), Haward Street Literary Society (1865-1869), Mecahnic's Instutute (1878-1880), Authors' Carnival (1880), Art Association (1876-1881), Commercial Museum of the Pacific Coast, California State Commission to the Columbian Exposition (1892-1893), and Young Men's Republican Club (1865-1872).

According to The Art Treasures of America, Scott owned works by H. Bethke, W. A. Bouguereau, F. Bouvey, J. G. Brown, A. Edelfelt, S. J. Guy, T. Hill, J. Hintz, W. Keith, P. Michis, H. H. Moore, E. Narjot, E. Normand, B. Piltz, E. Richter, L. C. Roessler, N. Rogge, T. Rosenthal, H. Savry, A. Schreyer, J. Tavernier, H. Thompson, A. Van Der Venne, and J. G. Vibert.

There are books published regarding his collection.
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University of California, Berkeley Biographical materials relating to Irving Murray Scott : San Francisco, [undated]. see details...
University of California, Berkeley Edwin Allen Sherman papers, 1872-1971, (bulk 1896-1913). see details...
University of California, Berkeley Douglas Tilden Papers, 1860-1970 see details...
University of California, Berkeley Eli Taylor Sheppard Papers, ca. 1858-1927 see details...
University of California, Berkeley Waterman Family Papers, 1839-1906
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University of California, Berkeley Adolph Sutro papers 1853-1915 see details...
University of California, Berkeley Benjamin Ide Wheeler Papers, 1854-1927 see details...
University of California, Berkeley Keith-McHenry-Pond Family Papers, 1841-1961 see details...
University of California, Berkeley George Davidson Papers, 1845-1911 see details...
University of California, Berkeley California Faces: Selections from The Bancroft Library Portrait Collection see details...
The Getty Research Institute Knoedler & Company Records see details...