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titleMiner Kilbourne Kellogg papers, 1842-1882.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, photographs, writings, a scrapbook, and printed materials.

REELS D30 and D33: Correspondence, clippings, and photographs. Included are letters from George William Curtis to Kellogg, October 1846-January 1847, describing Rome (incorrectly attributed to George Washington Parke Custis on microfilm); a letter from Elisha Whittlesey to George Washington Parke Custis, October 23, 1844, commending Miner Kellogg to him; and correspodence dealing with Kellogg's activities as a promoter of Hiram Powers' statue "The Greek Slave" in the mid-nineteenth century.

Correspondents include: Park Benjamin, Sir Stratford Canning, Luigi P. Cesnola, Lewis G. Clark, Edward Everett, Charles E.A. Gayarré, Henry D. Gilpin, Rufus W. Griswold, Reverdy Johnson, Phillip Kearny, Caroline M. Kirkland, Lenox Library, William C. MacReady, Brinsley Marlay, George P. Marsh, National Academy of Design, Theophilus Parsons, Joel R. Poinsett, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Samuel H. Russell, Mrs. Winfield Scott, Ellen E. Sherman, John Slidell, Lady Virginia Somers (godmother of Kellogg's daughter Virginia), Bayard Taylor, Osmond Tiffany, Henry T. Tuckerman, W. I. Wall, and R. Wickliffe, Jr.

REEL 986: Scrapbook of clippings, collected by Kellogg from New York, Washington, Baltimore and Ohio newspapers. Some clippings were written by Kellogg, including stories about his own paintings, advertisements for his patent canvas stretcher, reports by him on his travel in foreign countries, and article on Hiram Powers, the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1880), Jane Eyre, Emanuel Swedenborg, the Cleveland Academy of Art, art unions, and fireproof buildings. Also included is a copy of a paper, "Fine arts in the United States" given by Kellogg in 1869 to the American Union Academy, Washington, D.C., and a booklet, "Mr. Miner K. Kellogg to his friends," Paris, 1858, describing his relationship with Powers.

Bio / His Notes:
Portrait painter, miniature painter, and orientalist; New York, N.Y. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
extent0.6 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels) reels D30, D33, and 986
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Writings Scrapbooks Microfilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/miner-kilbourne-kellogg-papers-9133
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reels D30 and D33 purchased 1956 from an unknown source. Material on reel 986 transfered from Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1974.
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titleResearch material on Miner K. Kellogg and Kellogg papers, 1840-1879 and 1944-1983.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titlePapers of Miner Kellogg collected by Martha Ferguson Butler and Butler's papers documenting her research on Miner Kellogg.

Also included are 3 published volumes written by Elizabeth R. Kellogg, niece of Miner Kellogg.

Kellogg's papers consist of 3 journals, 1840, ca. 1861, and 1879, including "Journal of Departure from Washington for Europe in 1840, also stay in Lisbon Portugal, arrival in Florence and first work there in and expenses of living such as it was"; writings, consisting of 5 published and 2 unpublished volumes, 1848-1870 and n.d., one includes a page of notes describing his visit to the Hermitage, 1868; exhibition catalogs for Kellogg, 1865, and his collection, 1857 (in French), 1858, and 1885-1886; clippings, 1857; and photographs of travels and of works of art, annotated by Kellogg.
Butler's research material (1944-1983) includes correspondence with museums, historical societies, art dealers, Kellogg's niece Elizabeth R. Kellogg and others; notes; clippings and exhibition catalogs; and photographs and slides of Kellogg's works of art. Also included are published writings by Elizabeth R. Kellogg, 1945, 1961 and 1962.

Bio / His Notes:
Butler: collector of Kellogg's art work, St. Louis, Mo. Kellogg: portrait painter, miniature painter, and orientalist, New York, N.Y. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
extent1.3 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel) reel 4881
formatsResearch Files Correspondence Exhibition Catalogs Clippings Photographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationTransferred 1993 from the National Museum of American Art, which received them with Butler's gift of Kellogg's drawings and watercolors in 1990. Butler purchased Kellogg's papers from various sources and planned on writing a book about him. Loc. of Assoc. Material: Additional Miner K. Kellogg papers also located at: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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titleMinor K Kellog Papers, 1841-1962 (bulk 1841-1863)
locationIndiana Historical Society
collection titleThe Miner Kilbourne Kellogg Papers is a collection of letters and documents sent to Kellogg between 1841-1865, and several articles relating to the Somers Family (by James F. Cooper), 1842 and Hiram Powers (1854, 1961, and 1962), a friend and colleague of Kellogg. The letters reflect Kellogg's career as an artist, art commentator, and courier to Europe for the U.S. Department of State. Materials in the collection are in English, French and Italian. A calendar of the collection is available in the IHS Library.

Location: Manuscript Collection
Call Number: SC 2536

Historical and Biographical Note
Kellogg was a portrait, figure, and landscape artist; a courier to Europe for the U.S. Department of State; and an art commentator and collector. He studied art and worked in New Harmony, Ind., Ohio, Italy, New York City, and Europe.

RELATED HOLDINGS:
Miner Kellogg (F242); New Harmony Collection (M 219); M.K. Kellogg's Texas Journal, 1872 (F 391 K45 1967)

Notes
The collection is in English, French, and Italian
extent4 folders.
formatsCorrespondence Printed Materials
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://www.indianahistory.org/library/manuscripts/collection_guides/sc2536.html
record sourcehttp://opac.indianahistory.org
finding aidThe collection is in English, French, and Italian
acquisition informationCesi Kellinger, Bookseller, 735 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201
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titleArtist file. Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889.
locationThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleThe file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as:
Brooklyn Museum Library Collections. Schweitzer Gallery files.

Location: Brooklyn Artist Files
Call Number: AF Schweitzer K
extent1 folders
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b772985~S1
acquisition informationGift; M.R. Schweitzer; 1990.
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titleCharles James Madison Eaton correspondence with Hiram Powers, and a letter received from Thomas Sully, 1845-1867.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleNineteen letters from Hiram Powers in Florence to Eaton, 1845-1867, concerning: the future of the Fine Arts in America; sculpture for the Capitol building; government patronage and politics; his commissions for portrait busts and ideal figures; his biographer, C.E. Lester, whom Powers rejects as "a scroundrel capable of any amount of falsehood"; the London exhibition and the American tour of the sculpture the GREEK SLAVE; European reaction to the outcome of the American Civil War; the art community in Florence; Powers' 1846 trip to Turin and Rome; and his health, family, and personal ambitions. In closing his letters, Powers often sends regards from Miner Kellogg.

Also included is a letter from Eaton to Powers, December 5, 1864, regarding a shipment of modelling clay from Baltimore to Florence, and a letter from Thomas Sully in Philadelphia to Eaton, September 27, 1847. Eaton was disappointed to learn that a painting he had inspected was not a Sully. "I am mortified at your disappointment," Sully wrote, "...had the picture been an original by me, I should have charged double the price."

Bio / His Notes:
Eaton was a founder of the Maryland Historical Society, a trustee of the Peabody Institute, and a collector of art. Eaton probably met Hiram Powers on one of his trips to Florence in the 1840's. They became lifelong friends and Eaton served as an American agent of sorts, promoting Powers' interests in Washington and Baltimore.
extent21 items (on partial microfilm reel). reel 3416
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1985 by the Maryland Historical Society. Location of Original: Originals in Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, Maryland.
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titleJames Robb papers, 1846-1871.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleFourteen letters written to Robb, 1846-1871, from John Gadsby Chapman, Henry Dilworth Gilpin, James H. Hackett, George Peter Alexander Healy, Daniel Huntington, Miner Kilbourne Kellogg, William Kemble, Charles Macalester, Hiram Powers, Robert Walter Weir, and Richard Henry Wilde; a letter written to "My Dear Sir" by Robb, 1848; a handwritten copy of an agreement between Hiram Powers and Robb concerning the exhibiting of Powers' THE GREEK SLAVE, 1848; a page of clippings, undated and 1859, relating to the sale of the Robb collection and to his railroad affiliation.
extent0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Business Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1983 by Herbert Gray, a collector of autographed letters. This group of James Robb papers was included in a scrapbook that Mr. Gray purchased, containing letters to and from various historical figures. The remainder of the James Robb items from the scrapbook (ca. 157 letters and receipts pertaining to the purchase and sale of the Robb art collection) were donated to the Historic New Orleans Collection, a major repository of manuscript material on Robb.
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titleAlfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters, autographs, and photographs of artists solicited by Stebbins and pasted in his copy of Henry T. Tuckerman's BOOK OF THE ARTISTS (1867). Among the artists are Christopher P. Cranch, F.O.C. Darley, Sanford R. Gifford, Eastman Johnson, Miner K. Kellogg, John F. Kensett, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F.B. Morse, Thomas Nast, Erastus D. Palmer, George H. Smillie, John Vanderlyn and Worthington Whittredge.

Bio / His Notes:
Librarian of the San Francisco Mercantile Library Association.
extentca. 100 items (on 1 microfilm reel) reel PAA 1
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Photographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationProvenance: Lent for microfilming 1965 by the Henry F. DuPont Winterthur Museum. Location of Original: Originals in Henry F. DuPont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Del.
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titleNew Harmony collection, 1821-1880.
locationIndiana Historical Society
collection titleOriginal letters, contracts, and deeds, and one box of photocopies. The original items are arranged by individual, and include the papers of Robert Owen, Robert Dale Owen, Richard Owen, other members of the Owen family, James M. Dorsey, William Augustus Twigg, Miner K. Kellogg, and others who were active in New Harmony. The photocopies are of Harmony Society manuscripts used in Indiana Historical Society publications.

Biography/History Note:
New Harmony, in Posey County in southwestern Indiana, was the site of two utopian experiments in the early 19th century. The first, the Harmony Society, was a group of German Pietists who had come from Pennsylvania in 1804 and founded a communist society. Led by George Rapp, they settled at New Harmony from 1815 to 1825. In 1825 the New Harmony settlement was bought by the British industralist and philanthropist Robert Owen, who attempted to put into effect his theories of socialism and human betterment.

The Owenite community failed after two years, but Owen and his family continued both their ownership of the land at New Harmony and their interest in social reform.
extent1.5 linear ft. (8 v. and 4 boxes).
formatsCorrespondence Legal Papers Photocopies
accessNone
record linkhttp://www.indianahistory.org/library/manuscripts/collection_guides/m0219.html
record sourcehttp://opac.indianahistory.org
finding aidCollection guide available in library: folder level control.
acquisition informationAcquired from various sources, 1934-1971: Papers from the Owen family were acquired individually from many dealers and by a few gifts, between 1934 and 1971. The James M. Dorsey papers were purchased in 1940 from Midland Book Co., Mansfield, Ohio. The William Augustus Twigg papers were purchased in 1946 from Miss Virginia DuPalais Twigg, Los Angeles, California. The papers of Miner K. Kellogg, as well as two letters of Robert Dale Owen and one of Phiquepal d'Arusmont, were purchased in 1940 from Joseph S. Gallery, Sandusky, Ohio. Photocopies donated by Karl Arndt and were published in his 2 volume work: Indiana Decade of the Harmony Society: 1814-1824.
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titleMiner K. Kellog Papers, 1885.
locationDuke University Library
collection titleTwo manuscripts by Kellogg, artist and author, describing his restoration of the "Virgin and Child" painted by Da Vinci, then owned by Liberty Emery Holden of Cleveland and since given to the Cleveland Museum of Art.
extent2 items
formatsManuscript
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.duke.edu/
finding aidCataloged from Guide.
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titleAlfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872.
locationThe Winterthur Library
collection titleConsists of letters, autographs, and photographs of artists solicited by Stebbins and pasted in his copy of Henry T. Tuckerman's BOOK OF THE ARTISTS (1867), extra illustrated edition. Among the artists are Christopher P. Cranch, F.O.C. Darley, Sanford R. Gifford, Eastman Johnson, Miner K. Kellogg, John F. Kensett, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F.B. Morse, Thomas Nast, Erastus D. Palmer, George H. Smillie, John Vanderlyn and Worthington Whittredge.

Bound in large quarto size gilt binding by Bartling and Kimball.

The Stebbins Autograph Collection is part of the John Davis Hatch Collection.

Bio/History:
Alfred Stebbins was a librarian for the San Francisco Mercantile Library Association.

Location The Winterthur Library: Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Winterthur, DE 19735.

Call Number
Col. 331
extent2 v. + ca. 100 items inlaid ; 40 cm.
formatsCorrespondence Photographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://library.winterthur.org:8000/cgi-bin/webgw
acquisition informationThe Stebbins Autograph Collection is part of the John Davis Hatch Collection
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titleMiner K Kellogg Collection, 1814-1884
locationIndiana Historical Society
collection titleOriginal letters, contracts, and deeds, and one box of photocopies. The original items are arranged by individual, and include the papers of Robert Owen, Robert Dale Owen, Richard Owen, other members of the Owen family, James M. Dorsey, William Augustus Twigg, Miner K. Kellogg, and others who were active in New Harmony. The photocopies are of Harmony Society manuscripts used in Indiana Historical Society publications.

Location: Manuscript Collection
Call Number: M 0219

Bio/History:
New Harmony, in Posey County in southwestern Indiana, was the site of two utopian experiments in the early 19th century. The first, the Harmony Society, was a group of German Pietists who had come from Pennsylvania in 1804 and founded a communist society. Led by George Rapp, they settled at New Harmony from 1815 to 1825. In 1825 the New Harmony settlement was bought by the British industralist and philanthropist Robert Owen, who attempted to put into effect his theories of socialism and human betterment. The Owenite community failed after two years, but Owen and his family continued both their ownership of the land at New Harmony and their interest in social reform.

Organization:
Arranged by individual then chronologically.

RELATED HOLDINGS:
New Harmony Court Records (SC 1963); Working Men's Institute Records on microfilm (F 242); Frederick Rapp Papers (SC 2441)
extent3 manuscript boxes
formatsCorrespondence Legal Papers Photocopies
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://www.indianahistory.org/library/manuscripts/collection_guides/m0219.html
record sourcehttp://opac.indianahistory.org
finding aidCollection guide available in library: folder level control. Partial calendar available in library for boxes 1 and 2.
acquisition informationThis collection is a consolidation of various acquisitions, both gift and purchase, over the course of 50 years. Sources for some of the collection have been noted; other sources may be found in the acquisitions file. Sources for some items are unknown.
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titleArtist file. Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889.
locationThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleThe file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. Clark S. Marlor artist files.

Location: Brooklyn Artist Files
Call Number: AF Marlor K
extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b777045~S1
acquisition informationhttp://arcade.nyarc.org:2082/record=b777045~S1
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titleMiner Kilbourne Kellogg : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation 1920-2000 [graphic].
locationThe Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
collection titleAssembled artist file includes b&w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives. Items may include full views, details, before and after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography.

Location
Frick Photoarchive Stacks

Call Number
100 Kellogg
extent2 folders [as of 1999] : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.
formatsEphemera
accessThese records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library access policy. Frick: Photocopies of items and accompanying documentation are available upon request, subject to fees and other current guidelines for reproduction. Photographic prints from the Library's negatives may be ordered subject to copyright requirements.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org/record=b218118~S1
finding aidItem level control. Local database may provide access to selected items in the file.
acquisition informationCompiled by staff of the Frick Art Reference Library. The Library continues to add to the file.
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titleArtist: Kellogg, Miner Kilbourne, 1814-1889
locationNational Portrait Gallery Library
collection titleFolder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
extent1+ folders (check with repository)
formatsEphemera
accessFolder(s) do not circulate. Folder(s) available for use only at the holding library
record sourcehttp://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles
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titleRecords of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, 1913-1930
locationThe Cleveland Museum of Art
collection titleThe records of the Director's Office are the primary source for understanding the decisions made and actions taken at the highest level of the museum's administration.

In addition, the records constitute one of the most valuable, unified resources for researching the early history of the museum and its art collection; initial construction and expansion of the museum building;

changes in the museum's administrative hierarchy; personalities and activities of individual staff members; artistic and social movements of the first half of the twentieth century; and the museum's relationship with civic, cultural, and educational institutions throughout the country and the world.

The records from Frederic Allen Whiting's tenure as director are divided into four main series: I. Numbered Administrative Correspondence, II. Unnumbered Administrative Correspondence, III. Biographical Materials, and IV. Index to Numbered Administrative Correspondence.

Citation:
The Cleveland Museum of Art Archives, Records of the Director's Office: Frederic Allen Whiting, date and short description of document [e.g., letter from Whiting to Kent, 6 June 1916].
extent22.6 cubic feet, 72 boxes
formatsAdministrative Records Writings Correspondence Notes
accessAt the end of the restricted period, the records will still be subject to the review of the archivist before access is granted.
record linkhttp://library.clevelandart.org/museum_archives/finding_aids/whiting/index.php
record sourcehttp://library.clevelandart.org/museum_archives/finding_aids/
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