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Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892

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role Collector Patron
dates 1819-1892
city New York City
stateNY
other citiesArdsley Park, NY; Stockbrige, MA;
gender M
historical notes Cyrus W. Field was an entrepreneur, art collector, patron and was instrumental in the installation of the trans-Atlantic cable.

Cyrus W Field's art collecting encompassed the decorative arts, paintings, drawings and prints. He was a patron of Frederic E Church and his collection included, other than Church, work by Robert Charles Dudley, Henry Colton Shumway, M J Heade, Daniel Huntington and Jasper Francis Cropsey.

In 1892, Field presented his collection of objects, drawings, prints and paintings associated with the laying of the Atlantic Cable to the Metropolitan Art Museum.

Field played an essential role in the Metropolitan Museums acquisition of the Cesnola Collection.


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Stockbridge Library Association
P.O. Box 119, 46 Main Street
Field Family Papers, 1803-1941. see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Short-Harrison-Symmes family papers, 1760-1878 (bulk 1800-1860). see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Beach family papers, 1811-1962 (bulk 1833-1933). see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
James Gillespie Blaine family papers, 1777-1945 (bulk 1870-1892). see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Henry L. Dawes papers, 1833-1933 (bulk 1848-1887). see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
William Maxwell Evarts papers, 1667-1918 (bulk 1877-1891). see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Samuel Finley Breese Morse papers, 1793-1944 (bulk 1807-1872). see details...
Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
David Ames Wells papers, 1795-1898 (bulk 1860-1886). see details...
The New-York Historical Society
Manuscript Department
Daniel Huntington Study Portrait Collection, ca. 1870-1890 see details...

see also:
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900
Roberts, Marshall O.