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Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937

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role Collector
dates 1875-1937
city New York City
other citiesLondon, United Kingdom; Boston, MA; Newport, RI; Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT;
sex M
historical notes Francis Patrick Garvan was a collector of fine, decorative arts and books, a horseman, lawyer (Garvan & Armstrong, later Osborne, Lamb & Garvan), head of the Chemical Foundation, former United States Alien Property Custodian, and philanthropist.

The Garvan's collected early American furniture and silver. The Garvan's owned silver from several siversmiths including Benjamin Hiller, Jacob Hurd, John Edwards, Paul Revere and John Dixwell. Silver in the collection was from Marblehead, Salem, Concord, Worceter, Deerfiled, Newport, New Haven, New York and Philadelphia.

Garven belonged to the University, Yale, Manhattan, River, and Racquet and Tennis Clubs in New York City; and the Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Congressional Country, and Riding and Hunt Clubs of Washington, D.C.

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Archives/Repository Collection Title Collection Details
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Francis Patrick Garvan papers, [ca. 1913-1956]. see details...
University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Records Center
North Arcade, Franklin Field
Anthony N. B. Garvan Papers, 1944-1984. see details...
Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania
Anthony N.B. Garvan collection, 1827-1980 (bulk, 1827-1889) see details...
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
Library and Archives
Papers of William J. Collins, 1902-1958. see details...
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Francis P. Garvan Decorative Arts Scrapbooks, 1929, n.d.
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