Jarves, James Jackson, 1818-1888
type Collector
dates 1818-1888
city Florence
other citiesBoston, MA; Rome, Italy; Honolulu, HI;
countryItaly
gender M
history James Jackson Jarves was an art collector, scholar, critic, newspaper editor (est. The Polynesian in 1940) and the son/heir of Deming Jarves (1790-1869, founder of the Sandwich Glass Co).

The Jarves' Art collection was disbursed and can be found at the Yale University Art Gallery (Yale purchased its portion in, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

In 1879, Jarves acquired a collection of approximately 650 plus drawings, formed by Count Alessandro Maggiori (Fermo, 1764-1834), from a member of the Leopardi Family of Fermo. In 1880, after cataloging the collection, Jarves sold it to Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877), in turn Vanderbilt gifted the collection in its entirety to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1880.

Jarves married Elizabeth Russell Swain in 1838, she died in 1861, and in 1862, he married Isabella Kast Heyden.

Albert Ten Eyck Gardner, History of a Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, Vol. 5, No. 8 (Apr., 1947), pp. 215-220. http://www.metmuseum.org/pubs/bulletins/1/pdf/3257298.pdf.bannered.pdf

decades1850-1860
1860-1870
1870-1880
1880-1890
websitehttp://www.archive.org/details/manualjarvescol00artsgoog
updated 09/12/2019 15:30:42
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Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
James Jackson Jarves collection, 1838-1954 see details...
Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
Two Florentine cassoni in the Jarves Collection see details...
Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
William Michael Rossetti collection, 1857-1910. see details...
Boston Athenaeum
Library of the Boston Athenæum
Letters concerning a collection of Italian paintings owned by James Jackson Jarves of Florence, 1859-1860.
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Boston Athenaeum
Library of the Boston Athenæum
Nathan Appleton Letters received ca. 1870-1883. see details...
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard, Harvard University
Thomas Bailey Aldrich Papers, 1837-1926 (bMS Am 1429). see details...
The Winterthur Library
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum
James Jackson Jarves Papers 1859-1881. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Evert Augustus Duyckinck papers, 1809-1878.
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Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
William Conant Church letters, 1866-1878.
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Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives
Theodore Sizer papers, 1679-1992 (inclusive), 1916-1966 (bulk). see details...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. see details...