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titleAugust Jaccaci papers, 1889-1935 (bulk 1904-1914).
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters, mostly concerning Jaccaci's joint editorship with John La Farge of the book, Noteworthy Paintings in American Collections; typescript pages of research material relating to the book and photographs (unmicrofilmed) of works of art. The papers cover the one published volume as well as the unrealized volumes. Also included are photographs of early American wall stencils.

The collection documents Jaccaci's work as an art historian, writer, and editor, primarily during the period he researched, compiled, and published his book, "Noteworthy Paintings in Private American Collections." More than one-half of the collection consists of extensive correspondence to and from many notable artists, collectors, and art historians, including John La Farge, Kenyon Cox, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Bernard Sickert concerning the research and publication of the book. The papers also house legal files, writings and notes, art collection research files, and photographs of artwork.

Correspondents include art historians, critic, artists, and art collectors, as well as publishers, photographers, printers, and agents. These letters discuss the research of famous American art collections, writing of essays for the book, and the book production and publication. There is extensive correspondence with his co-editor John La Farge, and with his employee Carl Snyder who was working in Europe. Other correspondence is with magazines, art associations, academic institutions, and French service organizations. Also included is a small amount of personal correspondence with friends and colleagues.

Correspondents, many of whom were contributors, include Samuel H. Adams, American Academy in Rome, R. B. Angus, Sir Walter Armstrong, John W. Beatty, Cecilia Beaux, Bernard Berenson, Ernest L. Blumenschein, Wilhelm Bode, Louis De Monvel Boutet, James Britton, George De Forest Brush, Bryson Burroughs, Charles H. Caffin, Alexis Carrel, Mary Cassatt, Willa Cather, John Jay Chapman, Sir Martin Conway, Kenyon Cox, Eyre Crowe, Elsie De Wolfe, William H. Downes, Charles L. Freer, Daniel C. French, Max Friedlander, Roger Fry, Isabella Gardner, Jules Guiffrey, Jay Hambidge, Charles Henry Hart, James J. Hill, Lewis C. Hind, Sir Charles J. Holmes, Elbert Hubbard, James Huneker, Samuel Isham, Thayer Jaccaci, Bettina E. Johnson, John La Farge, Oliver La Farge, Ernest Lawson, Will H. Low, Frank J. Mather, Henry McCarter, Samuel McClure, Francis D. Millet, Paul E. More, George F. Of, Ivan Olinsky, Walter Pach, Ernest Peixotto, Elizabeth Pennell, Michael I. Pupin, Jean F. Raffaelli, Salomon Reinach, Henry Reuterdahl, Corrado Ricci, Jean P. Richter, Gisela M. Richter, Frederic Sherman, Bernhard Sickert, Osvald Siren, Joseph L. Steffens, Ida Tarbell, Anne Taylor, Carl Taylor, Alexander Teixeira de Mattos, Wilhelm Valentiner, John C. Van Dyke, Adolfo Venturi, J. Alden Weir, John F. Weir, William A. White, Helen H. Whitney, and Rufus Zogbaum.

Research material includes information on the following collections: R. B. Angus, George Baker, Charles T. Barney, August Belmont, Chauney J. Blair, Cleveland Burke, A. M. Byers, Thomas M. Davis, G. A. Drummond, William L. Elkins, James W. Ellsworth, Henry Clay Frick, Isabella S. Gardner, J. W. Gates, George Jay Gould, L. C. Hanna, Henry O.Havemeyer, John Hay, James J. Hill, Charles L Hutchinson, Hyers, John J. Johnson, Mr. Lodge, Frank G. Logan, Cyrus Hall and R. Hall McCormick, James H. McFadden, Emerson McMillan, Samuel Mather, Frank G. Morgan, Horace Morison, Ada Brooks Pope, James Ross, Martin A. Ryerson, Albert A. Sprague, Charles W. Taft, Herbert L. Terrell, Edward R. Thomas, William H. Vanderbilt, William Van Horne, J. H. Wade, Harris Whittemore and P. A. B. Widener. Also included (reel D126) are photographs of early American wall stencils. Forty-eight unmicrofilmed photographs of works of art are from the Henry C. Frick, William Van Horne, and P. A. B. Widener files.

Legal files include contracts and legal agreements for the August F. Jaccaci Company, as well as legal agreements with John La Farge concerning the research and publication of their joint book. Writings and notes include Jaccaci's lists and notes pertaining to the Noteworthy Paintings project, as well as other miscellaneous notes. Also found are writings by John La Farge that include drafts of a book, lectures, and notes about his artwork. Writings by others in this series also include draft essays by many art historians for Jaccaci's book. For the Noteworthy Paintings project, Jaccaci created numerous research files for American art collections and collectors that would be included. These research files include lists of works of art, essays and other notes about the collection written by prominent art historians. Photographs are of works of art supporting the research files. Also found in this collection are photographs of and notes about New England stencil designs. It is unclear what the connection is between Jaccaci and the stencil designs.

Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930.
Beaux, Cecilia,; 1855-1942.
Berenson, Bernard,; 1865-1959.
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard,; 1874-1960.
Bode, Wilhelm von,; 1845-1929.
Boutet de Monvel, Louis-Maurice,; 1851-1913.
Britton, James,; 1878-1936.
Brush, George de Forest,; 1855-1941.
Burroughs, Bryson,; 1869-1934.
Caffin, Charles Henry,; 1854-1918.
Carrel, Alexis,; 1873-1944.
Cassatt, Mary,; 1844-1926.
Cather, Willa,; 1873-1947.
Chapman, John Jay,; 1862-1933.
Conway, William Martin,; Sir,; 1856-1937.
Cox, Kenyon,; 1856-1919.
Crowe, Eyre,; Sir,; 1864-1925.
De Wolfe, Elsie,; 1865-1950.
Downes, William Howe,; 1854-1941.
Freer, Charles Lang,; 1856-1919.
French, Daniel Chester,; 1850-1931.
Friedländer, Max J.,; 1867-1958.
Fry, Roger Eliot,; 1866-1934.
Gardner, Isabella Stewart,; 1840-1924.
Guiffrey, Jules,; 1840-1918.
Hambidge, Jay,; 1867-1924.
Hart, Charles Henry,; 1847-1918.
Hill, James Jerome,; 1838-1916.
Hind, C. Lewis; 1862-1927. ; (Charles Lewis),
Holmes, C. J.; 1868-1936. ; (Charles John),
Hubbard, Elbert,; 1856-1915.
Huneker, James,; 1857-1921.
Isham, Samuel,; 1855-1914.
Jaccaci, Thayer.
Johnson, Bettina Eastman.
La Farge, John,; 1835-1910.
La Farge, Oliver,; 1901-1963.
Lawson, Ernest,; 1873-1939.
Low, Will Hicok,; 1853-1932.
Mather, Frank Jewett,; 1868-1953.
McCarter, Henry,; 1866-1942.
McClure, S. S.; 1857-1949. ; (Samuel Sidney),
Millet, Francis Davis,; 1846-1912.
More, Paul Elmer,; 1864-1937.
Of, George F.; b. 1876. ; (George Ferdinand),
Olinsky, Ivan G.; 1878-1962. ; (Ivan Gregorewitch),
Pach, Walter,; 1883-1958.
Peixotto, Ernest,; b. 1869.
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins,; 1855-1936.
Pupin, Michael Idvorsky,; 1858-1935.
Raffaëlli, Jean François,; 1850-1924.
Reinach, Salomon,; 1858-1932.
Reuterdahl, Henry,; 1871-1925.
Ricci, Corrado,; 1858-1934.
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta,; 1882-1972.
Richter, Jean Paul,; 1847-1937.
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild,; 1874-1940.
Sickert, Bernard,; 1862-1932.
Sirén, Osvald,; 1879-
Steffens, Lincoln,; 1866-1936.
Tarbell, Ida M.; 1857-1944. ; (Ida Minerva),
Taylor, Anne.
Taylor, Carl.
Teixeira de Mattos, Alexander,; 1865-1921.
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold,; 1880-1958.
Van Dyke, John Charles,; 1856-1932.
Venturi, Adolfo,; 1856-1941.
Weir, Julian Alden,; 1852-1919.
Weir, John F.; b. 1841. ; (John Ferguson),
White, William Allen,; 1868-1944.
Whitney, Helen Hay,; 1875-1944.
Zogbaum, Rufus F.,; 1849-1925.
Adams, Samuel Hopkins,; 1871-1958.
Angus, R. B.
Armstrong, Walter,; Sir,; 1850-1918.
Beatty, John W.; 1851-1924. ; (John Wesley)

Bio / His Notes:
Jaccaci, a mural painter and writer, was born in France and came to the United States in the 1880s. He and painter John La Farge were editors for what they hoped would be a multi-volume series to be called Noteworthy Paintings in Private Collections. The first volume was published in 1907, but with the untimely death of La Farge, Jaccaci abandoned the project.
extent7.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 9 reels)
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Research Files Notes Legal Files
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy. Use of unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment.
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acquisition informationPapers were purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which had acquired them for director Francis Henry Taylor's research for Taste of Angels.
updated02/07/2020 18:19:48

titleArchives of the Cuba Company, 1894-1960.
repositoryUniversity of Maryland College Park Libraries
collection titleBusiness records of the Cuba Company, maintained by the New York office of this international corporation. Includes extensive correspondence generated by the president's office, various financial records relating to purchases, taxes, and company stock, legal and land records, board of directors' minutes and annual reports, equipment catalogs, blueprints, maps, plats, and photographs.

Historical Note:
Founded by Sir William Cornelius Van Horne and incorporated on April 25, 1900 for the purpose of constructing railroads across Cuba. The company also operated sugar plantations and mills, hotels, and steamships in Cuba. The Cuba Company was dissolved in 1959, after Castro's rise to power.

extent273.50 linear feet.
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Business Records Photographs Legal Papers
accessYes, some files in this collection are restricted. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.
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finding aidThis collection is PROCESSED. The finding aid is currently unavailable online. Please contact the Curator of Historical Manuscripts for more information.
acquisition informationJohn Gach purchase 1983.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:54

titleSir William Van Horne fonds
repositoryNational Archives of Canada
collection titleFonds consists primarily of records relating to Van Horne's non-C.P.R. business activities. The documentation relating to the establishment and running of the Cuba Company and Cuba Railroad Company, 1898-1915, includes: letterbooks, incoming correspondence, subject files, financial and operational records, and published material. Papers dealing with Van Horne's private business dealings in Cuba consist of correspondence, legal and property records, 1902-1915. The records relating to the Guatemela Railway Company include correspondence and subject files, 1904-1912. Private business letterbooks, 1893-1915; correspondence, and subject files, 1870-1915, containing Van Horne's correspondence (both incoming and outgoing) on a wide variety of his business, political and private affairs. Included is correspondence about The Albertite Oilite and Cannel Coal Company, Brazilian Traction Light and Power Company, Canada North-West Land Company, Canadian Salt Company, Canadian Sardine Company, the Cuba Company, Dominion Iron and Steel Company, Equitable Life Insurance Society, Grand Falls Company, Guatemala Railway Company, Laurentide Paper Company, Norwood Improvement Company, Riode Janerio Tramway, Light and Power Company, Winnipeg Electric Railway Company and others. Van Horne's correspondence with leading Canadian and American public figures can be found in his business records. There are also corporate letterbooks for the Southern Minnesota Railway, 1876-1879, and the Robin Hood Powder Company, 1900-1904.

Correspondence and subject files relating to the Van Horne family's summer home "Covenhoven" on Minister's Island, St. Andrews, New Brunswick; Van Horne's model farm at East Selkirk, Manitoba; and his hacienda in Cuba. The family papers inlcude correspondence to and from all members of Van Horne's extended household (with the exception of the Van Hornes' first son William C. Van Horne who died in childhood). The correspondence is organized in sub-series by recipient. Family journals, publications, and miscellanea concerning the Van Horne and Hurd Families. Legal files, particularly concerning the estates of Sir William Van Horne and Adeline Van Horne. Correspondence to Adeline Van Horne from R. Randolph Bruce, Canadian Minister to Japan, 1936-1938. Microfilmed copies of private correspondence held at the Canadian Railroad Association Archives, 1856-1938.

Microfilmed material consists of incoming correspondence concerning CPR business, investments and personal matters, 1856-1938, and undated material. These records are located on microfilm reels M-7493 and M-7494.

Fonds also contains photographs of events, subjects, places and individuals associated with the life and career of Van Horne.

In addition, the fonds includes portraits, views and caricatures of Canadian and non-Canadian subjects, illustrated letters and the privately published books "The Covenhaven Follies of 1919", "Getting an Earful" and "A Happy New Year From a Basketful of Puppies". Additionally there are a selection of commemorative medals and lapel pins, mostly of an agricultural theme, however a pair of medals were presented to Van Horne as an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

Fonds also includes an illuminated address of Congratulations from the Citizens of Vancouver. It is located in horizontal storage, container 107.
extent23.762 m of textual records, 2 microfilm reels positive, 4426 photographs multiple processes, b&w and col., 3 paintings, 7 watercolours, 172 drawings, 24 prints, 6 sketchbooks, 3 publications, 3 letterpress, 47 objects.
formatsBusiness Records Correspondence Artwork Photographs Financial Records
accessOpen, though may require supervision, contact repository for policies.
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finding aidOnline and in repository
updated11/12/2014 11:29:54