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titleCorrespondence associated with: Pope, Alfred Atmore, 1844-1913
repositoryOnline Edition of Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler
collection titleAlfred Atmore Pope was the recipient, sender or subject of 45 documents, dated between 1853-1899, associated with Whistler and his work. They are available online in either digital form or by transcript, and in some cases both.

The individual documents are located in the following repositories:
Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington, CT
Glasgow University Library
Library of Congress
New York Public Library
Trinity College Library, Cambridge, UK,

extent45 documents
formatsCorrespondence Electronic Resource
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
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updated05/12/2022 11:09:50

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.
record source
finding aidFinding Aid Online
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.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:52

titleTheodate Pope Riddle Papers, 1865-1946 (bulk 1885-1920)
repositoryHill-stead Museum
collection titleCorrespondence, diaries, postcards, printed materials, many photos, and other papers of Riddle, her father, Alfred Atmore Pope, industrialist and art collector, mother, Ada Brooks Pope, husband, John Wallace Riddle, diplomat, and other family members.

Of special interest are Theodate Pope's diary documenting the education of a young woman in the 1880s, including a description of the family's "grand tour" of Europe; transcriptions of sittings and correspondence relating to spiritualism and psychical research; and receipts for French impressionist art collected by Alfred Atmore Pope.

Correspondents include Mary Cassatt, Anna Roosevelt Cowles, Helena Gleichen, Alice Hamilton, August Jaccaci, Henry James, William James, Belle Sherwin, Marina Van Rensselaer (Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer), and James McNeill Whistler. Contains no drawings and only minimal references to Riddle's architectural career and her husband's business and diplomatic career.
extent24 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Postcards Printed Materials Photographs
accessResearchers are welcome by appointment during business hours, Monday - Friday. Please contact Melanie Anderson Bourbeau, Curator, 860.677.4787 ext 122 or
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finding aidFinding aid in the repository
acquisition informationBequest
updated11/12/2014 11:30:00

titleJames McNeill Whistler correspondence, 1890-1902.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; and telegraph notes.

REEL D10: Letters from Whistler, 1894, 1902, and undated, to F.H. Allen, Mrs. Caroline van H. Bean, C.B. Bigelow, William H. J. Boot, Katherine Bayard Heyward, and Alfred A. Pope; and a note on the back of a picture, "Beach at Selsey Bill".

REEL D30: Letters from Whistler, 1890-1900 and undated, to J.W. Beck, Miss Bird, Mrs. Bronson, Mr. Dubourg, General G.W.C. Lee, W. Nicholson, Samuel W. Paddon, William Patten, H.C. Pollitt, J. Charles Potter; telegraph notes; and correspondence about Whistler, including 2 notes from W. Nicholson to H.C. Pollitt, and C. Anderson representing the Company of the Butterfly to Pollitt requesting that Mr. Pollitt send his check to the Company; and a letter from Voglein to William Patten about being an agent for Whistler's paintings.

REEL 3482 (fr. 1-7 & 25-31): To Lucas, Monday, March 16, n.y.. saying that he is sending the "White Girl" to the Paris exhibition. "I have set my heart upon this succeeding, as it would be a crusher for the Royal Academy here..." He asks Lucas to meet the painting and deliver it. Also a note to an unknown addressee, n.d. In terrible rush; accepted invitation from Lavery to stay with him; accepts dinner invitation but must go to the exhibition with pictures first.

Bio / His Notes:

Anderson, C.
Bean, Caroline van H.
Beck, J. W.
Bigelow, C. B., b. 1860
Bird, Miss
Boot, W. H. J. (William Henry James), 1848-1918
Bronson, Mrs
Dubourg, Mr
Heyward, Katherine Bayard, b. 1886
Lee, G. W. C., General
Nicholson, William, Sir, 1872-1949
Paddon, Samuel Wreford
Patten, William, 1868-1936
Pollitt, Herbert Charles Jerome, 1871-1942
Pope, Alfred Atmore, 1844-1913
Potter, J. Charles
Company of the Butterfly
extent25 items. (microfilmed on 3 reels)
formatsCorrespondence Microfilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
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acquisition informationLetters on reels D10 & D30 donated 1959 by Charles Feinberg; provenance of letters on reel 3482 unknown.
updated11/12/2014 11:30:10