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Archives related to: Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871

titleWilliam Conant Church letters, 1866-1878.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence with contributors to THE GALAXY, of which Church was editor with his brother, Francis Pharcellus Church. Correspondents include: Eugene Benson (40 letters), Clarence C. Cook, William P. W. Dana, James J. Jarves, John La Farge, Charles Lanman, William J. Linton, Benson J. Lossing, Maria R. Oakey, Thomas B. Read, William J. Stillman, Russell Sturgis, Bayard Taylor, and Henry T. Tuckerman. 35mm microfilm reel N5 (frames 1153-1315) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division. Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
extent60 items (on partial microfilm reel)
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
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titleAlfred Stebbins autograph collection, 1834-1872.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters, autographs, and photographs of artists solicited by Stebbins and pasted in his copy of Henry T. Tuckerman's BOOK OF THE ARTISTS (1867). Among the artists are Christopher P. Cranch, F.O.C. Darley, Sanford R. Gifford, Eastman Johnson, Miner K. Kellogg, John F. Kensett, Jervis McEntee, Samuel F.B. Morse, Thomas Nast, Erastus D. Palmer, George H. Smillie, John Vanderlyn and Worthington Whittredge.

Bio / His Notes:
Librarian of the San Francisco Mercantile Library Association.
extentca. 100 items (on 1 microfilm reel) reel PAA 1
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Photographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationProvenance: Lent for microfilming 1965 by the Henry F. DuPont Winterthur Museum. Location of Original: Originals in Henry F. DuPont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Del.
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titleMary and John F. McGuigan artists' letters collection, 1893-1931 (bulk 1926-1931)
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection title91 letters and newspaper clippings from Stanford White, Samuel F.B. Morse, Horatio Greenough, Daniel Chester French, Karl Gerhardt, John Sartain, Emily Sartain, William Sartain, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Rubens Peale, and James Craig Nicoll. Letter from Nicoll to "Mr. Skinner" is dated May 29, 1893.

Bio / His Notes:
Collectors; Dallas, Tex.
extent0.2 linear ft.
formatsClippings Correspondence
accessUse requires an appointment.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 2000 and 2006 by Mary and John F. McGuigan, Jr.
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titleSamuel Putnam Avery papers, 1857-1902.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, including letters, calling cards and sketches from American and European artists, among them Albert F. Bellows, Eugene Benson, Edwin H. Blashfield, Rosa Bonheur, Adolph W. Bouguereau, Samuel Colman, Clarence Cook, Jasper F. Cropsey, F. O. C.Darley, Charles F. Daubigny, John Du rand, Sanford R. Gifford, E. D. E. Greene, Augustus Hoppin, Victor Hugo, John La Farge, Jules Lefebvre, Jervis McEntee, Charles H. Moore, William S. Mount, Thomas A. Richards, Launt Thompson, Henry T. Tuckerman, and James McNeill Whistler; five diaries, 1871-1882, detailing annual buying trips to Europe; catalogs, clippings, and miscellaneous publications pertaining to the Avery Art Gallery.
extent800 items (on 3 microfilm reels). reels NMM26, NMM26a, NMM27
formatsCatalogs Diaries Sketchbooks Correspondence Microfilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
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titleDavid McNeely Stauffer papers, 1817-1910.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleSummary:
Letters, 1850-1910, biographical data, and miscellany pertaining to Stauffer's study of early American printmakers.
Writing to Stauffer are: W. Bruce Almon, Vistus Balch, Albert C. Bates, William A. Beardsley, Clarence S. Bement, J. W. Bothwell, Mrs. J. C. Bruen, William J. Campbell, John Bassett Chapin, Charles E. Clark, William W. Conway, Warren C. Crane, John J. Currier, Charles G. Darrach, Theodore L. De Vinne, Campbell Dodgson, Wilberforce Eames, John H. Edmonds, D. Edwin, Fanny J. Flagg, Edwin D. French, Robert Fridenberg, E. M. Gallaudet, Ernest L. Gay, Charles S. Giles, Walter Gilles, Charles W. Girsch, Charles E. Goodspeed, Samuel A. Green, Charles B. Hall, R. T. H. Halsey, Edward B. Hamlin, W. F. Hammersly, H. R. Harper, Charles H. Hart, Sumner Hazelwood, Henry W. Herbert, E. B. Holden, Samuel Hollyer, John W. Jordan, Charles Lanman, Charles Lanborn, R. H. Lawrence, Alexander Lawson, L. Lement, Emanuel Leutze, George E. Littlefield, Orleans Longacre, Benson John Lossing.

Also, Kate L. McNeely, Frank E. Marshall, James T. Mitchell, F. Moras, Jedediah Morse, Charles A. Munn, William Nelson, Dr. Charles L. Nichols, Frederick B. Nichols, Ourdan Family, Nathaniel Paine, Daniel Parrish, Jr., Howland D. Perrine, Harry Piers, A. Winthrop Pope, Thomas B. Read, Emil H. Richter, William Rollinson, William Sartain, Charles Schlecht, Stephen A. Schoff, Howard Sill, Denison R. Slade, C. A. Smith, F. Hopkinson Smith, Sidney L. Smith, J. Winfred Spenceley, Thackera Family, William Thornton, R. H. Tiebout, Henry T. Tuckerman, Frances K. Walter, A. Coolidge Warren, Frank W. Weitenkampf, and John P. Woodbury.
extent170 items (on partial microfilm reel) reel N4 (frames 1-415)
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMicrofilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division. Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
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titleAlfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930].
repositoryAmerican Art Archives
collection titleLetters, autographs, biographical data, and miscellany collected by Anthony about 19th century artists.

Artists include: Edwin A. Abbey, Ernest Albert, Elizabeth A. Allen, Daniel C. Beard, Frank Beard, Samuel G. W. Benjamin, Albert Bierstadt,Nathaniel Blaisdell, Edwin H. Blashfield, Evangeline Blashfield, Charles W. Bolton, Victor D. Brenner, Sydney & Mrs. Burleigh, William M. Chase, Frederic E. Church, Harry Cochrane, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole, Thomas Cole, Royal Cortissoz, Palmer Cox, Christopher Cranch, Felix O. C. Darley, Frederick Dellenbaugh, Frederick Dielman, Andrew J. Downing, Charles L. Eastlake, George W. Edwards, Daniel C. French, Edmund H. Garrett, Sanford R. Gifford, V. Gribayedoff, Henry W. Herbert, Elbert Hubbard, Daniel Huntington, Laurence Hutton, Ernest L. Ipshen, Norman W. Isham, F. Lynn Jenkins, John La Farge, Edward C. Leavitt, William J. Linton, Benson J. Lossing, Will H. Low, Jervis McEntee, George Merrill, John H. Mills, Thomas Moran, Samuel F.B. Morse,

A. R. Mullen, Thomas Nast, National Arts Club, Wilbur F. Noyes,Frederick B. Opper, Mrs. Archie M. Palmer, Erastus D. Palmer, William F. Paris, Carl R. Parker, Hiram Powers, Howard Pyle, Thomas B. Read, Albert Rosenthal, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Sartain, Walter Smedley, George F. C. Smillie, Francis H. Smith, Bayard Taylor, Col. Henry S. Taylor, John Trumbull, Henry T. Tuckerman, Union League Club, N.Y., D. B. Updike, Vasili Vereschagen, Charles Vezin, Douglas Volk, D. Everett Waid, John Q. A. Ward, Clara E. Waters, Robert W. Weir, J. Thomson Willing, Ellsworth Woodward, Mabel Woodward, William Woodward, and F. Hammond Wright.

Bio / His Notes:
Clergyman, educator; Lewiston, Maine.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reel N4 (frames 601-1163) & N25 (frames 1131-1132) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
extent2 partial microfilm reels. reel N4 (frames 601-1163) & N25 (frames 1131-1132)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Ephemera
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMicrofilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division. Location of Original: Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
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titleMiner Kilbourne Kellogg papers, 1842-1882.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, photographs, writings, a scrapbook, and printed materials.
REELS D30 and D33: Correspondence, clippings, and photographs. Included are letters from George William Curtis to Kellogg, October 1846-January 1847, describing Rome (incorrectly attributed to George Washington Parke Custis on microfilm); a letter from Elisha Whittlesey to George Washington Parke Custis, October 23, 1844, commending Miner Kellogg to him; and correspodence dealing with Kellogg's activities as a promoter of Hiram Powers' statue "The Greek Slave" in the mid-nineteenth century.
Correspondents include: Park Benjamin, Sir Stratford Canning, Luigi P. Cesnola, Lewis G. Clark, Edward Everett, Charles E.A. Gayarré, Henry D. Gilpin, Rufus W. Griswold, Reverdy Johnson, Phillip Kearny, Caroline M. Kirkland, Lenox Library, William C. MacReady, Brinsley Marlay, George P. Marsh, National Academy of Design, Theophilus Parsons, Joel R. Poinsett, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Samuel H. Russell, Mrs. Winfield Scott, Ellen E. Sherman, John Slidell, Lady Virginia Somers (godmother of Kellogg's daughter Virginia), Bayard Taylor, Osmond Tiffany, Henry T. Tuckerman, W. I. Wall, and R. Wickliffe, Jr.
REEL 986: Scrapbook of clippings, collected by Kellogg from New York, Washington, Baltimore and Ohio newspapers. Some clippings were written by Kellogg, including stories about his own paintings, advertisements for his patent canvas stretcher, reports by him on his travel in foreign countries, and article on Hiram Powers, the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1880), Jane Eyre, Emanuel Swedenborg, the Cleveland Academy of Art, art unions, and fireproof buildings. Also included is a copy of a paper, "Fine arts in the United States" given by Kellogg in 1869 to the American Union Academy, Washington, D.C., and a booklet, "Mr. Miner K. Kellogg to his friends," Paris, 1858, describing his relationship with Powers.

Bio / His Notes:
Portrait painter, miniature painter, and orientalist; New York, N.Y. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
extent0.6 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)
formatsCorrespondence Photographs Writings Scrapbooks Microfilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/miner-kilbourne-kellogg-papers-9133
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reels D30 and D33 purchased 1956 from an unknown source. Material on reel 986 transfered from Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1974.
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titleMiscellaneous artists' letters, receipts and exhibition announcements, 1731-1901.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleFifty-nine letters from artists to various people regarding paintings, art works, advice, and daily activities. Correspondents include: John J. Audubon, John H.I. Browere, Henry K. Brown, George L. Brown, Mather Brown, John G. Chapman, John S. Copley, Thomas Crawford, Felix O.C. Darley, Jacob Eichholtz, Charles L. Elliott, Robert Fulton, William H. Furness, Jr., Sanford R. Gifford, Henry P. Gray, Horatio Greenough, John C. Grimes, Joel T. Hart, William M. Hunt, Thomas B. Lawson, Matthew H. Jouett, John L. Krimmel, Charles R. Leslie, Robert Leslie (to Charles Willson Peale, 1793),

(cont.)
George Linen, Peter Maverick, John Neagle, Louis R. Mignot, Clark Mills, Benjamin Moran, Thomas Nast, Charles W. Peale, Raphaelle Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Rubens Peale, Titian R. Peale, Hiram Powers, John Ramage, Thomas B. Read, Archibald Robertson, John Singer Sargent, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Sartain, John Smibert, Richard M. Staigg, William W. Story, Lawrence Sully, Henry T. Tuckerman, John Vanderlyn, Elihu Vedder, Benjamin West, William E. West, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Alexander Wilson, Matthew Wilson, and Alexander H. Wyant.
Also included are a list, probably in Samuel F. B. Morse's hand, August 1, 1833, of some of the subscribers to a dinner to be given by the National Academy of Design for Charles Robert Leslie; two signed exhibition announcements, one for John H. Twachtman, and Julian A. Weir; four receipts for James Claypoole, William Birch, Gilbert Stuart (signed receipt for payment for a portrait of John Adams, 1815), and Adolph U. Wertmuller; and an indenture release deed for Stephen Warne, 1731.

Forms part of: Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918 Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1912.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reel D5 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Organization:
Letters have been merged alphabetically with other artists' letters, and and scattered throughout the letterbooks.
extent66 items (on 1 microfilm reel) reel D5
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Financial Records Ephemera
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidMicrofilm inventory available at AAA offices, filed under Hart.
acquisition informationDonated anonymously in 1954. The letters were collected by Charles Henry Hart, and presumably compiled by him in the 2 v. "The History of Art in America as Told in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents From Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries." Other letters in the volumes are written to various people, and have been described in separate catalog records, each grouped under the name of the person to whom the letters are addressed, including Thomas Benedict Clarke, Asher Brown Durand, Charles Henry Hart, Charles Lanman, Charles Henry Hart, Asher Brown Durand, William J. Stillman, and John Trumbull.
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titleWeir family papers, 1823-1930.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, photographs, genealogical material, writings, a diary, sketchbooks, and art works, primarily of John Ferguson Weir and his father, Robert W. Weir, but also including Mary French Weir, Edith Weir Perry, Julian Alden Weir, and Irene Weir. [Additional Julian Alden Weir papers are also in a separate collection]).

Bio / His Notes:
Family of artists, New York, N.Y. Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889) was a Hudson River School painter and Professor at West Point. His two sons John Ferguson (1841-1926) and Julian Alden (1852-1919) were painters.

Mary French Weir (1846-1927) was married to John. They had a daughter Edith (1875-1955). John was Director of the Yale School of Fine Arts from 1869-1913.

Reproduction:
Reels 529-531: Copies of letters to Julian Alden Weir at the Yale University Library.

Location of Original:
Reels 529-531, 533, 565, 936 & 949: Originals returned to Rev. DeWolf Perry after microfilming.


extent9 microfilm reels
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Photographs Writings Diaries
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy. Reel 533: Authorization to publish, reproduce, or quote must be obtained from: Mrs. Richard E. Baker, 125 Ash St., Hopkinton, Mass. 01748.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidReel 529-530: Partial inventory, including some typescripts, available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationMaterial on reel D129 purchased 1961 from Harold O. Love; it is unclear how it was separated from other family papers. Material on reels 529-531, 533, 565, 936, & 949 lent for microfilming 1973-1975 by Rev. DeWolf Perry, grandson of John F. Weir. He donated material on reel 3781 in 1975.
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titleH.T. Tuckerman letters and engraved portrait, 1862 and undated
repositoryPennsylvania State University
collection titleThe collection consists of three items: letter to Dear sir, 23 April 1862, seeking to acquire a copy of the Southern Literary Messenger from 1842; letter to Messrs. Hale & Co., 10 Jan., no year, about a book on Sicily that they advertised, and calling their attention to his own book on Sicily, which he suggests they reprint; also, signed, printed engraving of a portrait of Tuckerman, undated, engraved by Capewell & Kimmel.

Biographical note:
Henry Theodore Tuckerman was an influential American critic and author, first in Boston, later in New York City. Born in Boston, he attended Harvard, but poor health forced him to withdraw and travel abroad; he published a sketch-book of his experiences, and became the editor of The Boston Miscellany of Literature and Fashion. He was known for his vague, sentimental critical essays of literature and art, which were generally popular with the public and other writers.

He also wrote essays, biographies, travel sketches, fiction, and introductory essays to other author's books. He had a notable and long-standing feud with Edgar Allan Poe, probably precipitated by Tuckerman's refusal to publish Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart.

Call Number
1969-0085R VF Lit
Location
Special Collections, 104 Paterno, Vault
extent3 items
formatsPersonal Papers Engravings
accessUnrestricted access.
record sourcehttp://cat.libraries.psu.edu/
acquisition informationPurchased from Paul C. Richards, 1969.
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titleLetter: to an unidentified person, 1864 Sept. 16.
repositoryUniversity of Chicago
collection titleForms part of the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection.
extent1 item
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for further details.
record sourcehttps://libcat.uchicago.edu
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