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titleArtist: Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900
repositoryNational Portrait Gallery Library
collection titleFolder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
extent1+ folders (check with repository)
formatsEphemera
accessFolder(s) do not circulate. Folder(s) available for use only at the holding library
record sourcehttp://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Art-Design/artandartistfiles/
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titleFrederic Edwin Church 1826-1900 : artist file : study photographs and reproductions of works of art with accompanying documentation [graphic].
repositoryThe Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library
collection titleAssembled file includes b&w photographs, reproductions from books and auction catalogs, and in some cases, negatives. Items may include full views, details, before-and-after restoration views, etc. Documentation may include artist name, title of work, medium, dimensions, provenance, exhibition history, related works, previous attributions, and bibliography.

Location
Frick Photoarchive Stacks

Call Number
100 Church
extent5 boxes
formatsPhotographs
accessThese records are open for research under the conditions of The Frick Collection/Frick Art Reference Library access policy. Frick: Photocopies of items and accompanying documentation are available upon request, subject to fees and other current guidelines for reproduction. Photographic prints from the Library's negatives may be ordered subject to copyright requirements.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b191974~S6
finding aidItem-level control. Local database may provide access to selected items in the file.
acquisition informationThe Library continues to add to the file.
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titleArtist file. Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleFound In
Schweitzer Gallery files

The file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. Schweitzer Gallery files.

Location
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number
AF Schweitzer C
extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b772332~S1
acquisition informationGift; M.R. Schweitzer; 1990.
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titleArtist file. Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleFound In
Clark S. Marlor artist files

The file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. Clark S. Marlor artist files.

Location
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number
AF Marlor C
extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b775590~S1
acquisition informationGift; Dr. Clark S. Marlor; 1992-ongoing.
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titleArtist file. Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900.
repositoryThe Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives
collection titleFound In
BMA artist files

The file may include any of the following materials: announcements, clippings, photographs, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, small exhibition catalogs, resumés, other ephemeral material.

Cite as
Brooklyn Museum of Art Library Collections. BMA artist files.

Location
Brooklyn Artist Files

Call Number
AF BMA C
extent1 folder.
formatsEphemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://arcade.nyarc.org:80/record=b780499~S1
acquisition informationFiles compiled by BMA library staff from 1917 to the present.
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titleErastus Dow Palmer letter, 1868 March 10.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleA letter to Palmer from Frederic Edwin Church, written from Jaffa, Palestine.

Bio / His Notes:
Sculptor; Albany, N.Y. Was self-taught. Was an expert joiner, patternmaker, and cameo cutter as well.

Reproduction:
Letter is a typescript.

Location of Original:
Original owned by Joseph Gavit.
extent1 item (on partial microfilm reel)
formatsMicrofilm Typescript
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationThis typescript was prepared by the donor, David Huntington, in March 1957 from the original letter owned by Palmer's grandson, Joseph Gavit. Huntington writes, "I have had to do a minimum of editing. Church seldom used periods. He generally punctuated with dashes, or if the sentence ended at the margin he might not even write a dash. Where there would be a period, a double space has been left. If a word has been crossed out the typist has indicated dashes over the word."
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titleRamon Paez letters from Frederic Edwin Church, 1862-1900.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleTwo letters, September 2 and September 4, 1862, discuss an unnamed artist's sketch for an engraving which Paez has sent to Church for correction. Two letters, September 11 and October 12, 1866, discuss Church's progress on a Paez commission to paint Cotopaxi volcano.

In the fifth letter, December 3, 1877, Church asks Paez to do a sketch for him and encloses a check.

Bio / His Notes:
Geographer, writer, porcelain painter; New York, N.Y. Paez was apparently involved in some artistry himself. In one of Church's letters to Paez, he asks if he may buy one of Paez's works.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reel 3470 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.


extent5 items (on partial microfilm reel)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1967 by Mrs. Hugh Mullan. Relationship to Paez not clear.
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titleWilliam T. Evans letters, 1842-1969.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePrinted material and letters to Evans from collectors, dealers, and artists. Letters discuss business matters including the Munich International Art Exposition 1883, the American Watercolor Society, the Salmagundi Club, the Lotos Club, and Evans loaning work from his private collection for exhibitions, requests from artists wanting Evans to comment on and handle their work, thank you notes and invitations to openings and dinners.

Significant correspondents include George Inness, Childe Hassam, Thomas W. Dewing, Worthington Whittredge, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Frederic Edwin Church, Joseph Pennell, Albert Bierstadt, Winslow Homer, Rembrandt Peale, Hobart Nichols, John George Brown, William A. Coffin and Eastman Johnson.
extentca. 900 items (on 3 micofilm reels) reels 4054-4055 and 2804 (fr.14-19)
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLetters on reels 4054-4055 were lent to the Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, National Collection of Fine Arts in 1970 by Robert Price who acquired them along with paintings from Evans' estate and elsewhere. They were photocopied and the copies were given to the NCFA-PG Librarian, who transferred them to the Archives of American Art in 1979. In 1988 the copies were microfilmed by the Archives and discarded. The original letter on reel 2804 was transfered from NMAA, 1981.
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titleRead family papers, 1848-1935.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence between Read family members, Thomas Buchanan Read, Mary Pratt Read, Mary Alice Read, and Harriet Denison Butler Read, and notable military, literary, political, and artistic figures, particluarly of the 19th century. Correspondents include Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church, William Whiteman Fosdick, Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, Ludwig Knaus, Hiram Powers, Thomas Addison Richards, Randolph Rogers, John Sartain, William Wetmore Story, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Philip Sheridan, James Garfield, and William Tecumseh Sherman, among others.

Bio / His Notes:
Thomas Buchanan Read was a poet, a portrait and history painter, and sometime sculptor, and worked in the U.S. and abroad.
extent229 items (on partial microfilm reel) reel 1478
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1979 by Denison L. Burton. Location of Original: Originals returned to the lender, Denison Burton, after microfilming.
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titleAlbert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters, 1808-1910, written by American artists and collected by Duveen. Also included are miscellaneous items such as Bible records, quotations, pictorial reproductions and a few letters written by European artists.

Included are 28 letters from Albert Bierstadt, the majority of the letters are to Col. Woodworth; 10 from Frederic E. Church; 14 from Frederick S. Church; 25 by Constant Mayer; 11 by Albert Rosenthal; and a few each by Edwin H. Blashfield, James Champney, Timothy Cole, William Gibson, Eliza Greatorex, D. Ridgway Knight, Charles R. Leslie, Emanuel Leutze, Jervis McEntee, Francis Millet, Henry Mosler, William Page, E. D. Palmer, William Partridge, Hiram Powers, Henry Ranger, Peter Rothermel, Ross Turner, Edwin Weeks, Anne Whitney, Worthington Whittredge and others.

Co-Creator: Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936
Bosworth, Welles, 1869-1966
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur, 1847-1928
Buttre, John Chester, 1821-1893
Champney, James Wells, 1843-1903
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931
Crane, Bruce, 1857-1937
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900
Ezekiel, Moses Jacob, 1844-1917
Fairman, James, 1826-1904
Fay, Gaston
Fenn, Harry, 1838-1911
Fosdick, J. William, 1858-1937
Fournier, Alexis Jean, 1865-1948
French, Edwin Davis, 1851-1906
Gibson, W. Hamilton (William Hamilton), 1850-1896
Gould, Thomas Ridgeway, 1818-1881
Greatorex, Eliza Pratt, 1820-1897
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852
Gregory, Frank M., b. 1848
Grosvenor, Thelma Cudlipp, b. 1892
Hartley, Jonathan Scott, 1845-1912
Hays, William Jacob, 1830-1875
Heade, Martin Johnson, 1819-1904
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894
Hennessy, William J., 1839-1917
Herrick, Henry Walker, 1824-1906
Herter, Albert, 1871-
Hill, John Henry, 1839-1922
Hillern, Bertha von
Huntley, Samantha Littlefield, b. 1865
Kappes, Alfred, 1850-1894
Kaufmann, Theodor, 1814-1900
Keith, Dora Wheeler, 1856-1940
Kitchell, Joseph Gray, b. 1862
La Farge, John, 1835-1910.
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859
Leutze, Emanuel, 1816-1868
Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940
Linen, George, 1802-1888
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry), 1849-1920
Lock, Frederick William
Longacre, James Barton, 1794-1869
Longpre, Paul de, 1855-1911
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932
Lumley, Arthur, ca. 1837-1912
Lupton, Thomas Goff, 1791-1873
MacDonald, James Wilson Alexander, 1824-1908
MacMonnies, Mary Fairchild, 1858-1946
Matthews, William, 1822-1896
Mayer, Constant, 1829-1911
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899
McArthur, John, 1823-1890
McCord, George Herbert, 1848-1909
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891
McKenzie, R. Tait (Robert Tait), 1867-1938
Middleton, Stanley Grant, b. 1852
Mignot, L. R. (Louis Remy), 1831-1870
Miller, Alfred Jacob, 1810-1874
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912
Moran, Edward, 1829-1901
Moran, Peter, 1841-1914
Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920
Mowbray, H. Siddons (Harry Siddons), 1858-1928
Muller, Karl, 1818-1893
Mulvany, John, 1839-1906
O'Connor, Andrew, 1847-1924
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon, 1823-1909
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937
Page, Fred B.
Page, William, 1811-1885
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904
Palmer, John E.
Palmer, Walter Launt, 1854-1932
Paris, Walter, 1842-1906
Parrish, Randall
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930
Pease, Joseph Ives, 1809-1883
Peixotto, Ernest, b. 1869
Persico, Luigi, 1791-1860
Pfeiffer, Emily, 1827-1890
Pike, William
Powell, W. H. (William Henry), 1823-1879
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873
Raffaëlli, Jean François, 1850-1924
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916
Reid, Robert, 1862-1929
Rhead, Louis, 1857-1926
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900
Ripley, Robert Le Roy, 1893-1949
Robbins, Horace Wolcott, 1842-1904
Robinson, Anna
Robinson, Theodore, 1852-1896
Rogers, John, 1829-1904
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892
Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895
Ruckstuhl, F. W. (Fred Wellington), 1853-1942
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907
Sanderson, Charles Wesley, 1838-1905
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896
Satterlee, Walter, 1844-1908
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo, 1818-1904
Scott, Emily Maria Spaford, 1832-1915
Selinger, Jean Paul, 1850-1909
Shattuck, Aaron Draper, 1832-1928
Smillie, George H. (George Henry), 1840-1921
Snell, Henry Bayley, 1858-1943
Sonntag, William Louis, 1822-1900
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946
Stetson, Charles Walter, 1858-1911
Stewart, Julius L., 1855-1919
Stone, Horatio, 1808-1875
Story, George Henry, 1835-1923
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895
Stout, James Varick, 1809-1860
Strother, David Hunter, 1816-1888
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936
Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam, 1819-1905
Taylor, Henry Fitch, 1853-1925
Thompson, Charles A.
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894
Thulstrup, Thure de, 1848-1930
Tilton, John Rollin, 1828-1888
Turcas, Jules, 1854-1917
Turner, Charles Yardley, 1850-1918
Turner, Ross, 1847-1915
Valentine, Edward Virginius, 1838-1930
Van Boskerck, Robert Ward, 1855-1932
Van Elten, Kruseman, 1829-1904
Van Laer, Alexander T., 1857-1920
Volk, Douglas, 1856-1935
Volkmar, Charles, 1841-1914
Vos, Hubert, 1855-1935
Walcutt, William, 1819-1882
Walden, Lionel, 1861-1933
Walker, James, 1819-1889
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887
Waterman, Marcus A., 1834-1914
Waugh, Ida, d. 1919
Weeks, Edwin Lord
Weir, Harrison, 1824-1906
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889
White, George Harlow, 1817-1887
Whitman, Sarah
Whitney, Anne, 1821-1915
Whittemore, William J., 1860-1955
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910
Wiggins, Carleton, 1848-1932
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948
Williams, George Alfred, 1875-
Wilmarth, Lemuel Everett, 1835-1918
Winterburn, George T.
Worth, Thomas, 1834-1917
Wurst, Alexander, 1837-1876
Yewell, George Henry, 1830-1923
Zilcken, Ph., 1857-1930
Zimmerman, Eugene, 1862-1935

extent 1.0 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationPurchased from Albert Duveen in 1956. Duveen purchased most of the letters from dealers in Americana and estate sales.
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titleJervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleThe papers of Hudson River School painter Jervis McEntee contain letters from close friends and family members to McEntee and include many from his mentor Frederic Edwin Church, and fellow artists Samuel Putnam Avery, George Henry Boughton, Sanford Gifford, Richard Henry, Eastman Johnson, Elizabeth B. Stoddard, John Ferguson Weir, Worthington Whittredge, and others. Papers relating to the McEntee family include obituaries, a family genealogy, and letters from and regarding family members.

There are also papers relating to the Vaux family (McEntee's brother-in-law's family) and American architect and landscape artist Calvert Vaux, who designed a studio for McEntee. Of special significance are five volumes of diaries dating from 1872 through 1891 which provide a detailed depiction of the American art world in the 1870s and 1880s.

SEE repository's website for full description [ http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/digitalcollections/collectionsonline/mcenjerv/index.html]
extent1.2 linear ft.
formatsMicrofilm Electronic Resource Correspondence Diaries Sketches
accessThe bulk of the collection has been digitized and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Use of materials not digitized requires an appointment.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/digitalcollections/collectionsonline/mcenjerv/index.html
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidCollection available on-line at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/digitalcollections/collectionsonline/mcenjerv/index.html
acquisition informationThe diary on reel D9 was lent for microfilming 1964 by the Adirondack Museum. Many of the letters were donated in 1959 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. The 5 v. diary was donated 1964 by Mrs. Helen S. McEntee. Additional papers were donated by William Gaffken, director of the insurance company which acquired the McEntee family insurance firm, in 1990 and 1997.
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titleFrederic Edwin Church letters to Charles F. Olney, 1891-1896.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleA copy of a typescript of two letters from Church to Olney, dated March 27, 1891 and November 30, 1896.

Bio / His Notes:
Art patron; Cleveland, Ohio. Olney was one of the first benefactors of Oberlin College's Allen Memorial Art Museum.
extent1 item (on partial microfilm reel) roll 3161
formatsMicrofilm
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated by Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College. Reproduction: Letters and original typescript in possession of: Allen Memorial Art Museum.
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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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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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titleMartin Johnson Heade papers, 1853-1904.
repositoryAmerican Art Archives
collection titleThe bulk of the collection consists of letters from Johnson's friend and fellow artist, Frederic Edwin Church between 1866-1899. Within the papers is an annotated sketchbook, circa 1853-1877, and a detailed handwritten notebook about hummingbirds dating from circa 1881. Also found are a few letters and notes from others, deeds, and an 1865 exhibition catalog.

Bio / His Notes:
Landscape, portrait, and still life painter. Worked on the East coast and in the Mid-West. Visited Central and South America. Also naturalist and poet. Best known for painting tropical birds and flowers.
extent48 items (0.3 linear ft.)
formatsCorrespondence Sketchbooks Notebooks Legal Papers Exhibition Catalogs
accessCollection has been digitized and is available via the Archives of American Art's website.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collectionsonline/headmart/
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidThe collection was fully digitized in 2007 as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Digitization Grant.
acquisition informationDonated 1955 by Robert McIntyre, who collected the material for his book on Heade.
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titleMartin Johnson Heade letter to Frederic Edwin Church, 1868.
repositoryAmerican Art Archives
collection titleWriting from New York, April 27, 1868 (continued May 6 and June 16), Heade mentions Church's picture owned by Mr. De Forest, his own painting of a storm in the current exhibition at National Academy of Design, and that his work is selling well in Chicago.

He writes how his salt marsh painting came to have a sun very similar to Church's style; that Charles Gould was "black-balled" at the Union League but Heade is now a member because he wants to use their gallery space; his work on a "Spring picture," but the weather is not cooperating; Cincinnati is planning its first big exhibition in ten years; the art scene in Chicago is thriving; Robbins needs a studio and has designs on Heade's; and that he saw Tuckerman. Also included is a typescript of the letter.
extent1 item (6 p.)
formatsCorrespondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated by William Sandrik and Dr. Martin Stampien, Jr., 1992. Sandrik purchased the letter at a philatelic show in Washington, D.C., 1992.
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titleJames Lawrence Claghorn papers, 1849-1882.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters (1849-1856), business records (1849-1856), a visitors' register (1873-1885), and a scrapbook (ca. 1866-1885) concern the acquisition of paintings and prints for Claghorn's collection.

REEL 3580: 137 letters (1849-1882) to Claghorn regard his art collection and dealing activities and include letters from Goupil & Cie., J. Crumby, who served as a purchasing agent, Frederic Edwin Church, John Frederick Kensett, Hiram Powers, Thomas Buchanan Read, Peter F. Rothermel, and Thomas Worthington Whittredge.

REEL 3581: Letters and receipts addressed to Claghorn document the purchase and sale of American and European paintings and prints (1849-1856). There are also inventories of shipments. Letters frequently include titles and prices.

REEL 4131: Visitors Register, March 18, 1873-Jan. 1885, containing names and addresses of those who viewed the Claghorn Collection; many artists, local art students and instructors, and foreign visitors are listed. Scrapbook, most likely compiled by Claghorn with posthumous entries added by family, contains mainly newspaper clippings concerning Claghorn, his collections, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, art activities in Philadelphia, and artists (particularly printmakers); also includes photograph of Seymour Haden, catalogs of the Claghorn Collection, admission tickets, reprints of lengthy articles about Claghorn and his collections, and a few letters to J. Raymond Claghorn [son of James L.] regarding the disposition of the collection and its sale to Thomas Harrison Garrett.

REEL 4152: 88 letters (1848-1864) from various agents in New York and Europe regard purchases of paintings, prints and sculpture by artists, including Asher B. Durand and Worthington Whittredge. Four letters regard paintings to be exhibited at the Great Sanitary Fair. Nine letters (1855-1864) from Thomas Buchanan Read regard his activities in England. Read's letters from Cincinnati discuss his poetry and commissions for his paintings.

Bio / His Notes:
Collector and art patron; Philadelphia, Pa. Claghorn was an officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Best known for his print collection, he began by collecting paintings by American artists, ca. 1840. In 1877, he sold his painting collection in order to devote his efforts to his print collection. His private gallery in Philadelphia was open to visitors, and selections from the Claghorn Collection were exhibited in other cities. After his death, his print collection was purchased by Thomas Harrison Garrett, and thereafter was known as the Garrett Collection. After being on long-term loan to the Library of Congress between 1904 and 1930, the collection is now owned by the Baltimore Museum of Art.
extent1.4 linear ft. (on 4 partial microfilm reels) reels 3580, 3581, 4131, and 4152
formatsMicrofilm Scrapbooks Business Papers Correspondence Inventories
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterials on reel 3581 were borrowed for filming from Philadelphia Maritime Museum. Materials on reel 3580 were borrowed for filming from John W. Claghorn on July 16, 1985, and were later donated to the Archives of American Art by his descendant Frederic S. Claghorn along with additional letters appearing on reel 4152. Material on reel 4131 was donated by Mabel Claghorn Bulkeley, granddaughter of James L. Claghorn. Location of Original: Reel 3581: Originals in Philadelphia Maritime Museum.
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titleLetters to Charles Henry Hart from artists, 1863-1915.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters from artists received by Hart largely in his capacity as director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and as an authority on portraiture. Letters regard paintings, engravings, requests for information, and acceptances of positions as a member of the jury of selection and committees at the Academy.

Correspondents include: Thomas P. Anshutz, Thomas Ball, Edwin H. Blashfield, Francis B. Carpenter, William M. Chase, Howard C. Christy, Frederic E. Church, William A. Coffin, Kenyon Cox, Charles C. Curran, Thomas W. Dewing, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, John M. Falconer, Stephen J. Ferris, Jared B. Flagg, Charles Grafly, Clifford P. Grayson, Thomas A. Harrison, Thomas Hovenden, Daniel Huntington, Hugh B. Jones, George C. Lambdin, Charles Linford, Will H. Low, Frederick W. MacMonnies, George W. Maynard, William Page, Joseph Pennell, Roland H. Perry, William T. Richards, Peter F. Rothermel, Walter Shirlaw, William T. Smedley, James D. Smillie, Grancis H. Smith, George H. Story, Julian Story, Edmund Tarbell, Abbott H. Thayer, Frank H. Tomkins, Bernahrd Uhle, Edward Valentine, and Olin L. Warner.

The James D. Smillie letter was refilmed in its entirety on reel 1079.
extent43 items (on 1 microfilm reel)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidMicrofilm inventory available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationThe letters were presumably included by Hart in the 2 v. collection titled "The History of Art in America as Told in a Remarkable Collection of Autograph Letters and Documents of Celebrated American Artists of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Century." 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, John Durand, Charles Lanman, William J. Stillman, John Trumbull and one under the title Miscellaneous Artists Letters. Researchers should also consult the Charles Henry Hart papers, reels 928-935 and 2813 for additional letters to Hart from artists.
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title[Frederic E. Church and Theodore Winthrop] [graphic]
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleChurch seated, Winthrop standing, photographer unknown.

Bio / His Notes:
Church was an American artist, who was close friends with Winthrop.
extent1 photographic print : b&w ; 15 x 12 cm.
formatsPhotographs
accessPhotograph has been digitized and is available on repository's website.
record linkhttp://sirismm.si.edu/aaa/newPOA/aaa_miscphot_8912.jpg
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDonated 1958 by Winslow Ames, an art historian. Microfilmed 1973 with Photographs of Artists Collection I and scanned in 2003.
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