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Archives related to: De Forest, Augustus F.

titleAugustus F. de Forest papers, 1852-1946.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePapers, mostly about 19th century American painters, including: correspondence, photos of art work, notes, artists' biographies, and printed matter. Many of the papers are stamped "de Forest Art Library," "de Forest Early American Portraits," or "de Forest Library of Americana." Also found are photographs of Henry Wilson, Edward Troye, Gutzon Borglum, George H. Yewell William Sartain and Eastman Johnson.

Bio / His Notes:
De Forest was an art appraiser and gallery owner in New York, N.Y.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reels 2520-2522 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
extent1.4 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels). reels 2520-2522
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Artist Files Photographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationDe Forest acquired some of these papers from Charles Henry Hart (after the latter's death in 1918) for the De Forest Art Reference Library and for his art appraisal-gallery business. Later, they passed into the possession of M. R. Schweitzer, another art dealer in New York. Finally, Julius H. Weitzner owned them before giving them to the Archives of American Art.
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