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Archives related to: Van Rensselaer, Schuyler, Mrs., 1851-1934

titleIsabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters, business records, diary, and photographs.

REEL 380-413: Primarily correspondence, mostly Gardner's own, but including family correspondence and Gardner Museum correspondence.

Also included are misc. items and printed material. Correspondents include: Edwin Austin Abbey, Lyman Abbott, Brooks Adams, Alexander Agassiz, Elizabeth C. Agassiz, Louis Agassiz, Luigi Agostini, Hamilton Aide, Thomas B. Aldrich, Abram P. Andrew, Boris Anisfeld, George Arliss, Anne L. Balch, George G. Barnard, Grace Edith Barnes, Cecilia Beaux, Martin Birnbaum, William Sturgis Bigelow, William Phipps Blake, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Wilhelm von Bode, Martin Brimmer, J. Appleton Brown, Dennis Miller Bunker, Bryson Burroughs, Theodore Byard, Morris Carter, Paul Chalfin, Conrad Chapman, John Jay Chapman, Alfred Q. Collins, Frederick Shepard Converse, Walter William Spencer Cook, Archibald Cary Coolidge, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, Charles Townsend Copeland, Kenyon Cox, Ralph Adams Cram, Francis Marion Crawford, Raymond Crosby, Sally Cross, Ralph W. Curtis, Howard G. Cushing, Charlotte Cushman, Walter Damrosch, Richard Harding Davis, Elsie De Wolfe, Mary Dexter, Nathan H. Dole, John Donoghue, Ruth Draper, Duveen Brothers, J. S. Dwight, Theodore F. Dwight, Louis Dyer, Charles W. Eliot, Barry Faulkner, Gabriel Faure, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Daniel Chester French, Helen C. Frick, Roger E. Fry, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, John Lowell Gardner, William Amory Gardner, I. M. Gaugengigl, Richard Watson Gilder, Rene Gimpel, Edwin L. Godkin, Leon Gordon, Lady Augusta Gregory, Louise I. Guiney, Edward E. Hale,
Mary (Mrs. Richard Walden) Hale, Philip Leslie Hale, Mrs. Philip Hale, Richard Hammond, Walter Hampden, George C. Hazelton, Paul Helleu, Henry Lee Higginson, Thomas W. Higginson, Robert Hinckley, Malvina Hoffman, Edward W. Hooper, Harriet Hosmer, Julia W. Howe, Archer M. Huntington, Vincent d'Indy, Henry Irving, August F. Jaccaci, Clarence King, William Kittredge, Louis Kronberg, Petr A. Kropotkin, Anna C. Ladd, John La Farge, Charles Rollinson Lamb, Charles Lanman, Charles G. Loring, James R. Lowell, Dodge Macknight, Mary L. Macomber, Richard Mansfield, Paul Manship, Frank J. Mather, Francis John McComas, Nellie Melba, Francis Davis Millet, S. Weir Mitchell, Helena Modjeska, Pierre Monteux, John S. Mosby, Gilbert Murray,

(cont.)Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Andrews Norton, Lily Norton, Richard Norton, William O'Connell, Kazuzo Okakura, Jean N. Oliver, William O. Partridge, Walter Pater, Anna Pavlova, Waldo Peirce, Joseph Pennell, Harper Pennington, Lilla Cabot Perry, Edward C. Pickering, Sophia L. Pitman, Matthew Stewart Prichard, John Quinn, Robert Reid, Amelie Rives, Elizabeth W. Roberts, Auguste Rodin, Denman Ross, Will Rothenstein, Lillian Russell, Paul J. Sachs, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Ruth St. Denis, Franklin B. Sanborn, Charles Sprague Sargent, John Singer Sargent, J.M. Sears, C. Arnold Slade, Irene Slade, Henry Davis Sleeper, F. Hopkinson Smith, George Warren Smith, Joseph L. Smith, Albert Spaulding, Maurice Sterne, William James Stillman, Julian Story, Thomas W. Story, Henry Swift,
John Addington Symonds, Ellen Terry, Celia Thaxter, Abbott H. Thayer, William R. Thayer, Mary A. Tiffany, Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer, Adelaide E. Wadsworth, Francis Amasa Walker, Mrs. Humphry Ward, Mrs. Fiske Warren, Edmund March Wheelwright, James McNeill Whistler, Margaret White, Sara de Prix Wyman Whitman, Wildenstein Galleries, Owen Wister, Charles H. Woodbury, Rufus F. Zogbaum, Anders Zorn, Mrs. Anders Zorn, and others.

REELS 631-632: Personal papers of Gardner and some records of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum including dealers' files containing invoices, notes, cancelled checks, and letters; a record book, "Prices Paid for Paintings," 1917; a record book, "Prices Paid for Works of Art"; 118 installation photographs of the museum as arranged by Gardner, 1924; a diary kept in Egypt, 1874, with sketches; a diary kept in Shanghai and India, 1883-1884; "Directions for my funeral," 1912; and "Suggestions for Running a Museum," 1913.

REELS 696-698: Letters from Bernard Berenson to Gardner, 1887-1924. Letters contain references to literary topics, Berenson's impressions of Europe, various paintings and artists, advice to Gardner on the purchase of paintings and information on their sale.

REEL 846: Checklist of Gardner's letters to Bernard and Mary Berenson, 1894-1924; typescripts of personal and official correspondence (originals found on AAA microfilm reels 696-698), 1887-1924.
extent40 microfilm reels. reels 380-413, 631-632, 696-698, and 846
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Photographs
accessMicrofilm copies. Originals in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Mass.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidReels 380-413: Finding aid available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationMicrofilm lent by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for duplicating, 1972-1975.
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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
accessContact repository for restrictions.
record linkhttp://www.hillstead.org/art-archives.php
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
finding aidFinding aid in the repository
acquisition informationBequest
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titleJoseph and Elizabeth R. Pennell Papers, 1832-1951
repositoryUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe collection contains correspondence, diaries, appointment books, documents, photographs, notebooks, clippings, and some artwork (not by Joseph Pennell). Nothing of signficance relating to the published works of the Pennells is present, nor are there any examples of Joseph Pennell's graphic art.

RLIN Record #:
TXRC97-A16
extent24 boxes
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Ephemera Photographs Artwork
accessOpen for research
record sourcehttp://research.hrc.utexas.edu:8080/hrcxtf/view?docId=ead/00225.xml&chunk.id=0&toc.depth=1&toc.id=0&brand=default
finding aidOnline and in repository
acquisition informationGift, 1961
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titleRichard Watson Gilder papers, 1855-1916
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleCollection consists of correspondence, 1861-1909; poetry and prose writings, 1856-1909; diaries, 1855-1909; contracts and royalty statements, 1896-1909; scrapbooks of clippings and ephemera, 1871-1913; and obituaries and other commemorative material.

Correspondence includes 21 letter books, a small number of outgoing letters, and extensive incoming correspondence relating to Gilder's editorial work at Scribner's Monthly and Century and to his many public service and professional activities. Individual letter books contain Gilder's letters written for the New York Tenement House Commission, New York Kindergarten Association, the Washington Centennial Celebration, and the Committee for the Erection of the Washington Memorial Arch. Gilder's correspondents include his fellow editors as well as many of the most prominent figures in American literature, the arts, politics, and society. Writings include manuscripts, typescripts and published copies of his addresses, essays, poetry, editorials in the Century, and manuscripts and proofs of his biographies of Grover Cleveland and Abraham Lincoln.

Scrapbooks contain articles about Gilder and clippings of his published poetry. Posthumous materials include letters of condolence and resolutions, 1909-1910, sent to his wife; items concerning memorial services and charitable funds established in Gilder's honor; poetic tributes; and scrapbooks of obituaries. Also, materials regarding efforts to publish his letters.

Biography
Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly. He was active in many civic improvement and public service organizations.


Format:
Letter books 1-21 available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-330.

Letters from Frances Hodgson Burnett available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-237.

Call No.
MssCol 1154
extent22 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Writings Diaries Legal Papers Clippings
accessRestricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated. Microfilm of letter books and letters from Frances Hodgson Burnett must be used in lieu of originals.
record linkhttp://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/archivalcollections/pdf/agnew.pdf
record sourcehttp://catalog.nypl.org/record=b12077726~S1
finding aidFinding aid available in repository and on internet. http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/gilderrw.pdf
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titleCentury Company records, 1870-1924
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleRecords consist of correspondence, manuscripts, vouchers, proofs of articles and other materials concerning the publications of the Century Company. Letters, 1881-1917, include mostly incoming letters to the editors from contributors or potential contributors.

Civil War material consists of letters written by Union and Confederate veterans of the U.S. Civil War; articles and proofs of articles (with annotations) concerning the war; and notes, lists, memoranda, and printed matter. Contributors series contains manuscripts and correspondence sent to the Century. St. Nicholas Magazine materials, ca. 1911-1917, include correspondence, manuscripts and vouchers for the juvenile magazine.

Yosemite National Park and Spanish-American War series consists of correspondence. Permit books contain correspondence, 1904-1924, between the Century Company and owners, art dealers, photographers, publishers, and agents for permission to reproduce art and documents in the Century and St. Nicholas magazines (includes reproductions of the specific art.)

Biography
The Century Company was founded in New York City in 1881. Century published magazines including the Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and St. Nicholas and publications such as Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Roswell Smith formed the company and appointed Richard Watson Gilder as editor of the Century which was noted for its fiction, poetry, historical studies, and woodcut illustrations. In 1930 the Century was merged with The Forum magazine.

Eight series:
Letters; Civil War Letters; Contributors; St. Nicholas Magazine; Vouchers; Yosemite National Park; Spanish-American War; Century Company Permit Books

Research Call Number
MssCol 504
extent147 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript Ephemera Financial Records Legal Papers
accessRestricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
record linkhttp://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/archivalcollections/pdf/century.pdf
record sourcehttp://catalog.nypl.org/record=b11652262~S1
finding aidFinding aid available in repository and on internet.
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titleAmerican Fund for French Wounded records, 1915-1919
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleThe collection consists of correspondence, administrative records, reports, circular letters, pamphlets, bulletins, and a few clippings and photographs. Much of the correspondence is between Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer, the

New York president of the AFFW, and Anna Vail, the treasurer of the Paris Depot. There is additional correspondence of other members and volunteers. Most of these documents, along with circular letters, report on the delivery of supplies to French hospitals, often describing in detail the physical conditions of hospitals and other locations and the individual conditions of the wounded, and including lists of needed materials. There are some letters, mostly in French, from hospitals and other organizations thanking the AFFW for its services.

Biography
The American Fund for French Wounded was founded by American women living abroad to provide relief to wounded soldiers in France during World War I.

Location
Schwarzman Building (42nd Street & 5th Avenue) - Manuscripts Collection

Call No.
MssCol 73
extent83 linear feet
formatsCorrespondence Administrative Records Ephemera Clippings Photographs
accessRestricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
record linkhttp://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/archivalcollections/pdf/amfundfrench.pdf
record sourcehttp://catalog.nypl.org/record=b11716036~S1
finding aidFinding aid available in repository.
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