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titleJohn Quinn ledgers, 1909-1924.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection title Ledgers detailing the art purchases of John Quinn. Entries include the Association of American Painters and Sculptors listing purchases from the Armory Show, February to June 1913, of works by Cezanne, Renoir, Raymond Villon-Duchamp, Andre Derain, Jules Pascin, Odilon Redon, Walt Kuhn, Jacques Villon and others. Also entered are purchases from Alfred Stieglitz's Photo-Secession Gallery for paintings by Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Severini and Stanton Macdonald-Wright. Purchases from art dealers include M. Knoedler & Co. (for works by Morton Schamberg), Montross Gallery (for works by Arthur B. Davies, Maurice Pendergast, Walt Kuhn, Charles Sheeler, Max Weber), William Macbeth Gallery, Durand Ruel & Sons, and Ambroise Vollard.

Other entries of note include those for Jacob Epstein, one for Tiffany Studios detailing extensive refurbishing and refinishing of numerous items of furniture, and one for the Penguin Club enumerating the cost incurred for the installation of the VORTICIST EXHIBITION.
extent2 v. (ca. 390 p. on 1 microfilm reel)
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acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1986 by Thomas F. Conroy, Quinn's nephew by marriage. Mr. Conroy intends to donate these papers to the New York Public Library where the John Quinn Memorial Collection is housed.
updated02/07/2020 18:19:32

titleJohn Quinn papers, 1901-1926 (MssCol 2513 *ZL-355).
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleCollection consists mainly of correspondence, with writings, printed matter and photographs that document Quinn's artistic and political interests. Correspondence, 1901-1924, is with artists, art dealers, critics, poets, playwrights, booksellers, publishers, and members of his family. Files of letters and letterbooks contain correspondence relating to his interest in the artistic and literary scene in America and abroad, events in Ireland especially during the Home Rule movement, his purchase of paintings, sculpture, first editions and manuscripts of contemporary literature, and the sale of his library and manuscript collection. Also includes typescripts of literary works, typescript of the catalog of Quinn's art collection, ledgers, sales and exhibition catalogs, periodicals, and photographs of Quinn with individual artists and group portraits.
extent46 linear feet (72 boxes, 41 letterbooks, 3 v.).
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Photographs
accessMicrofilm must be used in lieu of orginal manuscript.
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finding aidFinding aid available in repository and on internet:,1,1,B/l856~b8082365&FF=tdonald+oenslager+papers+and+designs&1,1,,1,0/startreferer//search/tDonald+Oenslager+papers+and+designs/tdonald+oenslager+papers+and+designs/1,1,1,B/frameset&FF=tdonald+oenslager+papers+and+designs&1,1,/endreferer/
acquisition informationGift of Mrs. Thomas f Conroy (neice and goddaughter of John Quinn), 1962; estate of John Quinn, 1936; later additions were received from Jeanne Robert Foster (1970), Thomas F. Conroy (1986) and Richard and Janis Londraville (1990).
updated11/12/2014 11:29:49

titleJohn Quinn papers, 1901-1926 (MssCol 2513 *ZL-355).
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleThe collection consist of letters to and from John Quinn, lawyer and art
patron, with members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, the Irish Home Rule
Movement, with English and American literary figures and with art dealers
and artists of France, England and the United States.

correspondents include: Sir Roger Casement, Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot,
Lady Isabella Gregory, James G. Huneker, Douglas Hyde, Augustus E. John,
Gwen John, James Joyce, Maud Gonne MacBride, Walter Pach, Ezra
Pound, Henri Pierre Roche, Thomas William Rolleston, George William
Russell, Alfred Stieglitz, Arthur Symons, Townsend Walsh, John Butler
Yeats and William Butler Yeats.
extent71 archival boxes; 28 volumes
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Photographs
accessMicroform must be used in lieu of original manuscripts when available.
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finding aidOnline and in repository:,1,1,B/l856~b2669589&FF=tjohn+quinn+memorial+collection&1,1,,1,0/startreferer//search/tJohn+Quinn+Memorial+Collection/tjohn+quinn+memorial+collection/1,1,1,B/frameset&FF=tjohn+quinn+memorial+collection&1,1,/endreferer/
acquisition informationGift of Mrs. Thomas F. Conroy (niece and goddaughter of John Quinn), 1962; estate of John Quinn, 1936; later additions of gifts were received from Jeanne Robert Foster (1978), Thomas F. Conroy (1986) and Richard and Janis Londraville (1990).
updated12/07/2018 10:45:03

titleEzra Pound collection, 1911-1920
repositoryEmory University
collection titleThe Ezra Pound collection consists of ten letters written by Pound to the art patron and collector John Quinn between 1915 and 1920. Most of these letters relate to Quinn's own collecting or to Quinn's and Pound's shared literary interests. Among the subjects discussed are James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, Maud Gonne, and Pound's own literary activities.

The collection also includes a manuscript attributed to Lennox Robinson which describes the Pound/Quinn correspondence and a broadside from 1911 announcing a series of lectures to be given by Pound on the subject of medieval poetry. W.B. Yeats is listed as the chair of the third of these meetings.

Note(s): Related collections in this repository: W.B. Yeats collection and Lennox Robinson papers./ Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet and critic.
extent.25 linear ft. (in 1 box)
formatsCorrespondence Writings Manuscript Ephemera
accessLetters of Ezra Pound may not be reproduced without the permission of the Pound estate./
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acquisition informationPurchase, 1996
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titleMarius de Zayas Research Collection for How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, ca. 1910-1936.
repositoryWhitney Museum of American Art
collection titleFor further information see
extent0.5 linear feet. 1 document box.
formatsCorrespondence Research Files Clippings Ephemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies. To use the Library, patrons are required to please state their request in the body of an email, in advance, and send the message to
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finding aidFinding aid available at repository.
acquisition informationis research material was assembled by Francis M. Naumann in the early 1990s in preparation for publication of How, When and Why Modern Art Came to New York, published in 1996. It was given by Naumann to Michael FitzGerald for use in the later's research. FitzGerald then suggested that Naumann donate the material to the Whitney Museum library, which he did in 2003. Rodrigo de Zayas, of Seville, Spain, who holds the orginals of the bulk of this material, and has consented to its being made available to researchers at the Whitney Museum Library.
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titleMartin Birnbaum papers, 1862-1970.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; business materials; legal documents; writings; printed material; notebook; photographs and tape recordings.

REELS N698, N698A, and N698B: Correspondence primarily reflecting his association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, but also including details about lives and activities of his correspondents, among them Edward Bruce, Grover Cleveland, Norman Douglas, Rockwell Kent, Paul Manship, Upton Sinclair, Maxfield Parrish, Bernard Berenson, Augustus E. John, Jules Pascin, Carl Van Vechten, Hamilton Easter Field, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Gari Melchers, William Hunt Diederich, Elie Nadelman, Childe Hassam, John Quinn, Charles Ricketts, Nicholas K. Roerich, and Charles H. Shannon.

REEL 108: Primarily letters received by Birnbaum in New York, and throughout Europe from 1917-1943. Correspondents include Grenville L. Winthrop, Gisela Richter, Stevenson Scott, Paul Manship, Maurice Sterne, Edward Bruce, and Maxfield Parrish, Upton Sinclair, George Bellows, John Gregory, Augustus John, Ivan Mestrovic, Elizabeth Winthrop Miles, Robert McIntyre, Georgia O'Keeffe, Joseph Pennell, John Quinn, Charles Ricketts, William Rothenstein, Albert Rutherston, Pamela Colman Smith, Carl Sprinchorn, Pavel Tchelitchew, Schofield Thayer, T. Zoumpoulakis, and family members. Subject matter includes business concerns, art concerns, travel, and family affairs.

REELS 1023-1025: Over 1600 letters received. Correspondents include: Cecelia Beaux, Sven Berg, Gutzon Borglum, Edward Bruce, Lodewyk Bruckman, Beniamino Bufano, Mabel Choate, Stephen C. Clark, Royal Cortissoz, Walter Damrosch, Edmund Davis, Reginald Davis, Louise Dillingham, Edmund Dulac, Anne Goldthwaite, Magnus Gross, Herbert Haseltine, Malvina Hoffman, Jan Hoowij, Benjamin Javits, Rockwell Kent, Lenard Kester, Paul Manship, Elisabeth Marbury, Henry McIlhenny, Gari Melchers, Houghton P. Metcalf, Emily Winthrop Miles, Kate Morse, Georgia O'Keeffe, James Parmelee, Maxfield Parrish, Harold Woodbury Parsons, Jules Pascin, Albin Polasek, Alfred B. Potterton, Edward G. Robinson, J. F. Rock, John D. Rockefeller, Emanuel G. Romano, John Rothenstein, John Singer Sargent, Stevenson Scott, Janet Scudder, Carl Sprinchorn, Maurice Sterne, Albert Sterner, R.A. Walker (Georges Derry), Elsie Weil, Carl N. Werntz, Millicent Werntz, Edith Wetmore, Thornton Wilder, Ellis Wilson, Stanley Wilson, Grenville Lindall Winthrop, and Carl Zigrosser.

REELS 1025-1026: Business and financial documents; legal documents, certificates, and passports; writings by Birnbaum and others including a manuscript for Birnbaum's book The Last Romantic, with notes by Upton Sinclair; one scrapbook of clippings, loose clippings regarding Edward Dulac, and other printed material; sketches; bookplates; notes, letters, and printed material relating to Aubrey Beardsley; lists and descriptions of works of art; a notebook of addresses; travel itineraries and maps; and programs.

REEL 1027: 287 photographs of Birnbaum, and art related people, including Maurice Sterne, Edward Bruce, Leo Stein and Alfred Potterton at Anticoli Corrado, and Cecilia Beaux, Robert Chanler, Philip de Laszlo, Despiau, Norman Douglas, Lord Duveen, Herbert Haseltine, Augustus John by Arnold Genthe, Paul Manship by De Witt Ward, Gari Melchers, Elie Nadelman, Mrs. Gustave Radeke, William Rothenstein, Stevenson Scott, Clare Sheridan, Albert Sterner, Abraham Walkowitz, Mrs. Leonard Volkman Webb, and Grenville Lindall Winthrop; 82 travel photographs primarily of Greece; and 142 photographs of works of art.

UNMICROFILMED: Three tape recordings, two containing information about The Last Romantic, dictated in 1952, and one unidentified.

Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942
Bellows, George, 1882-1925
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
Berg, Sven
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941
Bruce, Edward, 1879-1943
Bruckman, Lodewyk
Bufano, Beniamino, 1898-1970
Chanler, Robert Winthrop, 1872-1930
Choate, Mabel, 1870-1958
Clark, Stephen C. (Stephen Carlton), b. 1882
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948
Damrosch, Walter, 1862-1950
Davis, Reginald
De Laszlo, Philip A., 1869-1937
Derry, Georges, 1886-
Despiau, Charles, 1874-1946
Diederich, William Hunt, 1884-1953
Dillingham, Louise
Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952
Dulac, Edmund, 1882-1953
Duveen, Joseph Duveen, Baron, 1869-1939
Field, Hamilton Easter
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942 photographer.
Goldthwaite, Anne, 1869-1944
Gregory, John, 1879-1958
Gross, Magnus
Haseltine, Herbert, 1877-1962
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966
Hoowij, Jan, 1907-
Javits, Benjamin A. (Benjamin Abraham), 1894-1973
John, Augustus, 1878-1961
Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971
Kester, Lenard, 1917-
Luhan, Mabel Dodge, 1879-1962
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966
Marbury, Elisabeth, 1856-1933
McIlhenny, Henry P.
McIntyre, Robert G.
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932
Meštrovi , Ivan, 1883-1962
Metcalf, Houghton P.
Miles, Emily Winthrop, 1893-1962
Morse, Kate
Nadelman, Elie, 1882-1946
O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986
Parmelee, James
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966
Parsons, Harold Woodbury, 1883-1967
Pascin, Jules, 1885-1930
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926
Polasek, Albin, 1879-1965
Potterton, Alfred B.
Quinn, John, 1870-1924
Radeke, Eliza G., 1855-1931
Rerikh, Nikolai Konstantinovich, 1874-1947
Richter, Gisela Marie Augusta, 1882-1972
Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931
Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973
Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, 1884-1962
Rockefeller, John D., 1906-
Romano, Emanuel, 1897?-1984
Rothenstein, John, Sir, 1901-
Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945
Rutherston, Albert Daniel, 1881-1953
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
Scott, Stevenson
Scudder, Janet, b. 1873
Shannon, Charles Hazelwood, 1863-1937
Sheridan, Clare, 1885-1970
Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968
Smith, Pamela Colman
Sprinchorn, Carl, 1887-1971
Stein, Leo, 1872-1947
Sterne, Maurice, 1878-1957
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946
Tchelitchew, Pavel, 1898-1957
Thayer, Scofield, b. 1889
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Walkowitz, Abraham, 1880-1965
Ward, De Witt photographer.
Webb, Leonard Volkman, Mrs
Weil, Elsie
Werntz, Carl N. (Carl Newland), 1874-1944
Werntz, Millicent
Wetmore, Edith
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975
Wilson, Ellis, 1899-1977
Wilson, Stanley
Winthrop, Grenville Lindall, 1864-1943
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-
Zoumpoulakis, T.
Berlin Photographic Company (New York, N.Y.)
Fogg Art Museum
Scott & Fowles (Firm)
extent4.3 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 9 microfilm reels) reels N698, N698a, N698b, 108, and 1023-1027
formatsCorrespondence Financial Records Photographs Electronic Resource Notes
accessUse requires an appointment. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm copy.
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acquisition informationDonated/lent 1967-1975 by Birnbaum and his great-nephew, Jerome Ziegler. Material reel 108 donated anonymously.
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titleEzra Pound Papers 1868-1976.
repositoryYale University Library
collection titleThe Ezra Pound Papers document the literary career and political interests of Ezra Pound. Major correspondents include Richard Aldington, George Antheil, William Bird, T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, James Laughlin, Wyndham Lewis, Marianne Moore, Odon Por, and Henry Swabey. The collection contains manuscripts of many of Pound's works, including the Cantos, Guide to Kulchur, and scripts of Pound's wartime radio broadcasts.

Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet.

Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating)
Call Number: YCAL MSS 43
extent283 boxes
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript Financial Records
accessThis collection is open for research.
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finding aidUnpublished finding aid in repository.
acquisition informationThe papers were purchased from the estate of Ezra Pound and the poet's daughter, Mary de Rachewiltz, in 1973.
updated12/07/2018 11:10:40

titleFoster-Murphy collection, 1900-1969 (MssCol 1051)
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleThe Foster-Murphy Collection reflects the artistic and, to a lesser degree, the political ferment of the period from 1907 to the 1920s. The bulk of the collection consists of letters to Jeanne R. Foster, John Quinn, William Butler Yeats and others, from artists, art dealers, writers, editors, poets, musicians, and scholars. The remainder of the collection is composed of diaries kept by Foster from 1920 to 1925; typescripts of articles, lectures and poems by Foster and others; photographs (a few by Brancusi); newsclippings; and memorabilia.

Jeanne R. Foster (1879-1970), creator of the collection, was an American poet, assistant editor of The Review of Reviews and American editor of Transatlantic Review. She met a significant group of writers, poets and artists through John Quinn who was a New York lawyer, collector of modern art and active patron of the arts.
extent7 linear feet (15 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Clippings Writings Photographs
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finding aidCollection guide available in repository and on internet:,32000,32000,B/l856~b2669570&FF=XFoster-Murphy+collection%2C+1900-1969.&searchscope=1&SORT=R&1,1,,1,0
acquisition informationJeanne R. Foster gave the bulk of her collection and her personal papers to William M. Murphy, American scholar and biographer of John Butler Yeats and the Yeats family. The New York Public Library acquired the collection from Murphy in 1983.
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titleMitchell Kennerley papers, 1917-1940 (MssCol 1634)
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleCollection consists of correspondence, writings, drawings, photographs, memorabilia, and printed matter related to Kennerley and his associates. Correspondence is with writers, artists, gallery owners, auctioneers, book collectors, and photographers. Writings include typescripts of articles and poems by various authors; photographs are of artists and writers; and drawings are by artists. Also, catalogs of art exhibitions and auctions, clippings and memorabilia.

Biographical and Historical Note
Mitchell Kennerley (1878-1950) was an American publisher and art dealer. He worked for various literary magazines and published several others. From 1916 to 1929 and 1937 to 1939 he was president of the Anderson Galleries. He started the Lexington Avenue Bookshop in New York City and was involved in the Book Collectors Club of America.
extent3 linear feet (10 boxes).
formatsCorrespondence Writings Drawings Ephemera Photographs
accessMicrofilm and copies must be used when available
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finding aidCollection guide available in repository and on internet:,1,1,B/l856~b3236609&FF=tmitchell+kennerley+papers&1,1,,1,0/startreferer//search/tMitchell+Kennerley+papers/tmitchell+kennerley+papers/1,1,1,B/frameset&FF=tmitchell+kennerley+papers&1,1,/endreferer/
acquisition informationPurchased from Mitchell Kennerley, 1935-41
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titleIvins family papers, 1885-1961, bulk (1900-1946) (MssCol 1535)
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleCollection consists of correspondence, writings, notes, and legal and financial records of William Ivins, Sr.; correspondence, writings, notes, and diaries of William Ivins, Jr.; correspondence of other family members; family personal miscellany; photographs and graphic materials; and printed matter. Correspondence, 1886-1915, of William Ivins, Sr. concerns his activities in New York and South America, and includes letters related to his unsuccessful 1905 mayoral campaign in New York City, his work for the Brazilian government from 1886 to 1893, and his business ventures abroad. His writings are on subjects such as the history of diplomacy, philosophy and theory of the law, and South American and New York politics. Papers of William Ivins, Jr. mainly contain his articles, lectures, notes, and diaries on the subjects of art, mathematics and museum administration. Other Ivins family correspondence, ca. 1910-1960, is comprised of letters of Emma Yard Ivins, wife of William Ivins, Sr., and Katherine Ivins, their daughter, and concerns the career of William Ivins, Jr. as well as political and suffrage issues. Also, songbooks and lyric sheets, photographs, art work by family members, and printed matter.

William Mills Ivins, Sr. (1851-1915) was a lawyer and municipal reformer in New York City./ William Mills Ivins, Jr. (1881-1961) was the first curator of prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from 1917 to 1946, associate director of the museum from 1933 to 1938, and acting director from 1938 to 1940. He was the author of many articles and books on prints, printmaking and the book arts.
extent13.1 linear feet (22 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence Writings Notes Diaries Photographs
accessApply in Special Collections Office for admission to the Manuscripts and Archives Division.
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finding aidCollection guide available in repository and on internet:,1,1,B/l856~b3195158&FF=tivins+family+papers&1,1,,1,0/startreferer//search/tIvins+family+papers/tivins+family+papers/1,1,1,B/frameset&FF=tivins+family+papers&1,1,/endreferer/
acquisition informationReceived by Barbara Ivins April 19, 1982.
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titleJohn Butler Yeats collection, 1909-1978 (bulk 1911-1922) ©2007 Princeton University Library
repositoryPrinceton University
collection titleContains original manuscripts, drawings, correspondence, miscellaneous materials, photographs, and printed material by and related to John Butler Yeats. The bulk of the collection, however, is composed of typed transcripts of this correspondence as well as copies of other correspondence (primarily letters by and to John Quinn from the John Quinn Memorial Collection in the New York Public Library), and other research material. There are several short manuscripts, including an autograph draft of "The Last of Her Sex," and the drawings consist of two pencil self-portraits, several of women, and one of an unidentified group

The original correspondence (with many of the original envelopes) documents Yeats’s years in New York (1908-1922), when he took up residence at a boarding house run by the Petitpas sisters at 317 West 29th Street, and participated in the literary and art communities of the city. The majority of his letters are addressed to several of his American friends, including Martha Fletcher Bellinger, Mary Tower Lapsley Caughey, Eulabee Dix [Becker], Dolly Sloan, John Sloan, Ann Squire, and others. Many of these letters are heavily illustrated with humorous sketches and drawings. There are also letters to Yeats by others, including his daughters Elizabeth Corbet [Lollie] Yeats and Susan Mary [Lily] Yeats, and his son Jack [John] Butler Yeats. Furthermore, there is a small selection of correspondence between various persons about Yeats.

The voluminous research material was compiled by William Murphy, Glenn O’Malley, and Donald Torchiana as background and preparation for various publication projects, some of which were never realized. Included are typed transcripts and photocopies of the original correspondence by Yeats in the collection, as well as of his correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, Robert Henri, and others. Also present are typed transcripts, photocopies, and microfilm of the correspondence of John Quinn with John Butler Yeats, Jack [John] Butler Yeats, and others from the John Quinn Memorial Collection in the New York Public Library. In addition, there are notes about the correspondence and other related material.

Printed articles by Yeats, written while in New York, include essays, poetry, and letters to the editor. The clippings cover Yeats’s social circle in New York, publications of his essays and letters, interviews, various posthumous remembrances, and other related topics. The other printed material includes miscellaneous publications about Yeats and Jack [John] Butler Yeats.

Yeats was an Irish portrait painter and father of both W. B. and J. B. Yeats. He lived many years in London and spent his last 14 in New York City.

Location: Rare Books: Manuscripts Collection (MSS)
Call number: C0672
extent9.31 linear ft. (22 boxes)
formatsManuscript Drawings Correspondence Ephemera Photographs
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finding aidA 21-page finding aid is available in the repository and on the repository's Web site. Finding Aid Published in 2001, ©2007 Princeton University Library
acquisition informationThe collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
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titleJeanne Foster letters to Richard Londraville, 1966-1970 (MssCol 6253)
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleThe letters of Jeanne Foster to Richard Londraville, 1966-1970, were written while Londraville was preparing his Ph.D. dissertation on William Butler Yeats. Foster's letters give clear evidence of her fondness for him and her efforts to assist him in his research, both with manuscripts in her possession and her own recollections.

The letters include discussions of William Butler Yeats, his father John Butler Yeats, arts patron John Quinn, and other prominent artists and writers. Foster writes repeatedly of W.B. Yeats's and her own interest in the occult and Eastern religious teachings, of her assistance to and visits from biographers William M. Murphy, Ben L. Reid, and Michael Holroyd, and provides details of her own life. Included with the letters are typescript poems written to Londraville and others, a few letters she received, and three enclosures dated 1912, 1920, and 1923 describing her second trip to Ireland, her time in Paris with Gwen John, and her visit to Assisi with John Quinn, respectively.

Jeanne Robert Foster (1879-1970) was a poet, model, and journalist who acted as personal assistant to modern art patron and collector John Quinn. Foster associated with many of the leading modernist poets, artists, and writers of the early 20th century. She served as assistant editor of the American Review of Reviews and American editor of the Transatlantic Review. Her childhood and youth in the Adirondacks provided the background for her books Neighbors of Yesterday (1916), Adirondack Portraits (1986) and other collections of verse.

Richard Londraville is Professor Emeritus, SUNY at Potsdam. He has written several articles on W.B. Yeats and, with his wife Janis, a biography of Jeanne Foster, entitled Dear Yeats, Dear Pound, Dear Ford: Jeanne Robert Foster and her Circle. The Londravilles have also edited the correspondence of John Quinn with Maud Gonne and May Morris.
extent.21 linear ft.
accessApply in the Special Collections Office for admission to the Manuscripts and Archives Division.
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finding aidArranged chronologically.
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titleRoché, Henri Pierre, 1879-1959.
repositoryUniversity of Texas, Austin
collection titleThe Henri Pierre Roché Papers consist of manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, notes, clippings, correspondence, printed material, diaries, and financial and legal documentation. The papers were originally acquired from Henri Pierre Roché's widow, Denise Roché. Roché's works, both published and unpublished, are well represented in this group of papers. Material relating to the novels Jules et Jim and Deux anglaises et le continent is present and includes the correspondence and diaries of some of the individuals who later appeared as characters in the novels.

For the most part, the correspondence in Series II is between Henri Pierre Roché and his two wives, Germaine Bonnard and Denise (Renard) Roché; however, other correspondents are also represented, such as Georges Braque, Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Marie Laurencin, Pablo Picasso, Erik Satie, and Gertrude Stein. Series III contains Roché's daily agendas and diaries (referred to herein as "carnets"), which begin in 1901 and end in 1959, and document various aspects of his personal and professional life. Transcriptions of several carnets, through 1945, commissioned by film director François Truffaut, as well as a photocopy of one carnet, accompany the collection. Roché's interests in art, real estate, and his autobiography are well documented in the Personal and Legal Papers series. The last series contains materials relating to Roché's family. Journals, correspondence, works, financial, legal, and medical records, and printed material document the lives of Roché's mother Clara, his second wife, Denise, and his son Jean-Claude.

French journalist; author; art collector, advisor, and dealer.

Some correspondence and journal entries in English; small amount of material in German; all other material in French.
extent47 boxes, 2 oversize folders (19.74 linear feet)
formatsWritings Correspondence Diaries Journals
accessOpen for research; curatorial permission required for access to original carnets for which transcriptions exist. Permission from copyright holders must accompany photoduplication requests for Jean Cocteau, Marcel Duchamp, Helen Hessel, Henri Pierre Roché, and Erik Satie materials.
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finding aidAn unpublished finding aid with folder-level control is available in the repository and on the Internet
acquisition informationForms part of the Carlton Lake Collection of French Manuscripts. Gifts of Carlton Lake and purchase, 1981, 1995, 1996 (G10713, R13533)
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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 source
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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titleWalt Kuhn, Kuhn family papers, and Armory Show records, 1859-1978 (bulk 1900-1949)
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePapers contain records of the legendary Armory Show of 1913, also known as the International Exhibition of Modern Art, which introduced modern European painting and sculpture to the American public.

Papers also contain records of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS), the artist-run organization that mounted the Armory Show; records of the New York artists' clubs the Kit Kat Club (founded 1881) and the Penguin Club (founded by Kuhn, 1917); and the personal and family papers of New York artist Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), one of the primary organizers of the Armory Show.

As Secretary for the AAPS, Kuhn retained the bulk of existing records of that organization and of the Armory Show. Minutes and correspondence make up most of the AAPS records (Series 2), as well as documents related to John Quinn's legal brief against a tariff on imported works of living artists. Armory Show Records (Series 1) include personal letters, voluminous business correspondence, a record book, miscellaneous notes, inventories and shipping records, two large scrapbooks, printed materials, photographs by Percy Rainford, and retrospective accounts of the show. Correspondents include Arthur B. Davies, Walter Pach, Vera Kuhn, Edward Weston, Otis Oldfield, and Charles Sheeler. The printed materials and photographs in Kit Kat Club and Penguin Club Records reflect Kuhn's deep involvement in those clubs.

The Walt Kuhn Family Papers (Series 4) contain records of his artwork, career, travels, personal and professional associations, family members, and work in vaudeville, film, and interior design. Notable among the family papers are illustrated letters and other cartoons; sketches, drawings, watercolors, and prints; candid letters from Walt to Vera Kuhn discussing art scene politics and personalities in New York, Paris, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Florida, and the Midwest; general correspondence with artists, dealers, collectors, journalists, writers, models, and fans; notes in index card files containing biographical anecdotes of the Kuhns' many contacts; provenance files that document the origin and fate of Kuhn's paintings, sculptures, and prints; papers relating to Kuhn's exhibitions and his relationships with the Marie Harriman Gallery and Durand-Ruel Gallery; and photographs and drawings depicting Kuhn's early years in Munich, Germany and Fort Lee, NJ; trips to Nova Scotia, New England, the Western United States, and Europe; New York and summer studios, among other subjects.

Bio / His Notes:
Watercolorist, lithographer, etcher; New York, N.Y. Kuhn was a central figure in the organization of the Armory Show, and artistic consultant to the Union Pacific Railroad.

Additional forms:
Portions of the collection were digitized in 2006, and are available via the Archives of American Art's website. Digitized portions include records related to the Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, the Kit Kat Club and the Penguin Club. Duplicate originals and copies have not been digitized, and the bulk of Walt Kuhn's personal and family papers have not been digitized. The collection is available on 35mm microfilm reels D72-D73, D240-D242, D344-D350, 912-916, 1191, 1607-1616, and 2917-2918 at the Archives of American Art offices, and through interlibrary loan.
extent30.1 linear ft.
formatsAdministrative Records Correspondence Photographs Drawings Ephemera
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 source
acquisition informationThe Walt Kuhn Family papers and Armory Show records were loaned for microfilming and later donated to the Archives of American Art by Walt Kuhn's daughter Brenda Kuhn in several installments between 1962 and 1979. An additional accession of letters, photographs, and an artifact was purchased by the Archives in 2000. All accessions were merged and reprocessed in 2005; and substantial portions of the collection were digitized in 2006. Loc. of Assoc. Material: The Archives of American Art holds the papers of Walter Pach, the European representative of the Armory Show.
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titleJudith K. Zilczer Papers, 1975-2003.
repositorySmithsonian Institution Archives
collection titleThis accession consists of materials documenting the research and correspondence of Judith Zilczer. Zilczer was employed by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in various capacities from 1974-2003, ultimately serving as Curator of Paintings from 1992-2003.

The research and correspondence primarily concerns modern art, artists, and collectors. A significant amount of materials deal with Horace Pippin, John Quinn, Marcel Duchamp, Willem De Kooning, and Richard Lindner. Materials include correspondence, articles, clippings, bibliographies, images of artwork, lecture scripts, and notes.
extent8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
formatsResearch Files Clippings Photographs
accessSee deed of gift for additional information regarding restrictions, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 12/1/2003 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details.
record link
record source
finding aidElectronic List in accession file. Folder List in accession file. HTML List in accession file.
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titleLouis Bouché interview, 1963 Mar. 13
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn interview of Louis Bouché conducted by William E. Woolfenden for the Archives of American Art.

Bouché speaks of the Penguin Club, including Walt Kuhn's leadership, artists' balls, banquets and sketch classes; European artists at the Penguin Club including Jules Pascin, Albert Gleizes, and others; his association with the Daniel Gallery; his "lace curtain period"; his art education; teaching; working at Wanamaker's and the Folsom Gallery; Walter Arensberg's parties; and his father, Henri's career as a designer. Bouché recalls Marcel Duchamp, Samuel Wood Gaylor, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, John Quinn, and others.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter, mural painter, teacher; New York, N.Y.
extentSound recording: 2 sound tape reels ; 7 in. Transcript: 53 p.
formatsInterview Sound Recording Transcript
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record source
acquisition informationThis interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
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titleRosenbach Company Correspondence, 1903-1953.
repositoryRosenbach Museum & Library
collection titleOrganization:
Series I; alphabetical by correspondent, thereunder chronological.
extent186 boxes (ca. 153,750 items)
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record source
finding aidComputer-generated guide available in library;folder-level control.
acquisition informationIn: Rosenbach Company. Records, 1903-1953.
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titleJohn Quinn Papers, 1867-1921.
repositoryDartmouth College
collection titleCorrespondence, literary manuscripts, legal and financial papers and photographs relating to his work as an author and critic.

Manuscripts, signed; typescripts, signed; manuscripts; typescripts; printed forms completed in manuscript; printed matter; photographs.
extent4.0 ft. (4 boxes).
formatsCorrespondence Manuscript Legal Papers Financial Records
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record source
acquisition informationGift of Richard Mandel, Arnold T. Schwab, Mrs. James G. Huneker, Friends of the Library ... [et al.].
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titleLady Gregory collection of papers, 1873-1965 bulk (1873-1932). (Berg Coll MSS Gregory)
repositoryNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleThis is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, financial and legal documents, notebooks from 1881 to 1929, diaries from 1881 to 1913, journals from [ca. 1916] to 1932, correspondence dating from 1873 to [1965], portraits, and pictorial works.

The portraits include original sketches by Jack B. Yeats. The manuscripts and typescripts include holographs related to the Abbey Theater, drafts and outlines of plays, notes toward works, scenarios, poems, essays, manuscripts related to Sir Hugh Lane, lecture notes, and other materials. The manuscripts and typescripts also include material related to Lady Gregory from Douglas Hyde, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and others, as well as translations by Lady Gregory of various works. There are a number of financial and legal documents relating to the Abbey Theater, royalty statements from Samuel French and John Murray and agreements between the author and various agencies.

The correspondence includes letters, from 1882-1932, from the author to Sara Allgood, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1882-1922), Padraic Colum, William Robert Gregory, Paul Harvey ([1885]-[1892]), Thomas J. Kiernan (1924-1932), Sir Hugh Percy Lane (1901[?]-[1914?]), Sean O'Casey (1924-1931), Una Pope-Hennessey, John Quinn ([1902]-1924), Lennox Robinson, Bernard Shaw, William Butler Yeats ([1898?]-1932), and to others. It also includes letters relating to the author, from 1873-[1965], between various correspondents including William Butler Yeats, Sir William Henry Gregory, Bernard Shaw, and others.

There are letters to Lady Gregory, dating from 1881 through 1932, from Lascelles Abercrombie, Sara Allgood, Olivia Charlotte Ardilaun, George Atkinson, William F. Bailey, Augustine Birrell, Lady Anne Isabella Noel Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, Thomas Bodkin, Samuel L. Brown, Dorothy Carleton, Baron Edward Henry Carson, Baron Castletown (Bernard Edward Barnaby Fitzpatrick), Molly Childers, Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Sidney Colvin, William Thomas Cosgrave, Curtis Brown, Ltd., Jerome Fahey, William F. Figgis, Samuel French, Ltd., Frank Gallagher, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Edmund Wilson Gosse, Guy Gough, Hugh Gough, Margaret (Parry) Gregory, Sir Philip Hanson, Timothy Michael Healy, Annie Elizabeth Fredricka Horniman, Constant Huntington, Douglas Hyde, Henry James, Thomas Joseph Kiernan, Alexander William Kinglake, Hugh Percy Lane, Dugald Sutherland MacColl, Alec Martin, Edward Martyn, John Masefield, James McNeill, Charles Simpson Millington, Thomas C. Murray, Thomas Power O'Connor, Standish O'Grady, Arthur Wellesley Peel, J. H. Perrin, Edward Persse, Dame Una Pope-Hennessy, G. P. Putnam & Sons, John J. Reynolds, Lennox Robinson, Theodore Roosevelt, Bernard Shaw, George Shiels, Robert H. Woods, Kazumi Yano, Jack B. Yeats, William Butler Yeats, and others, many of these relating to the Lane pictures.

Lady Isabella Augusta (Persse) Gregory was an Irish playwright, director, producer, poet, folklorist, translator and historian, co-founder of the Irish National Theater Society at the Abbey Theater, and patron of the Irish Literary Renaissance.
extent3,136 items.
formatsManuscript Typescript Legal Papers Financial Records Diaries
accessAccess to the collection is restricted to qualified scholars and researchers through the Office of Special Collections, Room 316.
record link
record source
finding aidInventory list and card catalog available in repository
acquisition informationThis is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources including W. T. H. Howe.
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titleJohn Quinn memorial collection in the New York Public Library, 1901-1925.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence, including letters from numerous art dealers, George Bellows, Arthur B. Davies, Sir Jacob Epstein, Walt Kuhn, Walter Pach, Ezra Pound, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, and the Society of Independent Artists.

Bio / His Notes:
Collector, patron, lawyer; New York, N.Y. Born Tiffin, Ohio, 1870. Legal work included tax laws re imported contemporary art. Friendship with Augustus John shaped activities and interest in art world. Began collecting mainly through direct contact with artists and dealers.

Location of Original:
Originals in: New York Public Library.

extent26 microfilm reels.
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy in Washington, D.C. office only.
record source
finding aidList of correspondents available at Washington office of the Archives of American Art and on reel 2017.
acquisition informationMicrofilm donated 1978 and 2005 by Judith Zilczer, who organized an exhibit on John Quinn for the Hirshhorn Museum in 1978. She received a copy of the film from the New York Public Library as part of her research. The New York Public Library received the papers over a period of time, officially completed in 1965, by Quinn's niece, Mary Anderson Conroy.
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