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Archives related to: Fitzgerald, Desmond, 1846-1926

titleDesmond Fitzgerald papers, 1868-1930.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleCorrespondence; press clippings; 28 volumes of a diary; an account book; and a catalog.

REEL D177: Letters from Macknight to Desmond Fitzgerald, Boston critic, collector, dealer, and biographer of Dodge Macknight; press clippings concerning Macknight exhibitions; and letters to Fitzgerald from Isabella Gardner, Claude Monet, and John Henry Twachtman, mostly relating to Macknight.

REELS 2774-2775: 28 volumes of Fitzgerald's personal diary (not in consecutive order) which include a few clippings and photographs; Early volumes relate to Fitzgerald's professional work. Later volumes after 1900 reflect his art interests, giving a full picture of his involvement in the art world. Also contains an account book and a catalog of Fitzgerald's estate sale after his death, IMPORTANT PAINTINGS BY THE INPRESSIONISTS: THE FITZGERALD COLLECTION, 1927.
extent0.6 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels) reels D177 and 2774-2775
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Diaries Financial Records
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMaterial on reel D177 was lent for microfilming 1965 by Andrew Oliver; material on reels 2774-2775 was purchased 1979 from an auction in New Hampshire by the dealers R. & D. Emerson of Falls Village, Conn. The Archives of American Art arranged to purchase them through a grant from the Hope Foundation of Providence, R.I., a philanthropic organization founded by the Brown family. Fitzgerald was a cousin of John Nicholas Brown. Location of Original: Reel D177: Originals returned to Andrew Oliver after microfilming.
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titleDodge Macknight papers, 1888-1950.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn essay, "The Canyon Country of Utah"; correspondence; a scrapbook of clippings; two exhibition catalogs; three photographs of Macknight; and the first of a limited edition of DODGE MACKNIGHT, WATER COLOR PAINTER, by Desmond Fitzgerald, 1917.

Bio / His Notes:
Watercolorist, painter; Sandwich, Mass. During the 1920's Vose Gallery, Boston, sold out every one of MacKnight's paintings. He also used the name W. Dodge Macknight.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reel 1902 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
extent18 items (on 1 microfilm reel) reel 1902
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Scrapbooks Exhibition Catalogs Photographs
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationLent for microfilming 1980 by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bruce, the niece of Dodge Macknight. Location of Original: Originals returned to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Bruce after microfilming.
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