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titleFrank J. Hecker inventory, [undated].
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleAn inventory of Hecker's art collection, listing the artist, date, size, title and location in Hecker's home. The collection includes oils, pastels, watercolors, prints, pottery, sculpture, porcelains, lacquers, and miscellaneous art objects. (The inventory is also microfilmed on reel D32).
extent62 p. (on partial microfilm reel). reels 3 and D32
formatsInventories
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationProvenance unknown.
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titleCharles Lang Freer selected papers, 1876-1931.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titlePapers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades, and correspondence regarding Freer's bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; 30 v. of letterpress books containing copies of letters sent, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler' mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer letters and regarding the settlement of his estate.

Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910;

Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art;

correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.
Among Freer's correspondents are: Otto Bacher, Bernard Berenson, Siegfried Bing, Laurence Binyon, W.K. Bixby, Sigisbert Chretien Bosch-Reitz, Charles H. Caffin, Colin Campbell, Richard Canfield, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Alfred Vance Churchill, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Arthur Wesley Dow, Ernest Fenollosa, Albert Gallatin, John Gellatly, Frederick W. Gookin, Sadakichi Hartmann, Frank J. Hecker, Dikran Kelekian, M. Knoedler & Co., Berthold Laufer, Lien Hui Ching Collection, W.A. Livingstone, Frederick McCormick, Bunkio Matsuki, Gari Melchers, Agnes Meyer, Eugene Meyer, Charles Moore, Yozo Nomura, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Charles A. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Stephens Warring, Thomas Way, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, Beatrix Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, K.T. Wong, Yamanaka & Co., and Seaouke Yue.
extent34 microfilm reels. reels 4720-4753
formatsCorrespondence Diaries Inventories Scrapbooks Clippings
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidElectronic finding aid available.
acquisition informationSelected for microfilming from the Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Microfilmed 1992 by the Archives of American Art with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Grants Research Resources Program. Portions of the correspondence and the letterpress books were previously filmed by the Freer in the 1970 (AAA reels 77, 453-456, and 1217-1232); those reels have been replaced by this microfilming project. See Finding Aid for information on papers not selected for microfilming. Originals in: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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titleCharles Lang Freer Papers 1876-1931
repositoryFreer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
collection titleThe personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, financial material, architectural drawings, and photographs.

Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; letterpress books contain copies of Freer's outgoing letters, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler' mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer letters and regarding the settlement of his estate.

Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910.

Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art.

Correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.

Co-Creator:
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney), 1857-1931
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien, 1860-
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918
Campbell, Colin, Lord, 1853-1895
Campbell, Colin, Lady, 1857-1911
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1855-1914
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952.
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931
Gookin, Frederick William
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1846-1927
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934
McCormick, Frederick, 1870-
Matsuki, Bunkio, 1867-1940
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959
Moore, Charles, 1855-1942
Nomura, Yozo
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958
Reid, Alexander
Rhoades, Katharine N., 1885-1965
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927
Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1863?-1944
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1861-1913
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin, d. 1896
Wong, K. T.
Yue, Seaouke
M. Knoedler & Co.
Yamanaka & Company
extent145 linear feet
formatsPersonal Papers Correspondence Photographs Diaries Financial Papers
accessAccess is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment.
record linkhttp://www.asia.si.edu/archives/finding_aids/freer.html
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidOnline and in repository.
acquisition informationGift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer
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titleFrank J Hecker Papers, 1891-1904
repositoryWilliam L. Clements Library
collection titleThe Frank J. Hecker papers are primarily made up of official letters and documents pertaining to his service during and following the Spanish-American war (1898-1899) as Chief of the Division of Transportation, Quartermaster's Department, and as a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission (1904). The collection also contains newspaper clippings related to his work in these capacities and miscellaneous photographs, printed items, and ephemera.
extent2 lin. feet
formatsCorrespondence Clippings Photographs Printed Materials Ephemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=clementsmss;idno=umich-wcl-M-910hec
acquisition informationGift of Christian Henry Hecker, 1952
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titleArtist File: Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph) , 1846-1927
repositoryFreer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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/
updated11/12/2014 11:30:05
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titleBHC photo collection as D/Historic houses-Hecker, Col. Frank J.
repositoryDetroit Public Library
collection titlethere are 41 electronic images of Frank J. Hecker's residence.

Source of Electronic Image
Reproduction of photograph from the Burton Historical Collection
extentSee repository
formatsElectronic Resource Photographs
accessSee the following link for further details: http://www.detroit.lib.mi.us/burton/burton_index.htm
record sourcehttp://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dpa1ic?page=index
updated11/12/2014 11:30:13
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