Charles Yardley Turner scrapbook of letters from Frederick S. Church and John LaFarge, 1894-1912

Turner, Charles Yardley, b. 1850 d. 1918
Painter, Muralist, Illustrator, Etcher
Active in Baltimore, Md.

Collection size: 25 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Scrapbook containing illustrated letters to C.Y. Turner from Frederick S. Church, and one letter from John LaFarge.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter, etcher; New York, N.Y. Turner and painter, Frederick Stuart Church were close friends and according to Ruel Pardee Tolman, and "were called 'the long and short of it.' Every Christmas morning they planned to have breakfast together."

Letters on reel 3480 were originally donated to the National Collection of Fine Arts (now National Museum of American Art) by Turner's sister, Mrs. A. T. Yardley, July 17, 1926. Letters on reel D8 are from an unknown donor, possibly one "Whittenberg" in Oct. 1958.

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