Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk, 1923-1979

Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), b. 1902 d. 1980
Art historian, Engineer, Conservator
Active in London, England

Collection size: 10.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: The papers of art conservator and historian, professor, engineer, and writer Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) are dated 1848-1979, with the bulk of the material dated 1923-1979. The collection measures 9.6 linear feet and consists of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) was an art historian, conservator, chemist, author, and engineer. Studied techniques of medieval, Renaissance painting. Professor at Courtald Institute, London, 1938-1947.

The Daniel Varney Thompson papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in increments between 1974-1981 by Mr. Thompson and his estate.

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Also found in the Archives of American Art are oral history interviews conducted with Daniel V. Thompson by Robert Brown, September 25, 1974-November 2, 1976. There are also three letters from Thompson to his sister-in-law Edith Simonds Moore.