Edward Willis Redfield papers, 1836-1973

Redfield, Edward Willis, b. 1869 d. 1965
Painter, Landscape painter
Active in Pa.,

Collection size: 1.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 4 reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, photographs, sketches, notes and printed material.

REELS 1182-1184: Correspondence, generally congratulatory, asking for examples of exhibitions, and inquiring about the history of Redfield's paintings. Frequent correspondents include C. Powell Minniegrode, Robert Lortac, W.C. Teagle, and Homer Saint-Gaudens. Also included are catalogs, photographs, sketches, priced plaque cards, certificates, dated lists of Redfield's paintings and their prices; address books with exhibition diagrams and lists of paintings and thier owners, and an extensive clipping file.

REEL 5284: ca. 75 letters to Redfield, 1917-1946, mainly regarding exhibitions; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape painter; Center Bridge, Penn.

Microfilmed material donated 1976 by Edward Redfield Richardson, Redfield's grandson. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1987 by Thomas Folk, an historian who wrote a dissertation on Redfield; it is unclear how Folk acquired the letters.

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