Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969, bulk 1840-1923

A Finding Aid to the Elihu Vedder Papers, 1804-1969 (bulk 1840-1923), in the Archives of American Art, by Jennifer Meehan

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Biographical Information

Elihu Vedder was born in New York in 1836. He grew up in Cuba, where his father worked as a dentist, and on his grandfather's farm in Brooklyn. He was educated in boarding schools and by tutors, and showed an interest in drawing at an early age. He began his formal training with T. H. Matteson in New York, and went on to study with Francois-Edouard Picot in Paris and Raffaello Bonaiuti in Florence.

After studying in Europe for several years, Vedder returned to the U.S. in 1860 and settled in New York, where he worked as a commercial illustrator during the Civil War. In 1864, he was one of the artists who illustrated the first American edition of Tennyson's Enoch Arden, which was published by Ticknor and Fields. During this time, he became associated with a bohemian group of artists and writers that regularly met at Pfaff's coffee shop. Some of the earliest exhibitions of his work took place at the annual spring exhibits at the National Academy of Design from 1863 to 1865. He became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1865. After the war he returned to Europe, eventually settling permanently in Italy.

In 1869 Vedder married Elizabeth Caroline Beach Rosekrans (Carrie). They lived in Rome, where Vedder earned his living by undertaking commissioned work (what he termed "duty painting") while also producing paintings on original themes and subjects, such as The Cumaean Sibyl (1875-1878) which became one of his most celebrated paintings. Vedder's wife aided him in his work by cultivating patrons and carrying out all the business correspondence. Over the years he exhibited his work in London, Paris, New York and Boston (where it was especially well-received). While achieving a certain degree of success, he struggled throughout his career to make a living as an artist.

Vedder also carried out work on commission, designing covers for Century Magazine in 1881 and illustrations for various other publications such as Harper's. He experimented in other decorative arts also, designing glass ringwork, firebacks, and tiles; apart from some commissions for glass work from Tiffany's, these other projects never really got off the ground.

Vedder made his biggest contribution to American commercial art in 1884 with his illustrations of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Exhibitions of the original drawings followed, which were well-attended by the public; he also painted and sold several pictures from the Rubaiyat drawings. In the 1890s he undertook several mural projects, including ones for the Walker Art Building at Bowdoin College and the Library of Congress.

In the early 1900s, Vedder built a villa on the island of Capri, where he spent the summers and falls while continuing to live the rest of the year in Rome. From this point on, he didn't undertake any new major paintings, but instead turned to writing and illustrating books of autobiography and verse. His books include The Digressions of V (1910), Miscellaneous Moods (1915), and Doubt and Other Things (1922).

Vedder died on January 29, 1923, at the age of 87.

This biographical note draws from Regina Soria's biography, Elihu Vedder: American Visionary Artist in Rome (Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1970).

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Elihu Vedder papers measure approximately 9 linear feet and date from 1804 to 1969, with the bulk of the material dating from 1840 to 1923. The collection documents the life and work of the painter and illustrator, who was perhaps best known for his illustrations of the 1884 edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Papers include correspondence, writings, diaires, photographs, a limited number of drawings, books and printed material, legal and financial papers, and scattered personal and family papers.

Correspondence consists of incoming and drafts of outgoing letters concerning both personal and professional matters. The majority of the business correspondence was written by Vedder's wife, Caroline R. Vedder, on his behalf and documents the sale and exhibition of Vedder's work, commissions for paintings, and his illustrations for books. Also found is corresondence between and amongst various members of Vedder's immediate and extended family (including early letters between his parents, Elizabeth and Elihu Vedder, Sr.), and between Caroline R. Vedder and her immediate family (including her mother, sisters, and nieces).

Writings consist of drafts, manuscripts, typescripts, and illustrations for various books that Vedder wrote late in his career after he had stopped painting, and for various other poems, essays, and stories, as well as some writings by others. Also found are several diaries belonging to Vedder and Caroline R. Vedder, which record some of the daily activities and travels of Vedder and his wife. Photographs include ones of Vedder, his studio, his friends and family, and his artwork, as well as ones of various residences, from various trips, and of an unidentified exhibition of Vedder's work. Drawings include a study for "The Rubaiyat" and "The Artist's Daughter," along with scattered sketches, plans, and bookplates. Also found are copies of Vedder's published books, and clippings, catalogs, art reproductions, and other printed material.

Also in the collection are scattered legal papers (wills, deeds, and agreements of various family members), finanical papers (such as receipts and statements), notes on family history and other family papers, miscellaney, and numerous annotated envelopes and enclosures that once housed some of Vedder's papers.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as seven series:

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms:

Subjects-Topical:

  • Artists' Writings
  • Painting, Modern --19th century -- Italy -- Rome
  • Painters -- Italy -- Rome
  • Illustrators -- Italy -- Rome

Types of Materials:

  • Works of art
  • Diaries
  • Photographs

Names:

  • Vedder, Caroline Rosenkrans

Provenance

The bulk of the collection was donated in 1962-1964 by Lawrence Fleischman and Harold Love (who bought the papers in 1926 from Mrs. Nadia Tomassi, a Vedder family friend who had held the papers since Vedder's death in 1923). Several books were donated by Irving Burton in 1964 and 1977. Some correspondence, writings, notes, and printed material were donated in 1981 by Mrs. John Breck.

Separated and Related Materials

Four originals drawings (filmed on Reel 671: 608-610 and 612) were returned to the donor and are not described in the Container Listing.

Related material found in the Archives of American Art includes 3 letters written by Elihu Vedder that comprise a small collection donated by Charles E. Feinberg.

How the Collection was Processed

The collection was largely processed before being partially microfilmed in 1962-1964 on reels 515-529 and 671, and in 1981 on reel 2323. Two drawings, study for "The Rubaiyat" and "The Artist's Daughter," received conservation treatment at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in 1986. The entire collection was fully processed, arranged and described by Jennifer Meehan in 2006, and the collection was digitized in 2007 and 2009 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

The bulk of this collection has been digitized. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Elihu Vedder papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

The microfilm of this collection was digitized in 2007 and original photographs were digitized in 2009. Digitized materials are available via the Archives of American Art website.

How to Cite this Collection

Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969 (bulk 1840-1923). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1811-1938
(Boxes 1, 10; 1.0 linear foot)

This series consists of miscellaneous personal and family papers, including notes on the genealogy of the Vedder family, legal and financial papers, notes on the sale and disposition of Vedder's artwork, miscellany, and a significant amount of empty envelopes and enclosures that once housed some of Vedder's papers and that are annotated with notes about the former contents. Legal papers are primarily those of Vedder's extended family and consist of the last wills and testaments of various family members (including his brother and father), deeds, agreements, and insurance policies, as well as Vedder's contract with Houghton Mifflin for The Digressions of V. Also found are various folders of miscellany, consisting of invitations, notices of Vedder's election to the National Academy of Design and The Century Association, sketches and notes, programs, report cards for Enoch Vedder (his son), business and calling cards, pages from an address book, a lock of Vedder's hair, writings, maps, a tentative catalog of Vedder's papers, and other printed material. The bulk of the series is comprised of empty envelopes and enclosures, including some empty envelopes from Vedder's correspondence, which were annotated by various members of Vedder's family and by various custodians and/or users of Vedder's papers and which suggest how the papers may have been originally organized.

Reel Frames
515 759-776 Family History Notes, 1845-1862, undated
Reel Frames
528 499-550 Family Legal Papers, 1811-1909
(1 of 2)
528 551-610 Family Legal Papers, 1811-1909
(2 of 2)
528 612-649 Financial Papers, Caroline R. Vedder's Notebook of Sales, 1856-1907
528 650-699 Financial Papers, Statements, 1868-1912, 1938
(1 of 2)
528 700-722 Financial Papers, Statements, 1868-1912, 1938
(2 of 2)
528 723-769 Financial Papers, Receipts, 1865-1910, 1938
528 770-810 Financial Papers, 1874-1915, undated
(1 of 2)
528 811-850 Financial Papers, 1874-1919, undated
(2 of 2)
528 852-902 Artwork Sales and Disposition Notes, 1856-1938
(1 of 4)
528 903-956 Artwork Sales and Disposition Notes, 1856-1938
(2 of 4)
528 957-1001 Artwork Sales and Disposition Notes, 1856-1938
(3 of 4)
528 1002-1045 Artwork Sales and Disposition Notes, 1856-1938
(4 of 4; partially microfilmed)
Reel Frames
529 769-813 Miscellany, 1857-1915, undated
(1 of 3)
529 814-856 Miscellany, 1857-1915, undated
(2 of 3)
529 857-892 Miscellany, 1857-1915, undated
(3 of 3)
Reel Frames
unfilmed unfilmed Miscellany, undated
(2 folders)
unfilmed unfilmed Annotated Envelopes and Enclosures, undated
(16 folders)
unfilmed unfilmed Oversized, Miscellaneous Family Papers, Diplomas and License of Enoch H. Rosekrans (father-in-law), 1831-1867
(see Box 10)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1804-1951
(Boxes 2-5; 3.6 linear feet)

Series consists of Vedder's personal, professional, and family correspondence, comprised mostly of incoming letters as well as some copies or drafts of outgoing letters. Correspondents include family, friends, artists, dealers, collectors, admirers, and publishers. The bulk of the business correspondence was written by Caroline R. Vedder on behalf of her husband, including correspondence with collectors, people who commissioned work, dealers, and publishers.

Earliest correspondence consists of letters sent and received by various members of Vedder's immediate and extended family, including his parents, Elizabeth and Elihu Vedder, Sr., his brother, Alexander V., his maternal grandparents, Alexander and Agnes Vedder, his maternal aunt, Eveline Caister, and his paternal uncles, Levi and John Vedder. Early letters document the time the family spent apart while Elihu, Sr., was living and working in Cuba and later while the boys were living with their grandparents for a time. Of particular note is an 1850 letter from Vedder to his mother expressing his interest in drawing.

Family correspondence consists primarily of letters between and amongst Vedder, his father, and his brother (Vedder's letters to his father detail his travels in Europe from 1857 to 1860 and his first attempts to earn a living by drawing); letters between Caroline R. Vedder, her mother, sisters, and nieces; letters between Vedder and his wife when either one of them was away from home, traveling or conducting business; and letters between Caroline R. Vedder and the children: Enoch, when he was away at a school and then living in the U.S. and Anita, when she was traveling and away from home.

Personal correspondence concerns matters such as Vedder's engagement and marriage to Caroline Rosekrans, the death and settling the estate of his brother, Alexander, his travels, including a trip up the Nile in 1889-1890, and his friendship with other artists. Professional correspondence concerns: his illustrations and engravings of his work for various books and poems, including Enoch Arden (1863) and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (1884); the exhibiiton of his work (for instance, in the Paris International Exposition of 1878; in gallery shows in Boston and New York in 1880 and in London in 1899; and at the Architectural League of New York in 1895) as well as the unsuccessful attempt to show in the Royal Academy Exhibition of 1876; the sale of his work to private individuals and commissions for work; the reproduction and copyright of his work; Vedder's published protest in the December 1878 issue of L'Art; his award of first prize in the Competition of Christmas Cards at the American Art Gallery, and the subsequent reproduction and sale of his Christmas cards; a mural project for the Chicago World's Fair in 1892; a proposed mural project for the Boston Public Library; his book The Digressions of V (1910); and various other financial and business matters.

Also found is some posthumous correspondence sent and received by Anita Vedder, concerning gifts, sales, and exhibitions of Vedder's work.

See Index for List of Selected Correspondents from Series 2.

Correspondence is arranged chronologically. Undated correspondence is arranged alphabetically at the end of the series.

Reel Frames
515 780-784 Correspondence, 1804
515 785-792 Correspondence, 1826
515 793-796 Correspondence, 1835
515 797-803 Correspondence, 1842
515 804-837 Correspondence, January-April 1843
515 838-872 Correspondence, May-December 1843
515 873-907 Correspondence, 1844
515 908-942 Correspondence, 1845-1849
515 944-976 Correspondence, 1850
515 977-993 Correspondence, 1851
515 994-1065 Correspondence, 1852-1859
515 1066-1086 Correspondence, 1860
515 1087-1105 Correspondence, 1861
515 1106-1141 Correspondence, 1862
515 1142-1196 Correspondence, 1863-1864
515 1197-1253 Correspondence, 1865
515 1254-1287 Correspondence, January-February 1866
Reel Frames
516 1-62 Correspondence, March-December 1866
516 63-130 Correspondence, January-June 1867
516 131-192 Correspondence, July-December 1867
516 193-259 Correspondence, 1868
516 260-332 Correspondence, 1869
516 334-393 Correspondence, January-July 1870
516 394-456 Correspondence, August-December 1870
Reel Frames
2323 127 Correspondence, 1870
Reel Frames
516 457-509 Correspondence, January-February 1871
516 510-582 Correspondence, March-April 1871
516 583-629 Correspondence, May-June 1871
516 630-689 Correspondence, July-August 1871
516 690-735 Correspondence, September 1871
516 736-774 Correspondence, October 1871
516 775-821 Correspondence, November-December 1871
Reel Frames
2323 128-129 Correspondence, 1871
Reel Frames
516 822-868 Correspondence, January-February 1872
516 869-934 Correspondence, March-April 1872
516 935-1006 Correspondence, May-June 1872
516 1007-1071 Correspondence, July 1872
516 1072-1167 Correspondence, August 1872
516 1168-1240 Correspondence, September 1872
516 1241-1264 Correspondence, October 1872
516 1265-1309 Correspondence, November 1872
516 1310-1357 Correspondence, December 1872
516 1358-1410 Correspondence, January-April 1873
516 1411-1445 Correspondence, May-September 1873
516 1446-1479 Correspondence, October 1873
516 1480-1522 Correspondence, November-December 1873
516 1523-1584 Correspondence, January-February 1874
516 1585-1617 Correspondence, March-April 1874
516 1618-1656 Correspondence, May 1874
516 1657-1685 Correspondence, June 1-6, 1874
Reel Frames
517 1-34 Correspondence, June 7-30, 1874
517 35-73 Correspondence, August-September 1874
517 74-116 Correspondence, October-December 1874
517 117-160 Correspondence, January-April 1875
517 161-206 Correspondence, May-September 1875
517 207-266 Correspondence, October-November 1875
517 267-286 Correspondence, December 1875
Reel Frames
2323 130-136 Correspondence, 1875
Reel Frames
517 287-341 Correspondence, January-March 1876
517 342-388 Correspondence, April-May 1876
517 389-453 Correspondence, June 1876
517 454-488 Correspondence, July 1876
517 489-526 Correspondence, August-September 1876
517 527-573 Correspondence, October-November 1876
517 574-598 Correspondence, December 1876
Reel Frames
2323 137-138 Correspondence, 1876
Reel Frames
517 599-651 Correspondence, January-February 1877
517 652-699 Correspondence, March-August 1877
517 700-745 Correspondence, September-November 1877
517 746-772 Correspondence, December 1877
Reel Frames
2323 139-147 Correspondence, 1877
Reel Frames
517 773-836 Correspondence, January 1878
517 837-872 Correspondence, February-March 1878
517 873-917 Correspondence, April 1878
517 918-961 Correspondence, May 1878
517 962-1017 Correspondence, June-July 1878
517 1018-1065 Correspondence, August-October 1878
517 1066-1106 Correspondence, November 1878
517 1107-1168 Correspondence, 1-15 December 1878
517 1169-1225 Correspondence, 16-30 December 1878
517 1226-1267 Correspondence, January 1879
517 1268-1310 Correspondence, February-20 March 1879
Reel Frames
518 1-47 Correspondence, 22 March-April 1879
518 48-102 Correspondence, May-July 1879
518 103-158 Correspondence, August-September 1879
518 159-187 Correspondence, October 1879
518 188-257 Correspondence, November 1879
518 258-292 Correspondence, 1-15 December 1879
518 293-330 Correspondence, 16-30 December 1879
Reel Frames
2323 148-151 Correspondence, 1879
Reel Frames
518 332-382 Correspondence, 1-16 January 1880
518 383-444 Correspondence, 17-31 Janauary 1880
518 445-499 Correspondence, 1-14 February 1880
518 500-540 Correspondence, 15-28 February 1880
518 541-604 Correspondence, March 1880
518 605-649 Correspondence, 1-15 April 1880
518 650-684 Correspondence, 16-30 April 1880
518 685-732 Correspondence, 1-15 May 1880
518 733-768 Correspondence, 16-31 May 1880
518 769-817 Correspondence, June 1880
518 818-880 Correspondence, July 1880
518 881-937 Correspondence, August-October 1880
518 938-987 Correspondence, November-December 1880
Reel Frames
2323 152-175 Correspondence, 1880
Reel Frames
518 988-1017 Correspondence, January-February 1881
518 1018-1067 Correspondence, March-April 1881
518 1068-1108 Correspondence, May-June 1881
518 1109-1157 Correspondence, July-October 1881
518 1158-1197 Correspondence, November-December 1881
Reel Frames
2323 176-177 Correspondence, 1881
Reel Frames
518 1198-1249 Correspondence, January-March 1882
518 1250-1293 Correspondence, April-May 1882
518 1294-1347 Correspondence, June-August 1882
518 1348-1403 Correspondence, September-October 1882
518 1404-1442 Correspondence, November 1882
518 1443-1489 Correspondence, December 1882
Reel Frames
2323 178-180 Correspondence, 1882
Reel Frames
518 1490-1552 Correspondence, January-February 1883
518 1553-1610 Correspondence, March-December 1883
518 1611-1655 Correspondence, January-June 1884
518 1656-1683 Correspondence, July-October 1884
518 1684-1728 Correspondence, November 1884
518 1729-1765 Correspondence, 1-14 December 1884
518 1766-1810 Correspondence, 15-30 December 1884
518 1811-1847 Correspondence, January-March 1885
518 1848-1865 Correspondence, April-16 May 1885
Reel Frames
519 1-46 Correspondence, 17 May-June 1885
519 47-71 Correspondence, July 1885
519 72-121 Correspondence, August-September 1885
519 122-171 Correspondence, October-November 1885
519 172-198 Correspondence, December 1885
519 199-246 Correspondence, January-March 1886
519 247-299 Correspondence, April-May 1886
519 300-364 Correspondence, June-August 1886
519 365-420 Correspondence, September-November 1886
Reel Frames
2323 183-184 Correspondence, 1886
Reel Frames
519 421-468 Correspondence, January 1887
519 469-512 Correspondence, February 1887
519 513-568 Correspondence, 1-15 March 1887
519 569-636 Correspondence, 16-31 March 1887
519 637-677 Correspondence, 1-11 April 1887
519 678-726 Correspondence, 12-30 April 1887
519 727-769 Correspondence, 1-18 May 1887
519 770-812 Correspondence, 19-31 May 1887
519 813-865 Correspondence, June 1887
519 866-918 Correspondence, July 1887
519 919-966 Correspondence, August 1887
519 967-1035 Correspondence, September 1887
519 1036-1077 Correspondence, October 1887
519 1078-1119 Correspondence, November-December 1887
Reel Frames
2323 181-182 Correspondence, 1887
2323 185-186 Correspondence, 1887
Reel Frames
519 1120-1153 Correspondence, January-February 1888
519 1154-1216 Correspondence, March-April 1888
519 1217-1258 Correspondence, May-June 1888
519 1259-1283 Correspondence, July-September 1888
519 1284-1321 Correspondence, October 1888
519 1322-1387 Correspondence, November-December 1888
Reel Frames
2323 187-192 Correspondence, 1888
Reel Frames
519 1388-1429 Correspondence, January 1889
519 1430-1465 Correspondence, February 1889
519 1466-1485 Correspondence, March 1889
519 1486-1535 Correspondence, April 1889
519 1536-1582 Correspondence, May-10 June 1889
Reel Frames
520 1-33 Correspondence, 11-30 June 1889
520 34-83 Correspondence, July 1889
520 84-136 Correspondence, August-September 1889
520 137-178 Correspondence, October 1889
520 179-219 Correspondence, November 1889
520 220-278 Correspondence, 1-11 December 1889
520 279-309 Correspondence, 12-22 December 1889
520 310-361 Correspondence, 23-31 December 1889
Reel Frames
2323 193 Correspondence, 1889
Reel Frames
520 363-414 Correspondence, 1-21 January 1890
520 415-447 Correspondence, 22-31 January 1890
520 448-503 Correspondence, February 1890
520 504-575 Correspondence, March 1890
520 576-623 Correspondence, April 1890
520 624-669 Correspondence, May-June 1890
520 670-706 Correspondence, July 1890
520 707-750 Correspondence, August 1890
520 751-796 Correspondence, September 1890
520 797-827 Correspondence, October 1890
520 828-880 Correspondence, November 1890
520 881-923 Correspondence, December 1890
Reel Frames
2323 194-213 Correspondence, 1890
Reel Frames
520 924-981 Correspondence, January 1891
520 982-1042 Correspondence, February 1891
520 1043-1104 Correspondence, March 1891
520 1105-1163 Correspondence, April 1891
520 1164-1215 Correspondence, May 1891
520 1216-1266 Correspondence, June 1891
520 1267-1305 Correspondence, July 1891
520 1306-1350 Correspondence, 1-14 August 1891
520 1351-1397 Correspondence, 15-31 August 1891
520 1398-1443 Correspondence, 1-10 September 1891
520 1444-1480 Correspondence, 11-30 September 1891
520 1481-1518 Correspondence, October 1891
520 1519-1557 Correspondence, November 1891
520 1558-1594 Correspondence, December 1891
Reel Frames
2323 214-226 Correspondence, 1891
Reel Frames
520 1595-1664 Correspondence, 1-25 January 1892
Reel Frames
521 1-33 Correspondence, 31 January-February 1892
521 34-90 Correspondence, March-April 1892
521 91-134 Correspondence, May 1892
521 135-184 Correspondence, June-July 1892
521 185-246 Correspondence, August 1892
521 247-287 Correspondence, September 1892
521 288-333 Correspondence, October 1892
521 334-371 Correspondence, November-December 1892
Reel Frames
2323 227-257 Correspondence, 1892
Reel Frames
521 372-445 Correspondence, January-February 1893
521 446-510 Correspondence, March-May 1893
521 511-571 Correspondence, June-August 1893
521 572-624 Correspondence, September-October 1893
521 625-663 Correspondence, November 1893
521 664-713 Correspondence, December 1893
Reel Frames
2323 258-266 Correspondence, 1893
Reel Frames
521 714-750 Correspondence, 1-20 January 1894
521 751-809 Correspondence, 21-31 January 1894
521 810-859 Correspondence, 1-10 February 1894
521 860-909 Correspondence, 11-18 February 1894
521 910-965 Correspondence, 19-28 February 1894
521 966-1004 Correspondence, 1-20 March 1894
521 1005-1067 Correspondence, 20-31 March 1894
521 1068-1136 Correspondence, April 1894
521 1137-1195 Correspondence, May 1894
521 1196-1262 Correspondence, June 1894
521 1263-1307 Correspondence, 1-10 July 1894
521 1308-1357 Correspondence, 11-31 July 1894
521 1358-1419 Correspondence, August-September 1894
521 1420-1475 Correspondence, October 1894
521 1476-1525 Correspondence, November 1894
521 1526-1594 Correspondence, December 1894
Reel Frames
2323 267-277 Correspondence, 1894
Reel Frames
521 1595-1644 Correspondence, January-10 February 1895
Reel Frames
522 1-52 Correspondence, 11 February-April 1895
522 53-102 Correspondence, May-August 1895
522 103-131 Correspondence, October-December 1895
Reel Frames
2323 278-287 Correspondence, 1895
Reel Frames
522 132-178 Correspondence, January-February 1896
522 179-239 Correspondence, March 1896
522 240-275 Correspondence, April 1896
522 276-339 Correspondence, May-June 1896
522 340-406 Correspondence, July-August 1896
522 407-450 Correspondence, September-November 1896
522 451-496 Correspondence, December 1896
Reel Frames
2323 288-297 Correspondence, 1896
Reel Frames
522 497-552 Correspondence, January-February 1897
522 553-606 Correspondence, March-June 1897
522 607-646 Correspondence, July-September 1897
522 647-702 Correspondence, October-December 1897
Reel Frames
2323 298-311 Correspondence, 1897
Reel Frames
522 703-741 Correspondence, January-April 1898
522 742-797 Correspondence, May-June 1898
522 798-845 Correspondence, July-August 1898
522 846-873 Correspondence, September-October 1898
522 874-904 Correspondence, November-December 1898
Reel Frames
2323 312-340 Correspondence, 1898
Reel Frames
522 905-948 Correspondence, January-March 1899
522 949-1044 Correspondence, April 1899
522 1045-1116 Correspondence, May 1899
522 1117-1152 Correspondence, June-October 1899
522 1153-1213 Correspondence, November-December 1899
Reel Frames
2323 341-359 Correspondence, 1899
Reel Frames
522 1215-1306 Correspondence, January 1900
522 1307-1351 Correspondence, February 1900
522 1352-1394 Correspondence, March-May 1900
522 1395-1413 Correspondence, June 1900
522 1414-1477 Correspondence, July 1900
522 1478-1527 Correspondence, August 1900
522 1528-1581 Correspondence, September-November 1900
522 1582-1632 Correspondence, December 1900
522 1633-1661 Correspondence, 1-20 January 1901
Reel Frames
523 1-50 Correspondence, 22 January-February 1901
523 51-111 Correspondence, March 1901
523 112-165 Correspondence, April 1901
523 166-235 Correspondence, May 1901
523 236-269 Correspondence, 1-8 June 1901
523 270-322 Correspondence, 9-30 June 1901
523 323-355 Correspondence, August-October 1901
523 356-381 Correspondence, November-December 1901
523 382-413 Correspondence, January-June 1902
523 414-445 Correspondence, September-December 1902
523 446-497 Correspondence, 1-14 January 1903
523 498-540 Correspondence, 15-31 January 1903
523 541-578 Correspondence, February 1903
523 579-610 Correspondence, March-April 1903
523 611-665 Correspondence, May-December 1903
Reel Frames
2323 360-361 Correspondence, 1903
Reel Frames
523 666-702 Correspondence, January-October 1904
523 703-747 Correspondence, November 1904
523 748-792 Correspondence, December 1904
Reel Frames
2323 362-363 Correspondence, 1904
Reel Frames
523 793-814 Correspondence, January-April 1905
523 815-871 Correspondence, 1-7 May 1905
523 872-926 Correspondence, 8-17 May 1905
523 927-962 Correspondence, 18-25 May 1905
523 963-1005 Correspondence, 26-31 May 1905
523 1006-1059 Correspondence, 1-8 June 1905
523 1060-1101 Correspondence, 9-17 June 1905
523 1102-1151 Correspondence, 18-30 June 1905
523 1152-1182 Correspondence, September-December 1905
Reel Frames
2323 364-365 Correspondence, 1905
Reel Frames
523 1183-1220 Correspondence, January-March 1906
523 1221-1278 Correspondence, July-December 1906
Reel Frames
2323 366-368 Correspondence, 1906
Reel Frames
523 1279-1327 Correspondence, January-June 1907
523 1328-1396 Correspondence, July-December 1907
523 1397-1416 Correspondence, January-March 1908
523 1417-1487 Correspondence, April 1908
523 1488-1564 Correspondence, May 1908
523 1565-1615 Correspondence, 1-25 June 1908
Reel Frames
524 1-21 Correspondence, 25 June-December 1908
524 22-75 Correspondence, 1909
Reel Frames
2323 369-372 Correspondence, 1909
Reel Frames
524 77-153 Correspondence, 1910
Reel Frames
2323 373-378 Correspondence, 1910
Reel Frames
524 154-161 Correspondence, 1911
Reel Frames
2323 379-382 Correspondence, 1911
Reel Frames
524 162-172 Correspondence, 1912
Reel Frames
2323 383-385 Correspondence, 1912
Reel Frames
524 173-190 Correspondence, 1913-1914
Reel Frames
2323 386-390 Correspondence, 1913
Reel Frames
524 191-212 Correspondence, 1915-1919
Reel Frames
2323 391-392 Correspondence, 1915, 1919
Reel Frames
524 213-226 Correspondence, 1920-1923
Reel Frames
2323 393-395 Correspondence, 1922
Reel Frames
524 227-234 Correspondence, 1930
Reel Frames
2323 396-402 Correspondence, 1932
Reel Frames
524 235-248 Correspondence, 1934
524 249-263 Correspondence, 1935-1937
524 264-310 Correspondence, 1938
524 311-335 Correspondence, 1940-1951
524 338-383 Correspondence A, undated
524 384-432 Correspondence B, undated
524 434-474 Correspondence, Butler, Annie, undated
(1 of 5)
524 475-529 Correspondence, Butler, Annie, undated
(2 of 5)
524 530-586 Correspondence, Butler, Annie, undated
(3 of 5)
524 587-625 Correspondence, Butler, Annie, undated
(4 of 5)
524 626-670 Correspondence, Butler, Annie, undated
(5 of 5)
524 671-719 Correspondence, C, undated
524 720-750 Correspondence, D-E, undated
524 765-822 Correspondence, F-G, undated
524 823-888 Correspondence, Ha-Hep, undated
524 751-764 Correspondence, Herriman, Elizabeth, undated
(1 of 6)
524 890-947 Correspondence, Herriman, Elizabeth, undated
(2 of 6)
524 948-1000 Correspondence, Herriman, Elizabeth, undated
(3 of 6)
524 1001-1059 Correspondence, Herriman, Elizabeth, undated
(4 of 6)
524 1060-1117 Correspondence, Herriman, Elizabeth, undated
(5 of 6)
524 1118-1164 Correspondence, Herriman, Elizabeth, undated
(6 of 6)
524 1166-1194 Correspondence, Hi-K, undated
524 1195-1272 Correspondence, L, undated
524 1273-1312 Correspondence, M, undated
(1 of 2)
524 1313-1369 Correspondence, M, undated
(2 of 2)
524 1370-1385 Correspondence, N-P, undated
524 1386-1433 Correspondence, R, undated
(1 of 3)
524 1434-1477 Correspondence, R, undated
(2 of 3)
524 1478-1512 Correspondence, R, undated
(3 of 3)
524 1513-1571 Correspondence, S, undated
(1 of 2)
524 1572-1621 Correspondence, S, undated
(2 of 2)
524 1622-1685 Correspondence, T, undated
524 1686-1697 Correspondence, Va-Ved, undated
Reel Frames
525 2-73 Correspondence, Vedder, Anita H., undated
525 75-80 Correspondence, Vedder, Caroline E., undated
525 82-136 Correspondence, Vedder, Caroline R., undated
(1 of 6)
525 137-187 Correspondence, Vedder, Caroline R., undated
(2 of 6)
525 188-247 Correspondence, Vedder, Caroline R., undated
(3 of 6)
525 248-292 Correspondence, Vedder, Caroline R., undated
(4 of 6)
525 293-328 Correspondence, Vedder, Caroline R., undated
(5 of 6)
525 329-376 Correspondence, Vedder, Caroline R., undated
(6 of 6)
525 378-422 Correspondence, Vedder, Elihu, undated
(1 of 4)
525 423-475 Correspondence, Vedder, Elihu, undated
(2 of 4)
525 476-532 Correspondence, Vedder, Elihu, undated
(3 of 4)
525 533-599 Correspondence, Vedder, Elihu, undated
(4 of 4)
525 601-609 Correspondence, Vedder, Elihu, Sr., undated
525 611-662 Correspondence, Vedder, Enoch, undated
(1 of 4)
525 663-712 Correspondence, Vedder, Enoch, undated
(2 of 4)
525 713-764 Correspondence, Vedder, Enoch, undated
(3 of 4)
525 765-811 Correspondence, Vedder, Enoch, undated
(4 of 4)
525 813-848 Correspondence, W, undated
525 849-913 Correspondence, Unidentified, undated
(1 of 3)
Reel Frames
526 1-44 Correspondence, Unidentified, undated
(2 of 3)
526 45-95 Correspondence, Unidentified, undated
(3 of 3)
Reel Frames
2323 6-28 Correspondence, Unidentified, undated
2323 30-62 Correspondence, A-H, undated
2323 63-108 Correspondence, I-R, undated
2323 109-126 Correspondence, S-Z, undated

Series 3: Diaries, 1878-1890
(Box 5; 0.1 folders)

Series consists of several diaries belonging to Caroline R. Vedder and Elihu Vedder. Caroline Vedder's diaries record daily activities in the Vedder household during 1878 and her travels in the United States in 1882. Vedder's diaries record his trip down the Nile in 1889-1890 and include some sketches.

Reel Frames
526 98-189 Daily Diary (Caroline R. Vedder), 1878
526 191-195 Travel Notes (Caroline R. Vedder), 1882
526 197-270 Travel Diary (Elihu Vedder), 1889-1890
526 272-278 Nile Journey and Dates (Elihu Vedder), 1889-1890

Series 4: Writings, 1848-1923, 1969
(Boxes 5-7, 10; 1.7. linear feet)

This series consists of drafts, manuscripts, typescripts, and illustrations for various books that Vedder wrote late in his career after he had stopped painting, including his autobiographical book, The Digressions of V (1910), and his books of verses, Miscellaneous Moods (privately printed in 1915), Thoughts While Dressing and Undressing (seemingly never published), and Doubt and Other Things (1922). Also found are drafts and manuscripts of various poems, essays, and stories, some of which may have been incorporated into his books, as well as notebooks and fragments; and some writings by others, including poems by Henry W. Austin, Florinda Brown, and others, and a copy of Nola Tutag's dissertation on Vedder, "A Reconstruction of the Career of Elihu Vedder" (1969).

Reel Frames
526 361-410 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(1 of 10)
526 411-456 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(2 of 10)
526 457-504 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(3 of 10)
526 505-542 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(4 of 10)
526 543-621 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(5 of 10)
526 622-667 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(6 of 10)
526 668-708 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(7 of 10)
526 709-759 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(8 of 10)
526 760-818 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(9 of 10)
526 819-877 The Digressions of V, Loose Manuscripts, circa 1910
(10 of 10)
526 878-1059 The Digressions of V, Manuscripts, circa 1910
(bound volume)
Reel Frames
unfilmed unfilmed The Digressions of V, Typescripts, circa 1910
(3 folders)
Reel Frames
526 1061-1208 Doubt and Other Things, Manuscript, circa 1922
(bound volume)
Reel Frames
527 1-71 Doubt and Other Things, Typescripts and Illustrations, circa 1922
(1 of 7)
527 72-122 Doubt and Other Things, Typescripts and Illustrations, circa 1922
(2 of 7)
527 123-182 Doubt and Other Things, Typescripts and Illustrations, circa 1922
(3 of 7)
527 183-207 Doubt and Other Things, Typescripts and Illustrations, circa 1922
(4 of 7)
527 208-265 Doubt and Other Things, Typescripts and Illustrations, circa 1922
(5 of 7; partially microfilmed)
527 266-314 Doubt and Other Things, Typescripts and Illustrations, circa 1922
(6 of 7; partially microfilmed)
527 315-321 Doubt and Other Things, Typescripts and Illustrations, circa 1922
(7 of 7)
Reel Frames
unfilmed unfilmed Doubt and Other Things, Set of Stage Proofs, circa 1922
Reel Frames
527 323-370 "Thoughts While Dressing and Undressing," Manuscripts, 1907-1910, undated
(1 of 5)
527 371-423 "Thoughts While Dressing and Undressing," Manuscripts, 1907-1910, undated
(2 of 5)
527 424-477 "Thoughts While Dressing and Undressing," Manuscripts, 1907-1910, undated
(3 of 5)
527 478-533 "Thoughts While Dressing and Undressing," Manuscripts, 1907-1910, undated
(4 of 5)
527 534-581 "Thoughts While Dressing and Undressing," Manuscripts, 1907-1910, undated
(5 of 5)
527 582-660 "Thoughts While Dressing and Undressing," Typescript Copy, undated
527 662-711 Stories, 1872-1913, undated
(1 of 2)
527 712-769 Stories, 1872-1913, undated
(2 of 2)
527 771-825 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(1 of 16)
527 826-888 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(2 of 16)
527 889-941 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(3 of 16)
527 942-993 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(4 of 16)
527 994-1047 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(5 of 16)
527 1048-1101 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(6 of 16)
527 1102-1135 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(7 of 16; partially microfilmed)
527 1136-1186 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(8 of 16)
527 1187-1233 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(9 of 16; partially microfilmed)
527 1234-1287 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(10 of 16)
527 1288-1337 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(11 of 16)
527 1338-1406 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(12 of 16)
Reel Frames
528 1-52 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(13 of 16)
528 53-109 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(14 of 16; partially microfilmed)
528 110-163 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(15 of 16)
528 164-228 Poems and Essays, circa 1907-1923
(16 of 16)
528 230-313 Notebook, 1915
528 354-368 Notebook, undated
528 314-353 Fragments, 1909-1914, undated
(1 of 3)
528 369-424 Fragments, 1909-1914, undated
(2 of 3)
528 425-496 Fragments, 1909-1914
(3 of 3; partially microfilmed)
Reel Frames
526 281-307 Poems by Henry W. Austin and Others, 1848-1895
(1 of 2)
526 308-359 Poems by Henry W. Austin and Others, 1848-1895
(2 of 2)
Reel Frames
529 438-488 Dissertation on Elihu Vedder by Nola Tutag, 1969
(1 of 6)
529 489-539 Dissertation on Elihu Vedder by Nola Tutag, 1969
(2 of 6)
529 540-590 Dissertation on Elihu Vedder by Nola Tutag, 1969
(3 of 6)
529 591-640 Dissertation on Elihu Vedder by Nola Tutag, 1969
(4 of 6)
529 641-710 Dissertation on Elihu Vedder by Nola Tutag, 1969
(5 of 6)
529 711-749 Dissertation on Elihu Vedder by Nola Tutag, 1969
(6 of 6)
Reel Frames
2323 406-421 Miscellaneous Notes and Writings (by others?), undated
Oversize, Doubt and Other Things, Typescripts and Illustrations, circa 1922
(see also Box 10; see Reel 527: 266-314)

Series 5: Books and Printed Material, 1864-1939
(Boxes 7-8; 0.9 linear feet)

This series consists of Vedder's published books, clippings (concerning his artwork, exhibitions, and published works, and obituaries for family and friends), exhibition catalogs, various catalogs with works by Vedder, reproductions of Vedder's artwork, uncut copies of his printed story, "The Story of Medusa," and an announcement of Vedder's first prize in the Christmas Card Competition held by L. Prang and Company.

Reel Frames
unfilmed unfilmed Books
unfilmed unfilmed The Digressions of V, Volume I, Autograph Copy Number 199, 1910
unfilmed unfilmed The Digressions of V, Volume II, 1910
unfilmed unfilmed Miscellaneous Moods, Limited Edition, 1915
unfilmed unfilmed Doubt and Other Things, 1922
Reel Frames
528 1047-1100 Clippings, 1864-1899
528 1101-1152 Clippings, 1900-1923
(partially microfilmed)
Reel Frames
529 0-9 Clippings, 1924-1937
529 10-59 Clippings, undated
(1 of 4)
529 60-112 Clippings, undated
(2 of 4)
529 113-154 Clippings, undated
(3 of 4; partially microfilmed)
529 155-189 Clippings, undated
(4 of 4; partially microfilmed)
529 190-227 Exhibition Catalogs, 1901-1929
529 228-277 Exhibition Catalogs, 1930-1937
529 278-325 Exhibition Catalogs, 1937
529 326-384 Exhibition Catalogs, 1938
529 385-392 Exhibition Catalogs, 1939, undated
529 394-436 Catalogs, 1899-1903, undated
(3 folders; partially microfilmed)
Reel Frames
2323 422-432 Miscellaneous Printed Material, 1889, undated
Reel Frames
unfilmed unfilmed Reproductions of Artwork, undated
unfilmed unfilmed Color Reproductions of Artwork, undated
unfilmed unfilmed Copies of "The Story of Medusa," 1872
unfilmed unfilmed Announcement of First Prize Christmas Card by Elihu Vedder, 1881?

Series 6: Drawings, 1888-1912
(Box 8, OV 12; 0.2 linear feet)

This series includes scattered drawings by Elihu Vedder, including a floor plan of his studio and other plans, sketches of cups, vases, and a wall display, copies of various bookplates (which may or may not have been designed by Vedder), and six original drawings, four of which are on microfilm only.

Reel Frames
529 751-768 Plans, Sketches, and Bookplates, 1888-1912, undated
Reel Frames
671 608-613 Oversize, Drawings, Study for "The Rubaiyat" and "The Artist's Daughter," undated
(see OV 12; four of six drawings on microfilm only)

Series 7: Photographs, 1840s-1920s
(Boxes 8-9, 11, OV 13; 1.5 linear feet)

This series consists primarily of photographs of Vedder, his studio, his family and friends, and his artwork, including tintypes, 11 daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, cabinet cards, and silver gelatin, albumen, and platinum prints. Photographs of Vedder include a portrait of him as a young boy (daguerreotype), portraits of him as a young man and later in life, and ones of him in his studio (including in his San Basilio studio). Family photos include ones of Vedder's wife, Caroline R. Vedder, and children, Philip, Enoch and Anita; ones of Vedder with his wife and children, ones of Vedder and his wife with her family around the time they were married; and ones of Vedder's and Caroline R. Vedder's extended families (many of these can be found in Caroline R. Vedder's cartes-de-visite album, which was disassembled at some point after microfilming). Photos of friends include ones of Charles Caryl Coleman, Kate Field, and Amelia B. Edwards, and ones of Vedder and George Simonds in costume.

Other photos include: ones from a trip to America in 1901, ones of various residences (including the Vedder home outside St. Augustine, Florida and Vedder's villa in Italy), ones from an unidentified exhibition of Vedder's artwork, and various snapshots (including Italian scenes, and views from a hotel window in Pittsburgh and a from a window in St. Augustine.

This series has been scanned from the original photographs rather than microfilm. Items not scanned include photographs artwork and duplicates.

Box Folder
8 7-10 Photographs of Elihu Vedder, circa 1860s-1920s
(4 folders; oversized items housed in Box 11, Folders 1-2)
8 11 Portrait of Elihu Vedder, Hand-Colored Photographic Print of Painting, "Artist's Studio" by Charles Coleman, circa 1900
(Oversized items housed in Box 11, Folder 3)
8 12 Photographs of Elihu Vedder, Duplicates, circa 1890s-1920s
(Not scanned)
8 13 Photographs of Family, Daguerreotypes, 1840s-1860s
8 14 Photographs of Family, Copy Prints of Daguerreotypes, undated
8 15-20 Caroline R. Vedder's Carte-de-Visite Album, late 1800s
(6 folders)
8 21-22 Photographs of Caroline R. Vedder, circa 1869-1880s
(2 folders)
8 23 Photographs of Caroline R. Vedder, Duplicates, 1880s
(Not scanned)
8 24 Photographs of Philip Vedder, early 1870s
8 25 Photographs of Enoch Vedder, 1870s-1910
8 26 Photographs of Anita Vedder, 1880s-1890s
(Oversized items housed in Box 11, Folder 4)
8 27-29 Photographs of Family, 1850s-1890s
(3 folders; oversized items housed in Box 11, Folders 5-6)
8 30 Photographs from Trip to America, 1901
8 31 Photograph Album, San Basilio Studio and Viareggio, 1900
8 32-34 Photographs of Friends, 1880s-early 1900s
(3 folders; oversized items housed in OV 13)
8 35-36 Photographs of Elihu Vedder and George Simonds in Costume, circa 1870
(2 folders; oversized items housed in Box 11, Folder 7)
8 37 Photographs of Unidentified People, late 1800s-early 1900s
8 38 Photographs of Various Residences, Interiors and Exteriors, undated
8 39 Photographs of Elihu Vedder's Villa in Italy, 1907
(Oversized items housed in Box 11, Folder 8)
8 40-42 Various Snaphots, undated
(3 folders)
8 43 Exhibition Photographs, undated
8 44 Photograph of Vedder Fountain, undated
(Oversized items housed in OV 13)
Box Folder
9 (hol) 1-6 Photographs of Works of Art, undated
(6 folders; not scanned; oversized items housed in Box 11, Folder 9 and OV 13)
9 (hol) 7 Photographs of Works of Art by Others, undated
(Not scanned)
9 (hol) 8-9 Photographs of Works of Art, Duplicates, undated
(2 folders; not scanned; oversized items housed in Box 11, Folder 10)
9 (hol) 10 Negatives, undated
(Not scanned)
Box Folder
11 (sol) 1-2 Oversize, Photographs of Elihu Vedder, circa 1860s-1920s
(2 folders; Items scanned with Box 8, Folder 10)
11 (sol) 3 Portrait of Elihu Vedder, Hand-Colored Photographic Print of Painting, "Artist's Studio" by Charles Coleman, circa 1900
(Item scanned with Box 8, Folder 11)
11 (sol) 4 Oversize, Photographs of Anita Vedder, 1880s-1890s
(Items scanned with Box 8, Folder 26)
11 (sol) 5-6 Oversize, Photographs of Family, 1850s-1890s
(2 folders; Items scanned with Box 8, Folder 29)
11 (sol) 7 Oversize, Photograph of Elihu Vedder and George Simonds in Costume, circa 1870
(Items scanned with Box 8, Folder 36)
11 (sol) 8 Oversize, Photographs of Elihu Vedder's Villa in Italy, 1907
(Items scanned with Box 8, Folder 39)
11 (sol) 9 Oversize, Photographs of Works of Art, undated
(see also Box 9, Folders 1-6, OV 13; not scanned)
11 (sol) 10 Oversize, Photographs of Works of Art, Duplicates, undated
(see also Box 9, Folders 8-9; not scanned)
Box
OV 13 Oversize, Photographs of Friends, 1880s-early 1900s
(Items scanned with Box 8, Folder 34)
OV 13 Oversize, Photographs of Vedder Fountain, undated
(Items scanned with Box 8, Folder 44)
OV 13 Oversize, Photographs of Works of Art, undated
(see also Box 9, Folders 1-6, Box 11; not scanned)

Index: Selected List of Correspondents from Series 2: Correspondence

This list does not include the names of family members. Unless otherwise noted, date entries refer to correspondence found on Reels 515-526. When correspondence can also be found on Reel 2323, it is noted with a "see" or "see also" reference after the appropriate date.

    A
  • Abbott, Mrs.: 1895
  • Abbott, Sam A. B: 1894
  • Abbey, Edwin A.: undated (see also Reel 2323)
  • Adams, Elizabeth: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Adsit, Mary J.: undated
  • Advisory Committee on Art of the Paris Exhibition: 1878
  • Agnew, Mary: undated
  • Ainger, Alfred: 1893 (see Reel 2323)
  • Aldrich, T. B.: 1875 (see Reel 2323), 1878, 1880 (see Reel 2323)
  • Aldrich, Lilian: undated
  • Allen, Earl Heron: 1885, 1896 (see Reel 2323)
  • Allen, Fanny B.: 1893, undated
  • Allen, Henry F.: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters: 1922, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1947, 1949
  • American Art Gallery: 1881
  • American Consul, Alexandria, Egypt: 1910
  • American Federation of Arts: 1930
  • American Library in Paris: 1934
  • Anderson, L---: 1894
  • Andrea (?), J. W.: 1876
  • Appleton, F. G.: 1880
  • Apolloni, A.: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Archibald, J. W.: undated
  • Architectural League of New York: 1895
  • Armstrong, D. M.: 1872, 1873, 1878, 1879, undated
  • Armstrong, Helen M.: 1938
  • Armstrong, Helen N.: 1871, 1872, undated
  • Armstrong, T.: 1892 (see Reel 2323)
  • Arnold, Edwin: undated
  • Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society: 1890 (see Reel 2323)
  • Ashbarton, Lady: 1876
  • Ashley, M. Harry: 1872
  • Ashley, O. D.: 1866
  • Athenaeum Club: 1863
  • Atkinson, Agnes D.: undated
  • Augustine Heard and Co.: 1871
  • Ault, Charles H.: 1895, 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Austin, Alys: 1885, 1886, 1887
  • Avery, Sam P.: 1879, 1893
    B
  • Babcock, Maltbie Davenport: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Bale, Edwin: 1884, 1885, undated
  • Bale, Jake D.: undated
  • Ballard, Laura: 1869
  • Ballue, P. W.: 1878
  • Banks, Isabella: 1871
  • Barrett, S. E.: 1898, undated
  • Bartlett, [Truman H.?]: 1871
  • Beale, Jessie Fremont: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Benedict, Bessy G.: 1889, 1890, 1891, 1894
  • Benedict, Frank Lee: 1882
  • Benson, Arthur: 1888 (see Reel 2323)
  • Benson, Eugene: 1878, 1881
  • Benson, H. M.: 1880
  • Bicknell, Albion H. (Bic): 1866
  • Bigelow, W. B.: 1878
  • Bishop, Hattie: 1893, 1894, 1895, 1898, 1905, undated
  • Black, F. C.: 1865
  • Blake, Franklin: 1871
  • Blythe, Isabella: 1889
  • Bode, William: 1912
  • Booth, George: 1884
  • Bossi, Enrico: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Boughton, G. H.: 1878
  • Bourget, Mr. and Mrs. Paul: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Bradbury, K.: undated
  • Braden, Robert: 1893, 1895, 1896
  • Breck, George W.: 1900, 1902, undated
  • Breck, Katherine: 1903
  • Bretschneider, Dora: 1905
  • Brewster, Anne Hampton: 1891 (see Reel 2323)
  • Briggs, Allan Lindsay: 1896
  • Brimmer, Martin: 1880, 1894
  • Brinkerhoff, E. A.: 1910
  • Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences: 1938
  • Brown, Alice E.: 1874
  • Brown, Florinda: 1889, 1891, 1893, undated
  • Bruce, W. J.: 1888, 1889
  • Burrows, Elizabeth M.: 1891
  • Burton, Grace Harvey: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Butler, George: 1881, 1882
  • Butler, J. H.: 1877
  • Butler, Samuel: 1877 (see Reel 2323)
    C
  • California State Library, Sutro Branch: 1919
  • Carnegie Institute: 1923
  • Carpenter, H. Bernard: undated
  • Carpenter, Horace T.: 1912
  • Carter, Jesse Benedict (American Academy in Rome): 1915
  • Carter, June Benedict: 1910
  • Cary, William M.: 1909
  • Cave, Daniel C. A.: 1893 (see Reel 2323)
  • Chanix, S. Whitney: 1865
  • Chanler, Amelie: 1891 (Reel 2323)
  • Chapin, H. A.: 1866
  • Chapin, Mrs.: 1895
  • Charles Scribner's Sons: 1887, 1888, 1892
  • Chase, William L.: undated
  • Churchill (?), S. H.: 1919
  • Clarke, S.: undated
  • Clemens, S. L.: 1883 (telegram)
  • Cleveland Art Association: 1895
  • Clute, Henry J.: 1887
  • Cochrane, Jessie: undated
  • Cole, J.: 1886
  • Cole, Timothy: 1914, 1915 (see Reel 2323)
  • Coleman, Caryl: 1871, 1878, 1885
  • Coleman, Charles: 1865, 1866, 1871, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1886, 1893, 1904, 1905, 1910, undated
  • Collins, Charles: 1885, 1886, undated
  • Colnaghi, Messrs.: 1876
  • Conti (?), Joan: 1886 (see Reel 2323)
  • Coolidge, J. Randolph: 1888, 1889
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 1949
  • Corliss, George F: 1889, 1891
  • Corell, W. S.: 1897 (see Reel 2323)
  • Cortissoz, Royal: 1937, 1938
  • Cromwell, Anna B.: 1894
  • Crook, John: 1870
  • Crowninshield, Frederic: 1910 (see Reel 2323)
  • Crowninshield, Helen: 1878
  • Curtis, Kate De F.: 1893
  • Curtis, Lois: 1894
    D
  • Daly, Augustus: 1880 (see Reel 2323)
  • Daniel, P. A.: 1872
  • Daniels, Cora Louise: 1885
  • Davies, Robert: 1892
  • Davies, William: 1876, 1878
  • Day, Ben: 1866, 1882, 1892, 1900, 1910
  • Dean, Sarah Fairchild: 1872
  • Dickinson, Lavinia: 1892 (see Reel 2323)
  • Dielman, Frederick: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Dixey, Ellen Sturgis: undated
  • Dodd, Mead and Company: 1906 (see Reel 2323)
  • Dodge, Anna Sheldon: undated
  • Doll and Richards: 1880, 1889, 1890, 1938
  • Donaldson, Andrew B.: 1870
  • Douglas, George William: 1888
  • Drake, A. W.: 1884, 1894
  • Draper, Ada A.: 1871, 1873
  • Drexel, Mrs. M.: 1940
  • Duckworth, H.T.F.: 1891 (see Reel 2323)
  • Dumaresq, J. S.: 1876-1878
  • Dunham, Charles A.: 1896
  • Dunthorne, Robert: 1897
  • Durand, Mr.: 1880
  • Dwight, Theodore F.: 1892 (see Reel 2323)
  • Dyer, Margaret: 1889
  • Dyer, Stella M.: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • D'Ysette, Contessa: 1912 (see Reel 2323)
    E
  • Earle, Charles: 1872, 1878, undated
  • Edwards, Amelia B.: 1872, 1873, 1875-1880, 1882-1884, 1886-1891, 1909, undated
  • Ellsworth, James W.: 1892
  • Ellsworth, W. W.: 1884
  • Eustaphiere, Emiy: 1871
  • Ewer, F. C.: 1863
    F
  • Fairbanks (?), A. A.: 1872
  • Fairchild, Charles: 1872, 1880
  • Fairchild, Lucius: 1875
  • Farr, Edward L.: 1911
  • Farrell, Eva Ingersoll: undated
  • Fawcett, Edgar: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Fennel, A. J.: 1875
  • Ferguson, Henry A.: 1878
  • Field, Kate: 1863, 1865, 1867, 1869, 1871, 1878, 1879, 1887, undated
  • Filmer, John: undated
  • Finney, J. N.: 1909
  • Fiske, Fannie L.: 1872, undated
  • Fiske, J. N.: 1876, 1877
  • Fiske, Maria: 1874, 1875
  • Ford, Paul Leceister: undated
  • Frampton, George: 1913 (see Reel 2323)
  • Francis, Fanny Long: undated
  • Frank A. Munsey and Co. (Munsey's Magazine): 1894
  • Frisell, A. S.: 1897
  • Frisell, S. S.: 1922 (see Reel 2323)
  • Frothingham, Ellen: 1871
  • Fuller, James: 1866
    G
  • Galton, Mary: 1886, 1889, 1890, undated
  • Garrett, Mary: 1892
  • Gautier, Florence: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Gifford, R. Swain (?): 1880 (see Reel 2323)
  • Gilbert, Alfred: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Gilder, Helena de Kay: undated
  • Gilder, R. W.: 1883
  • Glackmore, Mary: 1871
  • Glackmore, William: 1871
  • Goodman, Walter: 1876
  • Gottschalk, Felix: 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892
  • Graham, Louise: 1867, 1871
  • Graham, William: 1878, 1881-1883, 1889-1892, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1907, 1908, 1910, 1911, undated
  • Grant, ----: 1877
  • Gray, David: 1870, 1878, 1879 (see Reel 2323)
  • Green, Josiah: 1866, undated
  • Greenwood, Grace (Mrs. S. J. Lippincott): 1876
  • Griswold, Casimir Clayton (Cass.): 1866, 1871, 1872, 1892-1894
  • Grover, Frances: undated
  • Guckin, William G. M.: 1912
  • Guerry, Prosper (Prosper Guerry Studios): 1945, 1946
  • Gurnee, William B.: 1872, 1878
  • Gutman, Joseph: 1866, 1867, 1870, 1871, 1874, 1880, 1885, 1887-1889, undated
    H
  • Haggin, Ali Ben: 1910
  • Haggin, B. B.: undated
  • Hall, George Henry: 1887
  • Hall, J. Frederick: 1875, 1879, 1889, undated
  • Hallock, Mary: 1869
  • Hallowell, Anna: undated
  • Hare, Augustus: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Harper and Brothers: 1882, 1885, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1896, 1907
  • Harper, J. Abner: undated
  • Harvey, James Clarence: 1895
  • Haskell, Celia: 1878, 1883, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1892, 1894, undated
  • Haskell, E. B.: 1878, 1880-1885, 1887, 1890-1894, 1902
  • Hathaway, M. J.: 1878
  • Hawthorne, Julian: 1892, undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Head, Barclay R.: 1883
  • Hearn, George: 1909
  • Heath, L. B.: undated
  • Helbig, Nadine: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Henderson, Isaac: 1886
  • Henderson, J. W.: 1888, 1889, 1891, 1893, 1895-1901, undated
  • Hendrickson, Doll and Richards: 1866
  • Herkomer, Herbert: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Herriman, Elizabeth (Lizzie): 1862, 1872, 1873-1875, 1878-1880, 1882, 1884, 1889, 1890, undated
  • Herriman, William H.: 1879, 1880, 1892, 1910
  • Hess, Selmar: 1890
  • Hitchcock, DeWitt C.: 1865, 1866, undated
  • Hitchcock, Linda: 1865
  • Holland, Alex: 1867
  • Home, D. D.: 1881 (see Reel 2323)
  • Hooker, J. C.: 1876
  • Hooper, C.----: 1866
  • Hooper, Mary: 1874
  • Houghton Mifflin Company: 1890 (see Reel 2323), 1935
  • How, Charles: 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875
  • Howe, Mrs.: 1874
  • Howells, William Dean: 1908
  • Hulton, Lawrence: undated
  • Hunt, Richard H.: 1892
  • Hutchins, Mary Hurd: undated
    I
  • Ives, E. H.: 1889
  • Ives, H. Davis: 1898
    J
  • J. B. Lippincott Company: 1886
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt: 1880 (see Reel 2323)
  • James, Olive B.: 1936
  • Jarves, James J.: 1878, 1891
  • Jarves, Mrs. James J.: undated
  • Johnson, Laura Winthrop: 1880, 1884
  • Johnson, R. N.: 1886, 1915
  • Johnson, Virginia H.: 1888, undated
    K
  • Kale, ----: 1878
  • Keed, Caroline G.: 1895
  • Keen, Ida E.: 1889
  • Keene, Francis B.: 1921
  • Kellogg, Mrs. Frank: 1891
  • Kelly, Eugene: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Kelly, Sarita: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Kennedy, E. G. (?) (H. Wunderlich and Co.): 1886, 1892, undated
  • Kingsley, Rose: 1896 (see Reel 2323)
  • Kingston, William Beatty: 1883-1885, 1888 (see also Reel 2323)
  • Kinnicutt, Lincoln N.: 1897 (see Reel 2323)
  • Klapp, Laura E.: 1898, undated
  • Knowlton, D. R.: 1874, 1876
  • Koehler, S. R.: 1880, 1886
  • Kollops (?), T. E.: 1884
    L
  • L. Prang and Co.: 1881
  • LaFarge, John: 1884, 1894, undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Lagata, Emma: undated
  • Laffan, William: 1884, 1885, 1891
  • Langley, S. P.: 1894 (see Reel 2323)
  • Lasell, Mary K.: undated
  • Lathrop, Kate S.: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Lathrop, S. P.: 1883
  • Lay, Oliver J.: 1866
  • Lewis, Ethel Black: 1913
  • Library of Congress: 1915
  • Lieber, Henrietta: 1893
  • Linton, W. J.: 1880, 1884, 1887
  • Lloyd, David D.: 1885
  • Lloyd, H. D.: 1887, undated
  • Lloyd, Jessie B.: 1885-1887, 1889, 1890, 1893, undated
  • Loder, John: 1884
  • Long, G. W.: 1866
  • Long, George A.: 1892, 1894
  • Long, Mary E.: 1867, undated
  • Lord, Austin W.: 1896, 1898
  • Low, John J.: 1885
  • Lowell, Georgina: 1869
  • Lowell, J. R.: 1875 (see Reel 2323)
  • Lubin, David: 1908
  • Ludlow, Anna D.: 1894 (see Reel 2323)
    M
  • Macantrey, C.H.H.: undated
  • Macbeth, Wiliam: 1910
  • MacMillan, Amy B.: 1896
  • MacMillan, George C.: 1894
  • MacNeil, H. A.: 1900
  • Madonough, A. R.: undated
  • Malloy, Edward C.: 1951
  • Matterson, T. H.: 1879, 1880
  • Matthew, Frank: 1897 (see Reel 2323)
  • Matthew, Leah: 1897 (see Reel 2323)
  • Matthews, Brandon: 1904 (see Reel 2323)
  • Marburg, Theodore: 1877
  • Marks, H. Stacy: 1876
  • Marrs, Kingsmill: undated
  • Marshal, J. B.: 1863
  • Mauley, F.: undated
  • Maynard, George W.: 1910
  • McClurg, Mary Virginia: 1889, undated
  • McGraw, Jennie: undated
  • McKim, Charles F.: 1894, 1895, undated (see Reel 2323)
  • McLeish, Fannie: 1872
  • Mead, Olga: 1893
  • Melville, E. S. (Mrs. Herman Melville): 1896 (see Reel 2323)
  • Merriman, Daniel: 1892
  • Merriman, Helen B.: 1892, 1893, undated
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1883, 1912, 1938
  • Meyer, Rose: 1890 (see also Reel 2323), 1891, undated
  • Miller, (Hepburn), Edith: 1891, undated
  • Millet, Emily: undated
  • Millet, Francis D.: 1878, 1891, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1907, 1910, undated (see also Reel 2323)
  • Millet, Geraldine: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Millet, J. B. (Houghton Mifflin and Co.): 1882, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1895
  • Millet, Lily M.: undated
  • Moen, H.A.R.: 1880, 1881
  • Morgan, George O.: 1901
  • Morgan, Harriet M.: undated
  • Monks, George H.: 1887
  • Moore, Mr.: 1881
  • Morgan, E. D.: 1874
  • Morgan, J. Pierpont: 1875-1877
  • Moulton, Louise Chandler: undated (see also Reel 2323)
  • Munroe (?), John: 1878
  • Mural Painters Society: 1895
  • Murrar, W.H.H.: 1889
  • Musgrave, George: undated
    N
  • Nardi, Gunhild: 1947
  • Nevin (?), B. J.: 1882
  • New England Magazine: 1895
  • New York Times: 1900
  • Noyes, Emily M.: 1886-1891, undated
  • Noyes, Walter B.: 1884
    O
  • Osgood, J. R.: 1865, 1883
  • Otis, F. N.: 1875
    P
  • Paige, J. W.: 1876-1878, undated
  • Parkesmith, Mina: 1890 (see Reel 2323)
  • Parsons, Alfred: 1889, undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Parsons, Anna: undated
  • Partridge, Augusta: 1889
  • Partridge, William Ordway: undated
  • Patterson, Emily: 1892 (see Reel 2323)
  • Paul, Daniel: 1880
  • Peard, F. M.: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Pearson, John C.: 1911
  • Peck, Tracy: 1915
  • Penfield, Mr.: 1896
  • Pennington (?), Harper: 1911 (see Reel 2323)
  • Perkins, Clara Crawford: 1895 (see Reel 2323)
  • Phillips, C. H.: 1891
  • Pittsburgh Dispatch: 1894
  • Powers, Mrs: 1910
  • Putnam, Elizabeth Munroe: undated (see Reel 2323)
    Q
  • Quaritch, Bernard: 1886, 1907
  • Quartley, Arthur: 1882
    R
  • Reinhardt (?), Charles S.: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Rhead, Louis: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Richmond, Clara: 1880, 1881, 1894, undated
  • Richmond, N. B.: 1897, undated
  • Rinehart, William H.: undated
  • Rives, G. L. (The Century Club): 1892, 1893
  • Robinson, Frank J.: 1883, 1884, 1888
  • Rodin, A.: 1909 (see Reel 2323)
  • Rogers, Elizabeth B.: 1877-1879, 1885, undated
  • Rogers, P. V.: 1877, 1878, 1884
  • Rogers, Sherman (?) S.: 1892
  • Rollins, Alice H.: undated
  • Rollins, D. M.: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • Ruggles, H. M.: 1881, undated
    S
  • St. Augustine Historical Society: 1930
  • Saint-Gaudens, August: 1878, undated
  • Sampson, Henry: 1875, 1876, undated
  • Sargent, Amy (Mrs. John): undated
  • Sargent, John: undated
  • Sartorio, G. A.: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Schoff, ----: 1880
  • Schuyler, Eugene: 1880 (see Reel 2323)
  • Scott, Charles E.: 1910
  • Scott, V. C.: 1909
  • Scribner and Co.: 1881
  • Scudder, Winthrop: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Sellstadt, Lars: 1884
  • Sharp, William: undated
  • Shaw, Louisa: 1872
  • Sheldon, George William: 1889
  • Sherman, Florence Bagley: 1895, undated
  • Shillaber, Cynthia H.: 1877, 1878, 1879, undated
  • Simmons, Franklin: 1876
  • Simonds, George: 1869, 1871, 1877, 1884
  • Simonds, Gertrude: 1893, undated
  • Skillman, Jenny: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Skinner, Charles M.: 1880
  • Smith, Anna Leigh: 1889, undated
  • Smith, Robert M.: 1914
  • South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition: 1901, 1902
  • Special Committee on Casts, Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1895
  • Speed, Hattina: 1938
  • Stearns, J.: undated
  • Stetson, Grace Elly Chaning: 1907, 1934
  • Stewardson, T.: 1881
  • Stillman, H. J.: 1878
  • Stillman, W.: undated
  • Stimson, D. M.: undated
  • Stimson, Edith: undated
  • Stoddard, Charles Warren: 1877 (see Reel 2323)
  • Stoddard, R. H.: 1882
  • Stokes, Whitley: 1905 (see Reel 2323)
  • Stone, M. A.: 1880
  • Story, Evelyn: undated
  • Story, W. W.: 1877 (see Reel 2323)
  • Srokosch, Clara Louise Kellog: 1913 (see Reel 2323)
  • Strong, Alonzo P.: 1887
    T
  • Tappan, Caroline: 1896, undated
  • Tarkington, Louise (Mrs. Booth): 1905
  • Thaxter, Celia: 1880 (see Reel 2323)
  • Thaxter, L. L.: undated
  • Thomas, Mary: undated
  • Thompson, E.A.M.: undated
  • Thompson, Eden Frances: 1887, 1889
  • Thompson, Launt: 1878
  • Thorndike, Mary and Henry A.: 1902, undated
  • Ticknor and Fields: 1863
  • Tildes, L----: 1878
  • Tracy (Roudebush), Agnes: 1879, 1886-1888, 1891-1893, 1899, undated
  • Tracy, Francis W.: 1879
  • Turner, Russ: 1888, 1889
  • Tuthill, William H.: 1914
  • Tuttle, Mrs. B. B.: 1905
    U
  • Underwood, M. Flora: 1898 (see Reel 2323)
  • University Prints: 1938
    V
  • Vanderbilt, Edith Stuyvesant: 1890 (see Reel 2323)
  • Vaughan, Virginia: 1894, undated
  • Vertunni, A.: 1878
  • Volpi, E.: 1923
    W
  • W. H. Smith: 1876, 1877
  • Wagstaff, Ede: 1880
  • Walters, W. J. (?): 1882
  • Wakeman, Stephen H.: 1906 (see Reel 2323)
  • Walthius, H. G.: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Ward, Edmund A.: 1871
  • Warner, Charles Dudley: 1871
  • Watrous, Harry W. (National Academy of Design): 1915
  • Webb, Annie Bertram: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Welling, Genevieve: undated
  • Wells, Clara L.: 1875, 1876
  • Weston, Karl E.: 1938
  • Wheatland, Maria: 1898, undated
  • White, Bessie S. (Mrs. Stanford): 1937, undated
  • White, Stanford: 1891 (see Reel 2323), undated
  • Whiteford, Sidney J.: 1907
  • Whitehouse, Remsen: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • Whiting, Lilian: 1914
  • Whittier, Charles A.: 1884, 1885, undated
  • Willart, Laura: undated
  • Williams, Henry D. (Williams and Everett): 1880, 1881
  • Williams and Everett: 1891
  • Wilmarth, Anna H.: undated
  • Wilmarth, Mary H.: 1897
  • Wilson, Anna: undated
  • Wilson, M. B.: undated
  • Winter, William: 1880 (see Reel 2323)
  • Wood, Miles: 1880
  • Woodhouse, Emma: 1878, 1879, undated
  • Woodruff, Edith: undated (see Reel 2323)
  • World's Fair, St. Louis: 1904
  • Wright, Helen Keeps (Mrs. Orville B. Wright): 1938
  • Wright, Mary Francis: 1890
    Y
  • Yale University: 1930
  • Yewell, George: 1870, 1871, 1872, 1872 (illustrated), 1881
  • Yewell, Mollie: 1872, 1879
  • Young, Mrs. Edward: 1938