Ferargil Galleries records, circa 1900-1963

A Finding Aid to the Ferargil Galleries Records, circa 1900-1963, in the Archives of American Art, by Stephanie L. Ashley

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Historical Information

Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) opened Ferargil Galleries in 1915 at 24 East 49th Street and 607 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Art critic W. Frank Purdy (1865-1943)was the President of the Art Alliance of America in 1918 and director of the School of American Sculpture worked at the galleries as director of sculpture.

Named from a combination of "fer" (ferrous-iron) and "argil" (clay), Ferargil Galleries dealt in wrought iron, sculpture, paintings and prints, and focused on exhibitions of work by American artists such as George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Emil Carlsen, John Steuart Curry, Arthur B. Davies, W. Hunt Diederich, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hicks, Ernest Lawson, Albert P. Ryder and Grant Wood. Ferargil was also known for its representation of a group of contemporary watercolorists including Charles Dickinson, Phil Dike, Hardie Gramatky, Barse Miller, and Paul Sample.

In 1927 the business moved to 37 East 57th Street (later 63 East 57th Street) and housed a print room, a sculpture gallery with a fountain, and the main painting galleries.

In 1931 Price became the Director of the newly-formed Benjamin West Society at his alma mater, Swarthmore College. There, he promoted the arts at Swarthmore through annual lectures and exhibitions by contemporary artists and also acquired artwork for the college, primarily by Benjamin West. Price served as President of the American Art Dealers Association in the early 1930s and published a number of books and articles on artists including Arthur B. Davies, Walter Griffin, Eric Hudson, Ernest Lawson, Arthur P. Ryder and Horatio Walker.

Price closed Ferargil Galleries in 1955.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Ferargil Galleries records date from circa 1900-1963 and document the activities of this New York gallery that dealt primarily in American contemporary art from shortly after its 1915 founding by Frederic Newlin Price (1884-1963) to it's closure in 1955. 18.7 linear feet of records include incoming and outgoing correspondence with artists, dealers, schools and colleges, and museums and other art institutions; artist files; estate and legal records including papers relating to the Arthur B. Davies estate; gallery business and financial records; printed material; scrapbooks; scattered personal papers of Price; artwork; and photographs of artists, exhibitions and artwork.

Correspondence is both incoming and outgoing and documents the day-to-day activities of the galleries, primarily from the 1920s to the 1950s. Significant correspondence with, or relating to, many of the artists represented by Ferargil Galleries can be found here including correspondence with Bartlett Arkell, Thomas Hart Benton, Randall Davey, Hunt Diedrich, Ernest Lawson, Agnes Potter Lowrie, Luigi Lucioni, Barse Miller, Maxfield Parrish, John Pike, Paul Sample, Wells M. Sawyer, Theodore van Soelen and many others.

Artist files consist primarily of material compiled about artists represented by Ferargil Galleries, including biographical information, press releases for exhibitions, and scattered price lists and information about individual works of art.

Estate and legal records include estate inventories for the estates of Lizzie P. Bliss, Arthur B. Davies, and Dan Fellows Platt, and document several legal actions involving Ferargil Galleries. Of particular significance are the records documenting Price's involvement with the estate of Arthur B. Davies, including correspondence with Davies's wife, Virginia, and sales and inventory records for Davies's artwork at Ferargil Galleries and elsewhere.

Business and financial records date primarily from the 1920s and document inventories, sales, insurance, shipping, and taxes for the bulk of the gallery's operating years.

Printed material contains Ferargail Galleries exhibition catalogs and announcements from 1918 to the 1950s in addition to scattered printed material from other galleries and one folder relating to Arthur B. Davies.

Scrapbooks provide a more comprehensive and detailed history of the gallery's exhibitions, through multiple news clippings of press coverage, in addition to catalogs, announcements, and photographs. Of particular note is a circa 1908 photograph of Arthur B. Davies taken by Gertrude Kasëbier.

Scattered personal records of Frederic Newlin Price document Price's work with the Benjamin West Society at Swarthmore College and further reveal Price's interests through an inventory of his art collection and drafts and copies of his writings on artists such as Arthur B. Davies, and on changing trends and tastes in the art world.

A small series of artwork includes 6 pencil sketches, a print, 3 plans, and an Arthur B. Davies exhibition catalog mock-up with pencil sketches, all by unidentified artists.

Gallery photograph files include some photos of artists such as Emil Carlsen, Leon Dabo, Lloyd Parsons, Natalie Van Vleck and Lois Williams, in addition to 13 folders of photos relating to collections and exhibitions, and photographs of artwork.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Subjects and Names

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

Subjects:

  • Bliss, Lizzie P. (Lizzie Plummer), 1864-1931
  • Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932
  • Dabo, Leon, 1868-1960
  • Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928
  • Parsons, Lloyd
  • Platt, Dan Fellows, 1873-1938
  • Van Vleck, Natalie, 1901-1974
  • Willams, Lois

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art galleries, Commercial--New York (State)--New York
  • Art, American--New York (State)--New York
  • Art--Collectors and collecting
  • Art dealers--New York (State)--New York
  • Gallery owners

Types of Materials:

  • Gallery records
  • Photographs
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Scrapbooks
  • Sketches
  • Prints

Names:

  • Arkell, Bartlett
  • Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975
  • Davey, Randall, 1887-1964
  • Diedrich, Hunt
  • Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934, photographer
  • Lawson, Ernest, 1873-1939
  • Lowrie, Agnes Potter
  • Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988
  • Miller, Barse, 1904-1973
  • Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966
  • Pike, John, 1911-1979
  • Price, F. Newlin (Frederic Newlin)
  • Sample, Paul, 1896-1974
  • Sawyer, Wells, 1863-1960
  • Van Soelen, Theodore

Provenance

Circa 70 letters were give to the Archives of American Art by Frederic Newlin Price in 1958. The remaining records were donated anonymously in 1968.

Separated and Related Materials

Frederic Newlin Price loaned personal and business correspondence with artists and other records for microfilming on reels D321-D322, and N68-14-N68-15. The material was returned after filming and is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.

How the Collection was Processed

Portions of the collection were microfilmed as separate accessions on reels D42, 777-791, 3470 and 2840; these reels are no longer in circulation. All accessions were merged and minimally processed by Stephanie Ashley in 2011 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use of original papers requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Ferargil Galleries records 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.

How to Cite this Collection

Ferargil Galleries records, 1900-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence, 1920s-1963
(Boxes 1-15; 6.0 linear ft.)

The bulk of the correspondence (approximately 75 percent) is written to Frederic Newlin Price, W. Frank Purdy and Ferargil Galleries by artists, dealers, and museums and other art and educational institutions. Artist correspondence is well represented with a significant number of letters from, or relating to, artists represented by the gallery including Bartlett Arkell, Randall Davey, Hunt Diedrich, Ernest Lawson, Agnes Potter Lowrie, Barse Miller, Maxfield Parrish, John Pike, Paul Sample, Wells M. Sawyer, and many others. Some correspondence relating to Price's involvement with Swarthmore College can also be found here.

Found at the end of the incoming correspondence is a folder relating to an exhibition "The Circus Comes to Ferargil Galleries," and a folder of circa 19 letters regarding the authentication and disposition of Gilbert Stuart's Lansdowne portrait of George Washington.

Outgoing correspondence consists primarily of copies of letters and memoranda written in response to the incoming material. The bulk of the outgoing correspondence ends in 1956 with one letter each from 1958 and 1963.

See index for a partial list of correspondents in this series. The list also notes illustrated letters.

Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent; outgoing correspondence follows, and is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder
1 Incoming Correspondence
1 1 A-Ak, 1930s-1950s
1 2 Al, 1930s-1950s
1 3 American Academy-American Collector, 1930s-1950s
1 4 American Federation of Arts, 1930s-1940s
1 5 American Friends-Arensberg, 1930s-1950s
1 6 Arkell, Bartlett, 1930s-1940s
1 7 Armour-Arts, 1930s-1940s
1 8 Ashe-Atherton, 1930s-1950s
1 9 Atlanta-Ayd, 1930s-1950s
1 10 Ba, 1930s-1950s
1 11 Beal-Benton, 1920s-1950s
1 12 Ber-Bes, 1930s-1950s
1 13 Bi, 1930s-1950s
1 14 Bl, 1930s-1940s
1 15 Bo, 1930-1950s
1 16 Bra-Bre, 1920s-1940s
Box Folder
2 1 Bri-Bry, 1930s-1950s
2 2 Buc-Bue, 1930s-1950s
2 3 Buf-Bux, 1930s-1950s
2 4 By, 1930s-1940s
2 5 Cad-Cam, circa 1920s-1950s
2 6 Can-Carl, 1920s-1940s
2 7 Carnegie Institute, 1920s-1940s
2 8 Carn-Ce, 1920s-1950s
2 9 Ch, 1930s-1940s
2 10 Ci-Cl, 1930s-1950s
2 11 Cob-Col, 1930s-1950s
2 12 Com-Coo, 1920s-1950s
2 13 Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1930s-1950s
Box Folder
3 1 Cor-Cr, 1920s-1950s
3 2 Cu, 1930s-1950s
3 3-4 Da, 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
3 5 Davey, Randall, 1930s-1940s
3 6 Dayton Art Institute, 1940s-1950s
3 7 De Braux-De Witt, 1930s-1950s
3 8 Dee-Dev, circa 1920s-1950s
3 9-10 Di, 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
3 11 Doa-Dods, 1930s-1950s
3 12 Dol-Doy, 1930s-1950s
3 13 Dr-Du, 1920s-1950s
3 14 Dy, 1930s-1940s
Box Folder
4 1 Ea-El, 1920s-1950s
4 2 Em-Ex, 1920s-1950s
4 3 Fa-Fl, 1920s-1950s
4 4-5 Fo, 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
4 6 Fra-Fred, 1930s-1950s
4 7 Freu-Fu, 1920s-1950s
4 8 Ga-Ge, 1930s-1950s
4 9 Gi, circa 1920s-1940s
4 10 Gl-Go, 1930s-1950s
4 11 Gra, 1930s-1950s
4 12 Gre-Gru, 1930s-1950s
4 13 Gu, 1940s
Box Folder
5 1 H.-Hac, 1930s-1950s
5 2 Hal-Ham, circa 1920s-1950s
5 3 Han-Har, 1920s-1950s
5 4 Has-Haz, 1930s-1950s
5 5 Hea-Hee, 1930s-1940s
5 6 Hei-Hes, 1930s-1950s
5 7 Hi, 1920s-1950s
5 8 Hof-Hol, 1920s-1950s
5 9 Hom-Hoy, 1930s-1950s
5 10 Hu-Hy, 1930s-1950s
5 11 I, 1930s-1950s
5 12 J.-Jex, 1930s-1950s
5 13 Jo, circa 1920s-1950s
Box Folder
6 1 Jo-Ju, circa 1920s-1950s
6 2 Kal-Kan, 1930s-1950s
6 3 Ka-Ke, 1920s-1950s
6 4 Ki-Ku, 1930s-1950s
6 5-6 La, 1910s-1950s
(2 folders)
6 7-8 Le, 1920s-1940s
(2 folders)
6 9 Li, 1930s-1950s
6 10 Lob-Los, 1930s-1950s
6 11 Lot-Low, 1930s-1950s
6 12 Lu, 1930s-1950s
6 13 Ly, 1930s-1950s
Box Folder
7 1 M.-Ma, 1920s-1950s
7 2 Ma, 1930s-1950s
7 3 Mc-Mer, 1920s-1950s
7 4 Metropolitan-Mey, 1930s-1950s
7 5 Mi, 1930s-1940s
7 6 Mo, 1930s-1950s
7 7 Mu, 1930s-1950s
7 8 Museum of..., 1930s-1950s
7 9 Na, 1930s-1950s
7 10 Ne-Ni, 1920s-1950s
7 11 No-Nu, 1940s-1950s
7 12 O, circa 1920s-1950s
7 13 Pa, 1920s-1950s
Box Folder
8 1 Pea-Pei, 1930s-1950s
8 2 Pen-Pet, 1920s-1950s
8 3 Ph, 1920s-1950s
8 4 Pi-Pl, 1930s-1950s
8 5 Po-Pre, 1920s-1950s
8 6 Pri-Pu, 1930s-1950s
8 7 Pu-Py, 1930s-1940s
8 8 Q, 1930s-1940s
8 9 R.-Re, 1920s-1950s
8 10 Rh-Ri, 1930s-1950s
8 11-12 Ro, 1930s-1950s
(2 folders)
8 13 Ru-Ry, 1930s-1950s
8 14 Sa, 1930s-1950s
8 15-16 Sample, Paul, circa 1930s-1940s
(1-2 of 4 folders)
Box Folder
9 1-2 Sample, Paul, circa 1930s-1940s
(3-4 of 4 folders)
9 3 Sampliner-Saw, 1920s-1950s
9 4 Sawyer, Wells M., circa 1930s-1940s
9 5 Sc, 1920s-1950s
9 6 Se-Sh, 1920s-1950s
9 7 Si-Sl, circa 1920s-1950s
9 8 Sm-Sn, 1920s-1950s
9 9-10 So-Sp, 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
9 11 St-Su, 1930s-1950s
9 12 Swan-Swarthmore College, 1930s-1940s
9 13 Swarthmore College, 1930s-1940s
Box Folder
10 1-2 Swarthmore College, Benjamin West Society, 1930s-1940s
(2 folders)
10 3 Swarthmore College-Sy, 1940s-1950s
10 4 Ta-Ti, 1930s-1940s
10 5 To, 1930s-1940s
10 6 Tr, 1930s-1950s
10 7 Tu-Ty, 1920s-1940s
10 8 U, 1920s-1950s
10 9 Va, 1920s-1950s
10 10 Ve-Vi, 1920s-1950s
10 11 Vo-Vy, 1920s-1950s
Box Folder
11 1 W.-Wa, 1930s-1950s
11 2-3 Walker, Horatio, circa 1920s-1930s
(2 folders)
11 4 Wal-Wan, 1920s-1940s
11 5 War-Way, 1930s-1950s
11 6 We, 1930s-1950s
11 7-8 Whi, 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
11 9 Wi, 1920s-1950s
11 10 Wo, 1930s-1950s
11 11 Wr-Wy, 1930s-1950s
11 12-13 Y, 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
11 14 Z, 1930s-1940s
11 15 Re. "The Circus Comes to Ferargil Galleries," 1948
11 16 Re. Gilbert Stuart's Portrait of Washington, circa 1920s-circa 1930s
11 17 Illegible/Unidentified, circa 1920s-1950s
11 18 Envelopes, circa 1930s-1950s
Box Folder
12 1 Outgoing Correspondence, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
12 2-15 Outgoing Correspondence, 1923, 1927-1940 February
(14 folders)
Box Folder
13 1-14 Outgoing Correspondence, 1940 March-1942 July
(14 folders)
Box Folder
14 1-13 Outgoing Correspondence, 1942 Aug-1945 Feb
(13 folders)
Box Folder
15 1-13 Outgoing Correspondence, 1945 March-1958, 1963
(13 folders)

Series 2: Artist Files, circa 1920s-1950s
(Boxes 16-17; 0.7 linear ft.)

Artist files contain material compiled by the gallery about artists including biographical sketches, news releases concerning exhibitions, printed material such as pamphlets about artists and their work, mailing lists of people who were interested in specific artists, lists of artwork including price lists, and notes on individual artwork including documentation related to provenance, authenticity and appraisals. The series also contains several pieces of artwork including an original ink drawing by B. S. Carter, Jr., inscribed to Price; 2 watercolor sketches by Niclaus Koni; an ink sketch by John Pike; an etching of Robert Burns by an unknown artist, possibly William Simmons; and a pencil sketch probably by Albert Stuart.

Artist files are arranged alphabetically by name of artist.

Box Folder
16 1-15 Artists, A-L, circa 1920s-1950s
(15 folders)
Box Folder
17 1-10 Artists, M-Z, circa 1920s-1950s
(10 folders)
17 11 Artist Groups, circa 1920s-1950s

Series 3: Estate and Legal Records, circa 1925-1939
(Boxes 17-18; 0.3 linear ft.)

This series includes Arthur B. Davies estate records consisting of correspondence with Davies family members, including Davies's wife Virginia, and others regarding the artist's estate and exhibitions of his work relating to his estate; sales vouchers, primarily for work from the Davies estate but also for sales pre-dating the artist's death in 1928; and inventories of Davies's works at Ferargil Galleries, in other museums and galleries, and with individuals.

Also found are transcripts and a telegram relating to the settlement of money for the purchase of Albert P. Ryder, Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent paintings, by Charles Wharton Stork and Haverford College; a letter relating to a possible suit by Mrs. Marshall Field; inventories and appraisal of the Dan Fellows Platt estate; minutes of a meeting relating to Price selling paintings to Ferargil Galleries in exchange for company stocks; and an inventory of the Lizzie P. Bliss estate.

Box Folder
17 12 Bliss, Lizzie P., Estate Inventory, circa 1931
17 13 Davies, Arthur B., Correspondence, circa 1925-circa 1939
17 14-15 Davies, Arthur B., Inventories of Artwork, 1929-1930s
(2 folders)
17 16 Davies, Arthur B., Inventory and Appraisal of Art and Literary Property at Day & Meyer, Murray & Young, Inc., 1929
17 17 Davies, Arthur B., Vouchers for Sales, 1926-1927
Box Folder
18 1 Davies, Arthur B., Vouchers for Estate Sales, 1929-1932
18 2 Platt, Dan Fellows, Inventory and Appraisal of Property Belonging to the Estate, 1938
18 3 Ferargil v. Stork, 1933-1935
18 4 Mrs. Marshall Field v. Ferargil, 1932
18 5 Price v. Ferargil, 1932

Series 4: Business and Financial Records, 1919-1956
(Boxes 18-21; 1.2 linear ft.)

Records include inventories, invoices and receipts for artwork sold, presidents reports, statements of accounts, and insurance and tax records. Lists of artwork sold include information on prices and buyers, in addition to exhibition price lists, and lists of artwork received from clients. Notes and memoranda consist primarily of notes and press releases from other art organizations.

Box Folder
18 6 Addresses, circa 1920s-1950s
18 7 Art Service Bureau, Inc., By-Laws and Certificate of Incorporation, Drafts, 1933
18 8 Bills and Receipts, Books, 1940s-1950s
18 9 Bills and Receipts, Miscellaneous, 1920s-1950s
18 10 Invoices and Receipts for Artwork, 1925-1939
18 11 Insurance Records, 1937-1956
18 12-14 Insurance Schedules, 1942-1956
(3 folders)
18 15-21 Inventories, 1928-1932
(7 folders)
Box Folder
19 1-6 Inventories, 1933-1939, 1951, 1953
(6 folders)
19 7-24 Invoices and Receipts for Artwork, 1919-1920, 1927-1944
(8 folders)
Box Folder
20 1-5 Invoices and Receipts for Artwork, 1945-1956
(5 folders)
20 6 Lists, Artwork Sold, circa 1920s-1950s
20 7-8 Lists, Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
20 9-10 Notes and Memoranda, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
(2 folders)
20 11 Presidents Reports, 1938, 1948
20 12 Shipping Records, circa 1920s-1950s
20 13 Statements of Accounts, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
20 14-16 Statements of Accounts, 1925-1942
(3 folders)
Box Folder
21 1-4 Statements of Accounts, 1943-1956
(4 folders)
21 5 Tax Records, 1930s-1950s
21 6 Trip Reports, 1932-1933

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1900-1956
(Boxes 21-22; 0.7 linear ft.)

Printed material consists primarily of catalogs for exhibitions at Ferargil Galleries and scattered announcement cards. Other printed material is also generally art-related, and includes material from other galleries, art institutions, and companies such as exhibition catalogs and reviews, as well as a folder of printed material relating to Arthur B. Davies (including an article by Royal Cortissoz and a Davies obituary) and a folder of press releases and other miscellanous information regarding exhibitions.

Box Folder
21 Ferargil Galleries
21 7 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
21 8-12 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1918-1930s
(5 folders)
21 13-15 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1940s
(1-3 of 6 folders)
Box Folder
22 1-3 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1940s
(4-6 of 6 folders)
22 4 Exhibition Announcements and Catalogs, 1950s
22 5 News Clippings, 1930s-1940s
22 6-11 Other, circa 1900-1956
(6 folders)
22 12 Other, Arthur B. Davies, 1905, 1929-1943
22 13 Other, Exhibitions, 1930s-1940s

Series 6: Scrapbooks, circa 1920s-1950s
(Boxes 23-34, 40, OV 41; 5.4 linear ft.)

Scrapbooks include printed material and photographs. Printed matter primarily consists of news clippings in addition to exhibition catalogs (some annotated with prices), scattered correspondence, and other gallery documentation such as artist biographical material, press releases, exhibition lists, and exhibition guest signature lists. Photographs are primarily of artwork, with scattered photos of artists and exhibitions, including a photograph of Arthur B. Davies taken by Gertrude Kasëbier, circa 1908.

Correspondence found with scrapbooks includes a 1929 letter from Royal Cortissoz to Price expressing his opinion on the first part of Price's biography of Arthur B. Davies, a copy of which is attached to the letter. Also found is a 1952 letter from Boris Lovet-Lorski describing an accident involving a bronze sculpture that fell on him in his studio.

An attempt has been made to establish the original collation of the scrapbooks. There appears to have been one general scrapbook arranged by artist (which is incomplete), a group of smaller scrapbooks devoted to individual artists, a scrapbook for sculptors, and a scrapbook for paintings and other media (also incomplete entitled "Painting Publicity.") Found also is one exhibition scrapbook for the "New Collectors Exhibition" in 1940. Most of the photographs were removed from the scrapbooks during previous processing and are housed separately at the end of the series.

Within scrapbooks material is generally arranged alphabetically by artist. Various fragments, which were presumably housed in the general scrapbook, can be found at the end of the series.

Box Folder
23 Scrapbook Arranged by Artist
23 1-5 A-D, F, circa 1920s-1950s
(5 folders)
Box Folder
24 1-6 L, M, S, circa 1920s-1950s
(6 folders)
Box Folder
25 Individual Artist Scrapbooks
25 1-2 Bostelle, Tom, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
25 3 Cantine, Jo, circa 1920s-1950s
25 4-6 Carter, Clarence, circa 1920s-1950s
(3 folders)
25 7 Cheney, Russell, circa 1920s-1950s
Box Folder
26 1 Collette, Maurice, circa 1920s-1950s
26 2 Cotton, Lillian, circa 1920s-1950s
26 3 Cowles, Russell, circa 1920s-1950s
26 4 Crimi, Alfred D., circa 1920s-1950s
26 5 Dyer, Nancy, circa 1920s-1950s
26 6 Davies, Arthur B., circa 1920s-1950s
(1 of 2 folders)
Box Folder
27 1 Davies, Arthur B., circa 1920s-1950s
(2 of 2 folders)
27 2 George, Thomas, circa 1920s-1950s
27 3 Gregory, Waylande, circa 1920s-1950s
27 4 Groth, John, circa 1920s-1950s
27 5 Heuston, George, circa 1920s-1950s
27 6 Hoyt, Edith, circa 1920s-1950s
27 7 Hudson, Eric, circa 1920s-1950s
27 8 Jones, Amy, circa 1920s-1950s
27 9 Munsell, Richard, circa 1920s-1950s
Box Folder
28 Painting Publicity Scrapbooks
28 1-4 E-L, circa 1920s-1950s
(4 folders)
Box Folder
29 1-4 M-T, circa 1920s-1950s
(4 folders)
Box Folder
30 1-2 V-Z, Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
30 3-6 Sculpture Publicity Scrapbooks, A-Y, circa 1920s-1950s
(4 folders)
30 7 Sculpture Publicity, Kalcreuth, Baroness Von, Photos by Harold Stein, circa 1930s
Box Folder
31 1 Exhibition Scrapbook, New Collectors Exhibition, Summer Show, 1940
31 2-8 Scrapbook Fragments, circa 1920s-1950s
(7 folders)
31 9 Correspondence found with Scrapbooks, 1929-1952
31 10 Printed Material found with Scrapbooks, circa 1930s-1950s
31 11 Guest Signature List found with Scrapbooks, circa 1940s
Box Folder
32 Photographs from scrapbooks for
32 1 Abell, Margaret, circa 1920s-1950s
32 2 Anderson, C. W., circa 1920s-1950s
32 3 Bemelmans, Ludwig, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photo of Bemelmans)
32 4 Buller, Audrey, circa 1920s-1950s
32 5 Parsons, Lloyd circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photo of Parsons)
32 6 Cantine, Jo circa 1920s-1950s
32 7 Carter, Clarence, circa 1920s-1950s
32 8 Cheney, Russell, circa 1920s-1950s
32 9 Collette, Maurice, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photos of Collette)
32 10 Constant, George, circa 1920s-1950s
32 11 Cotton, Lillian, circa 1920s-1950s
32 12 Cowles, Russell, circa 1920s-1950s
32 13 Crespi, Pachita, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 photos of Crespi)
32 14 Crimi, Alfred D., circa 1920s-1950s
32 15-26 Davies, Arthur B., circa 1920s-1950s
(12 folders; oversized material housed in Box 40, OV 41)
(includes circa 1908 photograph of Davies by Gertrude Kasëbier)
32 27 Dodd, Lamar, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photo of Dodd)
32 28 Dyer, Nancy, circa 1920s-1950s
32 29 Eilshemius, Louis, circa 1920s-1950s
32 30 English School, circa 1920s-1950s
32 31-34 Ford, Lauren, circa 1920s-1950s
(4 folders)
32 35 Fenerley, John, circa 1920s-1950s
32 36 Foshko, Josef, circa 1920s-1950s
32 37 Franciabigio, circa 1920s-1950s
32 38 George, Thomas, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photo of George)
32 39 Gheerardts, Marc the Younger, circa 1920s-1950s
32 40 Gregory, Waylande, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes 2 photos of Gregory)
32 41 Groth, John, circa 1920s-1950s
32 42 Hare, Channing, circa 1920s-1950s
32 43-46 Hesketh, circa 1920s-1950s
(4 folders)
(includes photos of Hesketh, studio and Ferargil Galleries storefront displaying Hesketh work)
32 47 Heuston, George F., circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photo of Heuston and photo of Heuston and others in Egypt, 1942)
32 48 Holbein Studio, circa 1920s-1950s
Box Folder
33 1 Howard, Wing, circa 1920s-1950s
33 2 Hoyt, Edith, circa 1920s-1950s
33 3 Hudson, Eric, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photo of Hudson)
33 4-7 Jones, Amy, circa 1920s-1950s
(4 folders)
33 8 King, Clinton, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes 4 photos of King)
33 9-11 Lavalle, John, circa 1920s-1950s
(3 folders)
33 12 Lee, R. J., circa 1920s-1950s
33 13 Lely, Sir Peter, circa 1920s-1950s
33 14 Lovet-Lorski, Boris, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes 5 photos of Lovet-Lorski)
33 15-16 Lowrie, Agnes Potter, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
33 17-21 Lucioni, Luigi, circa 1920s-1950s
(5 folders; oversized material housed in OV 41)
33 22 Luttichuijs, Simon, circa 1920s-1950s
33 23 Margules, De Hirsch, circa 1920s-1950s
33 24 Mays, Maxwell, circa 1920s-1950s
33 25 McCouch, Gordon, circa 1920s-1950s
33 26-27 Miller, Barse, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
33 28 Morani, Gianbattista, circa 1920s-1950s
33 29 Munsell, Richard, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photo of Munsell)
33 30-31 Paradise, Phil, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
(includes photo of Paradise)
33 32 Parrish, Maxfield, circa 1920s-1950s
33 33-34 Robins, Louisa, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
33 35 Romney, George, circa 1920s-1950s
33 36-40 Ryder, Albert Pinkham, circa 1920s-1950s
(5 folders; oversized material housed in OV 41)
33 41 Salviati, circa 1920s-1950s
33 42-44 Sample, Paul, circa 1920s-1950s
(3 folders)
(includes photo of Sample)
Box Folder
34 1 Sculpture Scrapbook, circa 1920s-1950s
34 2 Shattuck, Ross, circa 1920s-1950s
34 3 Shinn, Everett, circa 1920s-1950s
34 4 Sternberg, Charlotte J., circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photos of Sternberg)
34 5 Stretes, Gullim, circa 1920s-1950s
34 6 Van Dyck, Sir Anthony, circa 1920s-1950s
34 7 Wheelock, Warren, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photo of Wheelock)
34 8 Williams, Lois, circa 1920s-1950s
(includes photo of Williams)
34 9 Wouverman, Philip, circa 1920s-1950s
Box
40 Davies, Arthur B., Oversized Matted and Conserved Photograph by Getrude Kasëbier, circa 1920s-1950s
(see also Box 32 Folder 15)
Box
OV 41 Oversized Photographs of Artwork from Scrapbooks for Davies, Lucioni and Ryder, circa 1920s-1950s
(see also Box 32 F15, Box 33 F17, Box 33 F36)

Series 7: Frederic Newlin Price Records, 1920s-1950s
(Box 34; 6 folders)

This series documents Price's involvement with the Benjamin West Society at Swarthmore College and also contains an inventory of Price's art collection, and drafts, typescripts and published copies of some of Price's writings, including a biography of Arthur B. Davies.

Box Folder
34 10-12 Benjamin West Society of Swarthmore College, circa 1930s-1940s
(3 folders)
34 13 Inventory of Price Collection, 1951
34 14 Price Writings, Drafts and Typescripts, circa 1930s-1950s
34 15 Price Writings, Published Articles and Catalogs, 1920s-1940s

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
(Box 34; 2 folders)

This series consists of 6 pencil sketches, 1 print, and 3 plans, all by unidentified artists. Also found is a mock-up of an exhibition catalog of Arthur B. Davies sculpture and carvings with pencil sketches by an unidentified artist and price notes for each entry.

Box Folder
34 16 Pencil Sketches, Print, and Plans, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
(oversized material housed in OV 41)
34 17 Arthur B. Davies Exhibition Catalog Mock-Up, circa 1920s-circa 1930s
Box
OV 41 Oversized Plans, circa 1920s-circa 1950s
(oversized material from Box 34 F16)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1920-1950s
(Boxes 35-39, OV 40; 4.4 linear ft.)

The series consists of the galleries photograph files containing primarily photographs of works of art, in addition to a few photographs of artists and of exhibitions and collections.

Photographs are arranged alphabetically within 3 categories: artists, exhibitions and collections, and artwork.

Box Folder
35 Photographs of Artists
35 1 Carlsen, Emil, circa 1910
(oversized material housed in OV 40)
35 2 Dabo, Leon, circa 1940s
35 3 Davidson, Jo, circa 1930s
35 4 Hesketh, circa 1940s
35 5 Lux, Theodore, 1939
35 6 Oenslager, Donald, circa 1949
35 7 Parsons, Lloyd, circa 1940s
35 8 Van Vleck, Natalie, circa 1940s
35 9 Williams, Lois, circa 1940s
35 10 Unidentified Individuals, circa 1920s-1930s
35 Photographs of Exhibitions/Collections
35 11 "American Primitives," circa 1930s-1940s
35 12 "Art for the Home Front," circa 1945
35 13-14 Averell House, circa 1930s-1940s
(2 folders)
35 15 "Circus Comes to Ferargil Galleries," circa 1940s
35 16 Dan Fellows Platt Collection, circa 1930s-1940s
35 17 Frick Library Photographs, circa 1930s-1940s
35 18 Garden Furniture, circa 1930s-1940s
35 19 Miniatures, circa 1930s-1940s
35 20 Society Guido Minerbi & Co., circa 1930s-1940s
35 21 United China Relief, circa 1942
35 22-23 Wrought Iron, circa 1930s-1940s
(2 folders)
35 Photographs of Artwork, By Artist
35 24 A: Ackley - Ashe, circa 1920s-1950s
35 25 B: Babbott - Benton, circa 1920s-1950s
35 26 B: Bertovici - Brush, circa 1920s-1950s
35 27-28 B: Buller - Bull-Teilman, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
35 29 C: Campbell - Carson, circa 1920s-1950s
35 30-31 C: Carter, Clarence, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
35 32 C: Cassatt - Chase, circa 1920s-1950s
35 33 C: Cheney, Russell, circa 1920s-1950s
35 34 C: Chi - Crespi, circa 1920s-1950s
35 35 C: Crowell - Crowninshield, circa 1920s-1950s
35 36 D: Dabo - Davey, circa 1920s-1950s
Box Folder
36 1-11 D: Davies, Arthur B., circa 1920s-1950s
(11 folders)
36 12 D: Davis - Demitrios, circa 1920s-1950s
36 13 D: Diedrich, Hunt, circa 1920s-1950s
36 14 D: Dike, Phil, circa 1920s-1950s
36 15 D: Dodd - Dyer, circa 1920s-1950s
36 16 E: Eakins-Eggleson, circa 1920s-1950s
36 17 F: Fabre, Madeleine, circa 1920s-1950s
36 18 F: Faggi, Alfeo, circa 1920s-1950s
36 19 F: Ferguson - Flagg, circa 1920s-1950s
36 20 F: Folinsbee, John, circa 1920s-1950s
36 21 F: Francis - Fuller, circa 1920s-1950s
36 22 G: Gainsborough - Gill, circa 1920s-1950s
36 23 G: Golinkin - Gramatky, circa 1920s-1950s
36 24 G: Groll - Guy, circa 1920s-1950s
36 25 H: Hale - Hassam, circa 1920s-1950s
36 26 H: Hawthorne - Henri, circa 1920s-1950s
36 27 H: Hesketh, circa 1920s-1950s
36 28 H: Heuston - Hills, circa 1920s-1950s
36 29 H: Homer - Houdon, circa 1920s-1950s
36 30-31 H: Howard, Wing, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
Box Folder
37 1 H-I: Hoyt - Iacurto, circa 1920s-1950s
37 2 I-K: Igarta - Kimball, circa 1920s-1950s
37 3 K: Kingsbury, Alison Mason, circa 1920s-1950s
37 4 K: Klauck - Korbel, circa 1920s-1950s
37 5 L: Lafugie - Lane, circa 1920s-1950s
37 6 L: Lane, Harry, circa 1920s-1950s
37 7 L: Lathrop, William L., circa 1920s-1950s
37 8 L: Laukes - Lawrie, circa 1920s-1950s
37 9 L: Lear - Lechay, circa 1920s-1950s
37 10 L: Leith-Ross - Lucioni, circa 1920s-1950s
37 11 L: Luks - Lux, circa 1920s-1950s
37 12 M: Mabuse - Marsh, circa 1920s-1950s
37 13 M: Martin - Mays, circa 1920s-1950s
37 14 M: McCartan - McDonald, circa 1920s-1950s
37 15 M: Menkes - Mills, circa 1920s-1950s
37 16 M: Mintz - Mommer, circa 1920s-1950s
37 17 M-N: Moose - Nordgren, circa 1920s-1950s
37 18 O: O'Dea - Olson, circa 1920s-1950s
37 19 P: Paisone - Paradise, circa 1920s-1950s
37 20 P: Paro, Eugene, circa 1920s-1950s
37 21-22 P: Parsons, Lloyd, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
37 23 P: Parrish - Pennoyer, circa 1920s-1950s
37 24 P: Poole, Abram, circa 1920s-1950s
37 25 P: Poupelet - Price, circa 1920s-1950s
Box Folder
38 1 P: Purdy, Robert, circa 1920s-1950s
38 2 R: Ranger - Remington, circa 1920s-1950s
38 3 R: Richards - Rodin, circa 1920s-1950s
38 4 R: Ross - Ryther, circa 1920s-1950s
38 5 S: Saint-Gaudens - Sample, circa 1920s-1950s
38 6 S: Sargent - Schwartz, circa 1920s-1950s
38 7 S: Scott - Shrady, circa 1920s-1950s
38 8 S: Skou - Stalter, circa 1920s-1950s
38 9 S: Sternberg - Stuart, circa 1920s-1950s
38 10 S-T: Sully - Thorne, circa 1920s-1950s
38 11 T-V: Tolegia - Vanderlyn, circa 1920s-1950s
38 12 V: van Marcke - van Soelen, circa 1920s-1950s
38 13 V: Van Vleck, Natalie, circa 1920s-1950s
38 14 V-W: Veib - Walds, circa 1920s-1950s
38 15-16 W: Walker, Horatio, circa 1920s-1950s
(2 folders)
38 17 W: Waltman - Weston, circa 1920s-1950s
38 18 W: Wheeler - Whistler, circa 1920s-1950s
38 19 W: Whitaker, Frederic, circa 1920s-1950s
38 20 W: Whittredge - Williams, circa 1920s-1950s
38 21 W: Wilson - Wyeth, circa 1920s-1950s
38 22 Y: Yarrow - Yeats, circa 1920s-1950s
38 23-27 Artists, Unidentified and Miscellaneous, circa 1920s-1950s
(5 folders)
Box
39 Artists, D, S: Negatives of artwork by Arthur B. Davies and Paul Sample, circa 1920s-1950s
(damaged)
Box Folder
40 1 Carlsen, Emil, circa 1910
(see also Box 35 F1)

Partial List of Correspondents from Series 1

  • Addision Gallery of American Art
  • Addison, Walter
  • Aiken, Charles Avery
  • American Artists Group, Inc.
  • Anderson, Karl
  • Anderson, C. W.
  • Andrews, Charles Sperry (includes illustrated letter)
  • Arms, John Taylor
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Ashe, Edmund Marion
  • Ashton, Leonard C.
  • Bassett, Richard
  • Benton, Thomas Hart and Rita Piacenza Benton
  • Beresford, Virginia
  • Bok, Hannes (includes illustrated letters)
  • Bower, Alexander
  • Bragdon, Claude
  • Braun, Edith E.
  • Brewer, Floyd E.
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Brooks, Alfred Mansfield
  • Bye, Arthur Edwin
  • Byerley, Blanche A.
  • Buell, Alice Standish
  • Buller, Audrey
  • Butterlin, Otto
  • Calder, Alexander Stirling
  • Campbell, Charles
  • Cantine, Jo
  • Carlsen, Emil
  • Carrigan, William
  • Cheney, Russell
  • Clark, Eliot
  • Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts
  • Comito, Nicholas
  • Conner, John R.
  • Cortissoz, Royal
  • Crane, Bruce
  • Crowninshield, Frank
  • Curry, John Steuart
  • Daingerfield, Elliott
  • Davenport, Carson
  • Davey, Randall
  • Davies, Arthur B.
  • Julius Delbos
  • Diederich, Hunt (includes illustrated letters)
  • Dike, Phil
  • Dix, John A.
  • Dodd, Lamar
  • Dows, Olin
  • Dyson, Will
  • Edie, Stuart
  • Eilshemius, Louis M. (illustrated letter)
  • Epstein, Jacob
  • Faulkner, Barry
  • Folinsbee, John F.
  • Ford, Julia Ellsworth
  • Ford, Lauren
  • Freed, Ernest (includes illustrated letter)
  • Gantt, James B.
  • Gill, Sue May
  • Gramatky, Hardy
  • Hale, Philip L.
  • Hamlin, Genevieve
  • Hartley, Russell
  • Hartmann, Sadakihi
  • Haseltine, Herbert
  • Healy, Arthur K.D.
  • Heinz, Charles L.
  • Herpst, Martha
  • Hesketh, E.
  • Hills, Laura C.
  • Hoffman, Malvina
  • Hollingsworth, Jr., William
  • Holt, Jr., Henry
  • Hopkinson, Charles
  • Hoyt, Edith
  • Humphrey, Eleanor B.
  • Hurd, Peter
  • Jennewein, C. P.
  • Jones, Amy
  • Jones, Janet
  • Jones, J. Pope
  • Judson, Sylvia Shaw
  • Katz, A. Raymond
  • Kellog, Jean
  • Kent, Rockwell
  • Kingsbury, Alison Mason
  • Kreis, Henry (illustrated letter)
  • Ladd, Anna Coleman
  • La Montagne, Harry
  • Lathrop, William L.
  • Lawless, Carl
  • Lawson, Ernest
  • Lebduska, Lawrence
  • Lechay, James
  • Lee, Doris
  • Lever, Hayley
  • Lillie, John
  • Lober, Georg
  • Lowrie, Agnes Potter
  • Lucioni, Luigi
  • Macbeth Galleries
  • MacLeod, Alexander Samuel
  • Macouillard, Louis
  • Merritt, Jesse
  • Miller, Barse
  • Nichols, Henry Hobart
  • Oehlschlaeger, Frank J.
  • O'Malley, Power
  • Paradise, Phil
  • Parrish, Maxfield
  • Paxton, William M.
  • Pike, John (includes illustrated letters)
  • Prendergast, Charles E.
  • Price, M. Elizabeth
  • Puccinelli, Raymond
  • Reed, Alma M.
  • Rockwell, Norman
  • Sample, Paul
  • Savage, Eugene Francis
  • Sawyer, Wells. M.
  • Schaefer, Carl
  • Scudder, Janet
  • Shinn, Everett
  • Shonnard, Eugenie F.
  • Simmons, Will
  • Smith, André
  • Spencer, Robert and Margaret F. Spencer
  • Tarbell, Edmund C.
  • Tolegian, Manuel J.
  • Townsend, Harry (includes illustrated letter)
  • Ufer, Walter
  • van Soelen, Theodore
  • Whitaker, Frederic
  • Wiles, Irving
  • Wood, Grant
  • Woodruff, James W.
  • Yandell, Enid
  • Yeats, Jack Butler