Harold C. Davies papers, 1910-1975

Davies, Harold C., b. 1891 d. 1976
Active in Calif.

Collection size: 4.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 6 reels)

Collection Summary: Sketchbooks; notebooks; correspondence; writings; scrapbooks; and art work.

REELS 1289-1293: 45 sketchbooks with notes, 1931-1975; etchings, engravings, watercolors and drawings by Davies; 26 notebooks, 1939-1967, of writings by Davies on art, history, philosophy, economics and other topics; business papers and correspondence, mostly pertaining to the Calabama Corporation; a manuscript copy of a history of French Impressionism by Theodore Bolton, 1936; and 12 scrapbooks of reproductions and articles on the work of other artists.

REEL 3646: Two landscape studies in oil, undated, and one portrait in ink, undated. [Also filmed on reel 3612.]

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; California.

Material on reels 1289-1293 donated 1977 by Margaret Davies, Davies' widow. Material on reel 3646 transferred from the NMAA/PG Library.

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