Harper's Magazine Autograph Letter collection, 1851-1895

Harper & Brothers. Art Dept, est. 1817
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: ca. 700 items (on 3 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Letters from artists and writers to HARPER'S MAGAZINE dealing with late nineteenth-century illustrations and articles for that publication. A separate group concerns Whistler's suit against Harper and Brothers for its alleged libel in DuMauriers's TRILBY, and another comprises eighteen James Jackson Jarves letters, 1853-1855, on his articles. Some of the correspondents are Poultney Bigelow, William Merritt Chase, A.B. Frost, Richard Morris Hunt, Francis Millet, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Charles S. Reinhardt, Albert E. Sterner and J.Q.A. Ward.

Lent for microfilming 1967 by Pierpont Morgan Library.

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