Hattie Newcomer Gilpin letters, 1901-1904

Gilpin, Hattie Newcomer
Art patron

Collection size: 66 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Letters of Hattie Newcomer Gilpin reflect her patronage of artists Daniel Chester Dale, John La Farge, and Edwin Davis French.

Correspondence regarding the baptismal font and stained glass windows commissioned by Mrs. Gilpin for St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, Maryland, consists of ten letters from Daniel Chester French concerning the baptismal font, 1902-1904; a contract and eighteen letters, 1902-1903, from John La Farge, and a copy of a letter to La Farge from Mrs. Gilpin, regarding the stained glass windows. Also included are 36 letters from Edwin Davis French concerning the execution of engraved book plates for Mrs. Gilpin.

Biographical/Historical Note: Patron; Baltimore, Maryland. Married to Henry (Harry) B. Gilpin.

The donors, Lewis, Howard, and Douglas Allen are brothers and the grandsons of Hattie Newcomer Gilpin.

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