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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum records, 1881-1964

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, est. 1903

Collection size: ca. 1200 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Letters, 1894-1964, from galleries and individuals, mostly of a business nature, from Bernhard Berenson, John Singer Sargent, Henry Swift, Morris Carter, and others; photographs of works of art; business records, 1881-1925, including the Museum's certificate of incorporation, price lists for works of art, sales records, statements of account, bills, receipts, invoices, and inventories of art works; legal records, 1903-1925, including transcripts of court action, property appraisals and tax records; articles, essays and clippings about Isabella Stewart Gardner and the museum; and Gardner's death certificate, 1924.

Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

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