James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1878-1924

Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), b. 1852 d. 1917
Portrait painter
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: ca. 60 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Letters, sketches and sketchbooks, a diary kept by Beckwith's wife, Bertha, photographs, and printed material.

REELS 1418 and 1454 (photos): Letters from John Singer Sargent, Clyde Fitch, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Jacob Schiff, Richard Mansfield, and others; 4 cartoon sketches; a sketchbook which also includes a list of works, 1878-1892, and a few writings; 5 photograph albums and photographs, 1902-1917, of European travels, studios, homes, paintings, family, and friends, among them Samuel Clemens, Worthington Whittredge, and Robert Reid; Bertha Beckwith's diary, 1904; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait painter; New York, N.Y.

Lent for microfilming 1978 by J. Carter Courtney, Beckwith's great-neice.

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