James D. Gill letters from artists, 1884-1887

Gill, James Dwyer, b. 1849 d. 1937
Dealer
Active in Springfield, Mass.

Collection size: 25 items (on 4 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Letters to Gill from artists mostly concerning a fire in Gill's gallery; the receipt of checks; the sale of art works; and the return of unsold pieces.

REEL D8: Letters from George Loring Brown and Alfred Bricher.

REEL D9: Letter from W. S. (William Starbuck) Macy, regarding an incorrect title attributed to a painting on display.

REEL D10: Letters from George Elmer Browne, E. Ritchie Harrison, Edward C. Leavitt, Aaron Draper Shattuck, and George Henry Story.

REEL 2813: Letters from John Bunyan Bristol, Harry Chase, M. F. H. de Haas, H. A. Ferguson, Frederick W. Freer, Edward Gay, Charles X. Harris, William Hart, Jonathan Scott Hartley, Edward L. Henry, W. Ferdinand Macy, George Herbert McCord, Frank Knox Morton Rehn, William Trost Richards, Walter Satterlee, George H. Smillie, William Lewis Sonntag and F. Schuchardt.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art dealer; Springfield, Massachusetts.

Letters on Reel 2813 purchased by Archives in 1967. Letters on Reel D8-D10 donated by Charles Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA.

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