John Gellatly letters received from artists, 1887-1931

Gellatly, John, b. 1853 d. 1931
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: 120 letters to Gellatly from Irving Wiles, Frederick S. Church, C. E. S. Wood, Emma and Abbott H. Thayer, George Grey Barnard, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. Some of the letters contain sketches, particularly those from Church.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art collector; New York (N.Y.)

The collection was initially bought by Thomas Brumbaugh of Vanderbilt University art department from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs of Madison Avenue, and subsequently acquired by the National Collection of Fine Arts. Shortly thereafter it was transferred to the Archives of American Art.

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