John M. Donaldson papers, 1873-1938

Donaldson, John M., b. 1854 d. 1941
Active in Detroit, Mich.

Collection size: 31 items (on one partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: A letter from Frank Duveneck, 1877; a sketch of Donaldson, ca. 1876, by [James] Carroll Beckwith, with a note from Beckwith, 1913; letters from Gari Melchers, some of which are illustrated; obituary clippings on Melchers; photographs, mostly of fellow art students in Munich, 1873-1877, including Francis Davis Millet and Frank Duveneck; and miscellany. Also included are several letters from Gari Melchers's wife Corrine to Donaldson's son, Bruce.

Biographical/Historical Note: Architect (Detroit, Mich.). A friend of Gari Melchers. Donaldson's son Bruce (d. 1940) was chairman of the Art History Department at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Donated 1963 by Mrs. Alex G. Donaldson.

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