Marsden Hartley letter collection, circa 1930-1941

Hartley, Marsden, b. 1877 d. 1943
Active in New York, N.Y.; Ellsworth, Me.

Collection size: 20 items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Letters from Marsden Hartley to Matilda Rice and Roy Newman.

REEL 130: Letters to Matilda Rice (later Mrs. Richard Elliott), written from Berlin, Venice, Paris and Aix-en-Provence. Hartley comments on his daily activities, his life as a painter, his plans to return to America, his friends, painter John Blomshield and bookdealer Daniel J. Meig. (Several of the letters were dated according to the postmarks on accompanying envelopes. It is not clear whether these were the original envelopes.)

REEL D10, fr. 1251-1271: Letters to composer Roy Newman, 1938-1941, a note, and a poem.

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

Letters to Rice (later Mrs. Richard Elliot) were donated 1966 to the NCFA Library by Mrs. Elliot, and transferred 1971 to AAA. The Newman letters were donated 1956 by Mrs. Newman, through Luther Mansfield, Williams College.

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