Mollie Garfield (Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown) papers regarding President James Garfield, 1874-1883

Stanley-Brown, Mary Garfield, b. 1867 d. 1947
Active in Washington, D.C.; New York, N.Y.; Pasadena, Calif.; Calif.

The papers of Mollie Garfield (later Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown) regarding her father, President James Garfield in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2006. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 66 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.


Collection size: 19 items

Collection Summary: The papers of Mollie Garfield (later Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown) regard her father President James Garfield, and date from 1874 to 1883. They consist primarily of an illustrated memorial album presented to Mollie after the assassination of her father in 1881. The album contains 26 signed pencil sketches, ink drawings, and watercolors of various subjects by American painters and illustrators, including James Carter Beard, Harry Fenn, William Henry Holmes, Joseph Pennell, and others. Also found are a few items of correspondence and notes regarding the album and the artists, and a few scattered miscellaneous documents from the 1870s.

Biographical/Historical Note: Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown (1867-1947), known as Mollie as a girl, was the daughter of assassinated President Garfield.

Donated 1970 by Mrs. Herbert Feis, Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown's (Mollie Garfield's) daughter.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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Additional Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown papers, 1881-1967, are located at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.