Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1962, bulk,1877-1939

A Finding Aid to the Philip Leslie Hale Papers, 1818-1962 (bulk 1877-1939), in the Archives of American Art, by Catherine S. Gaines

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Biographical Information

Philip Leslie Hale was the son of prominent Unitarian minister and well-known author, Edward Everett Hale. Members of this distinguished old Boston family included such ancestors as Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, influential preacher Lyman Beecher, educator Catherine Beecher, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. From a young age Philip's talent and interest in drawing was encouraged by his parents, especially his mother. An older artist sister, Ellen Day Hale (1855-1940) and an aunt, Susan Hale (1834-1910), a trained painter, provided Philip with his first art lessons.

Family tradition and expectations decreed that after completing studies at the Boston Latin School and Roxbury Latin School, Hale would attend Harvard. After passing Harvard's entrance examination, as required by his father, Philip was free to pursue art. He enrolled in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the fall of 1883, where he was an early pupil of Edmund C. Tarbell. The following year he continued his studies in New York at the Art Students League under J. Alden Weir and Kenyon Cox.

In early 1887, Hale went to Paris, adopted a bohemian lifestyle, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian. He became friends with fellow students Theodore Butler and William Howard ("Peggy") Hart. In the summer of 1888, the three made their first trip to Giverny, where they were among the first Americans to experiment with Impressionism. They met other American artists, including Theodore Robinson, John Leslie Breck, and Theodore Wendel, who also had been drawn to Giverny by the presence of Claude Monet. Hale returned to Boston in the summer of 1890, but was soon drawn back to Paris to be with his sweetheart Katharine Kinsella. He spent the summers of 1891-1893 continuing his experiment with Impressionism in Giverny, and during that period traveled to London, Paris, and Spain, periodically returning home and to the family's Rhode Island summer place.

In 1893 Hale began teaching cast drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he remained on the faculty until his death in 1931. Eventually he became the chief instructor of drawing, and also offered courses in life drawing, artistic anatomy, and art history. Hale also taught at the Worcester Art Museum (1898-1910), The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1913-1928), and Boston University (1926-1928).

Hale's first solo exhibition, held in 1899 at Durand-Ruel Galleries in New York City, consisted of Impressionist paintings and pastels that received mixed reviews. In subsequent years his work became increasingly academic and focused on figure paintings and portraits. He exhibited frequently in national and international shows, won numerous medals and prizes, and was elected an Associate National Academician of the National Academy of Design in 1917.

In 1902, Hale married former student, Lilian Westcott, a painter and portraitist whose success during some periods eclipsed that of her husband.

Philip Leslie Hale, like many of his relatives, was a noted writer and speaker. His column "Art in Paris" for the Canadian-based periodical Arcadia: A Journal Devoted to Music, Art and Literature, which appeared regularly between 1892 and 1893, discussed Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism. Hale regularly contributed art columns, reviews, and miscellaneous articles to the Boston Daily Advertiser, Boston Commonwealth, Boston Herald, and Boston Evening Transcript during the first decade of the twentieth century.

Hale's teaching stressed the importance of learning Old Master's techniques. He had a life-long interest in Vermeer, and as a writer and critic he generated quite a bit of enthusiasm for that artist among the figurative painters of the Boston School, his own students, and others. Jan Vermeer of Delft, a highly regarded monograph by Philip Leslie Hale - the first on the subject published in the United States - appeared in 1913. He wrote several other books on art subjects, and his services as a lecturer on art topics were sought after by a variety of organizations both locally and nationally.

Philip Leslie Hale died following emergency surgery in Dedham, Massachusetts, on February 2, 1931.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The papers of Boston painter, teacher, critic, and writer Philip Leslie Hale measure 6.7 linear feet and are dated 1818-1962 (bulk dates 1877-1939). Biographical information, correspondence, artwork, writings, printed material, and photographs document the artist's career and personal life. The collection also includes research materials and catalogs compiled by Albert J. Kennedy for his never-published Philip Leslie Hale memorial volume.

Biographical Information includes financial and legal records; personal documents, such as educational records, biographical notes; printed material; and notes concerning art classes and teaching. Also included are scattered letters, invitations, schoolwork, and notebooks from his youth. Ten notebooks contain sketches, along with some class notes and essays.

Family, general, and business correspondence document the personal and professional life of Philip Leslie Hale and, to a lesser extent, several of his relatives. Family correspondence includes Hale's correspondence with various relatives, and some of their correspondence with others. General correspondence with friends, colleagues and other artists is both personal and professional in nature. Correspondents include Theodore Butler, Kenyon Cox, Nancy Hale, William H. Hart, and Edmund C. Tarbell. Business correspondence concerns many aspects of Hale's career. Correspondents include students, arts institutions, models, and publishers.

Writings by Philip L. Hale consist of lectures on anatomy, art history, and various art topics; miscellaneous articles; notes on artists, esthetics and philosophy either for classroom use or his writings; character sketches, a play, poems, and political writings. Art Work by Philip L. Hale consists of 9 sketchbooks and loose sketches in pencil and ink of heads, figures, anatomical studies, landscapes, and miscellaneous subjects. A much smaller number of pastels, prints, and oil sketches are included. This series also includes a few items by other hands.

Research files and catalogs, compiled 1932-1939 by Hale's friend Albert J. Kennedy for a never-published memorial volume, include extensive correspondence and notes of interviews with friends, relatives, colleagues, former students, and models recording their reminiscences of Hale. Kennedy collected exhibition catalogs and a variety of other printed material, along with biographical and genealogical information, and photographs of Hale's work. Many of his research notes consist of handwritten transcriptions of published articles by and about Hale.

Printed Material about Philip L. Hale includes articles, reviews, and miscellaneous newspaper clippings mentioning him or containing reproductions of his work. Items by Hale consist of art reviews and miscellaneous articles on art topics, copies of his columns that appeared in Arcadia: A Journal Devoted to Music, Art and Literature, and the text of a speech.

The majority of photographs record works of art, mainly by Philip L. Hale, and also by Lilian Westcott Hale, Robert Payne, and Edmund C. Tarbell. Personal photographs include images of Hale, his relatives, and friends. Also, there are also several group portraits of the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exhibition Jury, a group portrait with students, views of Hale at work in his studio and in the classroom, pictures of a summer house, and landscapes.

Arrangement and Series Description

The physical and archival arrangement of the collection does not match the order of the collection as it was microfilmed in 1964 on reels D97-D104. However, reel numbers have been noted for previously filmed material in the container listing, although the numbers may appear out of sequence.

Most series are arranged chronologically, by record type. Family and general correspondence is arranged alphabetically; business correspondence is in chronological order. Art work is arranged by medium.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following index terms. People, families and organizations are listed under "Subjects" when they are the topic of collection contents and under "Names" when they are creators or contributors.


  • Painting, American
  • Painters -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Art -- Study and teaching

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs
  • Sketchbooks
  • Works of art
  • Sketches


  • Hart, William H., b. 1863
  • Kennedy, Albert J. (Albert Joseph), 1879-1968
  • Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919
  • Hale, Nancy, 1908-
  • Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938
  • Butler, Theodore Earl, 1861-1936


The Philip Leslie Hale papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1962 by the artist's daughter, Nancy Hale Bowers. The majority of this gift was microfilmed on reels D97-D104. Notes by Mrs. Nathan Hale on 25 anatomy lectures by Philip Leslie Hale, and the handwritten text of an art lecture by Philip L. Hale were the gift of Lilian Westcott Hale in 1963.

Separated and Related Materials

A collection of drawings by Philip Leslie Hale were loaned for microfilming in 1986 by Thomas Dunlay who had acquired them a year earlier from art dealer George Epstein. Epstein bought the drawings from Mrs. Bowers in the 1960s. The drawings are available on AAA microfilm reel 3766.

How the Collection was Processed

In 2004 Catherine S. Gaines organized the collection into archival series, merging the earlier filmed gifts with the later unmicrofilmed gifts. The new archival arrangement does not match the earlier filmed order on reels D97-D104. Reel numbers, however, have been included in the Container Listing, but not necessarily in order.

How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

Use requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Philip Leslie Hale papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Available Formats

Most of the the collection is also available on microfilm reels D97-D104 and through interlibrary loan. The current arrangement of the material, however, does not match the arrangement of microfilm.

How to Cite this Collection

Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1951 (bulk 1877-1939). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1875-1934
(Box 1, 0.25 linear ft.)

The Art Classes and Teaching folder includes school catalogs and course descriptions, assignments, exams, notes, and a few photographs. Material from Hale's juvenile years includes invitations and notes from friends and relatives and notebooks (10 vols.) that consist largely of sketches, with some class notes and essays. Financial and Legal Records are deeds and leases, insurance policies, receipts, and tax records. Personal documents consist of school records, Massachusetts State Guard discharge papers, and biographical notes.

The Memorial Book found in Series 5: Memorial Book includes Hale Family genealogical notes and additional related items among the research files compiled by Albert J. Kennedy for his never published volume. Obituaries are filed with Series 6: Printed Material.

Box Reel
1 D101 Art Classes and Teaching, 1898-1929, undated
1 D102 Notebooks, Sketches, Invitations, 1875-1879, undated
(2 folders)
1 unfilmed School Work, 1877, undated
1 D101 Clubs and Meeting Notices, 1886-1922, undated
1 unfilmed Exhibitors' Tickets, Museum Passes, etc., 1892-1922, undated
1 D102 Financial and Legal Records, 1889-1934, undated
1 D101 Invitations and Calling Cards, 1892-1925
1 D101 Juries and Prizes, 1899-1919, undated
1 D101 Personal Documents, 1877-1929, undated

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1818-1944
(Boxes 1-3, 2.0 linear ft.)

Family correspondence, 1818-1944, arranged alphabetically, includes Philip Leslie Hale's correspondence with various relatives and other family correspondence. Relatives represented are his grandfather, parents, siblings (including artist sister Ellen D. Hale), wife Lilian Westcott Hale, artist aunt Susan Hale, and several nieces and nephews writing to their grandfather Edward Everett Hale. Several correspondence files include printed items relating to the individual. Filed with the correspondence of brother Robert B. Hale are Philip's records concerning the preparation and distribution of a memorial volume.

General Correspondence, 1889-1932, arranged alphabetically, is both personal and professional. Some of the artist friends and colleagues with whom Hale corresponded are Roswell Bacon, Frank W. Benson, James Britton, Theodore E. Butler, Ercole Cartotto, Stephen Codman, Kenyon Cox, William Howard ("Peggy") Hart, Haydon Jones, Dodge MacKnight, William MacGregor Paxton, Henry and Angee Prellwitz, Edward Redfield, and Edmund C. Tarbell. Other correspondents include Anita and Chappie Ashley, critics Philip Hale (no relation) and James Gibbons Huneker, Katharine Kinsella (with whom he was romantically involved during his time in Paris), Ethel Reed (an artist to whom he was engaged briefly), Catherine and Dora Richardson, and Maverette G. Smith.

Business Correspondence, 1880-1935, arranged chronologically, concerns many aspects of Hale's career. Among the correspondents are current, former, and prospective students; arts institutions, including schools where he taught, and museums where Hale exhibited; models and publishers. Subjects include sales and commissions, prizes, exhibitions, packing and shipping of paintings, service on art juries, requests for lectures, and renewal of teaching appointments. There is fan mail regarding both his art and writing. A small number of personal letters, such as congratulations on his engagement, letters of condolence, and thank you notes, appears in this subseries.

A number of illustrated letters by Philip L. Hale and other artists are included. In addition, many letters contain drawings and sketches by Philip Leslie Hale on letters sent to him that seem to have been seized upon as convenient pieces of paper.

Additional correspondence is scattered throughout the collection. Among Series 5: Memorial Book is the research correspondence of Albert J. Kennedy who contacted many of Hale's friends, relatives, former students, models, and colleagues for the purpose of collecting their reminiscences. Series 6: Printed Material includes a small number of letters concerning Arcadia: A Journal Devoted to Music, Art and Literature filed with copies of his "Art in Paris" columns that appeared in that journal. A few letters mentioning photographs being given to Hale that were microfilmed along with Series 7: Photographs, remain filed with that series.

The series is organized into 3 subseries:

2.1: Family Correspondence, circa 1818-1944

Box Reel
1 D97 Hale, Arthur (brother), 1875-1930, undated
1 D97 Hale, Edward Everett (father)
1 D97 To Various Individuals, 1852-1915, undated
1 D97 To Philip L. Hale, 1876-1909, undated
1 D97 Hale, Edward Everett, Jr. (brother), 1885-1930, undated
(2 folders)
1 D97 Hale, Ellen D. (sister), 1859-1931, undated
1 D97 Hale, Emily Perkins (mother), 1885-1914, undated
1 D97 Hale, Herbert D. (brother), 1884-1907, undated
1 D97 Hale, Herbert D., Jr. (nephew), 1903, undated
1 D97 Hale, Lilian Westcott (wife), 1915-1944, undated
1 D97 Hale, Lucretia (aunt), undated
1 D97 Hale, Margie (niece), 1903, undated
1 D97 Hale, Nancy (daughter), undated
1 D97 Hale, Nathan (grandfather), 1818
Box Reel
2 D97-D98 Hale, Robert B. (brother)
2 D97-D98 Correspondence, 1885-1896, undated
2 D97-D98 Memorial Book Correspondence, 1881-1909, undated
2 D97-D98 Hale, Susan (aunt), 1881-1909, undated
(2 folders)
2 D97-D98 Hale, Sybil (niece), undated
2 D99 Perkins, Lucy (cousin), 1880-1899, undated
2 D99 Westcott, Harriet Clarke (mother-in-law), 1902-1927

2.2: General Correspondence, 1887-1934, undated

Box Reel
2 D98 Ashley, Anita and Chappie, 1895-1899, undated
2 D98 Atkinson, Carla, circa 1890-1918, undated
2 D98 Bacon, Roswell, 1897-1902
2 D98 Benson, Frank W., 1902-1914, undated
2 D98 Bowditch, Katherine, 1896-1898, undated
2 D98 Bowles, J. M., 1895-1897, undated
2 D98 Britton, James, 1911-1934, undated
2 D98 Butler, Theodore E.
2 D98 Correspondence, 1887-1932, undated
2 unfilmed Copy Negatives and Prints of Selected Letters, undated
2 D98 Buxton, F. W, 1911-1926, undated
2 D98 Cartotto, Ercole, 1920-1928, undated
2 D98 Codman, Stephen, 1902, undated
2 D98 Cox, Kenyon, 1913-1914
2 D98 De Carlton, Grace, 1915, undated
2 D98 Hale, Philip (music critic; not a relative), 1907-1932, undated
2 D98 Hart, William Howard ("Peggy"), 1893-1910, undated
2 D98 Higginson, Ida A., 1890-1899
2 D100 Huneker, James Gibbons, 1907, 1916
(portion not microfilmed)
2 D98 Jones, Haydon, 1908-1925
2 D98 Kennedy, Albert J. and Edith, undated
2 D98-D99 Kinsella, Katharine, 1889-1895, undated
(5 folders)
2 D99 Mac Knight, Dodge, 1893-1927, undated
2 D99 Merriman, Daniel and Helen, 1898-1899
2 D99 Nanna, undated
2 D99 Paxton, William MacGregor, 1909-1930, undated
2 D99 Perry, T. S., 1906-1914
2 D99 Prellwitz, Henry and Angee, 1890-1932, undated
2 D99 Redfield, Edward W., 1908-1915, undated
2 D99 Reed, Ethel, 1896, undated
2 D99 Richardson, Catherine and Dora, 1917-1922
2 D99 Sherwin, Eleanor, undated
2 D99 Smith, Maverette G. (with references to Hassam), 1898-1899, undated
(2 folders)
2 D99 Tarbell, Edmund C., circa 1900-1931, undated
2 D99 Williams, Mary E., 1896-1897, undated
2 D100 Zeffie, circa 1909-1917, undated

2.3: Business Correspondence, circa 1880-1935

Box Reel
2 D100 Letters from Philip L. Hale, 1880-1930, undated
2 D100 Letters to Philip L. Hale, 1880-1915
(6 folders)
Box Reel
3 D100-D101 Letters to Philip L. Hale, 1916-1935, undated
(8 folders)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1923-1930
(Boxes 3-4, 1.0 linear ft.)

Philip L. Hale's writings consist of short stories, poems, character sketches, articles, lectures and speeches, notes, and unidentified fragments. The manuscripts of Jan Vermeer of Delft and Hale's other monographs are not among the Philip Leslie Hale papers owned by the Archives of American Art.

Hale was a well known lecturer. Notes and texts survive for many lectures on a variety of art topics. Some may have been used in the classroom, but it is likely that most were delivered at various venues arranged by a lecture bureau. The content of lectures delivered to his classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, are documented by Mrs. Nathan Hale's anatomy lecture notes and Anna Hunt's notes on history of art lectures.

Some of Hale's earliest writings are among his boyhood notebooks in Series 1: Biographical Information. Published versions of his writings and lectures are among Series 5: Memorial Book, and Series 6: Printed Material.

Also found in this series is one folder of poems by other authors.

Box Reel
3 unfilmed Character Sketches, undated
3 unfilmed Fragments, undated
3 unfilmed Lectures on Anatomy (Notes by niece Mrs. Nathan Hale), undated
3 D102 Lectures on History of Art, 1928-1929
3 D102 Lectures and Miscellaneous documents concerning Lectures, 1923-1930, undated
(2 folders)
3 D102 Lectures on Various Art Topics, undated
(3 folders)
3 unfilmed Lists, undated
3 D102 Miscellaneous Articles, undated
(includes handwritten manuscripts and typescripts; partially filmed; 2 folders)
3 unfilmed Miscellaneous Writings, 1922, undated
3 D101 Notes on Artists, undated
3 D101 Notes on Esthetics and Philosophy, undated
3 unfilmed Notes, Miscellaneous, undated
3 unfilmed Play, undated
3 unfilmed Poems, undated
3 D102 Political Writings, undated
Box Reel
4 D102 Speeches, undated
4 unfilmed Short Stories (A-Z by title and untitled), undated
(3 folders)
4 unfilmed Poems by Other Authors, undated

Series 4: Art Work, circa 1870, 1914
(Box 4; 0.25 linear ft.)

In addition to artwork housed with this series, there are numerous sketches, mainly by Philip Leslie Hale, but a few by other hands, scattered throughout the collection. Some letters to and from Hale are illustrated. And a fair number of letters and other documents were used by Hale as handy pieces of paper for quick sketches.

Box Reel
4 unfilmed Ink Sketches, undated
4 unfilmed Oil Sketches, Landscapes, undated
4 unfilmed Pastels, Figures and Landscapes, undated
4 unfilmed Prints, Head and Figures, undated
4 unfilmed Pencil Sketches, Anatomical Studies, undated
4 unfilmed Pencil Sketches, Figures, Clothed, undated
(3 folders)
4 unfilmed Pencil Sketches, Landscapes and Miscellaneous Subjects, undated
4 unfilmed Sketchbook, circa 1870
4 unfilmed Watercolors, Landscapes and Figures, undated
4 unfilmed Sketches and Print By Others, 1914, undated
4 D102 Sketchbooks, undated
(8 vols. in 2 folders)
4 D102 Sketches: Heads, Figures, Anatomical Drawings, and Miscellaneous Subjects, undated

Series 5: Memorial Book, circa 1862-1962
(Boxes 4-6, 8, OV 9; 2.3 linear ft.)

Research files and catalogs, compiled 1932-1939 by Hale's friend Albert J. Kennedy for a never-published memorial volume, include extensive correspondence and notes of interviews with friends, relatives, colleagues, former students, and models recording their reminiscences of Hale. He collected and organized catalogs of Hale's artwork and exhibitions, along with a variety of other printed material, biographical and genealogical information, and photographs of Hale's work. Many of Kennedy's research notes consist of handwritten transcriptions of published articles by and about Hale. Hale's personal correspondence with Albert J. and Edith Kennedy is filed with Subseries 2.2: General Correspondence.

Materials concerning interviews by Gertrude Hanna for the proposed book consist of copious notes and some transcripts of direct quotations, with a few letters from interview subjects. She collected reminiscences of Hale from friends, School of MFA, Boston colleagues, and former students, including Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts administrators and faculty members, wife Lilian Westcott Hale, model Marie de Minico, and several former students.

The series is arranged as 2 subseries:

5.1: Catalog, circa 1887-circa 1934

Box Reel
4 unfilmed Card Catalog of the Work of Philip L. Hale with Photographs, undated
(7 folders)
Box Reel
5 unfilmed Catalogue of Exhibitions in Which Pictures by Philip L. Hale were Shown, undated
5 D104 Chronological Catalog of Exhibitions of Lilian W. Hale's Paintings, 1902-1926, circa 1934
5 D103 Chronological Catalog of Exhibitions of Philip L. Hale's Paintings, 1887-circa 1934
(3 folders)
5 unfilmed Catalogue of Paintings, etc., with some Photographic Reproductions, undated
(3 folders)

5.2: Research Files, circa 1862-1962

Box Reel
5 unfilmed Bibliographic Notes, undated
5 unfilmed Bibliography of the Writings of Edward Everett Hale, undated
5 unfilmed Clippings, 1905-1908, undated
(5 folders)
5 unfilmed Correspondence of Albert J. Kennedy (reminiscences of model Marie de Minico), circa 1932
5 unfilmed Hale Family Genealogical Notes, undated
5 D103 Correspondence of Albert J. Kennedy, 1932-1939, undated
(5 folders)
5 D103 Exhibition Catalogs, Lists, and Notices, 1889-1934, undated
Box Reel
6 D104 Interviews by Gertrude Hanna for Albert J. Kennedy's Proposed Book, 1932-1934
(2 folders)
6 D104 Letters from Gertrude Kennedy to Albert J. Kennedy concerning Interviews, 1934
6 D103 List of Philip L. Hale's Pictures, A-Z by Title, undated
(see: D103 frames 545-772; 2 folders)
6 unfilmed Letters from Gertrude Kennedy to Museums, undated
6 unfilmed Lists of Works by Philip L. Hale, 1934, undated
6 unfilmed Notes for a Biography of Philip L. Hale, undated
(2 folders)
6 unfilmed Photographs of Works by Philip L. Hale, undated
(7 folders)
6 unfilmed Photographs/Negatives of Works by Philip L. Hale, undated
6 unfilmed Transcripts of Published Articles and Reviews
6 unfilmed Articles about and by Edward Everett Hale, 1883-1908, undated
6 D104 Articles about Lilian W. Hale, 1922-1927, undated
6 unfilmed Articles about Philip L. Hale, sources unknown, undated
6 unfilmed Articles by Philip L. Hale, 1907-1918, undated
6 unfilmed Articles by Philip L. Hale (excerpts), 1888-1921, undated
6 unfilmed Critical Reviews of Philip L. Hale's Work, 1897-1935, undated
6 unfilmed Critical Reviews of Philip L. Hale's Work (excerpts), 1887-1931, undated
(2 folders)
Box Reel
8 (sol) unfilmed "Art and Artists" and "Art Notes" Columns, Miscellaneous Reviews, and Articles by Philip L. Hale in The Boston Daily Advertiser, 1900-1902
8 (sol) unfilmed "Art and Artists" Columns by Philip L. Hale in Boston Commonwealth, 1894-1896
Box Reel
OV 9 unfilmed The Commonwealth, 1862-1962

Series 6: Printed Material, circa 1886-1951
(Box 6; 0.25 linear ft.)

Articles consist of a fragment of "The American Art Association of Paris" published in The Limner, and "For the New Year," from an unidentified newspaper; both are undated.

Items of note included with the miscellaneous clippings are the entire text of an address delivered by Edward Everett Hale, 1902, and a review mentioning Lilian Westcott Hale's painting exhibited at the National Academy of Design, 1936. Among miscellaneous printed items are covers of The Harvard Lampoon (March 9, 1883) and La comédie parisienne by J. L. Forain designed by Hale, and a prospectus for a book by Hale, Jan Vermeer of Delft. Also of note is "A Christmas Sermon" by Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale, inscribed to his son, 1900.

A small amount of additional printed material is filed with other series. Among Series 3: Writings, is a brochure describing Hale's standard lectures. Series 5: Memorial Book, includes issues of The Commonwealth, 1862-1863, clippings by and about Hale, Hale's "Art Notes" and "Art and Artists" columns published in The Boston Daily Advertiser and Boston Commonwealth, and many handwritten transcripts of published articles about Philip L. and Lilian Westcott Hale.

Box Reel
6 D102 By Hale, "Art in Paris," Columns in Arcadia: A Journal Devoted to Music, Art and Literature, 1892
6 D102 Articles by Hale, undated
6 D102 By Hale, "Painting and the Plastic Arts," Address delivered on the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of Abbott Academy, 1929
6 D103 Articles about Philip L. Hale, 1908, 1931
6 D103 Clippings about Philip L. Hale and his Work, 1895-1951, undated
6 D103 Obituaries, 1932
6 D102-D103 Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1891-1936, undated
6 D102-D103 Miscellaneous Items, 1893-1933
6 D102 Programs of Concerts and Plays, 1886-1934
6 D104 Reproductions of Works of Art, undated

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1868-1928
(Box 7; 0.4 linear ft.)

The majority of photographs record works of art, mainly by Philip L. Hale, but also by Lilian Westcott Hale, Robert Payne, and Edmund C. Tarbell.

Personal photographs include images of Philip L. Hale, relatives, and friends. There are also several group portraits of the Panama-Pacific Exhibition Jury, a group portrait with students, views of Hale at work in his studio and in the classroom, pictures of a summer house, and landscapes (some unidentified and others presumably photographed near the summer house).

Some printed reproductions from catalogs and periodicals are interfiled with photographs of works of art, and there are also a few among the portraits of Edward Everett Hale and Philip L. Hale. The microfilm identifies these items as photographs.

A small number of additional photographs are filed among teaching materials that form a part of Series 1: Biographical Information. Series 5: Memorial Book includes a large number of photographs of Hale's art work, and some of the catalogs compiled by Albert J. Kennedy include photographs.

Box Reel
7 (hol) D104 Panama-Pacific Exhibition Jury, 1915
7 (hol) D104 Personal, circa 1868-1921, undated
7 (hol) unfilmed Personal, 1925-1928, undated
7 (hol) D104 Works of Art
7 (hol) D104 By Lilian Westcott Hale, undated
7 (hol) D104 By Philip L. Hale, undated
(2 folders)
7 (hol) unfilmed By Philip L. Hale (duplicates), undated
7 (hol) unfilmed By Robert Payne, 1911
7 (hol) D104 By Edmund C. Tarbell, undated
7 (hol) D104 Unidentified Landscapes, undated