Butler, Martha Ferguson,
New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio
Collection size: 1.3 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: Papers of Miner Kellogg collected by Martha Ferguson Butler and Butler's papers documenting her research on Miner Kellogg. Also included are 3 published volumes written by Elizabeth R. Kellogg, niece of Miner Kellogg.
Kellogg's papers consist of 3 journals, 1840, ca. 1861, and 1879, including "Journal of Departure from Washington for Europe in 1840, also stay in Lisbon Portugal, arrival in Florence and first work there in and expenses of living such as it was"; writings, consisting of 5 published and 2 unpublished volumes, 1848-1870 and n.d., one includes a page of notes describing his visit to the Hermitage, 1868; exhibition catalogs for Kellogg, 1865, and his collection, 1857 (in French), 1858, and 1885-1886; clippings, 1857; and photographs of travels and of works of art, annotated by Kellogg.
Butler's research material (1944-1983) includes correspondence with museums, historical societies, art dealers, Kellogg's niece Elizabeth R. Kellogg and others; notes; clippings and exhibition catalogs; and photographs and slides of Kellogg's works of art. Also included are published writings by Elizabeth R. Kellogg, 1945, 1961 and 1962.
Biographical/Historical Note: Butler: collector of Kellogg's art work, St. Louis, Mo. Kellogg: portrait painter, miniature painter, and orientalist, New York, N.Y. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Transferred 1993 from the National Museum of American Art, which received them with Butler's gift of Kellogg's drawings and watercolors in 1990. Butler purchased Kellogg's papers from various sources and planned on writing a book about him.
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