Richard Rathbun letters, 1906-1910

Rathbun, Richard, b. 1852 d. 1918
Arts administrator
Active in Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 13 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Artists files created by Rathbun while he was Assistant Secretary for the Smithsonian Institution including a letter from Thomas Wilmer Dewing about his painting "Summer," exhibited at the National Gallery; correspondence with the sculptor Lorado Taft; and correspondence between Elizabeth Johnson, wife of the painter Eastman Johnson, and the Smithsonian regarding the disposition of paintings from her husband's estate.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art administrator; Washington, D.C.

Transfered from the vertical file of the Library of the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, 1981.

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