Robert C. Graham collection of artists' letters, 1783-1935, bulk 1804-1877

Graham, Robert Claverhouse, b. 1913 d. 1994
Collector, Dealer
Active in New York, N.Y.

The Robert Claverhouse Graham collection of artists' letters in the Archives of American Art were digitized in 2007. The papers have been scanned in their entirety, and total 100 images.

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

Collection size: 40 items

Collection Summary: The Robert C. Graham collection of forty artists' letters dated from 1783 to 1935, with the bulk of the letters dating from 1804 to 1877. Graham, an art dealer and collector, compiled the unrelated letters of several late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century painters such as Thomas Biddle, Thomas Doughty, G. P. A. Healy, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Emanuel Leutze, Samuel F. B. Morse, Rembrandt Peale, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Sully, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note: Robert Graham (1913-) is an art dealer, and collectorfrom New York, N.Y. He was the director of the Graham Gallery.

Donated by Robert Graham, 1961. Microfilmed and subsequently digitized in 2007.

The collection was fully digitized in 2007 as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Digitization Grant.

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Related Materials

Related material found in the Archives includes the recording and transcript of a 1976 interview of Robert Claverhouse Graham conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art. The Archives also holds numerous collections of papers related to or created by the artists who wrote these letters.