Robert G. McIntyre papers, 1903-1957

McIntyre, Robert G. (Robert George), b. 1885 d. 1965
Art historian, Dealer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Collection Summary: Personal and research correspondence, artwork; writings; and photographs.

Correspondence consists of eight letters from McIntyre's uncle, William Macbeth, regarding business at the Macbeth Gallery, 1909; letters of condolence upon the death of Robert Macbeth, 1940; a letter to McIntyre from Francis Peabody Colburn enclosing a photograph of himself; letters from Jon Corbino and from William James, both with photographic portraits; a letter to Benhaim Newhouse from Albert Rosenthal about Henry Inman; research correspondence for MARTIN JOHNSON HEADE (1949), 1944-1950; correspondence with McIntyre's mother, wife and relatives, 1903-1930; and correspondence with E.P. Richardson concerning various donations made to the Archives of American Art. Art work includes 3 sketchbooks, ca. 1946-1957, containing pencil sketches of Vermont and other locales, and a watercolor sketch. Photographs include snapshots of McIntyre with family and friends, one photograph each of Felicia Meyer Marsh, (wife of Reginald Marsh), Maud Morgan, and Morgan's husband Patrick Morgan, all circa 1940. Writings include typescripts of articles; lectures and notes; and material on portraits by Gilbert Stuart.

Biographical/Historical Note: Art dealer and art historian, New York, N.Y. President and director of the Macbeth Gallery and nephew of William Macbeth.

Donated incrementally between 1955-1962 by McIntyre and the McIntyre Estate.

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  • Portions of the papers are available on microfilm reels D10 (Inman, Stuart, Colburn, Corbino, James, Richardson) and 3092 (letters, sketchbooks, material on Heade, snapshots; typescripts) and are available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Selected photographs have been digitized and are available on the Archives of American Art's website.
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