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Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 3 series.

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Series 1: Letters , 1808-1910
0.8 Linear feet
Box 1

Letters are written by over 170 early American artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Frederic E. Church, Frederick S. Church, Constant Mayer, Henry Mosler, Frederick Law Olmsted, Albert Rosenthal, and Anne Whitney. Two letters of interest by Henry Inman and Rembrandt Peale describe opinions on their work and the works of others. There are also letters related to the John Trumbull estate; miscellaneous printed items included with letters; and a selection of letters written by European artists.
Letters are arranged alphabetically by surname followed by letters from foreign and miscellaneous artists.
Description Container Select
Avery, Samuel Putnam, circa 1808-1910
1
1
Beckwith, Carroll, circa 1917
1
2
Bierstadt, Albert, circa 1869-1893
1
3-5
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, circa 1893
1
6
Bosworth, William Welles, circa 1933
1
7
Boughton, George Henry, circa 1894-1900
1
8
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur, 1893-1900
1
9
Buttre, John Chester, 1865
1
10
Champney, James Wells, circa 1890-1895
1
11
Chapman, John Gadsby, 1834-1885
1
12
Church, Frederic Edwin, circa 1864-1886
1
13
Church, Frederick Stuart, circa 1882-1920
1
14
Cole, Timothy, 1915-1917
1
15
Crane, Bruce, 1899-1900
1
16
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1855-1892
1
17
Ezekiel, Sir Moses Jacob, 1910-1913
1
18
Fairman, James, 1875-1876
1
19
Fay, Gaston, 1869
1
20
Feke, Robert, circa 1808-1910
1
21
Fenn, Henry, 1883
1
22
Fosdick, James William, circa 1808-1910
1
23
Fournier, Alexis Jean, 1910
1
24
French, Edwin Davis, 1896
1
25
Gibson, William Hamilton, 1880-1893
1
26
Gould, Thomas Ridgeway, 1880
1
27
Greatorex, Eliza, circa 1874
1
28
Greenough, Horatio, 1831
1
29
Gregory, Frank M., 1882
1
30
Grosvenor, Thelma C., circa 1808-1910
1
31
Hartley, Jonathan Scott, 1895-1903
1
32
Hays, William Jacob, Sr., 1859
1
33
Heade, Martin Johnson, circa 1808-1910
1
34
Healy, George P.A., circa 1891
1
35
Hennessy, William John, circa 1808-1910
1
36
Herrick, H.W., 1876
1
37
Herter, Albert, circa 1808-1910
1
38
Hill, J. Henry, 1883
1
39
Hillern, Bertha, 1885
1
40
Huntley, Samantha L., 1909
1
41
Inman, Henry, 1838
1
42
Kappes, Alfred, 1894
1
43
Kaufmann, Theodore, 1886
1
44
Keith, Dora Wheeler, 1884
1
45
Kitchell, Joseph Gray, 1899
1
46
Knight, Daniel Ridgway, circa 1911-1922
1
47
La Farge, John, 1894
1
48
Lambdin, James Reid, 1872
1
49
Lanman, Abigail Trumbull, 1807-1844
Includes material on John Trumbull and the Trumbull estate.
1
50-53
Leslie, Charles R., circa 1815-1851
1
54
Leutze, Emanuel, 1852-1864
1
55
Lie, Jonas, 1897
1
56
Linen, George, 1848
1
57
Lippincott, William Henry, 1859
1
58
Lock, Frederick W., 1849
1
59
Longacre, James Barton, 1862
1
60
Longpré, Paul, 1902
1
61
Low, Mary Fairchild, 1885
1
62
Low, Will Hicox, 1877-1909
1
63
Lumley, Arthur, 1912
1
64
Lupton, Thomas Goff, circa 1808-1910
1
65
MacDonald, James Wilson, 1872-1886
1
66
Matthews, William, 1856
1
67
Mayer, Constant, circa 1808-1910
1
68-69
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1865
1
70
McArthur, John, 1889
1
71
McCord, George Herbert, 1886
1
72
McCutcheon, John Tinney, circa 1903
1
73
McEntee, Jervis, 1845-1888
1
74
McKenzie, Robert Tait, 1906
1
75
Middleton, Stanley Grant, circa 1808-1910
1
76
Mignot, Louis Remy, 1857
1
77
Miller, Alfred Jacob, 1852
1
78
Millet, Francis Davis, circa 1884-1912
1
79
Moran, Edward, 1901
1
80
Moran, Peter, 1877-1901
1
81
Morgan, Matthew, circa 1808-1910
1
82
Mosler, Henry, circa 1880-1903
1
83
Mowbray, Harry Siddons, circa 1893
1
84
Muller, Karl, 1869
1
85
Mulvany, John, 1873
1
86
O'Connor, Andrew, 1918
1
87
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon, 1858-1905
1
88
Olmstead, Frederick Law, 1862-1890
1
89-90
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1901-1917
1
91
Page, Fred B., 1846
1
92
Page, William, 1852-1871
1
93
Palmer, Erastus D., 1847-1885
1
94
Palmer, John E., circa 1873
1
95
Palmer, Walter Launt, 1899-1908
1
96
Paris, Walter, circa 1808-1910
1
97
Parrish, Randall, 1911-1912
1
98
Partridge, William Ordway, 1911
1
99
Pease, Joseph Ives, 1842
1
100
Peixotto, Ernest C., 1930
1
101
Perry, 1881
1
102
Persico, Luigi, 1836-1844
1
103
Pfeiffer, Emily, circa 1808-1910
1
104
Pike, William, 1918
1
105
Powell, William Henry, 1853
1
106
Powers, Hiram, 1844-1873
1
107
Raffaelli, Jean Francios, circa 1808-1910
1
108
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1893-1901
1
109
Reid, Robert, circa 1808-1910
1
110
Rhead, Louis John, circa 1888-1893
1
111
Richards, Thomas Addison, 1890
1
112
Ripley, Robert Leroy, circa 1930-1936
1
113
Robbins, Horace Wolcott, 1860
1
114
Robinson, Anna, circa 1808-1910
1
115
Robinson, Theodore, 1886
1
116
Rogers, John, circa 1862-1871
1
117
Rogers, Randolph, 1863-1874
1
118
Rogers, William Allen, 1889-1928
1
119
Rosenthal, Albert, 1886-1913
1
120
Rossiter, Thomas Pritchard, 1860-1863
1
121
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1873-1886
1
122
Ruckstuhl, Frederic Wellington, 1904
1
123
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1884
1
124
Sanderson, Charles Wesley, 1879
1
125
Sarony, Napoleon, 1892
1
126
Satterlee, Walter, circa 1808-1910
1
127
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo, 1891
1
128
Scott, Emily Maria Spaford, circa 1808-1910
1
129
Selinger, Jean Paul, circa 1808-1910
1
130
Shattuck, Aaron Draper, circa 1856
1
131
Smillie, George Henry, 1892
1
132
Snell, Henry Bayley, 1897
1
133
Sonntag, William Louis, 1860-1886
1
134
Sterner, Albert Edward, circa 1808-1910
1
135
Stetson, Charles Walter, 1884
1
136
Stewart, Julius L., 1888
1
137
Stone, Horatio, 1856-1860
1
138
Story, George Henry, 1887-1903
1
139
Story, William Wetmore, circa 1879-1883
1
140
Stout, James Varick, 1846
1
141
Strother, David Hunter, circa 1808-1910
1
142
Taft, Lorado, circa 1808-1910
1
143
Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam, 1855-1890
1
144
Taylor, Henry Fitch, 1885
1
145
Thompson, Charles A., circa 1808-1910
1
146
Thompson, Laun't, circa 1864
1
147
Thulstrup, Thure, 1885-1886
1
148
Tilton, John Rollin, circa 1808-1910
1
149
Turcas, Jules, 1906
1
150
Turner, Charles Yardley, circa 1808-1910
1
151
Turner, Ross Sterling, 1878-1886
1
152
Valentine, Edward Virginius, 1884
1
153
Van Boskerck, Robert Ward, 1882
1
154
Van Elten, Hendrick Dirk Kruseman, 1892
1
155
Van Laer, Alexander Theobald, 1901
1
156
Volk, Douglas, circa 1808-1910
1
157
Volkmar, Charles, 1905
1
158
Vos, J. Hubert, 1894
1
159
Walcutt, William, 1851-1853
1
160
Waldon, Lionel, 1915
1
161
Walker, James, 1882
1
162
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1844-1885
1
163
Waterman, Marcus, 1897
1
164
Waugh, Ida, 1882
1
165
Weeks, Edwin Lord, circa 1808-1910
1
166
Weir, Harrison William, 1878
1
167
Weir, Robert Walter, 1835-1869
1
168
White, G. Harlow, 1883
1
169
Whitman, Sarah de St. Prix, 1884
1
170
Whitney, Anne, circa 1878-1914
1
171
Whittemore, William John, 1886
1
172
Whittredge, Worthington, 1862-1908
1
173
Wiggins, Carleton, 1903
1
174
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1913
1
175
Williams, George Alfred, 1899
1
176
Wilmarth, Lemuel Everett, 1886
1
177
Winterburn, George T., 1916
1
178
Worth, Thomas, 1876
1
179
Wust, Alexander, 1862
1
180
Yewell, George Henry, 1874-1895
1
181
Zilcken, Charles Louis Philippe, 1891
1
182
Zimmerman, Eugène, 1896-1902
1
183
Foreign Artists, circa 1814-1908
1
184-186
Miscellaneous A-G, 1845-1891
1
187
Miscellaneous H-L, circa 1817-1929
1
188
Miscellaneous M-O, circa 1886-1925
1
189
Miscellaneous P-S, circa 1867-1892
1
190
Miscellaneous T-V, 1860-1891
1
191
Miscellaneous W, circa 1858-1910
1
192
Miscellaneous Letters, 1847-1914
1
193
Miscellaneous Letters and Items, circa 1808-1910
1
194

Series 2: Printed Material , circa 1909-1946
4 Folders
Box 1, OV 2

Printed materials include catalog inventories of the following public and private art collections: the Bucks County Historical Society, the Lee Museum, J. Horace Harding, William Penn, and George Taylor. There are also brochure booklets on the historical towns of Cooperstown, Greenfield Village, South Haven, Yorktown, and Gloucester.
Materials are arranged by document type.
Description Container Select
Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1909-1946
1
195-197
Print of Black Stallion, circa 1808-1910
Oversized material housed in OV 2.
1
198
Oversize Print of Black Stallion from Box 1, Folder 198, circa 1808-1910
OV 2

Series 3: Photographs , circa 1808-1910
3 Folders
Box 1

Photographs are duplicate copies of early American artwork from Duveen's personal reference files. These include portraits, cityscapes, landscapes, still lifes, and abstract paintings.
Materials are arranged by subject matter.
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Duplicates From Duveen's Reference Files, circa 1808-1910
1
199-201

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