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American Art Association records, circa 1853-1929, bulk 1885-1922

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Series 1: Auctions, circa 1885-1922
1.9 linear feet
Boxes 1-2, BV23-24

American Art Association auctions are documented in named files, estate inventories and appraisal files, and two auction ledgers. Files often contain correspondence, sales statements, photographs of artwork, appraisal documentation, and inventory lists. Among the auction sales files of paintings are found sales records for artwork by Andreas Achenbach, George H. Boughton, John George Brown, Emil Carlsen, William Merritt Chase, Charles Gruppe, George Inness, Eastman Johnson, Carleton Wiggins, A. H. Wyant, and many others. Auction files can also be found in the Thomas Ellis Kirby personal papers' auction records.
This series is arranged as 4 subseries.
1.1 Auction Sales Schedules, circa 1885-1923
1.2 Auction Records, 1885-1922
1.3 Estate Inventory and Appraisals, circa 1908-circa 1921
1.4 Auction Ledgers, 1885-1907
1.1:Auction Sales Schedules, circa 1885-1923
This subseries contains lists of auction sales dates.
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Auction Sales Schedules, circa 1885-1923
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1.2:Auction Records, 1885-1922
Auction records contain correspondence, photographs of works sold, sales statements, and other materials.
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First Prize Fund Exhibition, 1885
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2
Southern Exposition, 1885
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3
Second Prize Fund Exhibition, 1886
Includes a handwritten letter from Andrew Carnegie.
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4
Exhibitions: Salmagundi Club and Hans Makart "Diana's Hunting Party", 1887
1
5
Third Prize Fund Exhibition, 1887
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6
Fourth Prize Fund Exhibition, 1887
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7
Ferdinand Herman, Alexander Deutch, and Others (December 4, 1918), circa 1918
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8
J. R. De Lamar, Alice A. De Lamar, 1919-1921
1
9
Alexander Morten, Frank R. Lawrence, and Elizabeth Inglis (January 29, 1919), circa 1919
1
10
Combination Sale: Paintings (February 10, 1919), 1919
1
11
Oil Paintings Collection, Old and Modern (March 20-21, 1919), 1919
1
12
L. A. Lanthier, Laura Ball Pincus, Francis White, and Others (April 15-16, 1919), 1919
1
13
Charles Stewart Smith, Fred L. Block, William MacBeth, Humphrey B. Kendrick, and Others: Paintings (April 24, 1919), 1919
1
14
Horace L. Hotchkiss and Others: Chinese Porcelains, Ceramics and Glass (May 8-9, 1919), 1919
1
15
Joseph Flanagan and George Kleine: Etchings (December 4-5, 1919), 1919
1
16
Frederick William Hunter: Oriental Art Treasures, American China, and Glass (January 7-14, 1920), 1920
1
17
Arthur B. Emmons, Thatcher M. Adams, Joseph Flanagan, and Others: Paintings (January 14-15, 1920), 1920
1
18
John F. Thompson and Others: Books (January 19, 1920), 1920
1
19
Thatcher M. Adams and Cyrus Baker: Books (January 20-21, 1920), 1920
1
20
Mrs. Roland Lincoln: Paintings, Pastels, Water Colors (January 22, 1920), 1920
1
21
Mrs. Eben Sutton: Furniture (January 22-24, 1920), 1920
1
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J. R. De Lamar: Paintings (January 29, 1920), 1920
1
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Thatcher M. Adams and Others: Furniture and Tapestries (January 31, 1920), 1920
1
24
John Boland: Etchings (February 2-3, 1920), 1920
1
25
William Lanier Washington: George Washington Artifacts (February 7-9, 1920), 1920
1
26
Massachussetts Historical Society and Others: Americana, Broadsides, Books, Autographs (February 17-18, 1920), 1920
1
27
Ralph White and Others: Paintings (February 25-26, 1920), 1920
1
28
Hendrik Willem Mesdag: Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, Etc. (March 8, 1920), 1920
1
29
Enrique L. Heniot: Antiques and Art Objects (March 10, 1920), 1920
1
30
Josiah H. Benton: Books (March 11-13, 1920), 1920
1
31
Rudolph E. Schirmer and Martha B. Schirmer: Chinese Porcelains and Cabinet Objects (March 17, 1920), 1920
1
32
William A. Sleicher, W. E. Paige, Edward H. Drew, and Others: Paintings (March 18-19, 1920), 1920
1
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Alice De Lamar: Artistic Objects (March 19, 1920), 1920
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34
Walter Thomas Wallace: Antiquities (March 22-27, 1920), 1920
1
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Mrs. Ellen R. Jenkins: Etchings and Engravings (April 6-8, 1920), 1920
1
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E. Eymonand and Vitall Benguiat: Textiles and Rugs (April 8-10, 1920), 1920
1
37
John F. Wahl and Others: Prints, Etchings, Engravings (April 13, 1920), 1920
1
38
Jacob Ruppert: Books (April 14, 1920), 1920
1
39
Raoul Tolentino: Art, Furniture, Furnings (April 21-27, 1920), 1920
1
40
Frank Bulkeley Smith: American and British Portraits and Paintings (April 22-23, 1920), 1920
1
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Edwin Babcock Holden (April 26-May 1, 1920), 1920
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Thatcher M. Adams and Others: Furniture, Rugs, Furnishings (May 13-15, 1920), 1920
1
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John H. Cavender: Books (October 27-29, 1920), 1920
1
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Dr. Pleasant Hunter: China (November 4-6, 1920), 1920
1
45
Charles of London (Charles J. Duveen): Antique Property (November 15-20, 1920), 1920
1
46
Robert Maxwell, E. E. Jackson, Gustav Kobbe, and Others: Books (November 23-24, 1920), 1920
1
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John Boland: Etchings (December 2-3, 1920), 1920
1
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Margaret Harvey: Diamond Jewelry (December 2, 1920), 1920
1
49
Annette Lefortier (December 2, 1920), 1920
1
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Robert Gilchrist: Lustre Ware (December 6-7, 1920), 1920
1
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Americana: Books and Tracts (December 8, 1920), 1920
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Helen C. Bostwick: Etchings (December 10, 1920-January 20-21, 1921), 1920-1921
1
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Ferdinand Denis: China (December 10-11, 1920), 1920
1
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Mrs. Eben Sutton, Mrs. John G. Holmes, James Dunne, American Art Association: Etchings and Engravings (December 10, 1920), 1920
1
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Henry J. Heinz: Books, Art (December 13-18, 1920), 1920
1
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Albert E. Smith: Furnishings and Embellishments (December 16, 1920), 1920
1
57
Marlor and Others: Books (December 20-21, 1920), 1920
1
58
Art House, Inc.: Antique Oriental Art Treasures (January 3-8, 1921), 1921
1
59
Charles Wiley: China and Lustre Ware (January 10-11, 1921), 1921
1
60
Mrs. Franklin Bartlett (January 13-15, 1921), 1921
1
61
Mrs. William D. Bowie (January 17-20, 1921), 1921
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Jules French, John G. Homes, Helen C. Bostwick, and Others: Paintings (January 20-21, 1921), 1921
1
63
G. W. Harstedt, Pierre Malie, Pustau and Co.: Tapestries (January 21, 1921), 1921
1
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Mrs. F. Bartlett, Henry C. Eno, and Others: Books (January 24-25, 1921), 1921
1
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George W. Thompson: Books (January 25, 1921), 1921
1
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Henry C. Lawrence, Lucy R. Lawrence (January 27, 1921), 1921
1
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Jacques Seligmann: Paintings and Pastels (January 27, 1921), 1921
1
68
Patrick K. Foley: Books (January 31, 1921), 1921
1
69
Henry N. Moeller, Wilmer Moore, and Others: Books, Etc. (February 1-2, 1921), 1921
1
70
Combination Sale: Paintings (February 3, 1921), 1921
Paintings are by masters of the early English, Barbizon, Modern French, and Contemporary schools.
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71
Fernand Goossens: Paintings (February 3, March 7, April 23, 1921), 1921
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Yamanaka and Co. (February 3-5, 1921), 1921
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V. Winthrop Newman: Drawings (February 7, 1921), 1921
1
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Carl Schraubstadter: Japanese Color Prints (February 10-12, 1921), 1921
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Lionel F. Strauss, George L. Bradley, and Others: Paintings, Watercolors (February 14, 1921), 1921
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Luigi Orselli: Antique Property (February 15-19, 1921), 1921
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Fernand Goossens, Royal Taft, and Others: Paintings and Watercolors (February 17, 1921), 1921
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H. Douglas Rodgers, K. T. Wong (February 22, 1921), 1921
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Louis Guerineau Myers: Furniture and Ceramics (February 24-26, 1921), 1921
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Leon Osterreith, Fernand Goossens, Mary A. Robbins, and Others: Paintings (February 24, 1921), 1921
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Leon Osterreith: Paintings, Prints, Laces (February 24, March 21, April 5, 1921), 1921
1
82
Fatherless Children of France (February 28, 1921), 1921
1
83
Charles Romm: Books (March 4, 1921), 1921
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Mrs. Franklin Bartlett, Fernand Goossens, and Others: Paintings (March 7, 1921), 1921
1
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Burd School fo Orphan Girls (Edward Shippen Burd Collection) and Guy Warren Walker: Furniture (March 7-8, 1921), 1921
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Richard Ely, R. C. Somerville, Henry L. La Fetra, and Others: Etchings, Etc. (March 8, 1921), 1921
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Trowbridge Hall, Max Williams: Etchings (March 9-10, 1921), 1921
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Mrs. C. Sears Ramsay (March 9-10, 1921), 1921
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George Horsfield: Furniture, Etc. (March 15-16, 1921), 1921
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Ali Ashraff Soultanoff: Rugs and Carpets (March 17-19, 1921), 1921
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Mrs. Lucille Flanagan, Trowbridge Hall, Eleanor Fitzgibbons, and Others: Mezzotints, Prints, Etc. (March 21, 1921), 1921
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James Hammond Trumbull: Books (March 22-23, 1921), 1921
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William G. Peckham, Mrs. Lucy Ramberg: Paintings (March 29, 1921), 1921
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Max Williams: Ship Models, Prints, Etc. (March 30-31, 1921), 1921
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Amos A. Lawrence (April 2, 1921), 1921
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Edward P. Meany (April 7-9, 1921), 1921
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Mattew Baird, Jr.: Books (April 12, 1921), 1921
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Thomas Addis Emmet (April 13, 1921), 1921
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Cattadori Italian Art Galleries (April 13-16, 1921), 1921
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100
Alexander Harrison and Birge Harrison: Artists' Sale, Paintings, 1921
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Trowbridge Hall, Eleanor Fitzgibbons, Frederic R. Halsey, and Others: Manuscripts, Books, Drawings (April 20-21, 1921), 1921
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Baronne Casier: Books (April 21, 1921), 1921
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Trowbridge Hall (April 22, 1921), 1921
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Herbert P. Weissberger: Spanish Art Treasures, The Almoneda Collection (April 26-30, 1921), 1921
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Henry Koopman: Antique Furniture and Artistic Property (May 9-12, 1921), 1921
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K. T. Wong (May 18, 1921), 1921
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C. E. Lawrence: Hook Rugs (May 19-20, 1921), 1921
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Florence H. Beyer (October 20-21, 1921), 1921
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Combination Sale: Early American, English 18th Century and French Furniture (October 31-November 3, 1921), 1921
1
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Robinson Locke: Books (November 9-10, 1921), 1921
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Combination Sale: Arms and Armor (November 18-19, 1921), 1921
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C. F. Libby, E. B. Camp, and Others: Books (November 21-23, 1921), 1921
1
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V. Winthrop Newan: NAval and Marine Drawings (November 30, 1921), 1921
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D. S. Hess and Co. (December 2-3, 1921), 1921
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Edward Tuckerman and Others (December 6-7, 1921), 1921
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Mrs. W. V. Draper and Others: Early American Furniture (December 8-10, 1921), 1921
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Regina Cattadori: Table and Bed Linen (December 17, 1921), 1921
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Elizabeth Milbank Anderson: Sales, 1922
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A. W. Bahr (January 9-11, 1922), 1922
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Elizabeth Milbank Anderson and Others (January 12, 1922), 1922
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121
William Heinemann, Mrs. Anna M. Romaine, and Others (January 13, 1922), 1922
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Mrs. David Crocker, Charles F. Fowles, Nora Phillips, Ross Hall Maynard, and Others (January 17, 1922), 1922
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Frederick Corder, David G. Jones, and Others: Books (January 26-27, 1922), 1922
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Dikran Khan Kelekian: Modern French Paintings (January 30-31, 1922), 1922
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Elizabeth Milbank Anderson (January 30-February 1, 1922), 1922
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Alexis Rouart and Others: Japanese Color Prints (February 6-7, 1922), 1922
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Elizabeth Andrews: Chinese Snuff Bottles (February 8-9, 1922), 1922
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Li Mu Kung: Antique Chinese Porcelains (February 9-10, 1922), 1922
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Elizabeth Milbank Anderson, Francis P. Sprague, Elizabeth R. Sprague, Eugene Glaenzer and Co., and Others: Paintings (February 16, 1922), 1922
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Joseph Chmielowski: Greek Archaelogical Collection from South Russia (February 23-25, 1922), 1922
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Russell Benedict: Manuscripts (February 27, 1922), 1922
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Arthur P. Coll, Edward V. Rossiter, and Others: Paintings (February 28, 1922), 1922
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Cyrus Hitchcock, Charles H. Russell, and Others: Books (March 1-2, 1922), 1922
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Cyrus Hitchcock and Mrs. Thomas Shields Clarke (March 3, 1922), 1922
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Thomas L. Elder: Antiquities (March 8-9, 1922), 1922
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English Silver and Sheffield Plate (March 9-10, 1922), 1922
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Combination Sale: Paintings (March 21-22, 1922), 1922
Ancient paintings of the Italian, Dutch, Flemish, and French schools.
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11
Mrs. A. W. Church: Furniture and Furnishings (March 23-25, 1922), 1922
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Joseph Dabissi: Italian Furniture (March 31, 1922), 1922
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13
Mrs. Robert H. Ingersoll and Others (April 6-8, 1922), 1922
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14
Edward K. Butler: Books (April 10, 1922), 1922
2
15
Mrs. F. H. Davis (April 20-21, 1922), 1922
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William M. Bullivant: Etchings (April 21, 1922), 1922
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Messrs. Joel Koopman, Inc.: American Furniture (May 4, 1922), 1922
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Jonathan Ackerman Coles, Charles M. Russell, and Others (May 16-17, 1922), 1922
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B. L. Gregg: Books (May 17, 1922), 1922
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1.3:Estate Inventory and Appraisals, circa 1908-circa 1921
Found here are inventory lists and other appraisal documentation for various estates.
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Edmund C. Converse Estate, circa 1920
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Messrs. Duveen Brothers, circa 1908-circa 1921
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Dellora R. Gates Estate, 1919
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Henry Graves, circa 1908
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The Jay Mansion, 1921
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William Rockefeller Estate, circa 1908-circa 1921
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William Saloman Estate, circa 1908-circa 1921
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Stillman Paris Residence (June 11, 1918), 1918
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Unidentified Estate, Porcelains Appraisal, circa 1908-circa 1921
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1.4:Auction Ledgers, 1885-1907
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Auction Ledger, "Sales by Artist", 1885-1898
These auction sales are arranged by date of sale under each letter of the alphabet. Under each auction title are recorded sales by artists whose surnames begin with the appropriate letter. Entries record the sale name, date, artist, title, size, lot number, name of purchaser, and price. There is no index. Artists represented by sales of many paintings include: Andreas Achenbach, S. L. Barye, George H. Boughton, John George Brown, J. B. C. Corot, J. C. Cazin, Emil Carlsen, William M. Chase, Charles C. Curran, C. F. Daubigny, N. V. De Diaz, Jules Dupre, Charles Warren Eaton, E. Fromentin, M. Fortuy, C. Gruppe, Edgar Scudder Hamilton, George Inness, C. E. Jacque, Eastman Johnson, Ludwig Knauss, H. Lerolle, G. Michel, J. F. Rousseau, C. Toyon, E. Van Marcke, Vassili Verestchagin, J. G. Vibert, Carleton Wiggins, A. H. Wyant, and others.
BV23
Auction Ledger, "Results of Sales", 1900-1907
Entries are arranged chronologically by sale and, under each sale, by lot number. Entries include the name of the artists or title of the painting, the purchaser, and the purchaser’s total cost. There is an alphabetical index by sale name only.
BV24

Series 2: Sales, circa 1884-1923
8.1 linear feet
Boxes 2-6, 20-21, BV25-39

Sales records include named files, sales ledgers, client account books, and six Blakeslee Gallery sales ledgers. Named files may include correspondence, financial documents and statements, and photographs of materials sold. There are 29 sales ledgers (many are indexed) documenting various combination, individual, and estate sales. Also found within the sales ledgers are sales of paintings by artists: J. Carroll Beckwith, Albert Bierstadt, Ralph Albert Blakelock, J. Wells Champney, William M. Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Walter Clark, Samuel Colman, Edgar Degas, Robert Swain Gifford, Childe Hassam, George Inness, Eastman Johnson, Sir Peter Lely, Anton Mauve, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Jean Francois Millet, Robert Crannell Minor, Adolphe Monticelli, Henry Mosler, Sir Henry Raeburn, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Theodore Rousseau, Albert Ryder, John H. Twachtman, Edwin Lord Weeks, Alexander H. Wyant, among many others. There are also four client account index books as well as seven client account statement books.
This series is arranged as 4 subseries.
2.1 Collection and Estate Sales Files, 1910-1923
2.2 Sales Ledger, circa 1884-1922
2.3 Client Account Books, 1892-circa 1922
2.4 Blakeslee Gallery Sales Ledgers, 1893-1913
2.1:Collection and Estate Sales Files, 1910-1923
Found here are price lists, correspondence, and photographs of works sold, among other materials.
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Outstanding Accounts, Book Department (April 30, 1921), 1921
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Robert Hoe Estate Sale (February 1911), 1910-1911
Includes a metal etching plate of Rembrandt painting.
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Sarah Ball Dodson (December 1911), 1911
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William Buchanan Estate Sale (April 1912), 1912
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Combination Sale: George Crocker, Alice Newcomb, Emily H. Moir, Frederick Bonner Estates (January 1912), 1912
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Combination Sale: Mary Adelaide Yerkes, Issac Stern, Guy R. Bolton, Charles B. Lawson, J. H. Sanford, Mrs. Clarence Hyde (February 1912), 1912
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George Crocker Estate Sale (January 1912), 1912
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John McClean Estate Sale (March 1912), 1912
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J. Hampdon Robb Sale (April 1912), 1912
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Herman Schaus Estate Sale (January 1912), 1912
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Herbert G. Squires Sale (April 1912), 1912
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Various Collections' Sales (January-February 1912), 1912
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Maru Adelaide Yerkes Estate Sale (February 1912), 1912
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M. C. D. Borden Estate Sale (February 1913), 1913
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folder 1.
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Combination Sale: Victor Newcomb, Peter Hassinger, E. Thorne, Stanley P. Gifford, W. Beach Day Estates (April 1913), 1913
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Alexander W. Drake Sale (March 1913), 1913
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William T. Evans Sale (March 1913), 1913
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Tadamasa Hayashi Sale (January 1913), 1913
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Rita Lydic Collection Sale (April 1913), 1913
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Emersen McMillan Sale (January 1913), 1913
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John F. Talmage Sale (February 1913), 1913
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Yamanaka and Co. Sale (Imperial Prince Kuhn Collection) (February-March 1913), 1913
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Combination Painting Sale, 1915
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Davanzati Palace, Florence Estate Sale, 1916
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Combination Sale: E. A. Gurnee, F. B. Thomason, E. G. O'Reilly, L. Mandel, Bush and Morris, J. Morris Jr., 1917
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Combination Sale: I. Worniser, P. K. Ludon, Mrs. Harold Thorne, Edison Bradley, F. M. Sutton, F. L. Loring Estate, Leon Mandel, 1917
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H. W. Ranger Estate, 1917
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Combination Sales (March-April 1917), 1917
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Alexander Humphreys Sale, 1917
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Various Sales, 1917-1918
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7
Elia Volpi Sale, 1917
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Stefano Bardini Sale, 1918
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James Buchannan Brady ("Diamond Jim") Sale, 1918
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Combination Painting Sale: Allan, Barbour, Birch, et. al., 1918
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Combination Painting Sale: Isaac C. Fletcher, C. F. Williamson, Sarah L. Ames Estates, 1918
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George A. Hearn Sale, 1918
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folder 1.
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Ferdinand Herman Estate Sale, 1918
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F. Kelinberger Galleries, 1918
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Twenty-four Sales of Books, Prints, and Paintings, 1921-1923
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T. B. Clark Sale, 1921
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Combination Sale, 1921
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folder 2.
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Combination Sales (February 1921), 1921
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De Soulamie, Bashford Dean, and Hartel Sales (November 1921), 1921
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21
Henry C. Lawrence Sale, 1921
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Jacques Seligmann Collection of Degas Paintings, 1921
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24-25
Vanderbilt Mansion Contents Sale (October 1921), 1921
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26
Various Collections, Statements of Sales, 1921-1922
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27
Various Collections' Sales (February-May 1921), 1921-1922
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Various Sales, 1921
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folder 2.
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29
Yamanaka Sale (February 1921), 1921
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Charles F. Fowles Estate Sale, 1922
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folder 2.
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31
Anderson Glaenzer, Philip Rossiter, Sanz Sangesta, and Others (February-April 1922), 1922
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32
D. K. Kelikian Sale (January 1922), 1922
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33-34
Lockwood de Forest, Russell, and Others (November-December 1922), 1922
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folder 2.
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Alexander R. Peacock, 1922
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Raoul Tolentino Sale (Savoy Castle), 1922
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37
Enrico Caruso Collection, 1923
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38-39
Meyer Goodfriend, Keller and Funaro, N. E. Montross, Mrs. Hamillón Carhart (January-February 1923), 1923
3
40
Carl Robert Lamm Collection, 1923
3
41
Various Sales (March-May 1923), 1923
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42
Various Sales, 1923
3
43
Oversized M. C. D. Borden Estate Sale Material from Box 2, Folder 50, 1913
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Oversized George A. Hearn Sale Material from Box 3, Folder 13, 1918
21
1
Oversized Combination Sale Material from Box 3, Folder 19, 1921
21
2
Oversized Various Sales Material from Box 3, Folder 29, 1921
21
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Oversized Charles F. Fowles Estate Sale from Box 3, Folder 31, 1922
21
2
Oversized Lockwood de Forest, Russell, and Others Material from Box 3, Folder 35, 1922
21
2
2.2:Sales Ledgers, 1853-1922
General sales ledgers document sales of a wide range of items sold and auctioned by the American Art Association, including, but not limited to, books, etchings, furniture and furnishings, paintings, and prints. Sales ledgers with specific items sold are so noted.
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"Book Department" Ledger, 1913-1921
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General Sales Ledger (A-K), 1885-1899
BV25
General Sales Ledger (L-Z), 1885-1899
BV26
General Sales Ledger, "Day Book", 1886-1902
Includes records of sales of paintings and bric-a-brac. Chronological entries include the name of the purchaser, title and price of paintings, and the price of the other items (vases, bowls, trays, sword guards, etc.). There is no index.
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General Sales Ledger, 1887-1888
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2
General Sales Ledger, "Cash, Results of Sales", 1887-1897
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3
General Sales Ledger, "Sales Book, Bric-a-Brac" (January 26-March 8, 1892), 1892
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4
General Sales Ledger, 1904-1909
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5
General Sales Ledger, "Journal", 1909-1913
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6
General Sales Ledger, 1915-1916
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7
General Sales Ledger, 1916
4
8
General Sales Ledger, 1916-1918
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1
General Sales Ledger, "Journal", 1918-1920
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2
General Sales Ledger, 1918-1920
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3
General Sales Ledger, 1920-1922
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4
Paintings, "Outside Sales, Europe" (A-K), 1853-1879
Ledger includes a record of paintings sold by other galleries or auction houses, 1853-1879, mostly in Paris, apparently compiled in 1906 from printed catalogs and used as a reference work by the Association. Entries are arranged alphabetically by artist’s name, and may include the title, owner, catalog number, date, price (often in francs), and purchaser. This volume includes names from A through K.
BV27
Paintings, "Outside Sales, Europe" (L-Z), 1853-1879
Identical to ledger BV27 but covering names from L through Z.
BV28
Paintings, "Outside Sales, United States", 1863-1902
Somewhat similar to ledgers BV27-BV28, but listing sales by other galleries or auction houses in the U. S. An alphabetical index refers to the page where an artist’s name can be found. Under his name is a list of the paintings sold during this period, including title, size, name of owner, date of sale, name of purchaser, and the price.
BV29
Paintings, "Outside Sales, United States", 1863-1902
Similar to ledger BV29 but with sales entered under the purchaser’s name. Entries include the title of paintings, name of artist, price, size, and former owner. The volume seems to have been compiled in 1902 and contains an alphabetical index to purchasers. Included are records of numerous purchases by L. A. Lanthier, Knoedler and Co., Reichard and Co., S. P. Avery, Boussod-Valadon, and others.
BV30
Paintings (A-F), circa 1884-1921
The entries are arranged alphabetically by artist, this volume covering A through F, and include the title or subject, size, name of consignor, name of sale (sometimes different from the name of the consignor, such as Famous French Painters), lot number, date, price, and purchaser. Includes sales of paintings by Charles Francois, Daubigny, Eugene Delacroix, Edgar Degas, and others.
BV31
Paintings (G-Q), circa 1884-1921
A continuation of ledger BV31, covering G through Q. Included are sales of paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, Alexander Harrison, George Inness, Sir Peter Lely, Will H. Low, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, John Francois, Millet, Adolphe Monticelli, et al.
BV32
Paintings (A-F), 1884-1921
This volume more or less duplicates ledger BV31 but there is some information in it that is not found in the other. Entries range only from A through F.
BV33
Paintings (R-Z), 1884-1920
This volume continues ledger BV33, but covers R through Z. It includes sales of works by Sir Henry Raeburn, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Adolphe Schreyer, Fritz Thaulow, Emile Van Marcke, and others.
BV34
Paintings, 1885-1898
An alphabetical index refers the reader to the page where an artist is listed. Entries include the painting titles or subject (e.g. marine, landscape), the size, owner, lot number, date, names of purchaser, and price. Pages 150-208 contain ‘miscellaneous’ sales.
BV35
Paintings, 1899-1905
Includes an alphabetical index by artist’s name. Entries include subject or title, size, owner, date, purchaser, and price. There is also an extensive listing under ‘Miscellaneous’ on pages 70-97. Artists represented by a large number of sales include: R. A. Blakelock, J. Wells Champney, William M. Chase, F. S. Church, Samuel Colman, J. B. C. Corot, Charles C. Homer, George Inness, C. E. Jacque, H. Bolton Jones, Sir McIlhenny, Robert C. Minor, Louis Moeller, Henry Mosler, J. Francis Murphy, John H. Twachtman, A. H. Wyant and others.
BV36
Paintings (A-Z), 1905-1912
Included is a miscellaneous listing of artists on pp. 83-100. Includes numerous sales of works by J. Carroll Beckwith, Albert Bierstadt, J. B. C. Corot, Charles Francois Daubigny, N. V. Diaz, Jules Dupre, Henry Farrer, Thomas Gainsborough, Robert Swain Gifford, John J. Hammer, Alfred C. Howland, Eastman Johnson, Ludwig Knaus, Anton Mauve, Henry Mosler, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Theodore Rousseau, Constant Troyon, G. H. Truesdell, James Gale Tyler, Kruseman Van Elton, Edwin Lord Weeks, Alexander H. Wyant, and others.
BV37
Paintings, 1913-1918
Entries include the title or subject, size, owner, lot number, date, purchaser, and price. Included is an alphabetical index of artists. Miscellaneous sales are listed on pp. 71-108, and 138-139. Included are sales of numerous paintings by Ralph Albert Blakelock, J. G. Brown, William M. Chase, Frederic S. Church, John Constable, N. V. Diaz De La Pena, Jules Dupre, Winslow Homer, George Inness, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Will H. Low, Homer D. Martin, Georges Michel, Francis Davis Millet, Claude Monet, Henry Ward Ranger, Julian Rix, John Henry Twachtman, Alexander H. Wyant, and others.
BV38
Paintings, 1918-1919
Entries include title or subject of painting, size, owner or sale name, lot number, date, purchaser, and price. Included are paintings listed under an artist’s name but qualified as being ‘style of,’ ‘period of,’ ‘after:,’ ‘school of,’ etc. Miscellany are included on pp. 61-100. There is also an alphabetical index of artists. Included are sales of numerous paintings by J. Carroll Beckwith, Ralph Albert Blakelock, George H. Bogert, Walter Clark, Childe Hassam, J. Francis Murphy, Albert Ryder, John Carleton Wiggins, et al.
BV39
Paintings, 1888-1891
This volume is arranged by exhibition or sale. Entries include the buyer, artist, title, date, price, and lot number. There is no index.
5
5
Paintings, "Day Book", 1903-1905
Includes records of sales of paintings at the following exhibitions: Alfred Parsons and Frank Millet in 1903; American Watercolor Society in 1902; and American Painters and Illustrators in 1905. Entries are chronological by exhibition date and include the purchaser, artist, title, and price. There is no index.
5
6
2.3:Client Account Books, circa 1895-circa 1922
This subseries is comprised of account books and materials relating to client sales, purchases, and consignments. Four account books appear to be indexes of client names with reference numbers or sales lot numbers, with client names listed alphabetically. Some accounting marks appear next to names, with numbers and occasionally an address, and sometimes a notation of "pd." or "paid" appears over or next to names, with dates. Client account book "Statement Books" provide more detailed information related to expenses incurred by clients or estates over the course of a sale or auction. These often contain an index of sales.
DescriptionContainer
Indexes, circa 1895-circa 1922
5
7-9
Index, circa 1907-circa 1908
5
10
"Statement Book", 1892-1904
5
11
"Statement Book", 1904-1912
Oversized client account book housed in Box 20.
5
12
"Statement Book", 1912-1916
5
13
"Statement Book", 1914-1916
Oversized client account book housed in Box 20.
5
14
"Statement Book", 1916-1919
Oversized client account book housed in Box 20.
5
15
"Statement Book", 1916-1918
Oversized client account book housed in Box 20.
5
16
"Statement Book", 1918-1920
Oversized client account book housed in Box 20.
5
17
Oversized "Statement Books" from Box 5, Folders 12-17, 1904-1920
20
2.4:Blakeslee Gallery Sales Ledgers, 1893-1913
Blakeslee Gallery ledgers were acquired presumably in 1914 when gallery owner Theron Blakeslee died, and the American Art Association auctioned off the gallery's paintings. These ledgers document sales, while other Blakeslee Gallery ledgers documenting general expenses can be found in Series 3, General Financial and Legal Files.
DescriptionContainer
Blakeslee Gallery Sales Ledger, 1893-1903
6
1
Blakeslee Gallery Sales Ledger, 1898-1914
6
2
Blakeslee Gallery Sales Ledger, 1909-1911
6
3
Blakeslee Gallery Sales Ledger, 1910-1913
6
4
Blakeslee Gallery Sales Ledger, 1911-1914
6
5
Blakeslee Gallery Sales Ledger, 1912-1913
6
6

Series 3: General Financial and Legal Files, circa 1883-1923
9.3 linear feet
Boxes 6-11, BV40-62

Financial and legal files include 51 general expense ledgers, three of which are for the Blakeslee Gallery, and scattered legal material.
This series is arranged as 6 subseries.
3.1: Miscellaneous Financial Materials, 1893-1921
3.2: General Expense Ledgers, circa 1883-circa 1923
3.3: Art and Book Department Expense Ledgers, 1914-1919
3.4: Blakeslee Gallery General Expense Ledgers, 1898-1909
3.5: General Ledgers, 1886-circa 1922
3.6: Legal Material, circa 1893-circa 1923
3.1:Miscellaneous Financial Materials, 1893-1921
DescriptionContainer
Miscellaneous Financial Materials, 1893-1921
6
7
3.2:General Expense Ledgers, circa 1883-circa 1923
DescriptionContainer
Monthly Journal, 1888-1904
See oversized ledger BV40.
6
8
Monthly Journal (April 1, 1904-August 31, 1912), 1904-1912
See oversized ledger BV41.
6
9
Cashbooks
Cashbook, circa 1883-circa 1922
6
10
"Cash" (November 1, 1888-April 30, 1890), 1888-1890
6
11
"Cash, #1", 1888-1891
See oversized ledger BV42.
6
12
"Cash" (May 1, 1890-October 1892), 1890-1892
6
13
"Cash, #2", 1891-1895
BV43
"Cash" (November 1, 1892-July 16, 1895), 1892-1895
6
14
"Cash, #3", 1895-1900
BV44
Cashbooks
"Cash" (July 1895-March 31, 1898), 1895-1898
7
1
"Cash, #5" (April 1, 1898-September 29, 1900), 1898-1900
7
2
"Cash, #4", 1900-1904
BV45
"6, Day Book" (October 1900-September 1902), 1900-1902
7
3
"7, Cash" (September 26, 1902-June 1904), 1902-1904
7
4
"Cash, #5", 1904-1908
BV46
"8, Day Book", 1904-1906
7
5
"9, Day Cash" (April 1906-February 1908), 1906-1908
7
6
"10, Day Cash" (March 1908-January 1910), 1908-1910
7
7
"11, Day Cash" (October 1909-February 1911), 1909-1911
7
8
"Cash, #6" (January 1, 1909-April 30, 1912), 1909-1912
BV47
"13, Day Cash" (February 1910-April 1911), 1910-1911
7
9
"12, Day Cash" (February 1911-July 1912), 1911-1912
7
10
Cashbooks
"14, Day Cash" (May 1911-May 1912), 1911-1912
8
1
"Cash, #9", 1912
BV48
"15, Day Cash" (May 1912-October 1913), 1912-1913
8
2
"Cash" (May 1, 1912-September 17, 1914), 1912-1914
See oversized ledger BV49.
8
3
"Day Cash" (November 1913-October 1914), 1913-1914
8
4
"Day Cash" (November 1914-June 1915), 1914-1915
8
5
"Cash" (September 17, 1914-December 31, 1915), 1914-1915
BV50
"Day Cash" (July 1915-March 1916), 1915-1916
8
6
Cashbook (February 1915-February 1916), 1915-1916
8
7
"Day Cash" (April 1916-May 1917), 1916-1917
8
8
Cashbook (June 1917-October 1917), 1917
8
9
Cashbook (March 1917-September 1919), 1917-1919
8
10
Cashbooks
"Cash, AAA", 1918-1921
9
1
"Cash, #10", 1919-1920
BV51
"Cash Book" (October 1919-December 1921), 1919-1921
9
2
"Cash, #11", 1920-1921
BV52
"Cash, #12", 1922-1923
BV53
Sales, 1909-1911
Includes records of expenses incurred over the course of various sales, such as: postage, carfare, champagne, supplies, stamps, signs, and help.
9
3
Sales, circa 1912-circa 1913
Includes records of expenses incurred over the course of various sales, such as: postage, carfare, champagne, supplies, stamps, signs, and help.
9
4
Oversized General Expense Ledgers from Box 6, Folders 8-9, 1888-1912
BV40-41
Oversized Cashbook from Box 6, Folder 12, 1888-1891
BV42
Oversized Cashbook from Box 8, Folder 3, 1912-1914
BV49
3.3:Art and Book Department Expense Ledgers, 1914-1919
DescriptionContainer
Art and Book Department Expense Ledger, 1914
9
5
Art Department Expense Ledger, 1914-1915
BV54
Art Department Expense Ledger, 1916-1919
BV55
Art Department Expense Ledger, 1919
See oversized ledger BV56.
9
6
Book Department Expense Ledger, 1914-1915
BV57
Book Department Expense Ledger, 1916-1919
See oversized ledger BV58.
9
7
Book Department Expense Ledger, 1919
BV59
Oversized Art Department Expense Ledger from Box 9, Folder 6, 1919
BV56
Oversized Book Department Expense Ledger from Box 9, Folder 7, 1916-1919
BV58
3.4:Blakeslee Gallery General Expense Ledgers, 1898-1909
DescriptionContainer
General Expense Ledger, 1898
9
8
General Expense Ledger, 1899-1900
9
9
General Expense Ledger, 1907-1909
9
10
3.5:General Ledgers, 1886-circa 1922
DescriptionContainer
General Ledger, 1888-1892
See oversized ledger BV60.
9
11
General Ledger (January 30, 1892-June 1, 1895), 1892-1895
See oversized ledger BV61.
9
12
General Ledger (June 1, 1895-October 31, 1901), 1895-1901
See oversized ledger BV62.
9
13
Account Book, circa 1903-circa 1905
9
14
Account Books, 1908-1922
9
15
Account Book, circa 1913-circa 1915
9
16
Account Book, circa 1915-circa 1916
10
1
Account Book, circa 1916-circa 1918
10
2
Account Book, circa 1918-circa 1919
10
3
Account Book, circa 1919-circa 1921
10
4
Account Book, 1920
10
5
Account Book, 1921
10
6
Account Book, 1921-1922
10
7
Account Book, circa 1921-circa 1922
10
8
Shipping and Receiving Ledger, "Pictures Received and Delivered" (July 1888-May 1891), 1888-1891
Chronological entries list paintings, some sculpture and other objet d’art sent out or received, mainly paintings by American artists sent in for prize fund exhibitions sponsored by the Association. Entries vary in detail, sometimes listing the artist and title, other times referring to something like ’64 ptgs.,’ often including the name of an exhibition to which a painting is being shipped. The volume also includes references to paintings not sold, and a list of circa 180 paintings owned by the Association circa 1888 (pages 400-404). There is no index.
10
9
Shipping and Receiving Ledger, "Disposition of Pictures", 1886-1891
With entries arranged by artist or owner, this volume records the disposition of paintings by American artists in prize and other exhibitions, and includes a separate list of ‘rejected’ paintings, and pictures (many European) sent to Garfield Safe Deposit Co. Entries record sales as well as such transfers as ‘Ret’d by Budworth,’ ‘Del’d to Snedecor on order,’ ‘Sent to the Buffalo exhibition,’ etc. There is an alphabetical index by name of artist and, where separately listed, by owner. Entries include the title of the painting, date, identification number, buyer, shipper, other destination, etc.
10
10
Shipping and Receiving Ledger, "Disposition of Pictures", 1890-1892
Record of submissions to New York Water Color Club annual exhibitions, 1890-1892, held in the Association galleries. Entries are arranged by artist, and include the title of the painting, catalog number or note that the painting was rejected, and the disposition such as ‘Ret’d to Stetson by Bud,’ ‘Del’d to Guild,’ or ‘Sold and del’d to W. F. Havemeyer,’ etc. There is an index by name of artist.
11
1
Oversized General Ledgers from Box 9, Folders 11-13, 1888-1901
BV60-62
3.6:Legal Material, circa 1893-circa 1923
DescriptionContainer
Consignment Agreement Forms, circa 1893-circa 1923
11
2
Lawsuit, Wesley R. Davis Estate vs. James F. Sutton and American Art Association, 1907
11
3
Lawsuit, John W. Gates Controversy, 1918-1919
Controversy over Rembrandt's "St. Paul" painting. Includes appraisal and letters from Edward Brandus, Charles Sedelmeyer, and Roland F. Knoedler.
11
4
Memorandum, Expert Appraisals of Personal Property in Transfer Tax Proceedings, 1917-1923
11
5

Series 4: Inventory and Stock Records, circa 1887-circa 1922
0.8 linear feet
Box 11, BV63-65

This series is comprised of stock inventory cards and three stock ledgers.
This series is arranged as 2 subseries.
4.1: Inventory Cards, circa 1922
4.2: Stock Ledgers, circa 1887-circa 1918
4.1:Inventory Cards, circa 1922
DescriptionContainer
Inventory Cards (Library Catalog Cards by Subject), circa 1922
11
6-11
4.2:Stock Ledgers, circa 1887-circa 1918
DescriptionContainer
Paintings, Etchings, and Prints, circa 1887-circa 1917
It includes an incomplete alphabetical index of artists, and is divided into ‘Old Stock to Apr. 30, 1912’ and ‘New Stock, from May 1, 1912.’ It includes separate listings for paintings, watercolors, etchings and engravings, and prints. Entries include the sales number, stock number, artist’s name, title of work, owner or sale name, price, and date. Many paintings went to H. H. Parke in Feb. 1917.
BV63
Bric-a-Brac, circa 1904-circa 1918
BV64
Furniture, circa 1912
‘Old stock to April 30, 1912’ and ‘New stock from May 1, 1912.’ This volume lists the contents of each room of the American Art Association (even the typewriting room), and includes carpeting, pipes, lights, radiators, show stands, desks, cabinets, tables, etc., with their price or value.
BV65

Series 5: Client Files, circa 1895-circa 1922
2.1 linear feet
Boxes 11-13

Client cards are divided into art clients and book clients. There are also 27 client address books.
This series is arranged as 2 subseries.
5.1: Cards, circa 1922
5.2: Client Address Books, circa 1895-circa 1922
5.1:Cards, circa 1922
DescriptionContainer
Art Clients (A-B), circa 1922
11
12
Art Clients (C-D), circa 1922
11
13
Art Clients (D-G), circa 1922
11
14
Art Clients (H-K), circa 1922
11
15
Art Clients (K-M), circa 1922
11
16
Art Clients (M-P), circa 1922
11
17
Art Clients (P-S), circa 1922
11
18
Art Clients (S-Z), circa 1922
11
19
Book Clients (A-D), circa 1922
11
20
Book Clients (F-K), circa 1922
11
21
Book Clients (L-P), circa 1922
11
22
Book Clients (P-S), circa 1922
11
23
Book Clients (T-W), circa 1922
11
24
5.2:Client Address Books, circa 1895-circa 1922
Address books appear to be grouped by general clients, as well as grouped by client interests, such as books, catalogs, prints, laces, paintings, and more.
DescriptionContainer
Client Address Book, circa 1895-circa 1922
11
25
Client Address Book, circa 1895-circa 1922
11
26
Client Address Book, circa 1895-circa 1922
11
27
"Book List", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
1
"Books, Foreign", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
2
"Books, Out of Town", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
3
"Books, Town", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
4
"Brass and Copper", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
5
"Catalogue Book", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
6
"Catalogues", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
7
"Chicago List", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
8
"Daly Catalogues", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
9
"Engravings, Etchings, and Prints", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
10
"Foreign Print Buyers", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
11
"General Catalogue", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
12
"Historical China", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
13
"Laces", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
14
"Mailing, Town", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
15
"Mailing, Out of Town", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
16
"Museums and Their Officials", circa 1895-circa 1922
12
17
"Oriental and Porcelains", circa 1895-circa 1922
13
1
"Out of Town", circa 1895-circa 1922
13
2
"Painting Catalogue", circa 1895-circa 1922
13
3
"Paintings", circa 1895-circa 1922
13
4
"Rugs", circa 1895-circa 1922
13
5
"Stamp Buyers", circa 1895-circa 1922
13
6
"Town Book", circa 1895-circa 1922
13
7

Series 6: Printed Materials, circa 1853-1923
1.1 linear feet
Boxes 13-14, 21

Printed materials include auction catalogs, one blueprint for the new American Art Galleries building, clippings on a variety of subjects, newspapers, press releases regarding the American Art Galleries' opening, as well as other general printed material. Auction catalogs are also be found in the auction records.
DescriptionContainer
Auction Catalogs, circa 1853-circa 1917
13
8-21
Auction Catalogs, 1894-1917
14
1-10
Blueprint for American Art Galleries, circa 1920s
14
11
Clippings, Alexander Harrison Exhibition (March 1894), 1894
14
12
Clippings, American Art Association Ads, 1922
14
13
Clippings, E. O. Arbuthnot Porcelains (April 14, 1899), 1899
14
14
Clippings, "Blue Boy", 1921-1922
14
15
Clippings, Leonardo da Vinci, 1922
14
16
Clippings, Erwin Davis Sale, 1889
14
17
Clippings, Exhibitions, 1886
14
18
Clippings, Forgeries, Thefts, and Controversies, 1921-1923
14
19
Clippings, Miscellaneous, 1885-1923
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folder 3.
14
20-22
Clippings, Mihaly Munkacsy's "Christ Before Pilate" Exhibition, 1886
14
23
Clippings, John J. Peoli (May 8-12, 1894), 1894
14
24
Clippings, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Tapestries, 1923
14
25
Clippings, Van Gaasbeek and Arkell, Oriental Rugs and Carpet (November 1-4, 1893), 1893
14
26
Clippings, Baron M. von Brandt (April 4-5, 1895), 1895
14
27
Clippings, Joseph E. Widener's Rembrandts, 1921-1922
14
28
General Printed Material Regarding George Washington's Portraits, 1897-1922
14
29
Monograph,
Gainsborough's Blue Boy
by William H. Fuller, 1898
14
30
Newspapers,
The Art News
, 1922-1923
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folders 4-5.
14
31
Press Releases and Announcements Regarding AAA Galleries Opening, 1922
14
32
Oversized Miscellaneous Clippings from Box 14, Folder 20, 1885-1923
21
3
Oversized Newspapers,
The Art News
from Box 14, Folder 31, 1922-1923
21
4-5

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1885-circa 1922
0.8 linear feet
Boxes 14-15, 21-22

Found here are photographs of people, exhibitions and artwork, auctions, the American Art Galleries building, and sixty-two cabinet photographs of French artists whose work was auctioned and sold by the Association, including Francois Bonvin, William Adolphe Bouguereau, Alexander Cabanel, Pierre Purvis de Chavannes, Eugene Delacroix, Jean Leon Gerome, and Charles Emile Jacque, among others. Also included are four photograph albums of art auctions, three of which depict the interior of the Stanford White house on Gramercy Park North prepared by William H. Crocker for the 1907 auction.
DescriptionContainer
People, Portraits and Artist in Studio, circa 1885-circa 1922
14
33
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, Unidentified, circa 1895-circa 1910
14
34
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, (B), circa 1895-circa 1910
14
35
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, (B-C), circa 1895-circa 1910
14
36
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, (C-D), circa 1895-circa 1910
14
37
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, (D-G), circa 1895-circa 1910
14
38
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, (G-H), circa 1895-circa 1910
14
39
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, (H-L), circa 1895-circa 1910
14
40
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, (M-P), circa 1895-circa 1910
14
41
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, (R-T), circa 1895-circa 1910
14
42
Cabinet Photographs of French Artists, (V-W), circa 1895-circa 1910
14
43
American Art Galleries Building, 1922
14
44
Exhibition and Artwork (1897-1898 Season), 1897-1898
14
45
Artwork, James Henry Smith Collection (January 1910), 1910
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folder 6.
14
46
Artwork, Catalog Reproductions, circa 1913-circa 1918
14
47
Artwork, Forgeries and Controversies, circa 1920
14
48
Artwork, Paintings, circa 1896
14
49
Artwork and Auctions, circa 1885-circa 1922
Oversized material housed in Box 21, Folder 6.
15
1
Artwork, circa 1913-circa 1922
15
2
Photograph Album, Art Auctions, Unbound, circa 1885-circa 1922
Oversized photograph album housed in Box 22, Folder 1.
15
3
Photograph Albums of Artwork and Art Auctions, circa 1907
Three oversized photograph albums housed in Box 22, Folders 2-4.
15
4
Oversized Photographs of Artwork, James Henry Smith Collection, from Box 14, Folder 46, 1910
21
6
Oversized Photographs of Artwork and Auctions from Box 15, Folder 1, circa 1885-circa 1922
21
6
Oversized Photograph Album of Art Auctions from Box 15, Folder 3, circa 1885-circa 1922
22
1
Oversized Photograph Albums of Artwork and Art Auctions from Box 15, Folder 4, circa 1907
22
2-4

Series 8: Artwork, circa 1888-circa 1900
0.1 linear feet
Boxes 15, 22

This series contains a variety of unsigned artwork, including prints and sketches, as well as a drawn diagram for proposed auction display.
DescriptionContainer
Prints, circa 1888-circa 1900
Oversized artwork housed in Box 22, Folder 5.
15
5
Sketch, Ink, circa 1900
15
6
Sketch, Ink, circa 1900
15
7
Sketch, Watercolor, circa 1890s
15
8
Sketch, Watercolor, and Diagram for Display, circa 1889
Oversized artwork housed in Box 22, Folder 5.
15
9
Oversized Prints from Box 15, Folder 5, circa 1888-circa 1900
22
5
Oversized Watercolor Sketch and Diagram for Display from Box 15, Folder 9, circa 1889
22
5

Series 9: Thomas Ellis Kirby Personal Papers, circa 1861-1929
3.6 linear feet
Boxes 15-19

Scattered personal papers of Thomas Ellis Kirby include awards and certificates; an address book; correspondence with clients, buyers, and others; writings, including annotated drafts and typescripts of Kirby's biography and autobiography; speeches; legal materials documenting partnerships and a legal dispute in which Kirby was the intermediary; and extensive auction records. There are also photographs of Thomas Ellis Kirby and Gustavus T. Kirby.
This series is arranged as 7 subseries.
9.1: Address Book, circa 1885-circa 1911
9.2: Biographical Material, circa 1861-1929
9.3: Correspondence, 1864-1924
9.4: Writings and Speeches, circa 1910-circa 1924
9.5: Legal Material, 1871-1922
9.6: Auction Records, 1884-1911
9.7: Photographs, circa 1861-circa 1922
9.1:Address Book, circa 1885-circa 1911
DescriptionContainer
Address Book, "Press Book", circa 1885-circa 1911
15
10
9.2:Biographical Material, circa 1861-1929
DescriptionContainer
Biographical Material, circa 1861-circa 1923
15
11
Gustavus T. Kirby Biographical Material, 1929
15
12
9.3:Correspondence, 1864-1924
Correspondence, arranged chronologically, includes incoming and outgoing letters. Correspondents include Edward A. Abbey, Jules Breton, Thomas B. Clarke, A. T. Clearwater, Clarence Cook, Royal Cortissoz, Durand-Ruel, William Loeb, Alfred Parsons, James F. Sutton, and William C. Van Horne.
DescriptionContainer
Correspondence Regarding Autobiography and Biography, 1910-1924
The correspondence includes Thomas E. Kirby and Rose H. Lorenz letters to Doubleday Page and Co. and Gustavus T. Kirby letters to Doubleday Page and Co. and Charles De Kay. Incoming letters are from Frank N. Doubleday, Arthur Page, Russell Doubleday, and Henry W. Lanier of Doubleday Page and Co.
15
13
Chadwick, Cassie L., 1905
15
14
Regarding Holden, Edwin Babcock, 1910
15
15
Kirby, Gustavus T., 1923-1924
Includes letters to Rose H. Lorenz concerning her finances, the settlement of Thomas E. Kirby's estate, and Kirby's biography, and also includes two letters to his father.
15
16-17
General Correspondence, 1864-1923
15
18-27
9.4:Writings and Speeches, circa 1910-circa 1924
Thomas E. Kirby and Rose H. Lorenz, Kirby's chief assistant, worked on Kirby's autobiography after their retirement from the American Art Association. The book was to be published by Doubleday Page and Co. After Kirby's death in 1924, Charles De Kay was hired by Kirby's son to write Kirby's biography with the assistance of Lorenz.
Materials include research material, drafts, and meeting minutes for Kirby's autobiography and biography, as well as speech notes and drafts for the opening of the American Art Galleries in 1922.
DescriptionContainer
Autobiography,
Art Under the Hammer
Meeting Minutes, circa 1923
Publisher's conference with Arthur Page, Thomas Ellis Kirby, and Rose Lorenz, on August 20, 1923.
15
28-30
Research Material, F. D. Millet Material, 1911-1913
15
31
Research Notes, circa 1922
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32-35
Miscellaneous Manuscript Pages and Notes, circa 1922
15
36-39
Manuscript Drafts, circa 1923-circa 1924
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40-47
Biography Drafts, circa 1911-circa 1924
15
48-49
Biography Drafts, circa 1911-circa 1924
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1-2
Speeches at Sales, circa 1910-circa 1923
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3
American Art Galleries Opening, Speech Notes, Drafts, and Press Release, 1922
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4-7
9.5:Legal Material, 1871-1922
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Partnership Agreements, 1871-circa 1891
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8
Vitall Benguiat-Cartier Dispute, 1920-1922
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9
9.6:Auction Records, 1884-1911
This record system was created by Rose H. Lorenz to aid Charles De Kay in the preparation of Thomas E. Kirby's autobiography,
Art Under the Hammer
. The files are arranged chronologically and contain research material for the book and are usually prefaced with a brief handwritten note by Lorenz. The files may include correspondence to and from sellers, buyers, artists, dealers, and art experts, as well as clippings, priced lists of sales items, photographs of sales items, and typed and carbon manuscript pages from
Art Under the Hammer
. The majority of the files concern American Art Association auctions. Files on exhibitions are included in the series and some files contain only manuscript pages or clippings. Auction records can also be found in series 1.2.
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George Inness Exhibition (April 4, 1884), 1884
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10
George I. Seney: Paintings (March 21-April 2, 1885), 1885
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11
George W. Whitney: Paintings (December 16, 1885), 1885
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12
Impressionists Exhibition, 1886
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13
Mary Jane Morgan Art Collection (March 3-15, 1886), 1886
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14-15
Beriah Wall and John A. Brown Sale (March 30-April 2, 1886), 1886
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16
Robert Graves Collection of Paintings and Bric-a-Brac, 1887
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17
Estate of A. T. Stewart: Paintings, Bronzes, Bric-a-Brac, Library (March 23-31, 1887), 1887
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18-19
Henry Probasco (April 18, 1887), 1887
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20
Henry Ward Beecher (November 8-17, 1887), 1887
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21
Christian H. Wolff (April 2-3, 1888), 1888
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22
Henry T. Chapman, Jr. (April 13-16, 1888), 1888
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23
Vassili Verestchagin Exhibition, 1888-1889
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24
Vassili Verestchagin Exhibition, 1888-1891
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25
James H. Stebbins: Modern Paintings (February 12, 1889), 1889
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26
Don Pedro de Borbon, Duque de Durcal (April 10-11, 1889), 1889
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27
Elmer H. Capen, Wilmot L. Warren: Modern Paintings (March 7-8, 1889), 1889
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28
Loan Exhibition of Works of Antoine-Louis Barye (November 15, 1889-January 15, 1890), circa 1889
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29
Jean Francois Millet's "Angeles" Exhibition, 1889
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30-31
Book Selling, 1890
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32
Samuel Latham Mitchill Barlow: Library and Bric-a-Brac (February 3-12, 1890), 1890
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33
Walter Browne: Modern Paintings (March 5, 1890), 1890
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34
Bernhard Stern, William T. Evans: Paintings (March 6, 1890), 1890
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35
Francisco Guin de Gabalda (March 31, 1890), 1890
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36
Exhibitions, 1890-1891
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37
George I. Seney (Second Sale): Modern Paintings (February 11-13, 1891), 1891
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38
Brayton Ives (March 9, 1891), 1891
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39
Vassili Verestchagin: Paintings (November 17, 1891), 1891
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40
Louis Prang and Co. (February 16, 1892), 1892
16
41
Richard Austin Robinson Estate Sale at American Art Association (April 7-27, 1892), 1892
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42-43
Second Annual Herald Free Ice Fund and Tribune Fresh Air Fund Exhibition (June-July, 1892), 1892
16
44
Arthur B. Koopman Exhibition (1892-1893), 1892
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45
Jinbel Kawashima's Textile Fabrics of Japan Exhibition (1892-1893), 1892-1904
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46
Charles J. Osborn, Edwin Thorne, Edwin S. Chapin (January 27-28, 1893), 1893
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47
Baron M. von Brandt (February 21-22, 1893), 1893
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48
Jean Charles Cazin Exhibition, 1893
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49
Exhibition of the Bureau of Applied Arts (March 3-13, 1893), 1893
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50
M. Knoedler and Co.: Modern Paintings (April 11-14, 1893), 1893
16
51
John Hoey Estate (April 22-26, 1893), 1893
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52
F. Brinkley (May 9-10, 1893), 1893
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53
George I. Seney (February 7-9, 1894), 1894
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54
S. A. Coale, Jr. (April 18, 1894), circa 1897
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55
Special Exhibition by Robert V. V. Sewell, A. Brewster Sewell, W. Hamilton Gibson, Herbert A. Olivier, George Agnew Reid, Elihu Vedder (December 1894), 1894
16
56
Richard H. Halsted: Paintings by George Inness (January 9, 1895), 1895
16
57
Edwin A. Abbey's "The Quest of the Holy Grail" Exhibition (March 1895), 1895
16
58
Dissolution Sale (April 25-30, 1895), 1895
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59
Sarah A. Smith (November 19-20, 1895), 1895
16
60
Paran Stevens (November 25, 1895), 1895
16
61
Shelley W. and William D. Denton: Collection of Butterflies Exhibition (December 1895), 1895
16
62
N. Q. Pope (January 23, 1896), 1896
16
63
David H. King, Jr. (February 17-19, 1896), 1896
16
64
William Schans (February 28, 1896), 1896
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65
Claude Monet Exhibition (March 9, 1896), 1896
16
66
James F. Sutton's Peru Trip (March 28, 1896), 1896
16
67
Edward Brandus (April 16-18, 1896), 1896
16
68
Holland Art Galleries: Dutch Paintings, Watercolors (February 24-26, 1897), 1896
16
69
George F. Tyler (April 9, 1897), 1897
16
70
Frank H. Platt (April 26, 1897), 1897
16
71
William Hood Stewart: Modern Paintings (February 3-4, 1898), 1898
16
72
Charles A. Dana: Eastern Ceramics, Objects of Art (February 24-26, 1898), 1898
16
73
William H. Fuller: Early English and Barbizon Paintings (February 25, 1898), 1898
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1
Abraham Disbecker (April 1, 1898), 1898
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2
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (April 21, 1898), 1898
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3
Daniel W. Powers (January 18, 1899), 1899
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4
Walter Richmond (January 27, 1899), 1899
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5
Thomas B. Clarke (February 14-17, 1899), 1899
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6
William B. Bement (February 27-28, 1899), 1899
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7
Maurice Boutet de Monvel Exhibition (March 13-22, 1899), 1899
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8
J. James Tissot's "The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ" Exhibition (1899), 1898-1900
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9-10
Exhibitions: Fernand Lungren and Society of Landscape Painters (March -April 1899), 1899
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11
E. M. Harris, Edward Holbrook, T. J. Blakeslee (April 13-15, 1899), 1899
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12
O. C. Marsh (October 6-7, 1899), 1899
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13
Henry Hilton (February 13-16, 1900), 1900
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15
Thomas E. Kirby Trip to Japan (Spring 1900), 1900
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16
Eugene Fischhof and T. J. Blakeslee: Paintings (March 9-10, 1900), 1900
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17
Augustin Daly: Books, Bric-A-Brac, Furniture (March 19-30, 1900), 1900
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18
Frederic Bonner and American Art Association: Paintings (April 10, 1900), 1900
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19
George N. Tyler (February 1, 1901), 1901
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20
Edward Kearney (February 7, 1901), 1901
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21
Charles E. West (March 25, 1901), 1900-1901
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22
Henry T. Cox (January 17, 1902), 1902
17
23
Mrs. P. C. Hanford: Paintings (January 30, 1902), circa 1896-1902
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24
E. F. Milliken (February 14, 1902), 1902
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25
Boussod Valadon and Co. (February 26-28, 1902), 1902
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26
F. O. Matthiessen (April 1-2, 1902), 1902
17
27
T. J. Blakeslee (April 10-11, 1902), 1902
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28
John G. Johnson, circa 1902
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29
Mrs. S. D. Warren (January 8-9, 1903), 1903
17
30-31
Henry G. Marquand (January 23-31, 1903), 1903
17
32-33
David C. Lyall (February 10, 1903), 1903
17
34
Special Exhibition: "The Recent Work of Alfred Parsons, A. R. A., and Frank D. Millet, N. A." (February 11-18, 1903), 1903
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35
J. P. Ichenhauser (February 26-29, 1903), 1903
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36
Clarence King, W. H. Fuller, Theodore G. Well, H. Victor Newcomb, Zabriskie, Burrill and Murray (March 12, 1903), 1903
17
37
A. Melrose Burritt (March 25-26, 1903), 1903
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38
Samuel Colman (March 25, 1903), 1903
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39
H. Wood Sullivan (April 3, 1903), 1903
17
40
Dikran Khan Kelekian (April 15-18, 1903), 1903
17
41
Thirty-Sixth Annual Exhibition of the American Water Color Society (April 20-30, 1903), 1903
17
42
Loan Exhibition of Portraits for the Benefit of the Orthopaedic Dispensary and Hospital (November 18-December 13, 1903), 1903
17
43
Frederick S. Gibbs (Februar 24-26, 1904), 1904
17
44
Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell and T. J. Blakeslee (April 7-8, 1904), 1904
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45
J. James Tissot Exhibition (November 10-25, 1904), 1904
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46
Yamanaka and Co. (January 5-11, 1905), 1905
17
47
Robert C. Minor (January 18, 1905), 1905
17
48
Thomas E. Waggaman (January 25-February 3, 1905), 1905
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49-50
John W. Kauffman (February 3, 1905), 1905
17
51
Mrs. S. B. Conkling, S. B. Sexton, Mark Hoyt, L. Crist Delmonico, A. A. Crosby (February 9-10, 1905), 1905
17
52
Edwin Lord Weeks (March 15, 1905), 1905
17
53
David H. King, Jr. (March 31, 1905), 1905
17
54
T. J. Blakeslee (April 6, 1905), 1905
17
55
Heber R. Bishop (January 1906), 1906
17
56
Edward M. Knox (January 26, 1906), 1906
17
57
R. Swain Gifford (February 2, 1906), 1906
17
58
Irving M. Scott (February 9, 1906), 1906
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59
Alexander Blumenstiel (February 15-16, 1906), 1906
17
60
Peter A. Schemm, Moses Tanenbaum, William Salomon, Solomon Mehrbach, Louis A. Biddle, Hentry Steers (March 1, 1906), 1906
17
61
Joseph Jefferson (April 27, 1906), 1906
17
62
Paul Nocquet Memorial Exhibition (April 28-May 6, 1906), 1906
17
63
Vitall Benguiat (December 6-8, 1906), 1906
17
64
S. M. Burnett (January 7-9, 1907), 1906
17
65
Combination Sale (January 10, 1907), 1907
17
66
H. S. Henry: Paintings, Masterpieces by "The Men of 1830" (January 25, 1907), 1907
17
67-68
A. August Healy (February 15, 1907), 1907
17
69
Alexander W. Drake (February 25-28, 1907), 1907
17
70
Samuel L. Bronson, Julius O. Frank, Theodore Marburg, Scott and Fowles (March 15, 1907), 1907
17
71
Auguste F. Chamot (March 16, 1907), 1907
17
72
Stanford White: Artistic Furnishings, Interior Decorations (April 4-6, 1907), 1907
17
73
Anna N. Kendall (April 19, 1907), 1907
17
74
Mrs. A. G. Hunt and Albert Bierstadt (January 22-23, 1908), 1908
17
75
Richard Mansfield (March 2-3, 1908), 1908
17
76
T. J. Blakeslee (April 9-10, 1908), 1908
17
77
Henry O. Tanner Exhibition (December 15-26, 1908), 1908
17
78
Baron Speck von Sternburg: Chinese Art Treasures (January 13-16, 1909), 1908
17
79
Deming Jarves: Chinese Porcelains (January 20, 1909), 1909
18
1
Joseph F. Knapp, Warren Sherburne, Miss Schouler, Robert Glendenning, G. H. Buek (January 21-22, 1909), 1909
18
2
Henry Graves (February 25-29, 1909), 1909
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3
James S. Inglis, Cottier and Co., and Others (March 11-12, 1909), 1909
18
4
James Albert Garland (March 19, 1909), 1909
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5
John T. Martin (April 15-16, 1909), 1909
18
6
Henry W. Poor (April 21, 1909), 1909
18
7
Exhibitions of Artists Represented in the G. H. Buek Collection of American Water Colors (May 1909), 1909
18
8
Theron R. Butler (January 7, 1910), 1910
18
9
Bunkio Matsuki (January 7-8, 1910), 1910
18
10
James Henry Smith: Mansion and Artistic Contents of House Sale (January 18-22, 1910), 1910
18
11-12
Cyrus J. Lawrence (January 21-22, 1910), 1910
18
13
H. S. Henry (February 4, 1910), 1910
18
14-16
J. B. Ladd (February 25, 1910), 1910
18
17
James Albert Garland (February 26, 1910), 1910
18
18
Frederick C. Hewitt, William Francklyn Paris, Mrs. Frederica H. Elwood, Charles H. Truax, James F. Pumpelly (March 9-10, 1910), 1910
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19
James S. Inglis (March 9-10, 1910), 1910
18
20
Charles Tyson Yerkes (April 5-8, 1910), 1890-1911
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1-3
Richard Berl (1910), 1910-1911
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4
9.7:Photographs, circa 1861-circa 1922
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Thomas Ellis Kirby and Others, circa 1861-circa 1922
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5

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