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Anna Warren Ingersoll papers, 1910-1966

Ingersoll, Anna Warren, 1887-1980

Collector, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 1.7 Linear feet, (on 4 microfilm reels)

Summary: Diaries, correspondence, writings and printed material regarding Ingersoll and Franklin Watkins.
REEL 4153: 7 travel diaries kept by Ingersoll on trips through Europe and the United States, with discussions of architecture, museums and collections visited, comments on American and European artists and their relative merits. Diaries cover 1939-1964, but have entries which are often 20 years apart.
REEL 4225: 5 travel diaries and sketchbooks kept by Ingersoll, 1941-1966 regarding museums and collections visited, personal observations, and a 1941 account of life in Philadelphia.
REELS 4315-4316: 9 volumes of Ingersoll diaries, 1910-1966, regarding studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, life in Philadelphia and its art scene, visits to artists' studios and private collections, her studies at the Barnes Foundations, artists exhibitions and works for sale at galleries, and her brother R. Sturgis Ingersoll and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
REELS 4315-4316: Typescripts of Ingersoll letters, including discussions of her studies at PAFA; and Watkins material including 4 letters, a clipping, and a 31 page typescript of a speech delivered at the Fogg Museum.

Biographical/Historical Note

Artist, art collector; Philadelphia, Pa. Board member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She and her brother R. Sturgis Ingersoll, who was President of PMA, had a longstanding friendship with painter Franklin Watkins.


Microfilmed 1988-1989 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Papers have been inherited by several members of the Ingersoll family.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reels 4153 & 4225: Originals in the possession of Paul Ingersoll.
  • Reels 4315-4316: Originals in the possession of Charles Ingersoll.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4153, 4225, and 4315-4316 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Anna Warren Ingersoll papers, 1910-1966. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.