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Bland Gallery letters, 1931-1953

Bland Gallery letters, 1931-1953

Bland Gallery (New York, N.Y.)

Collection Information

Size: 57 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence.

REEL 132: Correspondence, mostly with John Hill Morgan, discussing the authentication and purchase of eighteenth century American historic engravings and portraits, but also including Harry F. du Pont, collecting American portraits and naval scenes; Josiah K. Lilly, collecting portraits of English and American literary and political figures; David F. Bruce; and others.

REEL D8: Letter to Bland Gallery from Albert Deane of Paramount Studios, New York City, concerning a possible Gilbert Stuart miniature, October 22, 1953.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art gallery; New York, N.Y. Specialized in miniatures.

Provenance

Letters on reel 132 donated by Bland's widow, Jane Cooper Bland, 1970. Material on reel D8 donated by Argosy Bookshop, 1958.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel D8 and 132 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Bland Gallery letters, 1931-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.