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Charles D. Walcott correspondence, 1908-1913

Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927

Geologist, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 4 Items

Summary: Four letters between Charles D. Walcott and others. Included are three 1908 letters from Herbert Adams to Charles Walcott, from Walcott to J. Scott Hartley, Secretary of the National Sculpture Society and from Hartley to Walcott, relating to the election of Herbert Adams as the representative of the National Sculpture Society to the Advisory Committee of the National Gallery of Art; and one letter from Frederick Dellenbaugh to Walcott, 1913, in which Dellenbaugh inquires if the Smithsonian Institution would be interested in purchasing oil sketches he painted during the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in 1899.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles D. Walcott (1850-1927) was an art administrator and geologist in Washington, D.C. Walcott served as the fourth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1907 until his death in 1927.


Transferred 1981 and 2015 from the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ Portrait Gallery Library.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3480 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Charles D. Walcott correspondence, 1908-1913. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.