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Charles Dana Gibson papers, 1902-1965

Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 47 Items, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Correspondence, exhibition announcements, and photographs.
REEL D10: One letter, undated, to "Miss Bell" from Gibson.
REEL 106: Typed copies of 11 letters from Gibson to his brother Langdon Gibson written during a Mediterranean cruise in 1902. He describes the yacht on which he and his wife sailed and port towns visited in Italy, Greece, Turkey, North Africa, Spain and Gibraltar.
REEL D251: Letters from Everitt Shinn, Anthony Henry Young, Poultney Bigelow, Gifford Beal, Charles L. Naegle, Royal Cortissoz, museums and organizations; exhibition announcements from the Berry Hill Galleries; and 16 photographs of Gibson and his work.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator, painter, author; New York, N.Y. and Maine. Born Roxbury, Massachusetts. Author and illustrator of THE EDUCATION OF MR. PIPP; SKETCHES IN LONDON; THE SOCIAL LADDER; THE WIDOW; PEOPLE OF DICKENS; and THE AMERICANS. He illustrated for Life magazine, Cosmopolitan, and Collier's for many years. Served as editor of Life magazine.


Letter on reel D10 donated by Charles Feinberg, 1955-1962, an active donor to A.A.A. The typescripts of letters on reel 106 donated by Gibson's sister, Mrs. Daniel Knowlton, 1966. Letters, announcements and photographs on reel D251 lent by the Berry Hill Galleries in 1966.

Related Materials

Charles Dana Gibson papers also at Syracuse University.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel D251: originals returned to the lender, Henry D. Hill, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D10 (fr. 1193), 106 (fr. 1217-1239), and D251 (fr. 1-67) available for use at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Letters on reel 106 are typed copies.

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

Charles Dana Gibson papers, 1902-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.