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Charles Henry Hart letters from the New York Public Library, 1889-1893

Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918

Author, Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 2 Microfilm reels

Summary: Correspondence of Hart, ca. 1,000 letters, mostly with Clarence W. Bowen, regarding Hart's activities on the planning committee of the Centennial of George Washington's Inauguration, New York City, 1889 and correspondence concerning Hart's chairmanship of the Committee on Retrospective Art, World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Henry Hart Art (1847-1918) was a historian, lawyer, writer, and director, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1882-1904. He published widely on the subject of eighteenth and nineteenth-century portraiture in the United States.


Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N10-N11 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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

Charles Henry Hart letters from the New York Public Library, 1889-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.