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Charles van Cise Wheeler papers, 1920-[ca. 1935]

Wheeler, Charles V. (Charles Van Cise), 1866-



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)

Summary: Letters; writings; scrapbooks; and an annotated auction catalog.
REEL 3745: An article entitled "Specimens" in which Wheeler writes about his art collection. The article appears in Wheeler's SKETCHES, privately printed in Washington, D.C., 1926.
REEL 3952: Nine bound manuscript catalogs describing Wheeler's collection in detailed notes often with colored sketches or clippings; and one volume of privately published writings by Wheeler.
UNMICROFILMED: Letters, 1935-1936 regarding the 1935 sale of his collection at the American Art Association Anderson Galleries, New York, N.Y.; an annotated auction catalog from the sale, and 3 scrapbooks entitled "Art Odds and Ends" (2 v.), "Trash, Treasury and Trashury" (1 v.), containing clippings about art sales, cartoons, humorous poems, travel itineraries, recipes, obituaries, etc.

Biographical/Historical Note

Collector; Baltimore, Maryland.


Material on reel 3745 lent for microfilming 1986 by Henry Shadid, husband of Joan Wheeler Shadid, Wheeler's granddaughter; Shadid donated unmicrofilmed material in 1986. Material on reel 3952 lent for microfilming 1987 by Charles Y. Wheeler, Wheeler's grandson.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 3745: Originals returned to Henry Shadid after microfilming.
  • Reel 3952: Originals returned to Charles Y. Wheeler after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3745 & 3952 available for use 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

Charles van Cise Wheeler papers, 1920-[ca. 1935]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.