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Christian Brinton scrapbooks, 1899-1925

Brinton, Christian, 1870-1942

Curator, Collector, Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 4 Volumes, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: Scrapbooks contain correspondence, clippings, sketches, photographs, and exhibition catalogs. The letters are generally requests for Brinton to lecture, organize an exhibition, or write an article.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art critic, curator and collector; West Chester, Pennsylvania and New York, N.Y. Born 1870. Died 1942.


Collected in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Microfilmed by the Free Library of Pennsylvania.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Free Library of Philadelphia.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4401-4402 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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

Christian Brinton scrapbooks, 1899-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.