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Claribel and Etta Cone letters, 1898-1949

Cone, Etta, 1870-1949



Collection Information

Size: 6 Microfilm reels

Summary: Correspondence between Claribel and Etta Cone and Cone family members; forty letters from Henri Matisse, 1929-1949, and letters from Marguerit Matisse Duthuit, Leon Kroll, Walter Pach, L. R. Pissaro, Ben Silbert, Gertrude Stein, John Rewald, Jack Tworkov, Vincent van Gogh, William and Marguerite Zorach, and others. Enclosed with the letters are typescripts of essays by Ben Silbert, "Landscape-My First Watercolor" and "Concerning Some of My Drawings"; a draft typescript of a talk by Gertrude Stein, "The Value of College Education for Women"; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Claribel (1864-1929) and Etta Cone (1870- ) were art collectors in Baltimore, Maryland.


Lent for microfilming 1987 by the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Language Note

Many of the letters are written in French, often with typed translations.

Location of Originals

  • Orginals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 3807-3812 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Many of the letters have a typed copy and carbon of the copy.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Restrictions on Use

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How to Cite This Collection

Claribel and Etta Cone letters, 1898-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.