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A Finding Aid to the Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk, 1923-1979

Daniel Varney Thompson papers, 1848-1979, bulk, 1923-1979

Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney), 1902-1980

Engineer, Art historian, Conservators (people in conservation)

Collection Information

Size: 10.1 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art conservator and historian, professor, engineer, and writer Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) are dated 1848-1979, with the bulk of the material dated 1923-1979. The collection measures 9.6 linear feet and consists of biographical material, correspondence, subject files, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Varney Thompson (1902-1980) was an art historian, conservator, chemist, author, and engineer. Studied techniques of medieval, Renaissance painting. Professor at Courtald Institute, London, 1938-1947.

Provenance

The Daniel Varney Thompson papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in increments between 1974-1981 by Mr. Thompson and his estate.

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