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Donald McClelland papers, 1857-1968

McClelland, Donald

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: Papers collected by McClelland concerning the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Renwick Gallery including: letters from Moses Ezekiel to Dr. William McLeod, George Riggs, and William W. Corcoran, 1877-1883; a letter from James Renwick to Dr. William MacLeod [sic], and one to Corcoran, 1881; clippings and printed material concerning Ezekiel, Corcoran, Renwick, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art; correspondence regarding the John Howard Payne Monument at Tunis, l885; and photos of the Corcoran Mansion and grounds.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian, Washington, D.C. On staff of Registrar's Office the National Collection of Fine Arts, renamed the National Museum of American Art.


Donated by Donald McClelland, who had the items copied from the Corcoran Gallery, D.C. Historical Society, and possibly other sources.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the possession of the Corcoran Gallery, D.C. Historical Society, and possibly other repositories.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

All photocopies except photographs.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Donald McClelland papers, 1857-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.