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Edmund Quincy papers, 1891-1955, bulk 1935-1955

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 8 series. Materials are generally arranged by record type and chronologically thereafter.

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Series 1: Biographical Materials , circa 1911-1936
1 folder
Box 1

Items of note in this series include a draft resume hand written by Quincy, an analysis of Quincy's handwriting, passports and student cards from his studies abroad, and two Josiah Quincy campaign cards, circa 1919.
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Biographical Materials, 1911-1936
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1

Series 2: Letters , circa 1942-1946
1 folder
Box 1

Letters are from galleries including a letter from the Contemporary Arts Center (NY), which advises Quincy that his work has an "old-world-two-or-three decades-back sort of atmosphere."
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Letters, circa 1942-1946
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2

Series 3: Writings , circa 1935
1 folder
Box 1

This series includes a twenty page handwritten draft of an essay on Mexican painter Jose Clemente Orozco. Also found are notes on the painting process that mention glazing and scumbling techniques, referring to specific colors and various effects.
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Writings, circa 1935
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3

Series 4: Personal Business Records , circa 1935-1943
1 folder
Box 1

There are two handwritten price lists concerning sales in the New York area and three exhibition price lists from shows at Contemporary Arts (New York), The Art Association of Newport (Rhode Island) and in Sarasota County, Florida.
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Price Lists, circa 1935-1943
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4

Series 5: Printed Material , 1930-1955
0.1 Linear Feet
Box 1

Exhibition materials concern shows in the United States and France. Press releases appear to be from shows at the Contemporary Arts Gallery.
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Exhibition Materials, 1935-1955
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5
Phoenix News Publicity Bureau Press Releases, circa 1942
1
6
Clippings, 1930-1945
1
7

Series 6: Scrapbooks , 1891-1947
0.2 Linear Feet
Boxes 1-2

Edmund Quincy's scrapbook contains biographical summaries and exhibition reviews from major newspapers such as Chicago Sunday Tribune, The New York Times and London Morning Post. There is a black and white photograph of the Quincy painting acquired by the University of Arizona in 1942. A letter from The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston reports interest in Quincy's work in the 1947 "Symphony Show." Other items relate to additional exhibitions of his artwork.
The "Hon. Josiah Quincy of Boston" scrapbook is annotated and filled with newspaper and magazine articles describing Mayor Quincy's contributions to the city.
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"Hon Josiah Quincy of Boston", 1891-1913
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8
Edmund Quincy Scrapbook, 1942-1947
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1

Series 7: Photographs , circa 1892-circa 1940s
0.3 Linear Feet
Box 1

There are black and white photographs of paintings by Quincy and two photographs of exhibition installations. Photographs of people appear to be of Quincy as a young child, Quincy with his father, and as a man in his 20s and 30s. There also are photographs of his mother, Josephine Biamonte Bordighera, other family members, and friends.
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Artwork, 1927-1945
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9
Family, circa 1892-circa 1940s
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10
Family and Friends, 1904-circa 1940s
1
11

Series 8: Addition to the Edmund Quincy papers , circa 1930s-circa 1950s
0.1 Linear Feet
Box 2

This series consists of a diploma from the Societe Royale Saint Hubert and artwork by Quincy. Artwork inlcudes a few drawings in color; also found are studies of patterns and figure drawings, probably student work since grades appear on some items.
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Diploma, 1936
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2
Artwork - Figure Drawings, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
2
3
Artwork - Patterns, Still Lifes, Landscapes, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
2
4
Artwork - Drawings, circa 1930s-circa 1950s
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5

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.