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Edward Wales Root letters from Louis Eilshemius, [ca. 1930]

Root, Edward Wales, 1884-1956

Art teacher, Collector


Collection Information

Size: 2 Items, (on 1 partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Two letters to Root from Louis Michel Eilshemius. Eilshemius discusses a small oil painting purchased by Root that he admirers, his interest in art, the "struggle against irrecognition", his animosity toward the National Academy of Design, views on intellect, and his work other than painting.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art collector and art instructor; Clinton, N.Y. Collector of predominately American avant-garde art. Taught art at Hamilton College. He was the son of Elihu Root.


Donated by Mrs. Edward Root, 1964.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Edward Wales Root letters from Louis Eilshemius, [ca. 1930]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.