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Francis Davis Millet letters to Miss Ward and Ticknor, [undated]

Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912

Muralist, Painter, Author


Collection Information

Size: 5 Items, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Two letters to Miss Ward, one written while on board a sailing yacht, the Winsome, Aug. 23, in which Millet recommends "Mr. Lippincott who has taken charge of the Academy painting class" as a teacher; the second regarding an exhibition, March 13; and two letters to [George] Ticknor, making plans to meet, March 16 and April 21 (no years). Also included, but not on microfilm, is a photocopy of a page from Harper's magazine, 1917, alluding to Ticknor and Millet.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, muralist; Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. George Ticknor was a history professor and writer at Harvard University. Millet established an artists' colony with close friends John Singer Sargent, Henry James, and Edwin Abbey in the village of Broadway, Worcestershire. He played a major role in the founding of the American Federation of the Arts, was extensively involved in the World Columbian Exposition, worked on the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C., during the terms of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Millet went down with the Titanic, April 15, 1912.


Purchased 1956 with funds provided by Alfred Brayer.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D9 (fr. 724-732) available for use 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

Francis Davis Millet letters to Miss Ward and Ticknor, [undated]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.