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Francis duPont Cornelius papers, 1927-1978

Cornelius, Francis duPont, 1907-1990

Conservators (people in conservation)


Collection Information

Size: 12.4 Linear feet

Summary: Correspondence; biographical and personal documents; writings; photographs; etchings; conservation work files; business files; slides and negatives.
Biographical and personal documents; business correspondence; typescripts, notes, and published writings; photographs of Cornelius; 4 etchings by him; files on conservation work completed, containing correspondence, condition reports, bills, receipts, canvas fragments, photographs, transparencies, x-rays and slides.
Business daybooks, 11volumes, 1952-1978, listing Cornelius' transactions as a conservator of works of art. The listings include the date, client, artist and work, appraisal of the work's condition, conservation performed, and cost. Payments due are also listed.

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis duPont Cornelius (1907-1990) was a conservator from Cincinnati, Ohio.


Unmicrofilmed material donated 1978 by Francis duPont Cornelius. Material on reel 1419 lent for microfilming 1978 by Cornelius.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1419: Originals returned to Francis duPont Cornelius after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1419 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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Francis duPont Cornelius papers, 1927-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.