Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
Compiled by Frederick Duncan, this dismantled scrapbook contains eighty pen and ink letters in the form of captioned cartoons by the Chicago painter Marshall D. Smith to Duncan. The art works illustrate the events of their friendship, Duncan's growing family, boats, and the city of Chicago. Included is a typescript by Duncan describing his friendship with Smith and the context of specific cartoons. Also found are an additonal seven cartoons and one Christmas card that were not included in the scrapbook. Photographs depict paintings by Smith owned by Duncan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1996 by John O. Duncan, son of Frederick B. Duncan.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022.