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Frederick Stuart Church letters and art work, circa 1892-circa 1923

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as two series:

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Series 1:Letters, circa 1892-circa 1923
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Letters number circa 74, all but three of which are written to Emma Louise Klots, with several fragments and valentines, and are almost all illustrated in a variety of media, primarily ink pen, pastel, and colored pencil. The often witty letters document Church's efforts to maintain humorous and friendly relationships with his collectors and are written primarily from his Carnegie Hall Building apartment in New York City, or from a country studio in Far Hills and elsewhere. The letters include accounts of financial difficulties and illnesses, and record some of Church's initial conceptions for paintings which are often previewed through sketches. Church also uses his favored cupid, dancing bear, and bluebird characters in sketches to illustrate his thoughts or depict his relationship with Klots and others.
Undated letters are assumed to be from the circa 1892-circa 1923 period and are arranged in the order in which they were received according to collection documentation. Dated letters are then arranged chronologically.
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Letters, circa 1892-circa 1923
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1
Letters, circa 1892-circa 1923
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2
Letters, circa 1892-circa 1923
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3
Letters, 1893-1904
1
4
Letters, 1905-1914
1
5
Letters, 1915-1921
1
6
Letters, 1921-1923
1
7

Series 2:Artwork and Reproductions, circa 1892-circa 1923
0.3 Linear feet
Box 2

Artwork and reproductions include: four etchings: 20 reproductions of paintings, most of which are printed as photogravures, and are often inscribed by Church to Mrs. B. N. Mitchell, a first cousin of Klots; and one photogravure of Church with a child.
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Etchings, circa 1892-circa 1928
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1
Etchings, circa 1892-circa 1923
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2
Reproductions and Photogravures, circa 1892-circa 1923
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3
Reproductions and Photogravures, circa 1892-circa 1923
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4
Reproductions and Photogravures, circa 1892-circa 1923
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5
Reproductions and Photogravures, circa 1892-circa 1923
2
6

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  • 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.