This site provides access to the papers of F. W. (Fitzwilliam) Sargent in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,056 images.
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Scope and Contents
The papers of medical doctor F.W. Sargent measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1960. Found within the papers are letters to his family with references to his son, John Singer Sargent. Also included are letters and photographs of works of art by John Singer Sargent.
Correspondence by F.W. Sargent to his parents, siblings, and aunt provide updates on the Sargent family's travels, activities, and health; commentary on current events in America and Europe; and inquiries into the health and well being of family members in America. There are also two original letters, three transcribed letters, and 2 photographs of paintings by John Singer Sargent.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The F.W. Sargent papers were donated in 1963 by Sargent's great-nephew, Winthrop Sargent.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Materials received a preliminary level of arrangement after donation and the collection was microfilmed onto reel D317. The collection was prepared for digitization and described by Judy Ng in 2016, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.