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Series 2 | A Finding Aid to the Henry Bacon papers, 1849-1931 | Digitized Collection

Henry Bacon papers, 1849-1931

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Series 2: Correspondence, 1849-1931
0.2 linear feet
Box 1

The bulk of this series consists of scattered letters written in French by artists featured in a book by Bacon and from Bacon's fellow students of Alexandre Cabanel. Researchers should note that some of the signatures are illegible. A letter from Henri de Courmont is an acceptance letter to the École des Beaux-Arts. A letter from Charles Insley Pardee grants honorary membership to the Lotus Club in New York City. Also found is a letter from Henry Bacon Sr., and two letters from American school children writing to Bacon to request snapshots of Egypt. There is correspondence between Louisa Lee Bacon Eldrich to museums and institutions concerning her husband's works of art and donations. A letter written in French to Mr. Romuu from Mr. Henry Vigrand (?) is likely a letter of introduction from the French government to that of Andorra for Henry Bacon.
Artist letters in this series from Bacon's book
Parisian Art and Artists
include: Beaumont, E. Berne-Bellecourt, Vincent Chevillard, Luigi Chialiva, Georges Clairin, Edmond Dupain, Carolus Duran, Antonio Gonzalez, Ferdinand Heilbuth, Madeleine Lemaire, Luc Oliver Merson, and Leon Olivie. Letters from the students of Alexandre Cabanel include Bartholdi, Edmond Borchard, Pierre Cabanel, Horace de Callias, Benjamin Constant, Fernand Cormon, Edmond Dupain,M.H. Gaudefroy, Jules Girardet, Charles Gosselin, E. Hamm, G. Haquette, and E. Renar.
This series has been scanned in its entirety.

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