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Henry D. Hill research material relating to Ernest Lawson, 1916-1964

Hill, Henry D., 1899-

Art historian


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Summary: Correspondence, photographs, business records, exhibition catalogs, writings and notes.
Reel 3646: Correspondence, undated and 1938-1939, regarding Lawson, from Edith Glackens, Dolly Sloan, Max Kuehne, and Samuel Shaw; 3 photographs of Lawson and ca. 60 photographs of his art work; and writings and notes, including a poem about Lawson by Harriet Gray Blackwell and Hill's biographical notes on Lawson.
Also miscellaneous financial and business records, 1938-1940 and undated, including shipping forms, price lists for works of art, vouchers, bills of lading, and letters concerning Lawson's mural for the Short Hills, New Jersey Post Office; and exhibition catalogs and checklists, 1919-1962.
Unmicrofilmed: membership card for Ernest Lawson in the Civic Music Association of Miami, 1938-1939; a photocopy of a letter regarding F. C. Frieseke's award for the painting "Summer" at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition; 3 letters to Sidney Hill from Lawson's friend, Katherine Powell regarding Lawson, 1961-1962; 2 clippings, undated and 1964; 2 exhibition catalogs for Lawson's work at the Babcock Gallery, 1943, and at the Milch Gallery, 1950; a photograph of Margaret Lawson, ca. 1926; 23 photographs of Lawson's paintings; a color transparency and 6 negatives of works of art.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian; owner of Berry-Hill Galleries, New York City. Wrote ERNEST LAWSON, AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST 1873-1939 (1968) with Sidney Hill.


Material on reel 3646 donated 1982 and unmicrofilmed material donated 1985 by Henry D. Hill.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm roll 3646 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. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Henry D. Hill research material relating to Ernest Lawson, 1916-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.