Skip to main content

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum records, 1881-1964

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum records, 1881-1964

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Collection Information

Size: ca. 1200 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

Summary: Letters, 1894-1964, from galleries and individuals, mostly of a business nature, from Bernhard Berenson, John Singer Sargent, Henry Swift, Morris Carter, and others; photographs of works of art; business records, 1881-1925, including the Museum's certificate of incorporation, price lists for works of art, sales records, statements of account, bills, receipts, invoices, and inventories of art works; legal records, 1903-1925, including transcripts of court action, property appraisals and tax records; articles, essays and clippings about Isabella Stewart Gardner and the museum; and Gardner's death certificate, 1924.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1985 by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the donor, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, after microfilming.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3531 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum records, 1881-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.