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J. Eastman Chase papers, 1877-1917

J. Eastman Chase papers, 1877-1917

Chase, J. Eastman


Collection Information

Size: 51 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Papers of Boston art dealer of the late 19th and early 20th century, J. Eastman Chase, consisting of letters, and a manuscript fragment and a scrapbook.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art dealer; Boston, Mass. Among the artists Chase handled were Winslow Homer, John La Farge, Christopher Cranch, and Francis D. Millet. Active as a dealer ca. 1870's-1920's.


Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Robbins, innkeepers, own the house once occupied by J. Eastman Chase, and found the collection in the attic. The Archives of American Art acquired the collection in June of 1975.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 996 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

J. Eastman Chase papers, 1877-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.