Jayna M. Josefson
Scope and Contents
The scattered papers of art dealer J. Eastman Chase measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1866 to 1917. Found is an autobiographical sketch, letters from prominent late 19th and early 20th century artists, printed material, and a scrapbook. Notable correspondence include Winslow Homer and John La Farge.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Archives of American Art in 1975 through Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Robbins, innkeepers, who owned the house once occupied by J. Eastman Chase, and found the collection in the attic.
The papers were arranged upon receipt and partially microfilmed onto reel 996. The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson in 2022.