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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

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1.1: New York Office Correspondence , 1907-1923

The letters are mostly written by Jacques Seligmann and Germain Seligman while in the New York office on frequent trips to the United States. Between 1920 and 1922, the firm was managed primarily by Jacques's colleague Eugene Glaenzer and nephew René Seligmann and depended on the Paris office for most of its inventory. When Germain Seligman completed his military service shortly after World War I, he became actively involved in the business affairs of the New York office and began to cultivate and increase the number of the firm's clients and collectors in the United States. Jacques Seligmann died in 1923, and Eugene Glaenzer a few months later, and in 1924 Germain became head of the company. Germain then began to dramatically increase the business of the New York office, thus marking the transition of the firm's headquarters from Paris to New York.
The subjects covered in the correspondence are diverse and primarily concern possible sales or purchases. Found are letters to clients, collectors, dealers, and business associates, most of them American. Many of the names appearing throughout the correspondence are also found in the Paris Office Correspondence (Series 1.2), General Correspondence (Series 1.3), and Museum Correspondence (Series 1.4) that follow.
The correspondence is generally arranged in alphabetical order, although some names may appear slightly out of order. Not all names found in the series are listed under the folder headings.
This series has been scanned in entirety.
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A-Al, 1920-1922
  • Abbott, J. B.
  • Ackerman, Phyllis
  • Adams, E. L.
  • Adler, David
  • Alavoine, L. (see L. Alavoine & Co.)
  • Aldred, J. E.
  • Allen, George Marshall
1
1
Am-Ar, 1913-1923
  • Ambassador
  • American Art News
  • American Art Association/American Art Galleries (Thomas F. Kirby)
  • American Express Company
  • American Federation of Arts
  • Anderson Galleries
  • Angus, Richard B.
  • Anson, Mrs. Alfred
  • Armour, Mrs. Laurance Hearne
  • Art Association of Indianapolis
  • Art Center
  • Art Importing Co.
  • Art Institute of Chicago
1
2
Ba-Bi, 1920-1922
  • Bache, Jules S.
  • Bailey, Edith (Mrs. Vernon Howe)
  • Bakewell-Green, Estelle
  • Barnard, George Grey
  • Barney (Charles D.) & Co.
  • Batterson & Eisele
  • Baule, J. B.
  • Bauman, Jack
  • Bayer, Edwin S.
  • Bechtinger, E. F.
  • Becker & Co.
  • Benguiat, Benjamin
  • Bergfeldt, J. V. P.
  • Bermuth, Edith S.
  • Bernard, Judae & Company
  • Berolzheimer, Mrs. A.
  • Berthelot, S. E. Philippe
  • Bescoby, Mrs. B. A.
  • Biddle, Mrs. Antony J. Drexel, Jr.
  • Bigelow, Mrs. David
1
3
Bl, 1918-1923
  • Black, Mrs. Harry
  • Blackstone (hotel)
  • Blair, C. Ledyard
  • Bliss, Mrs. G. T.
  • Bliss, Lillie P.
  • Bliss, Susan Dwight
  • Blum, Henry
  • Blumenthal, Mr. and Mrs. George
1
4
Bo-Bu, 1920-1923
  • Bobb, Rita H.
  • Bodker, Albert J.
  • Borchard, Mrs. Samuel
  • Borchard, Samuel
  • Bosworth, W. W.
  • Boyer, Florence H.
  • Bradley, Edson
  • Breeland, Mrs. James
  • Brentano's
  • Brisbane, Arthur
  • Brissac Owen, Mr. and Mrs. William de (see de Brissac Owen, Mr. and Mrs. William)
  • British Passport Control Office
  • Brokaw, Howard C.
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Bryant, Miss Harriet C.
  • Buckingham, Kate S.
  • Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Albright Art Gallery
  • Bunn, Henry W.
1
5
Ca-Ch, 1907-1922
  • Caldarazzo, Inc.
  • Carlhian of Paris
  • Carnegie Institute
  • Carolan, Mrs. Francis
  • Central Bureau for Registered Addresses
  • Chalfin, Paul
  • Chambers, W. B.
  • Chatain, Alfred
  • Chiusa, Marquise Della
1
6
Cl, 1917-1922
  • Clark, Charles W.
  • Clark, Stephen C.
  • Clark, William A.
  • Clarke, Augustus W.
  • Clarke, Lewis L.
  • Cincinnati Museum Association
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
1
7
Co, 1920-1922
  • Coburn, Mrs. Lewis L.
  • Coe, W. R.
  • Collector of Port
  • Consulat Général de France
  • Cook, Walter William Spencer
  • Coolidge, J. T.
  • Copley-Plaza Hotel
  • Corporation Trust Co.
  • Coster, Mrs. William B.
1
8
Cr-Cu, 1916-1922
  • Cram, Ralph A.
  • Cravath, Paul D.
  • Cret, Paul Phillippe
  • Crosby, John
  • Cross, John
  • Cruikshank's Sons Real Estate
  • Cunard Steam Ship Company Limited
  • Curtis, Fosdick and Belknap
1
9
D-De, 1915-1922
  • Davidson, Henry F.
  • Davies, Lelwyn (see Wimborne, Lord)
  • Davis, Mortimer B.
  • Dearborn, Mrs. George S.
  • Dearth, Mrs. H. Golden
  • de Brissac Owen, Mr. and Mrs. William
  • DeCamp, Sutphin and Brumleve
  • Deering, James
  • Delalande, J.
  • De Lamar, Alice
  • De Loca, John C.
  • del Monte, Diane
  • de Lucinge-Faucigny, Princess
  • de Périgny, Comte
  • Deschamps, Maurice
  • Desurmont-Mott, Mrs.
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Devries, Maurice
  • de Wild, Carol F. L
  • de Wolfe, Elsie
2
1
Di-E, 1920-1922
  • Diamond, Inc.
  • Dickerman, Watson B.
  • District Attorney's Office, New York
  • Dixon, Eleanor Widener
  • Dorr News Service
  • Dougherty, Paul
  • Doyley, Comte
  • Duke, Mrs. Benjamin N.
  • duPont, Alfred I.
  • Durand-Ruel, Inc.
  • Durant, W. C.
  • Duryea, Mrs. Harry
  • Dutel, Pierre
  • Dwight, Mrs. E. F.
  • Edgewater Tapestry Looms
  • Eggers, George William
  • Ehrich Galleries
  • Eisner, Sigmund
  • Emerson, William
  • Eyre, Wilson
2
2
F-Fo, 1913-1923
  • F. A. Straus & Co., Inc.
  • F. Kleinberger Galleries, Inc.
  • Fairbanks, Arthur
  • Farandatos Bros.
  • Farr, Daniel
  • Fearon, Walter P.
  • Feder, Joseph Fuller
  • Federal Trade Information Service
  • Feldman, Edward D.
  • Felsenheld, Emanuel
  • Feuerman, E.
  • Fifth Avenue Association
  • Fifth Avenue Bank
  • Fischer, V. G.
  • Fitzgerald, Edward F.
  • Forbes, Edward Waldo
2
3
Fr, 1921-1922
  • Franco-American Board of Commerce and Industry
  • Frank, Pearl V.
  • Fraser, Charles L.
  • French Chamber of Commerce of the United States
  • French Institute in the United States
  • French Restoration Fund
  • Frey, L. B.
  • Frick, Helen Clay
  • Friedel, Albert H.
  • Friedsam, M.
  • Froehlich, Mrs. E.
2
4
G, 1917-1922
  • Gage, George E.
  • Gardner, John Lowell and Isabelle
  • Gillet, Mme. Edmond
  • Goldman, Henry
  • Gould, Margaret B.
  • Granard, Lord and Lady
  • Gréber, Jacques
  • Greene, Belle da Costa
  • Greenleaf, Richard C.
  • Griswold, Mrs. F. Gray
  • Gunsaulus, Frank W.
2
5
Ha-Ho, 1913-1922
  • Hanatschek, H.
  • Hannon, E.
  • Harding, J. Horace
  • Harriman, Mrs. E. H.
  • Hart, Stephen F.
  • Hast, Miss L.
  • Hastings, Thomas
  • Havemeyer, Mrs. Horace O.
  • Healy, Hon. A. Augustus
  • Hearst, William Randolph
  • Hechler, C. H.
  • Hecht, J. R.
  • Heckscher, Mrs. August
  • Helbrun, Mr.
  • Herrick, Myron T.
  • Hervilly, A. D.
  • Hesslein, Edward J.
  • Hevergon, E. L.
  • Hewitt, Erskine
  • Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co.
  • Hiss, Philip
  • Hobbey
  • Hobby, Theodore Y.
  • Hofer, Martin
  • Hoggson Bros.
  • Holander, Barnett
  • Holmes, Jackson
2
6
Hu-J, 1913-1922
  • Hudson Forwarding & Shipping Co.
  • Hughes, Arthur W.
  • Hunt, Clyde
  • Hunt, Leavitt J.
  • Hunter, George Leyland
  • Huntington, Archer
  • Huntington, Henry E.
  • Interview
  • Ickelheimer, Henry
  • Jaccaci, August F.
  • Jaehne, H.A.E.
  • James, Mrs. Arthur Curtiss
  • Jansen, Inc.
  • Jennings, Oliver Gould
  • John Wanamaker, New York
  • Johnson, John G.
  • Jucker, Werner
  • Juley, Peter A.
  • Jusserand
2
7
K, 1913-1922
  • Kahn, Otto H.
  • Keller, Albert
  • Keller, Gustave
  • Kelly, George F.
  • Kleinberger, François (see F. Kleinberger Galleries, Inc.)
  • Klinkhardt & Biermann
  • Knoedler & Co. (see M. Knoedler & Co.)
  • Koons, Louis, Jr.
  • Kozminski, Maurice W.
  • Samuel H. Kress & Co. (see Samuel H. Kress Foundation)
  • Kroll, Mr.
  • Kronberg, Louis
2
8
L, 1913-1922
  • L. Alavoine & Co.
  • La France Publishing Corp.
  • Lalor, John Charles
  • Lamont, Florence
  • Lanier, Harriet B.
  • Langdon Hotel
  • Larcade, M. Edouard
  • La Rue, B.V.M.
  • Lawlor, Lily
  • Lazard Frères
  • Leavitt, Charles Wellford
  • Lehman, Allan
  • Lehman, Philip
  • Lenoble, R.
  • Leonard, William Clement
  • Leventritt, Cook & Nathan
  • Levi, Julian (Julien Levy?)
  • Levy, Mrs. B. E.
  • Levy, Florence N.
  • Levy, John
  • Lévy, Regine S.
  • Lewis, Clarence
  • Lewis, K. Park
  • Lewis & Valentine Company
  • Lewisohn, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A.
  • Libbey, Edward Drummond
  • Liébert
  • Lincoln Safe Deposit Co.
  • Livingood, Charles J.
  • Lobe & Co.
  • Lotus Magazine Foundation, Inc.
  • Louis, Ellis C.
  • Lucinge-Faucigny, Princess de (see de Lucinge-Faucigny, Princess)
  • Luckenbach, Mrs. Edgar F.
  • Lyon, Mrs. B.
2
9
M-Macy, 1913-1922
  • M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.
  • Maass, Mrs. Herbert H.
  • MacCarthy, J. F.
  • Macerow
  • Mackay, Clarence H.
  • Macomber, Frank Gair
  • Macy, Valentine E.
3
1
Man-Mat, 1913-1922
  • Manhattan Storage & Warehouse Co.
  • Mann, Harrington
  • Manning, T. F.
  • Marbury, Elisabeth
  • Marshall Field & Co.
  • Martin, Henri
  • Masters, Mrs.
  • Mather, Samuel
  • Mather, William G.
3
2
Max-McL, 1914-1922
2 Folders
  • Maxwell, Elsa
  • May, William B., Jr.
  • Mayer, B. W.
  • Mayer, Eugene
  • Maynard, Walter E.
  • McBride, Mrs. Herbert
  • McCarthy, Thomas
  • McCormack, John Count
  • McCormick, Harold
  • McFadden, George
  • McKinney, Mrs. Price
  • McIlhenny, John D.
  • McLean
3
3-4
Mee-Met, 1913-1922
  • Meeker, Arthur
  • Mellon, Andrew W.
  • Mellon, Richard B.
  • Mensch, E.
  • Meredith, Sir Vincent
  • Mermet, F.
  • Metropolitan Art Association
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
3
5
Mi-Mu, 1913-1922
  • Middleton, Mrs. Merle Taylor
  • Miller, Mack and Fairchild
  • Millhiser, Mrs. R. V. G.
  • Milliken, Henry O.
  • Milliken, William
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Missirian, Manouk
  • Moffett, Mrs. George M.
  • Monell, Ambrose
  • Monod, Francois
  • Montagnac, Madame
  • Montani, Fabrizio A.
  • Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont)
  • Morphy-Voitier, Regina
  • Morse, Albert L.
  • Mortimer, Stanley
  • Mosenthal, Philip J.
  • Mott, Dr. Henry Elliott
  • Mountbatten, Lord Louis
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Muchnic, Charles M.
  • Munroe, Louise (John Munroe & Co.)
3
6
N, 1914-1922
  • National Association of Portrait Painters
  • National Stone Renovating Co.
  • Neilson, Mrs. Francis
  • Netter, Gaston G.
  • New York American
  • New York Herald
  • Newton, Honorable Byron
  • Norman Remington Co.
  • Norman, W. W.
  • Norris, M.
  • North German Lloyd Steamship Co.
  • Norton, Charles D.
  • Norton, H.
3
7
O, 1916-1922
  • Oakman, Mrs. J.
  • O'Brian, J. B.
  • Ochs, Adolph S.
  • O'Connor, A.
  • Ogden & Clarkson Corp.
  • Oliver, Robert T.
  • Oriental Navigation Co.
  • Osborne, Loyall A.
3
8
Pa-Ph, 1913-1922
  • P. W. French & Co., Inc.
  • Pam, Max
  • Panama-Pacific International Exposition
  • Parish Watson & Co.
  • Park Avenue Association
  • Park-Lewis, Katharine
  • Parmelee, James
  • Paterson, Rufus
  • Paul, A. T.
  • Pease & Elliman
  • Pell, Mrs. S.H.P.
  • Pennsylvania Museum
  • Périgny, Comte de (see de Périgny, Comte)
  • Permutit Company
  • Pfizer, Emile
  • Pflueger, Carl F.
  • Pforzheimer, Carl H.
  • Phipps, John S. [illegible]
4
1
Pi-Pw, 1914-1922
  • Picemardi, Marquise di Calvatone Fommi
  • Pierce, Daniel T.
  • Pijoan, Joseph
  • Pillsbury, Alfred F.
  • Pisseau, Bernard
  • Pitcairn, Raymond
  • Pitkin, William, Jr.
  • Platt, Charles A.
  • Plaza Hotel
  • Polk & Co. (see R. L. Polk & Co., Inc.)
  • Porter, A. Kingsley
  • Postmaster General
  • Pouch Terminal Inc.
  • Powell, Richard
  • Pratt, Clyde A.
  • Pratt, George D.
  • Price, Samuels & Buckingham
  • Princeton University Press
  • Pulitzer, Mrs. Joseph, Jr.
  • Putnam, Mrs. Eliot
4
2
Q, Quirós, Fray Santos, 1916
4
3
R.-Ry, 1920-1923
  • R. L. Polk & Co., Inc.
  • Rice, Mrs. Alexander Hamilton (Eleanor E.)
  • Richardson, Philip
  • Riefstahl, R. M.
  • Riou, Gaston
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel
  • Rockefeller, John D., Jr.
  • Rolph, Ernest R.
  • Roncin, Gustave
  • Rosenbach, Philip H.
  • Rosenfeld, Mrs. Ernst
  • Rossbach, Leonora
  • Rothbarth, Albert (Albert Rothbart?)
  • Rowe, L. Earle (Rhode Island School of Design)
  • Royal Copenhagen Porcelain and Danish Arts
  • Rubinstein, Stella
  • Ryan, Thomas F.
  • Ryerson, Martin A.
4
4
S-Sat, 1919-1922
  • Sachs, Arthur
  • Sachs, Harry
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  • Sanders, Zelenko & Polstein
  • San Francisco Art Association
  • Santa Fe Art Museum
  • Satinover Galleries
  • Satterwhite, Dr. Preston Pope
4
5
Sch-Sev, 1920-1923
2 Folders
  • Schiff, Mortimer L.
  • Schiffer, Jack W.
  • Schiffer, Sam
  • Schley, E. B.
  • Schmidt, N. Isabel
  • Schniewind, Henry, Jr.
  • Schoellkopen, Walter
  • Schuhmann (Robert) & Co.
  • Severance, John L.
4
6-7
Sh-Stei, 1920-1922
  • Sheffield, Mrs. James R.
  • Shepherd, Dr. F. J.
  • Sidley, Irene
  • Simonson, A.
  • Simonson, Leo B.
  • Sloog, Maurice
  • Smith, Corina Haven
  • Smith, Dr. Haley
  • Smith, Joseph Lindon
  • Steffenson, Mrs. O. M.
  • Stein, Leonard L.
4
8
Ster-Sto, 1920-1922
  • Stern, Mrs. Benjamin
  • Sterner, Marie
  • Stettenheim, I. M.
  • Steyne, Alan
  • Stotesbury, Mrs. Edward T.
  • Stout, F. B.
4
9
Str-Sy, 1920-1923
  • Straubly, Josef [illegible]
  • Straus, Mrs. Herbert N.
  • Straus, Jesse I.
  • Straus, Lionel F.
  • Straus, Percy S.
  • Straus, Mrs. S. W.
  • Suarez, Diego
  • Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Syracuse, F. V.
4
10
Ta-Ti, 1913-1922
  • Taft, Charles P.
  • Taylor, Sir Frederick Williams
  • Taylor, James Duane
  • Taylor, Myron C.
  • Teague, Walter Dorwin
  • Terrisse, A.
  • Thacher, Mrs. A. G.
  • Thomas, Louis
  • Thomitz, G.
  • Thompson, Col. William B.
  • Thorne, Thomas P.
  • Thursby, Mrs. C.
  • Thursley, Mrs.
  • Tim, Bernard S.
  • Timken, William R.
  • Tinelli, F. B.
  • Titus, Dr. Norman Edwin
5
1
To-Ty, 1913-1922
  • Toch, Maximillian
  • Toffler, M.
  • Tonying & Company
  • Town & Country
  • Town Topics
  • Tritton [illegible]
  • Troubetzkoy, Pierre
  • Trumbauer, Horace
  • Turner Construction Co.
  • Turrell, Charles
  • Tyler, Mrs. George F. (Stella)
5
2
U-V, 1913-1922
  • Underwood & Underwood, Inc.
  • United States Cable Censor
  • United States Government Department of the Treasury
  • United States Government Internal Revenue Service
  • United States Government Tariff Commission
  • United War Work Campaign
  • Untermeyer, Samuel
  • Valentiner, Dr. William R.
  • Vanderbilt, Mrs. Alfred
  • Vanderbilt, Mrs. Cornelius
  • Veiller, Frank D.
  • Verget, G.
  • Villa, Alfonso
  • Vimnera, Auguste
  • Viviani, Madame R.
  • von Lossberg, V. F.
  • Voron, H.
5
3
Wa, 1913-1923
  • Wachter Bros. Engineers and Exporters
  • Walker & Gillette
  • Walker, A. Stewart
  • Walker, Charles A.
  • Walker, M. L.
  • Walters, Henry
  • Walton, Bannister & Hubbard
  • Wareham, John Dee
  • Warren, H. D.
  • Warren and Wetmore
  • War Trade Board
  • Warwick House, Ltd.
  • Watts, James
5
4
We-Wil, 1913-1922
  • Weissberger, Herbert P.
  • Wells, Mrs. S.
  • Werson, C. J.
  • William A. White & Co.
  • Whiting, E. B.
  • Whitney, Mrs. Harry Payne
  • Widener, George D.
  • Wilcox, Mrs. E.
  • Wild, Carol F. L. de (see de Wild, Carol F. L.)
  • Wildenstein & Co.
  • Wilhelson, H.
  • Wilson, J. O.
5
5
Wim-Win, 1920-1922
  • Wimborne, Lord (Lelwyn Davies)
  • Wimpfheimer, Charles A.
  • Winthrop, Grenville L.
5
6
Wo-Z, 1913-1922
  • Wood, William W., Jr.
  • Woolworth, F. W.
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • World
  • Wulff, C. A.
  • Zeta-Be Company
  • Ziegler, William, Jr.
  • Zug, George B.
5
7

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