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Subseries 1.1 | A Finding Aid to the Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974 | Digitized Collection

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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