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Subseries 1.10 | 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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1.10: Clyfford Trevor's Correspondence, 1923-1953

This subseries contains business and scattered personal correspondence of Clyfford Trevor, a modest collector and employee of the firm's New York office. Germain Seligman credited Trevor as a valued associate who helped foster the firm's interest in modern European art. Trevor's family established an art gallery, J. Trevor & Sons, in London in 1896, where Trevor worked before joining the firm of Scott & Fowles. He began his employment in the New York office of Jacques Seligmann & Co., Inc., in 1924, where he stayed until returning to London in 1948 to work as an independent arts consultant. The majority of the correspondence documents Trevor's business trips to U.S. cities cultivating collectors and museums. Letters detail names of contacts made, recommendations on how to proceed with clients, and other pertinent business matters. Letters written in later years include some of Germain's handwritten notations on commissions for Trevor.
The files are arranged in chronological order, with one folder of correspondence with Carll Tucker following and one folder of personal correspondence. Some of the correspondence is in French. Additional correspondence of Clyfford Trevor is scattered throughout General Correspondence (Series 1.3) and Museum Correspondence (Series 1.4).
This series has been scanned in entirety.
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Correspondence, 1924
166
1
Correspondence, 1925
166
2
Correspondence, 1925-1926
166
3
Correspondence, 1927
166
4
Correspondence, 1928-1932
166
5
Correspondence, 1933
166
6
Correspondence, 1934-1936
166
7-8
Correspondence, 1948-1953
167
1
Correspondence with Carll Tucker, 1923-1929
167
2
Personal Correspondence, 1926-1929, 1941-1946
167
3

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