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James Carroll Beckwith diary (in the New York Historical Society), 1895

Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917

Portrait painter, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Volume (200 p.)

Summary: Diary kept by Beckwith during 1895 while living in New York City. Beckwith writes of his constant worry about money, his dissatisfaction with his painting, of friends and personal matters, the portraits he is working on, art and artists, his admiration for John Singer Sargent, classes at several art schools in the city, and the various clubs to which he belonged.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter; New York, N.Y.


Lent for microfilming by the New York Historical Society, 1974.

Location of Originals

  • Original in: The New York Historical Society.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 800 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

James Carroll Beckwith diary (in the New York Historical Society), 1895. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.