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James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1878-1924

James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1878-1924

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

Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: ca. 60 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters, sketches and sketchbooks, a diary kept by Beckwith's wife, Bertha, photographs, and printed material.

REELS 1418 and 1454 (photos): Letters from John Singer Sargent, Clyde Fitch, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Jacob Schiff, Richard Mansfield, and others; 4 cartoon sketches; a sketchbook which also includes a list of works, 1878-1892, and a few writings; 5 photograph albums and photographs, 1902-1917, of European travels, studios, homes, paintings, family, and friends, among them Samuel Clemens, Worthington Whittredge, and Robert Reid; Bertha Beckwith's diary, 1904; and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter; New York, N.Y.


Lent for microfilming 1978 by J. Carter Courtney, Beckwith's great-neice.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, J. Carter Courtney, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 1418 and 1454 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 papers, 1878-1924. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.