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A Finding Aid to the James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917 | Digitized Collection

James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917

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

Landscape painter, Portrait painter

Representative image for James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917

The J. Carroll (James Carroll) Beckwith papers were digitized in 2018, and total 7,853 images.

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Collection Information

Size: 3.2 linear feet

Summary: The James Carroll Beckwith papers measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1871-1991. Included are 38 volumes of art-related diaries, 1871-1917; personal diaries of Beckwith and his wife, 1911 and 1917; notebooks, 1875 and 1917; a sketchbook, 1887; writings; photographs; correspondence; and Beckwith estate papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917) was a portrait and landscape painter in New York, New York. and a member of the National Academy of Design.

Provenance

The collection, except for the estate related material, was initially lent for microfilming by the National Academy of Design in 1993. The National Academy of Design received Beckwith's papers as a gift in 1926 from the Bertha H. Beckwith estate. Beckwith related National Academy of Design correspondence and photographs were combined with the papers by the Academy. In 2018, the James Carroll Beckwith papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by the National Academy of Design via Maura Reilly, Executive Director. Papers on reels 1418, 1454 were lent for microfilming in 1978 by J. Carter Courtney, Beckwith's great-neice.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also has microfilm (reel 800) of a 1895 James Carroll Beckwith diary. The original is located at the New York Historical Society.

Funding

Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by The Walton Family Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.