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James Henry Moser papers, 1868-1968

Moser, James Henry, 1854-1913

Illustrator, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 1,105 Items, (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, diaries and journals, articles and stories, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, price lists, printed material, and photographs.
Reels 984-985: Biographical material; correspondence, 1877-1961, undated, between Moser and his family, and many letters from other artists, including a 7 p. letter from Arthur Stieglitz, 1905; volume of letters to Moser's wife describing his European trip, 1896; 3 diaries, l891, 1896-97, and 1904; 3 journals: "Art Notes and Subject," 1896, Society of Washington Artists "Mem. and Notes," 1898, and "Pictures sold after Nov. 1913"; a centennial sketchbook, 1876; articles and stories written by Moser; 1880-1914; exhibition catalogs and announcements; price lists; printed material; copy of typescript "James Henry Moser: His Brush and His Pen" by Moser's daughter, Mrs. James M. Fetherolf; and miscellany.
Reel 964: Eight photographs of Moser's studio in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio; one photograph of the artist at work in Conway, N.H.; one of Moser at the Salmagundi Club; one of 35 artists including Moser; 217 photographs of Moser's works and an album containing 63 photographs of Moser's works; and miscellaneous photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator and landscape painter; Washington, D.C. Born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. Studied with J. H. Witt and C. H. Davis. Illustrated first published volume of UNCLE REMUS. Taught at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Assistant Director of Knoxville, Tenn. Expo, 1910.


Lent for microfilming by Moser's daughter, Mrs. James Fetherolf, 1975.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm rolls 984-985 and 964 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 Henry Moser papers, 1868-1968. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.