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Series 5 | A Finding Aid to the John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915 | Digitized Collection

John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915

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Series 5: Notes and Writings, circa 1875-1943
0.3 linear feet
Boxes 1-2

This series contains notes, essays, speeches, short stories, news articles, poems, and records of artwork written by John White Alexander, his wife Elizabeth Alexander, and others.
Notes appear to be fragments of essays or speeches, typed and handwritten. A few rough sketches are found among the notes. Speeches by John White Alexander are mainly on art subjects. These include a 1901 talk for New York City's founder's Day entitled "Our Tariff on Art," and a 1912 address to the Onteora Club on the formation of the School Art League.
Short stories by Elizabeth Alexander are found in typescript and handwritten form. Tear sheets for several of her published stories illustrated by John White Alexander are also found. Original drawings of some of these illustrations are found in Artwork.
Articles about Alexander include typescripts of two critical essays by his contemporaries Sadakichi Hartmann and Anne Webb Kamaghan, a catalog description by Julia deWolf Addision, and a collection of transcribed news stories and editorials about his resignation from the Society of American Painters in Paris.
Records of artwork include two bound volumes with information about paintings and many lists of paintings related to exhibitions and storage. The second folder of lists appears to be related to a memorial exhibitions held for Alexander in 1916, and the fourth contains a small notebook with the heading "List of Portraits and Paintings by Alexander painted before 1887."
This series has been scanned in its entirety.
DescriptionContainer
Notes, undated
2 folders
1
78-79
Speeches by John White Alexander, circa 1901-1912
5 folders
1
80-84
Short Stories by Elizabeth Alexander, undated
3 folders
2
1-3
Short Stories by Elizabeth Alexander, Tear Sheets of Published Stories with Illustrations by John White Alexander, 1896-1897
2
4
Essays and Speeches by Elizabeth Alexander, undated
2
5
Articles about John White Alexander, 1900-1901, undated
2 folders
2
6-7
Poems Removed from Sketchbook, circa 1875
2
8
Poems Written for and to John White Alexander, circa 1897-1912
2
9
Registers of Paintings and Exhibitions, circa 1887-1913
2 volumes
(2 volumes in 2 folders)
2
10-11
Lists of Paintings, circa 1893-1943
4 folders
2
12-15

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