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Jonce Irwin McGurk papers, circa 1893-1946

McGurk, Jonce I. (Jonce Irwin), 1875-1947



Collection Information

Size: 8.2 Linear feet

Summary: The paper of art dealer Jonce Irwin McGurk measure 8.2 linear feet and date from circa 1893-1946. The collection contains letters, writings, financial records, inventories including works in the collection of Percy A. Rockefeller, photographs, nd printed material documenting the sales and appraisals of works of art by private dealer Jonce Irwin McGurk. Among the correspondents are Percy A. Rockefeller, Eli Lilly, Marcella Hartley Dodge, Andrew Mellon, Gustave Weigand, Mrs. E.F. Hutton, Richard H. Pleasants, Francis P. Garvan, Alfred I. Dupont, Mantle Fielding, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jonce Irwin McGurk (1875-1947) was an art dealer in New York, N.Y. McGurk was the principal advisor to Percy Rockefeller.


Donated 2003 by Arluvene Thompson, whose husband is McGurk's great nephew and in 2020 by Mark Thompson, Arluvene Thompson's son.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Jonce Irwin McGurk papers, circa 1893-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.