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A Finding Aid to the Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan, Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1938

Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan, Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1938

McGuigan, Mary K.

Collector

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: The collection of artists' letters compiled by Mary and John McGuigan measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1794-1938. The collection features a group of letters, writings, and signed documents to and from a variety of artists, art administrators, art critics, historians, and art-related organizations. It also includes associated printed material with some documents and a few photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. are art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania.

Provenance

John F. McGuigan Jr. and Mary K. McGuigan purchased these letters and generously donated them to the Archives of American Art between 2000 and 2017. The McGuigans have purchased and donated additional archival materials to the Archives, including a portion of the Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers. In 2017 the McGuigans donated an addition to the Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, including sixty-nine letters from A. Barry, Truman Howe Bartlett, William Merritt Chase, Timothy Cole, Edward Henry Clement, Cyrus Edwin Dallin, Robert Swain Gifford, George Inness, Anna Lea Merritt, Stephen Parrish, John Sartain, Francis Hopkinson Smith, and Frederic Porter Vinton.