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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 0.2 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.

Letters and signed documents are from William Holbrook Beard, Frederic Edwin Church, Samuel Colman, John Singleton Copley, Kenyon Cox, F.O.C. Darley, Daniel Chester French, Horatio Greenough, Chester Harding, Childe Hassam, Henry Inman, Samuel F. B. Morse, Erastus Dow Palmer, Rubens Peale, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Stanford White, and Worthington Whittredge, among others.

An addition of 37 letters (1816-1915) donated 2017 includes letters from Eugene Benson, Albert Bierstadt, James Renwick Brevoort, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Mackie Falconer, Daniel Chester French, George Peter Alexander Healy, William Morris Hunt, Daniel Huntington, Hugh Bolton Jones, John Frederick Kensett, Will Hicok Low (enclosing cartes-de-visite of an unknown women by William Kurtz), James L. Claghorne, Tobias (Toby) Edward Rosenthal, William Sartain, Marie Spartali Stillman, William James Stillman, Robert W. Weir, Benjamin West, Stanford White, and Thomas Worthington Whittredge.

Biographical/Historical Note

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

Provenance

Donated 2000-2017 by Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan, Jr.

A Finding Aid to the Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1938, in the Archives of American Art
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Biographical/Historical note
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. are art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as 1 series.
Series 1: Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. Artists' Letters Collection, 1794-1938 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Provenance
Donated 2000-2017 by Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan, Jr.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed by intern Dominique Luster in 2014. Letter descriptions were provided by Mary and John McGuigan.

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

Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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