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Mollie Garfield papers, 1874-1883

Contents and Arrangement

Due to the small size of this collection, there is only one series consisting of five folders of 19 items. Items are arranged chronologically.

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Series 1: Mollie Garfield papers , 1874-1883
(Box 1; 19 items)

The illustrated album presented to Mollie Garfield contains 26 signed pencil sketches, ink drawings, and watercolors of various subjects by American artists. Among the painters and illustrators contributing to the album were James Carter Beard, Daniel Beard, Francis Lathrop, Frederick Dielman, Michael Woolf, W. H. Drake, William Hamilton Gibson, William Henry Holmes, Walter Shirlaw, Henry Sandham, Joseph Pennell, Harry Fenn, Allen Redwood, M. J. Burns, W. Taber, J. M. Nugent, Alfred Brennan, and others.
Also found are a few letters regarding the album, including a letter from Robert U. Johnson of Century Magazine to Almon F. Rockwell, a friend of President Garfield, discussing how the album is being circulated to artists and apologizing for being slow to return it. Johnson also enclosed several autographs to present to Miss Garfield. Other correspondence includes a letter to Almon F. Rockwell from A. W. Drake about one of the contributing artists, Allen Redwood, and Redwood's letter to Drake about the album. Other items include Rockwell's handwritten notes on each of the contributing artists, and four earlier letters and four poems from the 1870s which were probably kept within the pages of the album as autograph items.
Description Container Select
Illustrated Album, 1882-1883
1 (pam)
1
Photographs of Album Pages (done by AAA), undated
(Not scanned)
1 (pam)
2
Correspondence Regarding Album, 1883
1 (pam)
3
Notes on Artists, circa, 1883
1 (pam)
4
Miscellaneous Letters and Poems, 1874, circa 1870s-1883
1 (pam)
5

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