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Paul David Magriel letters, 1940-1967

Magriel, Paul David, 1906-1990

Collector, Editor, Librarian


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (350 items on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters received, 1940-1967, from museum directors and curators, dealers and other collectors concerning the identification, exhibition, and sale of Magriel's collection, particularly Renaissance bronzes and American drawings, watercolors and still life paintings. Correspondents include Ira Glackens, Francis Watson (Magriel's purchasing agent in London), John Davis Hatch, Irwin Untermeyer and others. Also included are letters from Frances Hawkins about the Museum of Modern Art, 1942-1943.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art collector, New York, N.Y.


Donated 1967 by Paul Magriel.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 142 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Paul David Magriel letters, 1940-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.