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Pierpont Morgan Library records, 1682-1953

Pierpont Morgan Library


Collection Information

Size: 300 Items, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters and documents relating to American Art from the 17th to the 20th centuries; a sketchbook of William Merritt Chase; and autographed notes and sketches of Robert Fulton and Thomas Nast. Artists and individuals represented in the collection include: Antonio Canova, John Singleton Copley, Charles Dana Gibson, Winslow Homer, John La Farge, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Rembrandt Peale, Hiram Powers, John Singer Sargent, Elihu Vedder, John Sartain, and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Private art library collection; New York City, New York. Founded in 1924 when business tycoon, J.P. Morgan opened his home and private collection to the public.


Lent for microfilming 1968 by the Pierpont Morgan Library.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the Pierpont Morgan Library after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N68-12 available at Archives of American Art office and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Pierpont Morgan Library records, 1682-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.