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Sears Gallagher papers, circa 1882-2010

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series:

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Series 1: Biographical Material , circa 1915-2010
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Biographical information includes awards, insurance documents, family wills, family research on the artist, and a scholarly biography. Also included is a typed poem based on Rudyard Kipling's "The Liner, She's a Lady," satirically adapted to discuss the Boston art world.
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Will of Charles T. Gallagher (brother), circa 1915-1919
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Automobile Lease and Purchase, 1922
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Life Insurance Policy, 1923
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Awards , circa 1927-1930
Awards include medals from the Richard Milton Award (1927), the Printmakers Society of California (1929), and the City of Boston Tercentennary (1930).
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Poem based on "The Liner She's a Lady" by Rudyard Kipling, mentioning S. Gallagher, circa 1920s
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English High School Golden Anniversary Reunion, 1936
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Family Research on Sears Gallagher, circa 1979-2010
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Sears Gallagher: a Biography by Bruce W. Chambers, PhD, 2006
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Series 2: Correspondence , circa 1907-1929
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Correspondence is primarily professional in nature, documenting the placement of works and relationships with critics.
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To Sears Gallagher , circa 1907-1929
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9-10

Series 3: Personal Business Records , circa 1910-1939
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Personal business records document the management of studio practices including the printmaking process and the distribution and sale of prints.
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Studio Supplies and Specifications, circa 1910-1930s
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Print Orders, 1922-1929
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Printmaking Journal with Prints Inventory, circa 1920
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Guild of Boston Artists Entry Fee Receipt, 1924
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Series 4: Scrapbooks , circa 1894-1938
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Scrapbooks chronicle Gallagher's professional and family history in the form of clippings, photographs, and correspondence.
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Exhibition History, circa 1894-1904
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Family and Career, circa 1905-1938
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Series 5: Printed Material , circa 1910-1940s
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Printed material includes clippings on the career of Sears Gallagher, commercial prints of watercolors, and exhibition and print sale catalogs.
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Exhibition Catalogs, 1912
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Postcards, circa 1910-1930s
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Etching Catalogs, 1920-1932
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Clippings on Sears Gallagher, circa 1920s-1940s
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Commercial Prints of Watercolor Portraits, circa 1940s
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Miscellaneous Printed Material, circa 1917-1947
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Series 6: Photographic Material , circa 1900-2000
0.1 Linear feet
Box 1

Photographs include images of the artist and his studio, as well as his home in Humarock, Massachusetts, in addition to travel image negatives.
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Photographs of the Artist, circa 1920s-2000
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Photographs of Artwork, circa 1910
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Photographs of Artist's Studio, circa 1910-1920s
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Humarock - Marshfield, MA, circa 1900-1920s
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Charlotte Dodge Gallagher, circa 1930s/2000
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Negatives - City Scenes, circa 1930s
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Slide - Map Image, circa 1960s-1970s
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29

Artwork , circa 1882-1939
0.3 Linear feet
Box 1, OV2

Artwork includes numerous drawings on paper and sketchbooks corresponding to key moments of travel and artistic production.
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Sketchbook, Summer of 1886, circa 1886
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Sketchbook, Boston, circa 1887
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Sketchbook, Paris, 1896
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Sketchbook, Travels, circa 1900-1910
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Sketchbook, circa 1905-1910
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Sketchbook, Monhegan, circa 1920s-1930s
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Sketchbook, Monhegan, 1937
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Drawings on Paper, circa 1882-1930s
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Oversize Drawings on Paper, circa 1905-1930
OV2

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.