Thomas Barbour Bryan letters

Inclusive Dates: 
1853–1889
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

1 volume (5 folders) of letters, mostly from Chicago, written by Thomas B. Bryan to his parents and sister between 1853 and 1904, including 2 letters to his parents about a painting by George P. A. Healy.

Biographical Historical Note

Thomas B. Bryan was a Chicago lawyer and real estate investor who was active in public affairs and philanthropy. He built Bryan Hall, a Chicago auditorium that hosted art exhibitions, among other events, and he was a patron of painter George P. A. Healy, who was his neighbor in the suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois.

Additional Notes

Related collections on George P. A. Healy: George P. A. Healy Collection, Pierre G. T. Beauregard Papers, Isaac N. Arnold Papers, Robert Todd Lincoln Manuscript Collection, Richard Henry Dana Collection, Walter L. Newberry Collection, Chicago History Museum; Biography Collections, Elmhurst Historical Museum; Joel Tanner Hart Papers, University of Chicago Library; Office of the President and Librarian, Program and projects files, Newberry Library