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Thomas Benedict Clarke scrapbooks, 1880-1936, bulk, 1883-1920

Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931


Collection Information

Size: 3.6 linear feet

Summary: The scrapbooks of Thomas Benedict Clarke measure 3.6 linear feet and date from 1880-1930. Twelve scrapbooks contain mostly newspaper clippings, but also include correspondence, invitations, exhibition catalogs, programs, magazine articles, art auction catalogs, and other material relating to Clarke's personal art collection and general art patronage. The scrapbooks also include clippings and miscellany relating to the Clarke family and influential society clubs, such as the Union League, Lambs, and New York Athletic clubs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas B. Clarke (1848-1931) was a collector from New York, N.Y.


The scrapbooks of Thomas Benedict Clarke were donated by the Whitney Museum of Art director, Lloyd Goodrich, in 1978.

Related Materials

Also found in the Archives are Letters to Thomas B. Clarke from artists, 1883-1918 and the handwritten catalog Private art collection of Thomas B. Clarke, 1872-1879, both of which have been microfilmed and are available on reels D5 and 2802.


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.