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Vose Galleries of Boston records, circa 1876, 1890s-1996, bulk 1920s-1930s

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as 5 series:

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Series 1: Correspondence , 1895-1996
22.6 Linear feet
Boxes 1-23

Correspondence contains incoming and outgoing business correspondence with artists, clients, galleries and museums, regarding consignments, sales, purchases, and exhibitions. The bulk of the correspondence dates from the 1920s-1930s and the 1970s, and was originally grouped by date ranges spanning a few years. Considerable correspondence with portrait artist Alfred Jonniaux and with clients regarding commissioned portraits dates from the 1950s to mid-1960s. Scattered exhibition catalogs, price lists and printed materials are also found throughout the series.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by name, geographical location, or subject; then chronologically. Generally, dates of "1947" and those from the 1980s-1990s indicate the inclusion of a handwritten note presumably by Robert C. Vose, Jr. regarding the date in which the file's contents were reviewed.
Description Container Select
A File, circa 1917-1943, 1993
10 Folders
1
1-10
Abbot, Edward M., 1932-1933
1
11
Abbott, Holker, undated, 1922-1924
1
12
Arthur Ackerman & Son, 1931-1932
1
13
Addison Gallery of American Art, 1931, undated
1
14
The Adirondack Museum, 1971-1977
1
15
[Advertising?], 1921-1926, undated
1
16
Advertising, 1931-1933, 1979-1981, 1968
2 Folders
1
17-18
Thos. Agnew & Sons, Inc., 1971-1979, 1931-1933
2 Folders
1
19-20
Ainslie Galleries, 1931-1932, 1921-1924, 1993
2 Folders
1
21-22
Albany Institute of History and Art, 1975-1978
1
23
Albright Art Gallery, undated, 1920-1925
See also "Buffalo"
1
24
Albright, J.J., undated, 1921-1925
1
25
Allen, Emma A., 1923, undated
1
26
Lyman Allyn Museum, 1931, undated
1
27
Almy, William, 1930-1933
1
28
Alumni Associations, 1929, undated
1
29
American Art Association, 1931-1933, 1993, 1921-1925
2 Folders
1
30-31
American Express, 1931-1933
1
32
American Federation of Arts, 1921-1924, 1931-1933, 1993
2 Folders
1
33-34
American Railway Express, 1921-1924, undated
1
35
Ames, John S., 1931-1932
1
36
Amherst College, 1974-1977
1
37
Anderson Galleries, Chicago, 1931-1933, 1922-1925, 1993
2 Folders
1
38-39
Anderson Galleries, New York City, undated, 1921-1925
1
40
Anderson, Karl, undated, 1923-1924
2
1
Applications, 1932-1933
2
2
Arkell, Bartlett, 1933
2
3
Armstrong, Charles D., 1920-1924, undated
2
4
Aronstann, George C., 1931-1932
2
5
Art Dealers Association of America, 1967-1978
2
6
Artists' Packing & Shipping Co., 1921-1925, 1931-1933, 1993
2 Folders
2
7-8
(Massachusetts) Artists Travelling Exhibition, 1933
2
9
Associated Appraisers, Inc., 1975-1977
2
10
Atlanta Art Association and High Museum of Art, 1937-1938
2
11
Austin, Catherine, 1931
2
12
B File, 1912-1946, undated
12 Folders
2
13-24
Babcock Galleries [E.C. Babcock], 1926-1938
2 Folders
2
25-26
Bainter, Fay, 1924
2
27
Ballou, Latimer, Mrs., 1923
2
28
Ballou, Walter S., Mr. and Mrs., 1921-1924, 1931-1933
2
29
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1933
2
30
Barbizon House, 1935-1937, 1995, 1947
2
31
Bartholomay, Henry, 1921-1924, undated
2
32
Barton, Emery H., undated, 1921-1923
2
33
Bates, Charles F., 1920-1924, undated
2
34
Beach & Sweet, Inc., 1920-1925, 1931-1933, 1993
2 Folders
2
35-36
The Beard Art Galleries, 1993, 1916-1924, 1931-1933
4 Folders
2
37-40
The Beard Art Galleries, 1926-1938
2 Folders
3
1-2
Beers Bros. Co., Inc., 1919-1933, undated
3
3
Alfred Bell & Co. Ltd., 1925
3
4
Biays, Tolley Allender, 1931
3
5
Bigelow, Edward A., 1993, 1932-1933, 1920-1925
2 Folders
3
6-7
The Biltmore Salon, 1927-1938
4 Folders
3
8-11
Birmingham Museum of Art, 1973-1977
3
12
Blackburn, [Jonathan B.], 1917-1926, undated
3
13
Blakeslee Galleries, 1907-1914, undated
3
14
Bodell, Joseph, 1931-1933
3
15
Bolton, C.K., undated, 1931
3
16
Bolton, Theodore, undated, 1922-1923
3
17
Boomer, J. Robert, 1931-1933
3
18
Booth, George, 1931-1932
3
19
Borein, Edward, circa 1931
3
20
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1931-1933
See also "Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)"
3
21
Boston Museums, 1979
3
22
Boswell, Peyton, undated, 1920-1924
3
23
A.M. Bouwens, 1922-1937
2 Folders
3
24-25
Bowdoin College, 1973-1977
3
26
Bowdoin Museum of Fine Arts, 1931-1932
3
27
Brandriff, George K., 1932
3
28
Braun, J.F., 1930-1933, 1895
3
29
Brewitt, H. Taylor, 1931-1932
3
30
Brigham, Clarence, 1931-1933
3
31
Brooklyn Museum, 1932
3
32
Brooks Memorial Art Gallery (Memphis, TN), 1934-1946
3
33
Brown, Henry J., The Raeburn Gallery, 1931
3
34
Brown University, 1931-1933
3
35
Browne, Margaret Fitzhugh, 1972-1974, 1931-1933
2 Folders
3
36-37
Bryan, John Stewart, 1931-1933
3
38
W.S. Budworth & Son, 1931-1933
3
39
Buffalo [Albright Art Gallery], 1931-1933
3
40
Buffalo [Albright-Knox Art Gallery], 1970-1977
3
41
Burnap, Frank P., 1931-1933
3
42
Butler Art Institute, 1929-1933
2 Folders
3
43-44
C File, undated, 1920-1946
10 Folders
4
1-10
Cable, Ben T., Mrs., undated, 1924
4
11
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1930-1933
See also "Palace of the Legion of Honor"
4
12
The Canajoharie Art Gallery, 1971-1976
4
13
Eric Carlberg Galleries, 1931
4
14
Carnegie Institute, 1921-1925, 1931-1933, 1993
2 Folders
4
15-16
Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, 1971-1977
4
17
Carson, Pirie, Scott and Company, 1920-1924, 1931-1933, 1993
2 Folders
4
18-19
Carson, Tom, 1969-1970
4
20
Casson Galleries (Irving & Casson), 1921-1925, undated
4
21
The Century Association, 1920-1921, undated
4
22
Chambers, Eunice, 1933
4
23
Chauvenet, Louis, Mrs., undated, 1921-1922
4
24
The Art Institute of Chicago, 1921-1924, 1972-1979, 1931-1933, 1993
2 Folders
4
25-26
Christie's, 1973-1980
4
27
Cincinnati Art Museum, 1931
4
28
Cincinnati Museum Association, 1921-1923
4
29
The Clapp & Graham Co., Inc., undated, 1921-1938
3 Folders
4
30-32
Clark, William A., undated, 1921-1923
4
33
Clarke, John Louis, 1931-1933
4
34
Clarkson, Robert, 1931
4
35
The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1972-1979, 1993, 1931-1933, 1921-1925
3 Folders
5
1-3
Colby College, 1972-1979
5
4
College Art Association, 1931-1933
5
5
Collins, D., 1969-1979
5
6
[Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts] Columbus Art Association, undated, 1921-1925
5
7
Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, 1931-1933
5
8
The Concord Art Association, 1974-1980
5
9
Coomaraswamy, Ananda, Dr., undated, 1921-1924
5
10
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1932
5
11
Critics, 1934-1937, undated
5
12
Cudney, Ralph, 1917-1927, 1935-1937
5
13
Currier & Ives [Photocopy of Letter From Vose and Huxford, June 20, 1860], undated
5
14
The Currier Gallery of Art, 1972-1978
5
15
Cutler, Betty, 1974
5
16
D File, 1913, 1993, 1921-1942
6 Folders
5
17-22
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1971-1979
5
23
Dartmouth College, 1972-1976
5
24
De Cordova Museum, 1966-1980
5
25
Dealers, Foreign, 1926-1929
5
26
Dealers in Antiques, undated, 1921-1929
2 Folders
5
27-28
Dealers in Paintings, 1928-1929
5
29
The Denver Art Association, 1920-1925
5
30
The Denver Art Museum, 1971-1979
5
31
The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1921-1926
2 Folders
6
1-2
Douglas, Frank E., undated, 1929
6
3
Dow, George Francis, undated, 1928-1929
6
4
Downes, William H., 1921-1925
6
5
T.D. Downing Company, undated, 1928
6
6
Dreicer & Co., 1929, undated
6
7
du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1973-1980
6
8
A.J. Dunbar, undated, 1928-1929
6
9
Durham, Knowlton, 1921-1929
6
10
Dyer, Anthony, undated, 1929
6
11
E File, undated, undated, 1925-1945
5 Folders
6
12-16
Edeson Institute, 1936-1938
6
17
The Ehrich Galleries, 1915-1935, undated
5 Folders
6
18-22
El Paso Museum of Art, 1972-1979
6
23
Elliott Exhibition - Mrs. J.W., 1925-1926
6
24
A.W. Elson & Company, 1924-1925
6
25
Ely, Ruth, circa 1937, undated
6
26
Emery, Florence, 1926
6
27
Enneking Estate, 1929-1934, undated
6
28
Erikson, Josiah, 1993, circa 1931-1938
6
29
Evansville, Indiana (Society of Fine Arts and History), 1937-1938
6
30
Everson Museum of Art, 1975-1979
6
31
Exhibitions - Tentative, 1921-1924
6
32
F File, undated, 1921-1943
5 Folders
6
33-37
Fall River Library, 1921
6
38
Farjeon, Ballin & Co., 1934-1938
6
39
Farnsworth Museum, 1973-1979
6
40
Daniel H. Farr Company, 1928-1929, undated
6
41
Faunce, W.H.P. [Brown University], 1921-1925
6
42
Fearon Galleries, 1925
6
43
Fechin, Nicholai, 1924-1926
6
44
Felin, Charles F., 1921-1926
6
45
Field, Marshall, Mrs., 1927
7
1
The Findlay Art Galleries, 1922-1925
7
2
Findlay Galleries, 1937-1938
7
3
Fine Arts Society, 1929
7
4
Fine Arts Society, Ltd., 1923-1926
7
5
The Hoefler-Fisher Company (Providence), 1923-1925
7
6
Fisher, Walter, Mrs., 1928-1929, 1934-1938
7
7
Fitch, Mary, 1925
7
8
The Flint Institute of Arts, 1937
7
9
Fogg Museum, Harvard, 1921-1925, 1934-1937
2 Folders
7
10-11
Foote, Henry Wilder, circa 1930, undated
7
12
Fordyce, Holliday & White, 1928
7
13
Fort Wayne Art School and Museum, 1936
7
14
Fort Worth [Amon Carter Museum], 1972-1979
7
15
Fort Worth, TX, 1936-1937
7
16
Foster, Ben, 1911
7
17
Fouke, P.B., 1928-1929
7
18
Frazier, Frederic, undated, 1935
7
19
Frick Art Reference Library, 1922-1938
2 Folders
7
20-21
Fridenberg, Robert, 1928-1929
7
22
Frost & Reed, 1925-1938
2 Folders
7
23-24
Fuller, Alvan T., 1922-1928
7
25
Fuller, George (Family of), 1921-1924
7
26
G File, undated, 1919-1940
5 Folders
7
27-31
Gage, George E., undated, 1921-1927
4 Folders
7
32-35
Gannett, T.B., Mrs., undated, 1926-1936
2 Folders
7
36-37
Geneological Societies, 1934-1938
7
38
J.J. Gillespie Company, 1924-1925
7
39
Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1929, undated
7
40
The Gordon Galleries, 1929, undated
7
41
The Gorham Company, 1928-1929, undated
7
42
Grand Central Art Galleries, 1932-1937, 1947, 1993
7
43
Graves, Abbott, undated, 1932-1938
7
44
Graves, Algernon, 1913-1920
7
45
Greatorex, Arthur, 1927-1929, undated
2 Folders
7
46-47
Green, Theodore Francis, Senator, 1993, 1937-1938, 1947
7
48
H File, 1914-1941, 1993, 1947
6 Folders
7
49-54
Haass, Julius, Mrs., 1926
8
1
Hamlen, Paul, 1924-1926
8
2
Hanna, John, 1947, 1929-1938, 1993
2 Folders
8
3-4
Harding, W.P.G. [Regarding Artwork of Chester Harding], 1928
8
5
Harlow, McDonald & Company, undated, 1929
8
6
Harris, Edward M., Dr. (Estate of), 1923-1925
8
7
Hassam, Childe, 1921
8
8
The Hayloft (Frank Camp), undated, 1927-1929
2 Folders
8
9-10
Hazard, Arthur M., 1922-1929
8
11
Healey, Sumner, 1929, undated
8
12
Heaton, J.C., 1947, 1993, 1934-1938
8
13
The John Herron Art Institute, 1917-1935, 1947, 1993
2 Folders
8
14-15
Hershey Corporation, 1963-1964
8
16
Higgs, P. Jackson, 1929, undated
8
17
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, 1973-1980
8
18
Hoffman, Malvina, 1937-1938, 1947, 1993
8
19
Hogg, Ima [The Bayou Bend Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX], 1973-1978
8
20
Hotels, undated, 1921-1929
2 Folders
8
21-22
The Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, 1936-1937, 1947, 1993
8
23
Hudnut, Alexander, 1923-1925
8
24
The J.L. Hudson Company, undated, 1929
8
25
Hunter Gallery, 1973-1978
8
26
Hurd, L.R., 1924-1925
8
27
Hutchinson & Company, 1921-1924
8
28
I File, 1993, 1925-1939, 1947
4 Folders
8
29-32
Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1971-1979
8
33
Inquiries, undated, 1921-1929
2 Folders
8
34-35
International Studio, undated, 1929
8
36
Interoffice, 1929
8
37
J File, 1993, 1947, 1919-1940
4 Folders
8
38-41
Jacklin and Company, 1972-1979
8
42
Jackman, Howard, 1972-1977
8
43
Jackson, Robert, undated, 1929-1930
8
44
Jetté, Ellerton and Edith, 1972-1982
8
45
Job Applicants, 1980-1983
8
46
Johnson, Jackson, 1921-1924
8
47
Jones, Paul, 1925
8
48
Jonniaux, Alfred, 1963-1964
2 Folders
(Arranged in reverse chronological order)
8
49-50
Jonniaux, Alfred, 1950-1963
14 Folders
Arranged in reverse chronological order
9
1-14
Jonniaux, Alfred, Correspondence Regarding Jonniaux, 1948-1951
10
1
Jonniaux, Alfred, Correspondence Regarding Jonniaux Portraits, 1949-1964
10
2
Jonniaux, Alfred, Regarding Works, A-Z (1956-1958), 1953, 1955-1958, 1960
14 Folders
10
3-16
Jonniaux, Alfred, Regarding Works, A-Z (1959), 1957-1960, 1953
10 Folders
10
17-26
Jonniaux, Alfred, Regarding Works, A-Z (1960-1961), 1956-1961
13 Folders
10
27-39
Joslyn Memorial, 1937-1939, 1947, 1991
10
40
K File, 1921-1940, 1947, 1993
5 Folders
11
1-5
Kahler, Carl, undated, 1923
11
6
Kaiser, Dorothea, undated, 1958-1963
3 Folders
11
7-9
The Kansas City Art Institute, 1929-1930, 1921-1925, 1993
2 Folders
11
10-11
[Kansas City, MO] From R.C. Vose, 1929 October
11
12
Kansas City, MO, 1967-1978, 1933
2 Folders
11
13-14
[The University of Kansas Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas], 1973-1974
11
15
Keep, Helen, circa 1936-1939, 1993
11
16
Kellogg, Edward B., Mrs., 1937-1938
11
17
Kelsey, Aaron L., 1921-1926
11
18
Kendall Whaling Museum, 1971-1976
11
19
Kennedy & Co., 1993, 1920-1925, 1934-1938
2 Folders
11
20-21
Frederick Keppel & Co., undated, 1929
11
22
Coe Kerr Gallery, 1974-1979
11
23
Kimball Estate, 1920-1924, undated
11
24
King, Ralph, 1925
11
25
Kingan, Samuel L., 1920-1925
11
26
Kinsman, Edith, 1924-1925, undated
11
27
F. Kleinberger Galleries, 1922-1939, undated
2 Folders
11
28-29
M. Knoedler & Co., 1928-1938, undated
2 Folders
11
30-31
Koch, Alfred B., 1924
11
32
Koehler, Hugo A., undated, 1929
11
33
Kohler, C.J., Mrs., 1993, 1938, 1933, 1929
11
34
Kryl, Bohumir, 1993, 1937, 1929
11
35
L File, 1921-1929
4 Folders
11
36-39
L File, undated, 1937-1940
12
1
Ladd, Anna Coleman (Estate of), [1977?], 1941-1942, circa 1920s
12
2
Larkin, Gerard R., 1920-1924
12
3
Lauriat, Charles E., 1925
12
4
Lavery, John, Sir, 1929
12
5
Lawton, Herbert, 1929
12
6
Legal, 1929
12
7
J. Leger & Son, Inc., 1928-1929
12
8
Legislation, 1923-1924
12
9
Lemon & Son, 1924-1925
12
10
Lesch, Rudolf, 1929
12
11
Letts, Ira Lloyd, 1924-1929
3 Folders
12
12-14
Lie Exhibition, 1924
12
15
The H. Lieber Company, undated, 1922-1925
2 Folders
12
16-17
Lieber Galleries, 1926, undated
12
18
Liggett, Louis K., 1920-1926
2 Folders
12
19-20
Lion, Flora, 1925-1926
12
21
Locke, Edwin, Dr., 1926
12
22
Lockwood, L. Vincent, 1925-1926
12
23
Logan, Frank, Mrs., undated, 1935-1937
12
24
Lombard, P.H., 1925
12
25
Long, Breckenridge, Mr. and Mrs., 1921-1929
2 Folders
12
26-27
Loring, Paul E., undated, 1937
12
28
Los Angeles Art Association, circa 1933-1938, 1947
12
29
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1975-1980
12
30
Loughlin, J.B., 1921-1925
12
31
R.H. Love Galleries, 1977-1980
12
32
Low, John F., 1927-1929
2 Folders
12
33-34
Lowry, George [Poultry], 1929
12
35
Lowy, Julius, undated, 1937-1938
Contains artwork frame designs
12
36
Lucioni, Luigi, 1941
12
37
M File, 1915-1941, 1978, 1947, 1993
9 Folders
12
38-46
M File, 1934-1947, undated
3 Folders
13
1-3
Macbeth Galleries, 1921-1933
8 Folders
13
4-11
Macomber Case, 1929
13
12
Macomber, Frank Gair, 1920-1929, undated
4 Folders
13
13-16
Dr. S.N. Maimon, 1979-1980
13
17
Malden Public Library (F.A. Shove), undated, 1925
13
18
Malden Public Library, 1926-1928, 1934-1946
2 Folders
13
19-20
Manchester Institute of Arts and Science, 1924
13
21
Manitowac, Wisconsin [Rahr West Museum], 1969-1976
13
22
Margolis Shop, 1928-1929
13
23
The Mariners Museum, 1972-1980
13
24
Martin, Alec, Sir, 1932-1946
13
25
Martin, Charles J., Mrs., 1923-1924
13
26
Martin, Willard S., 1921-1929
13
27
Mason, Roy, 1938-1946
13
28
Mauran, William L., 1923
13
29
Maxwell Galleries, 1945-1946
13
30
Guy Mayer Gallery (Formerly J. George Mayer Art Gallery), 1939-1942
13
31
Mayer, Louis, 1923-1925
14
1
Mayflower Society, 1924
14
2
Mazzanovich, Lawrence, 1913
14
3
Mc File, 1993, 1947, 1921-1942
4 Folders
14
4-7
McCaughen & Burr, 1923, 1974-1978
2 Folders
14
8-9
McCaulley, Frank D., 1920-1924
14
10
McClees Galleries, 1925-1929
2 Folders
14
11-12
Dr. Harold McCracken [Whitney Gallery of Western Art], 1966-1979
14
13
McGirr, Newman F., 1929
14
14
McGurk, Jonce I., 1921-1925
14
15
William K. McKay Company, 1921-1924
14
16
McMillan, J.G., 1923-1925
14
17
McVitty, Albert E., 1921-1925
14
18
Mechlin, Leila, 1936-1938, 1932
14
19
Melchers, Gari, 1921-1922
14
20
The Memorial Art Gallery, 1923, undated
14
21
Metropolitan Galleries, 1928
14
22
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1921-1946, 1966-1979
5 Folders
14
23-27
Meyersahm, Exene, 1921-1932
14
28
Mezquita, Lopez, Senor, 1926
14
29
Milch Galleries, 1921-1946
4 Folders
14
30-33
Millar, Leslie, 1931, undated
14
34
J.H. Miller Co., 1925-1926
14
35
Miller, Marion M., 1921-1927
14
36
Miller, Otto, 1920-1928
2 Folders
14
37-38
Mills, E.C., 1920-1923
14
39
Milwaukee Art Institute, 1921-1930
3 Folders
14
40-42
Miniger, C.O., 1926-1929
2 Folders
14
43-44
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1921-1934
4 Folders
14
45-48
Mobile Art Gallery, 1969-1978
14
49
Monif, H. Kahn, 1931-1932, 1928
14
50
Monks, Grace B., 1925
14
51
Monks, J.A.S., Mrs., 1922-1924
14
52
Montreal Art Association, 1921
14
53
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1965-1975
14
54
Morey, Samuel F., 1921-1922
14
55
Morgan, John Hill, 1935-1943
14
56
Morris, Harrison and Catherine Morris Wright, 1928-1929
2 Folders
14
57-58
Mostyn, Tom, 1928-1929
14
59
Mott, Charles Stewart, 1922
14
60
Mulhaupt, Frederick and Zonwice, 1977-1978
14
61
Muller, G. Frank, 1925-1926
14
62
Muller, Joseph, 1939-1945
14
63
Mundy, Ethel, 1926-1929
2 Folders
14
64-65
Murphy, H. Dudley, 1926
14
66
Murphy, J. Francis, Mrs., 1921
14
67
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), 1926-1938
See also "Boston Museum of Fine Arts"
14
68
Museums and Art Societies, 1921-1929, undated
3 Folders
15
1-3
N File, 1916-1946, undated
5 Folders
15
4-8
Napton, Suzanne, 1923-1927
15
9
National Academy of Design, 1925-1927
15
10
National Shawmut Bank, 1927-1947
4 Folders
15
11-14
William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 1931-1935
15
15
New Britain, CT, 1926, 1938-1946
2 Folders
15
16-17
F.J. Newcomb Mfg. Co., 1928
15
18
Newcomb-Macklin Co., 1935-1946
2 Folders
15
19-20
Newhouse Galleries, 1928-1932
3 Folders
15
21-23
Newhouse Galleries, 1933-1946
2 Folders
16
1-2
Newport Art Association, circa 1935-1938, 1927-1929
3 Folders
16
3-5
Newton, Arthur U., 1928-1933
3 Folders
16
6-8
Arthur U. Newton Galleries, 1933-1947
2 Folders
16
9-10
Newspapermen, 1931
16
11
New York Historical Society, 1926
16
12
Nichols, Frances, Mrs., 1934-1937
16
13
Nicholson, John, 1947, circa 1928-1937
16
14
John Nicholson Gallery, 1943-1946
16
15
W. & C. Nightingale, 1929
16
16
Northern Picture Frame Co., 1939-1946
16
17
Norton, The Misses, 1925-1927
16
18
Norton, R.C., undated, 1937-1938
16
19
Norton, William E. (Estate of), undated, 1921-1933
4 Folders
16
20-23
The Norton Galleries, 1944-1946
16
24
O File, 1993, 1921-1943, 1947
6 Folders
16
25-30
Oberlin College, 1923-1925
16
31
Old Colony Trust Co., 1926-1927
16
32
The Old Print Shop Inc., 1944-1946
16
33
Omaha, NE, 1931-1933, 1943-1946
16
34
Osgood, Elizabeth (and Laura Wright), 1941-1945
16
35
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 1926
16
36
P File, 1922-1932
2 Folders
16
37-38
P File, undated, 1925-1948
7 Folders
17
1-7
Packard Buffalo, 1936
17
8
John S. Packard, Inc., 1931, 1933, 1941-1946
17
9
Paige, David, 1931-1933
17
10
Paine, Nathan, 1945-1946
17
11
(California) Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1935-1937, 1947, 1927-1928
2 Folders
17
12-13
Palm Beach Society of the Four Arts, 1936-1937, undated
17
14
Palmer, George S., circa 1917-1921, 1947, 1993
17
15
Parker, Woodruff J., 1922-1926
2 Folders
17
16-17
Parmalee, James, 1927
17
18
Parsons, Edwin, 1926
17
19
Parsons, Harold, 1931-1938
17
20
Fred J. Peters, Inc., 1929
17
21
Philadelphia Art Galleries, 1926
17
22
Phillips, Mary E., 1917-1926
17
23
Phillips Memorial Garden, 1926-1927
17
24
Phipps, L.C., Senator, 1926
17
25
Pictures Offered, 1931-1938, 1927-1928
3 Folders
17
26-28
Pictures Offered to Us, 1925-1927, 1919
2 Folders
17
29-30
Podgoursky, Ivan, Count, 1931-1936
17
31
Potter, Lucius D., Mrs., 1931, 1938, 1936
17
32
Price Lists, 1920
17
33
Prices, 1928-1929
17
34
Prospective Customers, 1921, 1926-1929
2 Folders
17
35-36
Prospective Customers - Antiques, 1927
17
37
The Providence Journal, 1921-1932
2 Folders
18
1-2
Q File, 1926-1939
18
3
Quinn, Charles H., Mrs., undated, 1931-1933
18
4
R File, 1947, 1980, 1899-1940, 1993
5 Folders
18
5-9
Reflectors, 1932-1933
18
10
Rehm, F.K.M. (George Luks Estate), 1924, 1934-1935, 1947
18
11
Henry Reinhardt & Son, Inc. [Reinhardt Galleries], 1925-1928
18
12
Reinhardt Galleries, 1929
18
13
Reiss, Edward J., 1935-1940
18
14
Rembrandt, undated, 1929-1936
18
15
Restoration, 1926-1929
2 Folders
18
16-17
Rhode Island Historical Society, 1928-1929
18
18
Rhode Island School of Design, 1995, 1947, 1921-1938
3 Folders
18
19-21
Rice, Henry W. (Estate of), 1935-1936, 1995, 1947
18
22
Rice, Herbert, 1929
18
23
Richmond, VA, 1931-1933
18
24
Roberts, William, 1929-1937, 1947, 1995
2 Folders
18
25-26
Rosen, Maud von, Countess, 1932
18
27
Rosenthal, Albert, 1927-1938, 1947, 1995
3 Folders
18
28-30
Royar's Framing Shop (Los Angeles, CA), 1947, 1995, 1929-1938
3 Folders
18
31-33
Russell, Charles, Mrs., 1928-1933
18
34
S File, 1936, 1947, 1995, 1914-1925
4 Folders
18
35-38
S File, 1925-1929, 1993, 1936-1947
6 Folders
19
1-6
St. Louis City Art Museum, 1985, 1947, 1995, 1991, 1934-1938, 1914-1929
6 Folders
19
7-12
San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, 1934-1938, 1926-1929, 1995, 1947
3 Folders
19
13-15
Sargent, John Singer, 1921-1924
19
16
Savannah, GA, 1937-1938, 1994, 1947
19
17
Schultheis, Henry, 1985, 1921-1925, 1929
2 Folders
19
18-19
Schwartz Galleries, 1925-1929, 1923
2 Folders
19
20-21
Scott & Fowles, 1929
19
22
W. Scott & Sons, 1913, 1921-1929
2 Folders
19
23-24
Seachrest, Effie, 1921-1928, undated
2 Folders
19
25-26
Searle, Augustus, Mrs., 1995, 1935-1936, 1947
19
27
Laura Davidson Sears Academy of Fine Arts, 1927-1929
2 Folders
19
28-29
Secor, Arthur J., 1922-1925, undated
19
30
Secor, Arthur J., 1995, 1947, 1926-1939
3 Folders
20
1-3
Seydel, L. Victor, 1922-1927
2 Folders
20
4-5
Shaw, Edwin, 1985, 1979, 1922-1924
4 Folders
20
6-9
Shaw Photo Services, 1929
20
10
Sherman, F.F., 1929
20
11
Shortridge Galleries, 1929
20
12
Shortridge, Paul, 1924-1926
2 Folders
20
13-14
Sleeper, Henry D., 1926-1927
20
15
Smaltz, Alfred G., 1929
20
16
Smith College, 1994, 1947, 1920-1921
20
17
Smith College (Alfred V. Churchill), 1921-1928
20
18
Springfield Museum of Art, 1995, 1947, 1935
20
19
Springfield [MA] Newspapers, 1929
20
20
[Regarding Stuart's "Portrait of Washington" and Gainsborough's "Mrs. Dymock"], undated, 1925
20
21
Stendahl, Earl, 1923-1925, undated
20
22
Stewart, Joseph, 1926
20
23
Stimmel, William S., 1995, 1947, 1917
20
24
Stock Letters, 1995, 1938, 1924-1928
2 Folders
20
25-26
Stone, Galen L., Mrs., 1928-1929
20
27
Stone & Downer, undated, 1922-1930
2 Folders
20
28-29
Stransky, Josef, undated, 1921-1925
20
30
Strause, Emilie M., 1921-1924
2 Folders
20
31-32
Suzannah and the Elder, 1925-1926
20
33
Swift, James M., 1915-1929, 1991, 1947, 1985
3 Folders
20
34-36
T File, 1995, 1921-1947, 1993, 1914
6 Folders
20
37-42
Tablets Ordered, 1924-1929
21
1
Tarkington, Booth (Kennebunkport, ME), undated, 1930-1938
6 Folders
21
2-7
Taylor, Charles H., 1985, 1947, 1921-1938, 1910
3 Folders
21
8-10
Thayer, Abbott H. (Family of), 1920-1922
21
11
Thompson, D. Croal, 1921-1929
4 Folders
21
12-15
Thompson, W.C. (personal), 1929
21
16
The Thomson Galleries, 1929
21
17
Tilden-Thurber Co., 1929
21
18
Tilt, J.E. [Tilt Galleries], 1928-1929
21
19
The Toledo Museum of Fine Art, 1939-1945, 1923-1929, 1995
3 Folders
21
20-22
Arthur Tooth & Sons, 1923
21
23
The Art Gallery of Toronto, 1929
21
24
[Boston Evening] Transcript, 1929
21
25
Trebilcock, Paul, 1928-1929
21
26
Troll, Conrad, 1947, 1995, 1935
21
27
Twombly, A.S., 1906
21
28
U File, 1925, 1929, 1939-1940
3 Folders
21
29-31
University Club, 1929
21
32
U.S. Printing and Lithograph Company, Joseph Muller, 1929
21
33
V File, 1921-1940
3 Folders
21
34-36
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1935-1938, 1947, 1995
21
37
Vose Galleries Business, undated, 1928
21
38
Vose Minneapolis, 1929 November - December
21
39
Vose, R.C., Los Angeles Letters, 1931
21
40
Vose, R.C., On the Road, undated, 1929
21
41
Vose, R.C., Personal, 1929
22
1
R.C. & N.M. Vose, 1909, 1985, 1920-1926
3 Folders
22
2-4
W File, 1935-1940, 1921-1929, 1947
11 Folders
22
5-15
Wallick, Frederick, undated, 1934
22
16
Wallis, Henry, undated, 1917-1925
2 Folders
22
17-18
The French Gallery (Wallis & Son), 1947, 1995, 1913-1915
22
19
Wallis & Son, 1926-1928
22
20
Washington, D.C. Exhibition (May 1926), 1925-1926
22
21
Waterman, William C. (Estate of), 1923-1924
22
22
Watrous, Harry, 1917-1925, 1995, 1937, 1947
2 Folders
22
23-24
Watson, Dawson (Artist), 1923-1925
22
25
Waugh, Frederick J., 1910
22
26
Webster, George H., Mrs., 1947, 1995, 1937-1938
22
27
Webster, John Lee, 1947, 1919, 1995
22
28
Weir, John (Artist), 1921-1922
22
29
Weiss & Weiss Law Firm [Jablon & Rose], 1933-1938
3 Folders
22
30-32
Wetzell, Lester, 1921-1925, undated
2 Folders
23
1-2
White, R.H., 1915-1916, 1995, 1947
23
3
Wiegand, Gustave, 1947, 1934-1938, 1995
23
4
Wildenstein & Co., 1922-1942, 1995, 1947
2 Folders
23
5-6
Williams & Sutch [The United Arts Gallery], 1921-1925
23
7
E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., 1935-1936, 1947, 1995
23
8
Woodruff Brothers, 1923-1925
23
9
Worchester Art Museum, 1923-1925
23
10
X-Y-Z File, 1938-1940, undated
2 Folders
23
11-12
Y File, 1921-1928
23
13
Howard Young Galleries, 1922-1938, 1947, 1995
4 Folders
23
14-17
Yunt Art Galleries, 1922-1924
23
18
S.M. Yunt [Yunt Art Galleries], 1926-1928
23
19
Z File, 1923-1928
23
20
Zug, George B., 1921-1927, 1911
23
21
Zuloaga, Ignacio, 1924-1925
23
22

Series 2: Customer Files , 1912-1946
0.8 Linear feet
Boxes 23-24

Customer Files appear to be materials compiled by Vose Galleries about potential customer contacts in preparation for business travel to cities throughout the United States. Materials include lists of potential clients, notes, correspondence, and scattered museum catalogs.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by geographic location; however, there are a handful of folder titles by subject.
Description Container Select
Akron, OH, 1937
23
23
Atlanta, GA, circa 1930s-1941
23
24
Australia, 1933-1934
23
25
Brockton, MA, undated
23
26
Charlotte, NC, circa 1937-1938
23
27
Chicago, IL, 1920s-1930s
23
28
Cincinnati, OH, circa 1933-1934
23
29
(Some) Connecticut Cities, circa 1920s-1930s
23
30
Dallas, TX, 1921-1937
23
31
Denver, CO, circa 1920s-1930s
23
32
Des Moines, IA, 1933
23
33
Detroit, MI, 1925-1940
23
34
El Paso, TX, undated
23
35
Fort Wayne, IN, 1935
23
36
Fort Worth, TX, undated
23
37
Grand Rapids, MI, undated, 1927
23
38
Hartford, CT, 1930s
23
39
Holyoke, MA, undated, 1928
23
40
Houston, TX, 1920s-1930s
23
41
Indianapolis, IN, circa 1933-1934
23
42
Kansas City, MO, circa 1927-1929
23
43
Maine, circa 1930s-1940s
23
44
Malden, MA, 1932-1934
23
45
Manchester, NH, 1933
23
46
Massachusetts Artists, undated
23
47
Memphis, TN, undated, 1920s-1930s
23
48
Milwaukee, WI, 1920s-1930s
23
49
Minneapolis, MN, 1912-1930s
23
50
Museum Directors, 1930s
24
1
Nashville, TN, 1941-1944
24
2
Newport, RI, circa 1920s-1940s
24
3
Omaha, NE, 1937, undated
24
4
Palm Beach, FL, 1936-1937
24
5
Philadelphia, PA, circa 1920s-1930s
24
6
Pittsburgh, PA, undated
24
7
Ponca City, OK, 1931
24
8
Providence, RI, undated
24
9
Richmond, VA, circa 1930s
24
10
Rochester, NY, undated
24
11
St. Louis, MO and Toledo, OH, 1927-1936
24
12
St. Paul, MN, undated
24
13
Seattle, WA, 1929
24
14
Special Lists, All on Cards, 1935-1946
24
15
Springfield, MA, undated
24
16
Springville, UT, undated, 1929
24
17
Syracuse, NY, 1940
24
18
Toronto, Ontario, 1920s-1930s
24
19
Tucson, AZ, undated
24
20
Tulsa, OK, circa 1926-1937
24
21
Utica, NY, 1940
24
22
Warren, OH, undated
24
23
Washington, D.C., 1921
24
24
Wealthiest and Most Prominent Art Collectors in the U.S., 1921
24
25
Williamsport, PA, undated
24
26
Wilmington, DE, 1926
24
27
Youngstown, OH, circa 1921-1933
24
28

Series 3: Art-Related Files , circa 1876, 1890s-1947
7 Folders
Box 24

This series is compiled of miscellaneous materials related to artists including newspaper and magazine clippings, biographies, signatures, and scattered notes. Also found is a handwritten manuscript regarding the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA, and a videocassette of "Tales of an Art Dealer" about the Vose Galleries and its founding family produced by Vose Galleries of Boston in 1991.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Description Container Select
Artists' Biographies, circa 1890s-1920s
24
29
Coppenwrath, undated
24
30
Lukits, Theodore N., circa 1900s-1947
24
31
Manuscript, Art Exhibit at the Centennial Exhibition (1876, Philadelphia, PA) [unknown author], circa 1876
24
32
Miscellaneous Biographical Materials, undated, undated, 1928
24
33
Mostyn, Tom, circa 1900s-1920s
24
34
Signatures, undated, 1919
24
35
"Tales of an Art Dealer," Vose Galleries of Boston Recording, circa 1991
1 Videocassette
28 min.
24
36

Series 4: Financial Records , 1911-1962, undated
1.8 Linear feet
Boxes 24-25

Records relating to sales, consignments, framing and restoration, banking, and other financial business operations are found here. Materials include invoices, receipts, statements, scattered correspondence, handwritten and typed notes, and some price lists. The bulk of the records range from the late 1940s-early 1960s.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by account name or subject.
Description Container Select
A File, 1950, 1954, 1961-1962
24
37
Accounts [Misc. Receipts, Notes and Correspondence], 1953-1962, 1949
2 Folders
24
38-39
Thos. Agnew & Sons, 1924-1934, 1949-1962
24
40
B File, circa 1949-1955
24
41
Babcock Galleries, 1924-1959
24
42
A.M. Bouwens, 1958-1960, 1941-1950
24
43
The F.H. Bresler Co., undated, 1925-1930
24
44
C File, 1948, undated
24
45
Campbell, Robert, undated, 1945-1946
24
46
George Chapellier Gallery, 1944-1946
24
47
Childs, Charles D., 1944, undated
24
48
D File, 1950-1959
24
49
E File, 1957
24
50
F File, 1959-1960
24
51
The Fine Art Society, 1951-1956
24
52
French Gallery, 1939-1940
24
53
Frost & Reed, 1950-1962
3 Folders
24
54-56
G File, 1947-1962
25
1
The Clapp & Graham Co., Inc., 1924-1958
25
2
Grand Central Art Galleries, 1927-1944
25
3
H File, 1953
25
4
Hanna, John, 1936-1939
25
5
Heiman, J.M., 1941
25
6
Hirschl, Norman [Hirschl & Adler Galleries], 1941, 1960-1961
25
7
Ireland, Leroy, 1941-1955, 1911, 1991
25
8
Kennedy & Co., 1924-1961
25
9
F. Kleinberger Galleries, 1922-1961
25
10
Klimann, Gustav, 1955-1962
25
11
M. Knoedler & Co., 1922-1957
2 Folders
25
12-13
Kraushaar, C.W., circa 1945-1955
25
14
L File, 1942-1959
25
15
J. Leger & Son, Inc., 1927-1934
25
16
M File, 1947-1954
25
17
Milch Galleries, 1937-1960
25
18
N File [Primarily National Shawmut Bank], 1943-1962
2 Folders
25
19-20
Newhouse Galleries, 1929-1948, undated
25
21
Newton, Arthur U., 1928-1947
25
22
Nicholson, John, 1936-1962
2 Folders
25
23-24
Norton Galleries [Includes Gertrude M. Norton], 1923-1955
25
25
O-R File, 1915-1960
25
26
S File, 1925-1958
25
27
Schaeffer Galleries, 1937-1951
25
28
The Schneider-Gabriel Galleries, 1941-1948
25
29
Henry Schultheis Co., 1915-1935
25
30
Schwab, E.H., 1942
25
31
Scott & Fowles, 1915-1953
25
32
W. Scott & Sons, 1915-1937
25
33
Stone, Harry, 1933-1949
25
34
[T-Z File?], 1946-1962, 1923
25
35
Tax Blanks [Miscellaneous Materials], circa 1961
25
36
Travel, circa 1957-1960
25
37
U.S. Printing & Lithograph Co., 1928-1934
25
38
Walker Galleries, 1952-1953
25
39
Wallis & Son, 1917-1930
25
40
Wildenstein & Co., 1912, 1925-1953
25
41
Williams & Sutch, 1922-1930
25
42
E. J. van Wisselingh & Co., 1953-1954
26 (hol)
1
Worksheets for Financial Statements, 1961
26 (hol)
2
Howard Young Galleries, 1923-1941
2 Folders
26 (hol)
3-4

Series 5: Printed Materials , circa 1904-1990
0.4 Linear feet
Boxes 26-27

Printed Materials contains intermixed exhibition catalogs from Vose Galleries and other galleries; Vose Galleries postcards and Christmas cards; booklets about artists; and fragile newspaper clippings. Some exhibition catalogs have notations written on them. The bulk of the material is from the early 1900s-1950s.
Folders are arranged alphabetically by folder title.
Description Container Select
Advertising, undated, 1926-1928, undated
26 (hol)
5
Data on Southern Trip, circa 1933
Fragile materials
26 (hol)
6
Exhibition Catalogs, Cards and Booklets, circa 1904-1990
4 Folders
26 (hol)
7-10
Exhibition Catalogs, Cards and Booklets, circa 1904-1990
2 Folders
27 (pam)
1-2
Miscellaneous, circa 1944-1946
27 (pam)
3
Newspaper Clippings, circa 1911-1948
2 Folders
(Fragile materials)
27 (pam)
4-5
Various Printed Materials Arranged Alphabetically, circa 1914-1933
27 (pam)
6

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