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W. T. Smedley papers, 1884-1932

Smedley, W. T. (William Thomas), 1858-1920

Painter, Printmaker, Portrait painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 138 Items, (on 3 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: A sketchbook, photographs, scrapbook, and printed materials.
REEL 1207: 58 letters most responding to an invitation for a dinner, given in honor of Smedley, 1892; 13 photographs of smedley, a painting, unidentified people, and a house; 21 clippings; an autographed menu; a catalog of drawings by Smedley; and a ticket to the New Orleans Chess, Checkers, and Whist Club.
REELS 1255 and 1271 (photographs): A sketchbook; 41 photographs of portraits painted by Smedley; and a scrapbook containing letters, personal photographs, photographs of art work, and memorabilia.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter and illustrator; New York, N.Y.


Material on reel 1207 lent for microfilming 1977 by Elsie Williams. Material on reels 1255 and 1271 lent for microfilming 1977 by Mr. H.G. Huntington. Williams's and Huntington's relationship to Smedley is unknown.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to respective lenders, H.G. Huntington and Elsie Williams, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1207, 1255, and 1271 available for use at Archives of American Art offices 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

W. T. Smedley papers, 1884-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.