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Creator:
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930  Search this
Names:
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1879-1920
1957
Summary:
The papers of sculptor, author, and poet, William Ordway Partridge, who was active in New York City and Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879-1920, and 1957. This small collection consists primarily of letters to Partridge from artists, political figures, art historians, and authors; drafts and typescripts of Partridge's poems; and two clippings about Partridge's sculpture.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor, author, and poet, William Ordway Partridge, who was active in New York City and Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879-1920, and 1957. This small collection consists primarily of letters to Partridge from artists, political figures, art historians, and authors; drafts and typescripts of Partridge's poems; and two clippings about Partridge's sculpture.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of the collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Parisian-born sculptor, author, and poet, William Ordway Partridge (1861-1930) was known for his sculptures of famous writers, artists, political figures, and poets. Partridge attended Adelphi Academy and Columbia College in New York and then traveled abroad to study in Florence, Rome, and Paris. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in his early twenties before returning to New York to focus on sculpture, lecturing, poetry reading, and writing and publishing his own poetry and articles on art. In addition to busts of writers and artists and many distinguished New York figures, he executed a large bronze of Alexander Hamilton in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1965 by Mrs. Jacob B. Shohan, and in 2019 by Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr., art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Citation:
William Ordway Partridge papers, 1879-1920, 1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.partwill
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-partwill