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Clifford W. Ashley papers, 1903-1964

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Creator:
Ashley, Clifford W. (Clifford Warren), 1881-1947
Subject:
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart),
Wyeth, Henriette
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.0 linear ft. (on 5 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence (ca. 900 letters), sketches, photographs, two exhibition catalogs, the manuscript of The Ashley Book of Knots, and miscellany. Much of the correspondence deals with Ashley's research for and the publication of his Yankee Clipper (1926). Among the correspondents are Henriette Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth (a 7 p. letter), Irving R. Wiles, Oliver LaFarge, Maxfield Parrish, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Booth Tarkington. One charcoal and three pencil sketches (34.8 x 24 cm. or smaller) are of a three mast sailing ship and pedestal for the Delano family cemetery monument designed by Ashley.
A pencil sketch and mechanical reproduction of an ink drawing (28 x 21.5 cm.) are of a map to Ashley's home near New Bedford used as an invitation to a party, 1936. Photographs are of Ashley, Ashley painting, works of art, artists' models, travels, and of a portrait of Ashley by Irving R. Wiles, 1926. Among the photos of Ashley are one taken by Robert H. Davis, ca. 1920's, and one by Sanborn Studio, Delaware, undated.
Citation:
Clifford W. Ashley papers, 1903-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 457-461 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Marine painter, writer, illustrator. Dedicated most of his artistic and literary work to the subject of whaling.
Provenance:
Donated by Ashely's widow, Mrs. Stephen Delano, 1972.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Maps
Marine painters
Painters
Photographs
Tombstones
Whaling in art
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5826
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208666
AAA_collcode_ashlclif
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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