The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Account books presumed to have been kept by Oliver, listing his customers, charges, and sometimes naming the painting restored; names and addresses, probably of customers; copies of signatures of various artists.
James Oliver account books, 1865-1890. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 801 available from the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: New York Historical Society.
Painting restorer; New York, N.Y.
Lent 1974 by the New York Historical Society.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001