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Jefferson David Chalfant papers, 1885-1976

Creator:
Chalfant, Jefferson David, 1856-1931
Subject:
Ainslie, George H.
Folsom, George C.
Morris, Lawrence Johnson
Robbins, Richard
Sullivan, H. Wood
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1.7 linear feet (on 2 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 with Chalfant's agent, H. Wood Sullivan, also George H. Sullivan, American Art Association and its successor Society of American Artists, Craig and Evans, George C. Folsom, Lawrence J. Morris, National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Richard Robbins, and others; William D. Davis's research material on Chalfant; correspondence regarding Chalfant's portrait of Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr.; writings, drawings, specifications , and printed material relaitng to Chalfant's type justifying machine and other patents; financial material; exhibition catalogs, 1887-1890; photographs of Chalfant, his wife, and art works; and miscellany.
Citation:
Jefferson David Chalfant papers, 1885-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 2426-2427 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Portrait painter, inventor; Wilmington, Delaware. An extremely meticulous painter; his facsimile of a one dollar note was so perfectly rendered, it was confiscated by the U.S. government.
Provenance:
Donated 1976 by Mrs. Margaret E. Chalfant.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Drawings
Exhibition catalogs
Financial records
Inventors
Painters
Photographs
Portrait painters
Scrapbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7364
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209519
AAA_collcode_chaljeff
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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