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J. Eastman Chase papers, 1877-1917

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Creator:
Chase, J. Eastman
Subject:
Burgess, Gelett
Clements, George H.
Cranch, Christopher Pearse
Hale, Edward Everett
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth
Homer, Winslow
James, William
Johnston, John Bernard
La Farge, John
Millet, Francis Davis
Norton, Charles Eliot
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
51 items (on partial microfilm reel).
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:
Papers of Boston art dealer of the late 19th and early 20th century, J. Eastman Chase, consisting of letters, and a manuscript fragment and a scrapbook.
49 letters, primarily from artists handled by Chase, often dealing with business affairs, but also anectdotal accounts. Included are seven letters from Winslow Homer, 1881-1882 and 1888, four from John La Farge, 1885 and 1888, and eight illustrated letters from painter George H. Clements, 1887. Among the other correspondents are F. D. Millet, Edward Everett Hale, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Gelett Burgess, William James, John B. Johnston, C. P. Cranch and C. E. Norton. Also 17 pages of a projected autobiography, recounting Chase's Maine boyhood in the 1850's, and a portion of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on cultural events in Boston in the 1870's.
Citation:
J. Eastman Chase papers, 1877-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 996 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Art dealer; Boston, Mass. Among the artists Chase handled were Winslow Homer, John La Farge, Christopher Cranch, and Francis D. Millet. Active as a dealer ca. 1870's-1920's.
Provenance:
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Robbins, innkeepers, own the house once occupied by J. Eastman Chase, and found the collection in the attic. The Archives of American Art acquired the collection in June of 1975.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art dealers
Illustrated letters
Painters
Scrapbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7387
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209544
AAA_collcode_chasj
Theme:
Diaries
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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