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Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1978

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Creator:
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932
Subject:
Cox, George Collins
Hollyer, Frederick
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
2.6 linear ft.
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:
REELS 2730-2734: Biographical information; personal, family and business correspondence, 1858-1931, including letters regarding de Forest's wood carving business in Ahmedabad, India, the export of carvings, and the sale of the operation to Tiffany Studios; correspondence, 1974-1978, regarding the exhibition of de Forest's work at the Hechscher Museum, Huntington, New York and at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California; diaries, 1868-1890, kept by Lockwood de Forest and his wife Meta, which include entries about their travels in India; published and unpublished writings by de Forest on such topics as art, art schools, education, landscape architecture, museums, furniture construction, the study of nature and psychic research.
Also included are sketches and sketchbooks, undated and 1869-1881, primarily of places visited in Europe and the Middle East; printed material; photographs of de Forest, his family and friends, his house at East 10th Street in New York City, and works of art (oil paintings, decorative tiles, rugs, weapons, tools, etc.); and business records, consisting of sales records, account books, bills, receipts, invoices, and shipping records. Photographers include: George C. Cox, Frederick Hollyer, and Pach Brothers.
UNMICROFILMED: A copybook of letters, 1905-1918; and two publications "The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine," 1890, and the "Metropolitan Museum of Art Addresses at the Opening of the American Wing," vol. XXXIX.
Citation:
Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm rolls 2730-2734 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Landscape painter, interior designer, architect, writer, and collector (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Provenance:
Donated 1982 by Mrs. Lockwood de Forest III, daughter-in-law of Lockwood de Forest.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Business records
Diaries
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Wood-carving
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7429
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209587
AAA_collcode_defolock
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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