Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1962, bulk, 1877-1939
Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931
Hart, William H.
Butler, Theodore Earl
Kennedy, Albert J. (Albert Joseph)
Tarbell, Edmund Charles
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
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7.4 linear feet
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The papers of Boston painter, teacher, critic, and writer Philip Leslie Hale measure 7.4 linear feet with the bulk of the material dating from 1877-1939. Biographical information, correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues, including many artists; sketches and 9 sketchbooks; writings; printed material; and photographs document the artist's career and personal life. The collection also includes research materials and catalogs compiled by Albert J. Kennedy for a never-published Philip Leslie Hale memorial volume.
Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1962, bulk, 1877-1939. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
The bulk of the collection was digitized in 2012 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website. Blank pages, blank versos of photographs, photographs and negatives of artwork, duplicates, and routine financial documents have not been scanned. In some cases, exhibition catalogs and other publications have had their covers, title pages, and relevant pages scanned.
Funding for the digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The Archives of American Art also holds a separately cataloged collection of Philip Leslie Hale drawings on microfilm reel 3766 and two collections related to the Hale family, including the Ellen Hale and Hale family papers and the Edward Everett Hale letter to an unidentified person.
Philip Leslie Hale (1865-1931) was the son of prominent Unitarian minister and well-known author, Edward Everett Hale. Hale received early training under his sister Ellen Day Hale, at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Academy Julian in Paris, and he studied privately with William M. Chase, J. A. Weir, and Kenyon Cox. Taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for thirty years; at various times, he also was on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Boston University. He is the son of Reverend Edward Everett Hale.
The Philip Leslie Hale papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 1962 by the artist's daughter, Nancy Hale Bowers. Additionally, notes written by Mrs. Nathan Hale were donated by Lilian Westcott Hale in 1963.
This site provides access to the papers of Philip Leslie Hale in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2013, and total 15,380 images.
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