The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
23 letters between Metcalf and Charles L. Freer, 1917-1919, discussing prospective purchases of Metcalf's work for the Freer Collection, and 2 personal letters to Florence Griswold, 1905-06. Also included are a diary for 1876, recording the progress of some of his paintings, detailing sketching trips around Boston and Vermont, and noting daily expenses; sketchbooks, 1885, 1905, 1913-14; photographs of his murals and paintings; snapshots of his friends and himself; and a scrapbook of clippings, 1905-1925.
Willard Leroy Metcalf papers, 1876-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel N70-13 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, Addison Metcalf, after microfilming.
Landscape painter, illustrator; New York City. One of The Ten American Painters. Worked in Southwest U.S. painting Zuni Indians 1881-1883; associated with artists' colonies in Old Lyme, Conn., and Cornish, N.H.
Lent for microfilming by Addison Metcalf, 1969.
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
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