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R. Swain Gifford papers, 1860-1965

Creator:
Gifford, R. Swain (Robert Swain), 1840-1905
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
515 items (on 2 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Biographical sketches; 222 letters, 1860-1923; "Memoranda Concerning Pictures, Sketches, etc.," by Gifford's wife, Frances E. Gifford; Gifford's chart of an Alaskan expedition, 1899; 21 sketches, etchings, and watercolors; 15 exhibition and sale catalogs; 74 photographs of Gifford, his studio, art works, family, Alaska, and the New England coast; floor plans and correspondence relating to Gifford's studio and house; clippings; research material, 1960-1965, on Gifford; and miscellany.
Citation:
R. Swain Gifford papers, 1860-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 594-595 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lender, Mrs. Philip Dechert, after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Etcher, watercolorist; New England, and Alaska.
Provenance:
The lender, Mrs Philip Dechert, is the granddaughter of R. Swain Gifford, and inherited the material.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Etchers
Watercolorists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8204
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210375
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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