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Artists files created by Rathbun while he was Assistant Secretary for the Smithsonian Institution including a letter from Thomas Wilmer Dewing about his painting "Summer," exhibited at the National Gallery; correspondence with the sculptor Lorado Taft; and correspondence between Elizabeth Johnson, wife of the painter Eastman Johnson, and the Smithsonian regarding the disposition of paintings from her husband's estate.
Richard Rathbun letters, 1906-1910. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 2227 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Art administrator; Washington, D.C.
Transfered from the vertical file of the Library of the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, 1981.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001