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The papers of medical doctor F.W. Sargent measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1960. Found within the papers are letters to his family with references to his son, John Singer Sargent. Also included are letters and photographs of works of art by John Singer Sargent.
Correspondence by F.W. Sargent to his parents, siblings, and aunt provide updates on the Sargent family's travels, activities, and health; commentary on current events in America and Europe; and inquiries into the health and well-being of family members in America. There are also two original letters, three transcribed letters, and 2 photographs of paintings by John Singer Sargent.
F. W. Sargent papers, 1854-1960, bulk 1854-1888. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
This collection was digitized in its entirety in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Medical doctor F.W. (FitzWilliam) Sargent (1820-1889) lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until 1854, whereupon he and his wife, Mary Newbold Singer, traveled to Europe and eventually settled in Paris. John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), painter, is F.W. Sargent's eldest son.
The F.W. Sargent papers were donated in 1963 by Sargent's great-nephew, Winthrop Sargent.
This site provides access to the papers of F. W. (Fitzwilliam) Sargent in the Archives of American Art that were digitized in 2016, and total 1,056 images.
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