Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Letters, sketchbooks, sketches, a diary, photographs, a biographical account and poems.
REEL 438: Typescript (81 pages) of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HENRY GIFFORD, ARTIST written by Henry's daughter, Helen Gifford James in 1935.
REEL 482: A diary, 1870, with notations of expenses and appointments; 4 letters from Gifford to his daughter; 4 sketches; a poem about Gifford by Mary Hathaway and a sonnet by Gifford; 4 photographs; notes and a manuscript of the autobiography by Helen Gifford James.
REEL 2523: A sketchbook and 8 sketches; and a calling card, ca. 1873.
Charles H. Gifford papers, 1870-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 438, 482 and 2523 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 482: Originals returned to the lender, Isabel E. H. Gray, after microfilming.
Reel 2523: Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Edward W. Harbick, after microfilming.
Painter; Fairhaven, Mass.
Material on reel 438 donated by Mrs. Elton E. Gray, Gifford's granddaughter, November 1972. Material on reel 482 lent for microfilming by Isabel E. H. Gray, Gifford's granddaughter, February 1973. Material on reel 2523 lent for microfilming by Mrs. Edward W. Harbick, March 1982.
Lives of American Artists
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