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Correspondence; biographical and personal documents; writings; photographs; etchings; conservation work files; business files; slides and negatives.
Biographical and personal documents; business correspondence; typescripts, notes, and published writings; photographs of Cornelius; 4 etchings by him; files on conservation work completed, containing correspondence, condition reports, bills, receipts, canvas fragments, photographs, transparencies, x-rays and slides.
Business daybooks, 11volumes, 1952-1978, listing Cornelius' transactions as a conservator of works of art. The listings include the date, client, artist and work, appraisal of the work's condition, conservation performed, and cost. Payments due are also listed.
Francis duPont Cornelius papers, 1927-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reel 1419: Originals returned to Francis duPont Cornelius after microfilming.
Francis duPont Cornelius (1907-1990) was a conservator from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Unmicrofilmed material donated 1978 by Francis duPont Cornelius. Material on reel 1419 lent for microfilming 1978 by Cornelius.
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