The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters from French to Charles Dexter Allen, author of several books on bookplates, and to the engraver J. Winfred Spenceley. Most of the letters were written from Saranac Lake, New York, and contain many references to French's own bookplates and to other engravers.
Edwin Davis French papers, 1896-1906. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 800 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: New York Historical Society.
Lent 1974 by the New York Historical Society.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001