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Francis W. Robinson papers, 1934-1971

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Creator:
Robinson, Francis W. (Francis Waring), 1907-1985
Subject:
Burnham, Thomas Mickell
Jones, Thomas David
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Circa 2.0 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Research material, correspondence, notes, and biographical information.
Material collected by Robinson on 150 American artists. Also included are material on Detroit artists prior to 1900, notes on architects, miniaturists, portrait painting and sculpture in America, and art in Detroit.
A description prepared by Robinson in 1947 of Thomas Mickell Burnham's painting "The First State Election of Michigan"; and a letter from Robinson to Mary Ann Fluesmeier, April 28, 1954, containing information on Burnham.
A letter from Robinson to Robert Price, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio. Robinson supplies biographical information on Thomas David Jones from published sources and from memory; he also discusses Jones's bust of Lewis Cass.
A photograph of Clement J. Barnhorn, taken by Foyster, was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Robinson papers.
A letter from Louise Billyard to Robinson, 1959, in which she encloses four handwritten pages written by a friend, Isabel Howland, who describes going to tea with Professor Bernard Berenson at the Villa i Tatti in Florence in 1937. Howland was a student at Cornell University.
Citation:
Francis W. Robinson papers, 1934-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 511-514, 2787, and 3471 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Reels 511-514: Originals returned to Francis W. Robinson after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Francis W. Robinson (1907-1985) was a museum curator in Detroit, Michigan. Worked at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1939-1972.
Provenance:
Material on reels 511-514 lent for microfilming by Robinson, 1973. Material on reel 2787, donor and date unknown.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Architects
Art, American
Artists
Miniature painters
Museum curators
Portrait painters
Sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10157
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213140
AAA_collcode_robifran
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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