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Selections from the Seymour Adelman collection, 1845-1958

Creator:
Adelman, Seymour, 1906-1985
Subject:
Bregler, Charles
Eakins, Susan Hannah Macdowell
Eakins, Thomas
Hamilton, James
Pach, Walter
Richards, William Trost
Sartain, family
Sartain, Emily
Sartain, Harriet
Sartain, John W.
Sartain, Samuel
Sartain, William
Smith, Russell
Smith, Xanthus
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 partial microfilm reel.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Materials relating to the Sartain family and to Thomas and Susan Eakins. The Sartain materials include letters, 1845-1945, to Emily Sartain, Harriet Sartain, John Sartain, Samuel Sartain and William Sartain. Correspondents include artists William Trost Richards, James Hamilton, Russell Smith and Xanthus Smith. Eakins material includes: letters, 1931-1958 to Adelman from Charles Bregler, including a few responses from Adelman; Susan Eakins correspondence, 1931-1938, mostly from Eakins to Adelman regarding paintings, commissions, exhibitions, articles and personal matters; postcards to Susan Eakins and Thomas Eakins, 1890-1933, including one from Walter Pach to Susan Eakins; 1 letter, 1868, from Thomas Eakins to Benjamin Eakins, and 2 letters to Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins' three account/ledger sheets, 1870-1895; miscellaneous Eakins family materials; photographs by Thomas Eakins, Susan Eakins and others, primarily of formal and informal portraits of Thomas and Susan Eakins, their families and pets.
Citation:
Selections from the Seymour Adelman collection, 1845-1958. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4567 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: Bryn Mawr College Library.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Bibliophile, collector; Philadelphia, Pa. Died 1985. Adelman met Susan Eakins in the 1930s and became her close friend and promoter of the work of Thomas Eakins.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1991 by Bryn Mawr College. Microfilmed as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The material was selected from over 45 linear ft. of manuscript material in the Adelman Collection.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10785
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214426
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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