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R. Sturgis Ingersoll papers related to Henry McCarter, 1896-1944, (bulk 1930-1943)

Creator:
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), 1891-
Subject:
Rattner, Abraham
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)
Walsh, Lorna Gill
McCarter, Henry
Roosevelt, Nicholas Guy
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs),
Garber, Daniel
Hall, William Weeks
Crane, Alexander
Herman, Leorna Owsky
Davis, Bernard
Cortissoz, Royal
Biddle, Francis
Watkins, Franklin Chenault
Kendall, William Sergeant
Borie, Adolphe
Beaux, Cecilia
Ingersoll, Anna Warren
Cullen, Charles
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Material compiled by R. Sturgis Ingersoll preparatory to his biography of Henry McCarter (never completed), primarily Ingersoll's correspondence with McCarter's friends and associates, and McCarter's correspondence collected by Ingersoll. Included are Ingersoll's correspondence requesting information and documents relating to McCarter; correspondence and clippings regarding the Henry McCarter Memorial Exhibition held at the J.B. Neumann Gallery, New York, N.Y. and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1943; and documents regarding McCarter's estate, 1943, 1944. Among the correspondents are Francis and Katherine Biddle, Mrs. Adolphe Borie (Edith), Alexander Crane, Royal Cortissoz, Charles Cullen, Bernard Davis, Daniel Garber, William Weeks Hall, Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall (Christine Herter), Joanna McCarter (McCarter's neice), Abraham Rattner, Lorna Gill Walsh, Franklin C. Watkins, and others. McCarter's correspondence is with Albert C. Barnes, Cecilia Beaux, Francis and Katherine Biddle, Adolphe and Edith Borie, Bernard Davis, Lenora Owsley Herman, Anna Warren Ingersoll, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, William Sergeant Kendall, Nicholas Roosevelt, and others. Also included are a manuscript fragment by McCarter about individual expression and the "stifling' traditions of academic training, undated; Hannah Rile Weiman's handwritten notes of a lecture by McCarter at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1920 or 28; sketches by McCarter; 12 photographs of McCarter and others, ca. 1930; and clippings.
Citation:
R. Sturgis Ingersoll papers related to Henry McCarter, 1896-1944, (bulk 1930-1943). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 4949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Ingersoll was a lawyer, art collector, and President of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; McCarter a Philadelphia painter.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1994 by Mr. Perry Benson, Ingersoll's grandson.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Painters
Art
Lawyers
Art, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6513
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215771
AAA_collcode_ingershm
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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