The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters, sketches and sketchbooks, a diary kept by Beckwith's wife, Bertha, photographs, and printed material.
REELS 1418 and 1454 (photos): Letters from John Singer Sargent, Clyde Fitch, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Jacob Schiff, Richard Mansfield, and others; 4 cartoon sketches; a sketchbook which also includes a list of works, 1878-1892, and a few writings; 5 photograph albums and photographs, 1902-1917, of European travels, studios, homes, paintings, family, and friends, among them Samuel Clemens, Worthington Whittredge, and Robert Reid; Bertha Beckwith's diary, 1904; and printed material.
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1878-1924. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels 1418 and 1454 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender, J. Carter Courtney, after microfilming.
Portrait painter; New York, N.Y.
Lent for microfilming 1978 by J. Carter Courtney, Beckwith's great-neice.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001