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Francis Patrick Garvan papers

Creator:
Garvan, Mabel Brady  Search this
Garvan, Francis Patrick, 1875-1937  Search this
Names:
American Art Association  Search this
Garvan Collection (Yale University)  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
O'Reilly's Plaza Art Galleries  Search this
Parke-Bernet Galleries  Search this
Yale University -- Art collections  Search this
Bigelow, Francis Hill, 1859-1933  Search this
Day, George Parmly, 1876-1959  Search this
Ensko, Robert  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines), 1865-1942  Search this
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred), 1872-1943  Search this
Keough, Andrew, 1869-1953  Search this
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955  Search this
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall, 1905-1953  Search this
Extent:
44.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1912-1953
1867
Summary:
The papers of art collector Francis Patrick Garvan measure 44.9 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1953, with one document from 1867. The papers provide extensive documentation on the Garvan collection which included rare books, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, and furniture. The majority of the collection consists of inventory records that give descriptive information regarding each piece in the collection; in many cases the files also include a photograph of the object. Also found are correspondence and subject files; auction records for sales at the American Art Association, Parke-Bernet Galleries, and Plaza Art Galleries; loan records; estate records; and a small amount of printed material, writings, and photographs. Approximately half of the Garvan papers were created posthumously by Mabel Brady Garvan and the managers of Garvan's estate.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art collector Francis Patrick Garvan measure 44.9 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1953, with one document from 1867. The papers provide extensive documentation on the Garvan collection which included rare books, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, and furniture. The majority of the collection consists of inventory records that give descriptive information regarding each piece in the collection; in many cases the files also include a photograph of the object. Also found are correspondence and subject files; auction records for sales at the American Art Association, Parke-Bernet Galleries, and Plaza Art Galleries; loan records; estate records; and a small amount of printed material, writings, and photographs. Approximately half of the Garvan papers were created posthumously by Mabel Brady Garvan and the managers of Garvan's estate.

Notable correspondence is with antique, art and rare book dealers, museums, curators, conservators, Garvan's employees, George Parmly Day, Andrew Keough, and John Marshall Phillips of Yale University regarding the 1930 gift of the [Mabel Brady] Garvan Collection to Yale, as well as the American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., Francis Bigelow, Robert Ensko, Richard T. Haines Halsey, E. Alfred Jones, Fiske Kimball, William Macbeth, Inc., Wallace Nutting, Richard W. Symonds, and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1912-1942, 1953 (11.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-12, 46)

Series 2: Auction Records, circa 1930s-1949 (1.75 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)

Series 3: Loan Records, 1919-1948 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 14-16, 46)

Series 4: Estate Records, 1929-1951 (0.75 linear feet; Box 17, 45)

Series 5: Inventory, 1928-1949 (26.0 linear feet; Boxes 17-43)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1867, 1926-1949 (1.0 linear foot; Boxes 43-44, 46)

Series 7: Writings, 1930s (0.3 linear feet; Box 44)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, 1930s-1940s (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 44-45, 47)
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Patrick Garvan (1875-1937) and his wife Mabel Brady Garvan were art collectors in the 1920s and 1930s, specializing in decorative arts and furniture. Professionally, Garvan was a lawyer who spent the majority of his career serving as President of the Chemical Foundation, to which he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson. He maintained relationships with many prominent museums and galleries including the American Art Association, the Anderson Galleries, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over the course of his life, Garvan had amassed a collection of thousands of decorative and fine art objects. During his final years, Garvan arranged for the majority of his art collection to be donated to Yale University, his alma mater.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Anthony N. B. Garvan and Phil Hoyt for the estate of Mabel Brady Garvan.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Francis Patrick Garvan papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Decorative arts -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Francis Patrick Garvan papers, 1867, 1912-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.garvfran
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-garvfran
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Catalogue of an exhibition of silver used in New York, New Jersey and the South, with a note on early New York silversmiths, by R. T. Haines Halsey, New York, November 6 to December 31, 1911

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., iii-xxxvi, 85, [1] p. front., illus., plates. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1911
C1911]
Topic:
Silverware--Exhibitions  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7112.N4X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_347391

The homes of our ancestors, as shown in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, from the beginnings of New England through the early days of the republic; exhibiting the development of the arts of interior architecture and house decoration, the arts of cabinetmaking, silversmithing, etc., especial emphasis being laid upon the point that our early craftsmen evolved from the fashions of the Old World a style of their own; with an account of the social conditions surrounding the life of the original owners of the various rooms. By R.T.H. Halsey and Elizabeth Tower; illustrated with many elegant plates

Author:
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Tower, Elizabeth  Search this
Subject:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) American Wing  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi p., 1 l., 302 p. col. front., illus., plates (part col.) ports., maps, facsims. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1934
To 1775
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
N611.A6H3 1934X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_248031

A handbook of the American Wing, by R. T. H. Halsey and Charles O. Cornelius

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) American Wing  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Cornelius, Charles Over 1890-1937  Search this
Downs, Joseph  Search this
Harold L. Peterson Collection  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 312 p. illus., plans. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1938
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Call number:
N611.A6 A3 1938X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413535

American silver : the work of seventeenth and eighteenth century silversmiths, exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, June to November, 1906

Author:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Buck, J. H (John Henry) 1849-1914  Search this
Physical description:
100 p., 1 l. : front. (port.) XXIX mounted pl. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
1990, c1906
Topic:
Plate  Search this
Silverwork--Exhibitions  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7230 .B7X 1906a
NK7230.B7X 1906a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_400784

A handbook of the American wing, by R. T. H. Halsey and Charles O. Cornelius

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) American Wing  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Cornelius, Charles Over 1890-1937  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 295 p., 1 l. illus. (incl. plans) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1928
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Call number:
N611.A6 A3 1928X
N611.A6A3 1928X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411197

The homes of our ancestors as shown in the American wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York : from the beginnings of New England through the early days of the republic ; exhibiting the development of the arts of interior architecture and house decoration, the arts of cabinetmaking, silversmithing, etc., especial emphasis being laid upon the point that our early craftsmen evolved from the fashions of the Old world a style of their own ; with an account of the social conditions surrounding the life of the original owners of the various rooms / by R.T.H. Halsey and Elizabeth Tower

Author:
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Tower, Elizabeth  Search this
Subject:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) American Wing  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 302 p., 298 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map, plan, ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1937
To 1775
Topic:
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Furniture, Colonial  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
N611.A6H3 1937X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412030

A handbook of the American Wing, by R. T. H. Halsey and Charles O. Cornelius

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) American Wing  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Cornelius, Charles Over 1890-1937  Search this
Downs, Joseph  Search this
Physical description:
xxxii, 321 p. illus., plans. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1942
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Decorative arts, Early American  Search this
Call number:
N611.A6 A58 1942
N611.A6A58 1942
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418712

American silver, the work of seventeenth and eighteenth century silversmiths, exhibited at the Museum of fine arts, June to November, 1906

Author:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Buck, J. H (John Henry) 1849-1914  Search this
Physical description:
100 p., 1 l. front. (port.) XXIX mounted pl. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1906
Topic:
Plate  Search this
Silverwork--Exhibitions  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7230.B7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_347371

A handbook of the American Wing, by R. T. H. Halsey and Charles O. Cornelius

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) American Wing  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Cornelius, Charles Over 1890-1937  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 283 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1924
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Furniture, Colonial  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Decorative arts, Early American  Search this
Call number:
N611.A6 A58 1924
N611.A6A58 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_353735

The influence of the Hancock House in the colonies / by R.T.H. Halsey

Author:
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Kimball, Fiske 1888-1955  Search this
Subject:
Hancock House (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
New York State Historical Association  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Massachusetts
Boston
Date:
1924
1929
192-?]
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
NA7123 .H19
NA7123.H19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389880

The homes of our ancestors, as shown in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, from the beginnings of New England through the early days of the republic; exhibiting the development of the arts of interior architecture and house decoration, the arts of cabinetmaking, silversmithing, etc., especial emphasis being laid upon the point that our early craftsmen evolved from the fashions of the Old World a style of their own; with an account of the social conditions surrounding the life of the original owners of the various rooms. By R.T.H. Halsey and Elizabeth Tower; illustrated with many elegant plates

Author:
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Tower, Elizabeth  Search this
Subject:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) American Wing  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 1 l., 302 p. col. front., illus., plates (part col.), ports., maps, facsims. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1937
1936
To 1775
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
N611.A6 H3 1936
N611.A6H3 1934X
N611.A6H3 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_248032

A handbook of the American wing, by R. T. H. Halsey and Charles O. Cornelius

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) American Wing  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Cornelius, Charles Over 1890-1937  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 288 p. ill. (incl. plans) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1926
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Furniture, Colonial  Search this
Decorative arts, Early American  Search this
Call number:
N611.A6 A58 1926
N611.A6A58 1926
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_261656

Benjamin Franklin and his circle; a catalogue of an exhibition at the Metropolitan museum of art,New York, from May 11 through September 13, 1936

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Downs, Joseph  Search this
Davidson, Marshall B  Search this
Peters, Agnes D. - (Agnes Drummond) 1907-  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790 Portraits  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 154, [1] p., 1 l. illus. (incl. ports., facsims.) 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
1936
1936]
Revolution, 1775-1783
Topic:
Art objects--Catalogs  Search this
History  Search this
Iconography  Search this
Call number:
N7628.F83 N5
N7628.F83N5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113872

The homes of our ancestors, as shown in the American wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, from the beginnings of New England through the early days of the republic; exhibiting the development of the arts of interior architecture and house decoration, the arts of cabinetmaking, silversmithing, etc., especial emphasis being laid upon the point that our early craftsmen evolved from the fashions of the Old World a style of their own; with an account of the social conditions surrounding the life of the original owners of the various rooms. By R.T.H. Halsey and Elizabeth Tower; illustrated with many elegant plates

Author:
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Tower, Elizabeth  Search this
Subject:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) American Wing  Search this
Physical description:
4 p. l., vii-xxvi p., 1 l., 302 p. mounted col. front., illus., plates (part mounted col.) ports., map, facsims. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1925
To 1775
Topic:
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
N611.A6H3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_183345

Pictures of early New York, on dark blue Staffordshire pottery, together with pictures of Boston and New England, Philadelphia, the South and West. With a new introd. by Marvin D. Schwartz

Author:
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 326 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1974
1899
[1974]
Topic:
Staffordshire pottery  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
NK4087.S6H2 1974X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_45142

Great Georgian houses of America, published for the benefit of the Architects emergency committee by the Editorial committee, Dwight James Baum, Richard H. Dana, William Emerson [and others] ... William Lawrence Bottomley, chairman

Author:
Architects' Emergency Committee  Search this
Bottomley, William Lawrence 1883-1951  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. fronts., illus., plates (part double) plans (part double) facsims. 37 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
1937
1933-37
Topic:
Architecture, Colonial  Search this
Architecture, Domestic  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Call number:
NA707 .A67
NA707.A67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_55997

The Boston port bill as pictured by a contemporary London cartoonist, by R. T. H. Halsey

Author:
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Dawe, Philip  Search this
Grolier Club  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, [1], 333, [1] p., 1 l. incl. front. (port.) 10 pl. (1 col.) 26 1/2 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1904
1775-1783
Topic:
Boston Port Bill, 1774  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.D265y H2
N40.1.D265y H2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_64087

... Exhibition of prints relating to early American history, being a part of the prints contained in the Mabel Brady Garvan collection of American arts and crafts at Yale University. [Catalogue]

Author:
Library of Congress  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Yale University Mabel Brady Garvan Collection  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 28 p. 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
America
Date:
1931
Topic:
Engraving  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
Z881 .U5 1931X
Z881.U5 1931X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90360

Pictures of early New York on dark blue Staffordshire pottery, together with pictures of Boston and New England, Philadelphia, the South and West, by R.T. Haines Halsey

Author:
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines) 1865-1942  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 328, [2] p. incl. col. front., illus., plates (1 col.) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1899
Topic:
Staffordshire pottery  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
NK4087.S6H2X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_99458

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