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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
Additional Online Media:

Catalogue of the Gutmann collection of plate now the property of J. Pierpont Morgan, esquire

Author:
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont) 1837-1913  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 52 p. illus. plates 33 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
Topic:
Plate--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK7103.M84 J7 1907
NK7103.M84J7 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418847

Old silver of Europe & America from early times to the nineteenth century, by E. Alfred Jones ...with 96 plates

Author:
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 376 p., 1 l. illus., XCVI pl. (incl. front.) on 50 l. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Europe
Date:
1928
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7230.J6X 1928
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_314185

The old church plate of the isle of Man / by E. Alfred Jones

Author:
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xxxii, 33 p. xx plates (incl. front.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Man, Isle of
Date:
1907
Topic:
Church plate  Search this
Call number:
NK7215 .J7Z
NK7215.J7Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_347386

Illustrated catalogue of the collection of old plate of J. Pierpont Morgan, Esquire / by E. Alfred Jones

Author:
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont) 1837-1913  Search this
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
Physical description:
108 p. 48 plates, 38 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1908
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Art objects--Private collections  Search this
Plate--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK7103.M6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_391203

A catalogue of the objects in gold and silver and the Limoges enamels in the collection of the Baroness James de Rothschild, by E. Alfred Jones ..

Author:
Rothschild, Therèse baronne, de  Search this
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
Subject:
Rothschild, Thérèse de Rothschild baronne de Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 200 p. CI pl. 43 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1912
Topic:
Goldwork--Private collections  Search this
Silverwork--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK7103 .R68z
NK7103.R68z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_181847

Old English gold plate, by E. Alfred Jones

Author:
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii p., 35 (i. e. 36) numb. l. xxxvii pl. (incl. front) 33 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
1907
Topic:
Plate  Search this
Call number:
NK7143.J72x
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_181986

The old royal plate in the Tower of London, including the old silver communion vessels of the Chapel of St. Peter ad vincula within the Tower. By E. Alfred Jones ..

Author:
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
Subject:
Tower of London (London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
xxxiv p., 1 l., 78 p., 1 l. illus., XXII pl. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1908
Topic:
Plate  Search this
Regalia  Search this
Call number:
NK7143.J7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_184605

American members of the Inns of court, by E. Alfred Jones ... with a foreword by Hon. William H. Taft, chief justice of the United States and honorary bencher of the Middle Temple

Author:
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
Taft, William H (William Howard) 1857-1930  Search this
Subject:
Inns of court, London  Search this
Physical description:
3 p. l., v-xxx, 250 p., 1 l. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1924
Topic:
Laywers  Search this
Call number:
E176 .J76
E176.J76
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_52618

The loyalists of Massachusetts, their memorials, petitions and claims, by E. Alfred Jones ... with 63 portraits in photogravure

Author:
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 341, [1] p. front., LIV pl. (ports.) on 27 l. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1930
Topic:
American loyalists  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Call number:
E277 .J76
E277.J76
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_68025

The old silver of American churches, by E. Alfred Jones ..

Author:
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred) 1872-1943  Search this
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America  Search this
Physical description:
p. l., ix-lxxxvii, 566 p., 1 l. illus., CXLV pl. 40 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1913
Topic:
Church plate  Search this
Call number:
NK7215 .J76
NK7215.J76
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_88922

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