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Collection Creator:
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-15)
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the correspondence (approximately 75 percent) is written to Frederic Newlin Price, W. Frank Purdy and Ferargil Galleries by artists, dealers, and museums and other art and educational institutions. Artist correspondence is well represented with a significant number of letters from, or relating to, artists represented by the gallery including Bartlett Arkell, Randall Davey, Hunt Diedrich, Ernest Lawson, Agnes Potter Lowrie, Barse Miller, Maxfield Parrish, John Pike, Paul Sample, Wells M. Sawyer, and many others. Some correspondence relating to Price's involvement with Swarthmore College can also be found here. Found at the end of the incoming correspondence is a folder relating to an exhibition "The Circus Comes to Ferargil Galleries," and a folder of circa 19 letters regarding the authentication and disposition of Gilbert Stuart's Lansdowne portrait of George Washington. Outgoing correspondence consists primarily of copies of letters and memoranda written in response to the incoming material. The bulk of the outgoing correspondence ends in 1956 with one letter each from 1958 and 1963. See Appendix for a partial list of correspondents in Series 1, noting illustrated letters.
Arrangement note:
Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent; outgoing correspondence follows, and is arranged chronologically.
Appendix: Partial List of Correspondents in Series 1:
Addision Gallery of American Art Addison, Walter Aiken, Charles Avery American Artists Group, Inc. Anderson, Karl Anderson, C. W. Andrews, Charles Sperry (includes illustrated letter) Arms, John Taylor Art Institute of Chicago Ashe, Edmund Marion Ashton, Leonard C. Bassett, Richard Benton, Thomas Hart and Rita Piacenza Benton Beresford, Virginia Bok, Hannes (includes illustrated letters) Bower, Alexander Bragdon, Claude Braun, Edith E. Brewer, Floyd E. Brooklyn Museum Brooks, Alfred Mansfield Bye, Arthur Edwin Byerley, Blanche A. Buell, Alice Standish Buller, Audrey Butterlin, Otto Calder, Alexander Stirling Campbell, Charles Cantine, Jo Carlsen, Emil Carrigan, William Cheney, Russell Clark, Eliot Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts Comito, Nicholas Conner, John R. Cortissoz, Royal Crane, Bruce Crowninshield, Frank Curry, John Steuart Daingerfield, Elliott Davenport, Carson Davey, Randall Davies, Arthur B. Julius Delbos Diederich, Hunt (includes illustrated letters) Dike, Phil Dix, John A. Dodd, Lamar Dows, Olin Dyson, Will Edie, Stuart Eilshemius, Louis M. (illustrated letter) Epstein, Jacob Faulkner, Barry Folinsbee, John F. Ford, Julia Ellsworth Ford, Lauren Freed, Ernest (includes illustrated letter) Gantt, James B. Gill, Sue May Gramatky, Hardy Hale, Philip L. Hamlin, Genevieve Hartley, Russell Hartmann, Sadakihi Haseltine, Herbert Healy, Arthur K.D. Heinz, Charles L. Herpst, Martha Hesketh, E. Hills, Laura C. Hoffman, Malvina Hollingsworth, Jr., William Holt, Jr., Henry Hopkinson, Charles Hoyt, Edith Humphrey, Eleanor B. Hurd, Peter Jennewein, C. P. Jones, Amy Jones, Janet Jones, J. Pope Judson, Sylvia Shaw Katz, A. Raymond Kellog, Jean Kent, Rockwell Kingsbury, Alison Mason Kreis, Henry (illustrated letter) Ladd, Anna Coleman La Montagne, Harry Lathrop, William L. Lawless, Carl Lawson, Ernest Lebduska, Lawrence Lechay, James Lee, Doris Lever, Hayley Lillie, John Lober, Georg Lowrie, Agnes Potter Lucioni, Luigi Macbeth Galleries MacLeod, Alexander Samuel Macouillard, Louis Merritt, Jesse Miller, Barse Nichols, Henry Hobart Oehlschlaeger, Frank J. O'Malley, Power Paradise, Phil Parrish, Maxfield Paxton, William M. Pike, John (includes illustrated letters) Prendergast, Charles E. Price, M. Elizabeth Puccinelli, Raymond Reed, Alma M. Rockwell, Norman Sample, Paul Savage, Eugene Francis Sawyer, Wells. M. Schaefer, Carl Scudder, Janet Shinn, Everett Shonnard, Eugenie F. Simmons, Will Smith, André Spencer, Robert and Margaret F. Spencer Tarbell, Edmund C. Tolegian, Manuel J. Townsend, Harry (includes illustrated letter) Ufer, Walter van Soelen, Theodore Whitaker, Frederic Wiles, Irving Wood, Grant Woodruff, James W. Yandell, Enid Yeats, Jack Butler
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Collection Citation:
Ferargil Galleries records, 1900-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
AAA.feragall, Series 1
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Archives of American Art