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Ashley, Clifford W. (Clifford Warren), 1881-1947  Search this
Ashley, Clifford W. (Clifford Warren), 1881-1947  Search this
Sanborn Studio  Search this
Ashley, Clifford W. (Clifford Warren), 1881-1947  Search this
Wyeth, Henriette  Search this
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers)  Search this
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart)  Search this
Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- Description and travel
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot, (on 5 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Correspondence (ca. 900 letters), sketches, photographs, two exhibition catalogs, the manuscript of The Ashley Book of Knots, and miscellany. Much of the correspondence deals with Ashley's research for and the publication of his Yankee Clipper (1926). Among the correspondents are Henriette Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth (a 7 p. letter), Irving R. Wiles, Oliver LaFarge, Maxfield Parrish, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Booth Tarkington. One charcoal and three pencil sketches (34.8 x 24 cm. or smaller) are of a three mast sailing ship and pedestal for the Delano family cemetery monument designed by Ashley.
A pencil sketch and mechanical reproduction of an ink drawing (28 x 21.5 cm.) are of a map to Ashley's home near New Bedford used as an invitation to a party, 1936. Photographs are of Ashley, Ashley painting, works of art, artists' models, travels, and of a portrait of Ashley by Irving R. Wiles, 1926. Among the photos of Ashley are one taken by Robert H. Davis, ca. 1920's, and one by Sanborn Studio, Delaware, undated.
Clifford W. Ashley papers, 1903-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 457-461 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Marine painter, writer, illustrator. Dedicated most of his artistic and literary work to the subject of whaling.
Language Note:
English .
Donated by Ashely's widow, Mrs. Stephen Delano, 1972.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Whaling in art  Search this
Tombstones  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art