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John Kenneth Byard papers, 1908-1960

Catalog Data

Byard, John Kenneth, 1886-1959  Search this
Jetté, Ellerton Marcel  Search this
McClure, J. Reed  Search this
Moore, Cornelius C.  Search this
Wasserman, Otto M.  Search this
Webb, Electra Havemeyer  Search this
Adler, A. M. (Abraham M)  Search this
Flynt, Henry N. (Henry Needham)  Search this
Hanan, Robert B.  Search this
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Physical Description:
1,150 Items
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.
Papers relating mainly to Byard's business as a dealer in American antique furniture. Included are correspondence, 1950-1960, with Henry N. Flynt, Robert B. Hanan, A. M. Adler (Hirschl & Adler), Ellerton M. Jette, Cornelius C. Moore, Dr. J. Reed McClure, Otto M. Wasserman, Electra Webb (Shelburne Museum), and others; a scrapbook, 1908; notes from lectures; an obituary notice; and letters to Mrs. Dorothy Byard after her husband's death.
John Kenneth Byard papers, 1908-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reels 102 and 103 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Art and antique dealer; Norwalk, Conn.. Byard graduated from Columbia Law School in 1911. Ill health prompted Byard to move to the country, where he made his interest in early American antiques into a business. The library at the Heritage Foundation in Deerfield, Massachusetts, bears his name.
Language Note:
English .
Donated 1959-1961 by Mrs. John Kenneth Byard, widow of Byard.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art