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R. Sturgis Ingersoll papers relating to Henry McCarter, 1896-1944, bulk 1930-1943

Catalog Data

Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), 1891-  Search this
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs)  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Biddle, Francis  Search this
Borie, Adolphe  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Crane, Alexander  Search this
Cullen, Charles  Search this
Davis, Bernard  Search this
Hall, William Weeks  Search this
Herman, Leorna Owsky  Search this
Ingersoll, Anna Warren  Search this
Garber, Daniel  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant  Search this
McCarter, Henry  Search this
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber)  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Roosevelt, Nicholas Guy  Search this
Walsh, Lorna Gill  Search this
Watkins, Franklin Chenault  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet, (on 1 microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Material compiled by R. Sturgis Ingersoll preparatory to his biography of Henry McCarter (never completed), primarily Ingersoll's correspondence with McCarter's friends and associates, and McCarter's correspondence collected by Ingersoll.
Included are Ingersoll's correspondence requesting information and documents relating to McCarter; correspondence and clippings regarding the Henry McCarter Memorial Exhibition held at the J.B. Neumann Gallery, New York, N.Y. and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1943; and documents regarding McCarter's estate, 1943, 1944. Among the correspondents are Francis and Katherine Biddle, Mrs. Adolphe Borie (Edith), Alexander Crane, Royal Cortissoz, Charles Cullen, Bernard Davis, Daniel Garber, William Weeks Hall, Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall (Christine Herter), Joanna McCarter (McCarter's neice), Abraham Rattner, Lorna Gill Walsh, Franklin C. Watkins, and others.
McCarter's correspondence is with Albert C. Barnes, Cecilia Beaux, Francis and Katherine Biddle, Adolphe and Edith Borie, Bernard Davis, Lenora Owsley Herman, Anna Warren Ingersoll, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, William Sergeant Kendall, Nicholas Roosevelt, and others. Also included are a manuscript fragment by McCarter about individual expression and the "stifling' traditions of academic training, undated; Hannah Rile Weiman's handwritten notes of a lecture by McCarter at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1920 or 28; sketches by McCarter; 12 photographs of McCarter and others, ca. 1930; and clippings.
R. Sturgis Ingersoll papers relating to Henry McCarter, 1896-1944, bulk 1930-1943. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
35mm microfilm reel 4949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.
Biography Note:
Ingersoll was a lawyer, art collector, and President of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; McCarter a Philadelphia painter.
Language Note:
Undetermined .
Lent for microfilming 1994 by Mr. Perry Benson, Ingersoll's grandson.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art