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Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection

Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook), 1824-1900  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Harding, Chester, 1792-1866  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1794-1938
Summary:
The collection of artists' letters compiled by Mary and John McGuigan Jr. measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1794-1938. The collection is comprised of a group of letters, writings, and signed documents to and from a variety of artists, art administrators, art critics, historians, and art-related organizations assembled from multiple sources. It also includes associated printed material with some documents and a few photographs, including carte de visites and cabinet cards.
Scope and Contents:
The collection of artists' letters compiled by Mary and John McGuigan Jr. measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1794-1938. The collection is comprised of a group of letters, writings, and signed documents to and from a variety of artists, art administrators, art critics, historians, and art-related organizations assembled from multiple sources. It also includes associated printed material with some documents and a few photographs, including carte de visites and cabinet cards.

Item descriptions included in the container listing were provided by Mary and John McGuigan and illuminate the wide range of artists and types of material represented in the collection. While some of the letters document routine transactions such as responses to requests for information, and transmittals of autographs, others document specific artist commissions and projects, exhibition and financial arrangements, business relationships, family events, and travels. The collection includes documentation of portrait painters, including Chester Harding and Rembrandt Peale; nineteenth century landscape artists and artists of the Hudson River School including Albert Bierstadt, George Henry Boughton, Samuel Colman, Jasper Francis Cropsey, and George Inness; sculptors including Daniel Chester French whose letters include sixty-three letters to Charles Dupuy, the caretaker of French's summer home in Massachusetts; publishers such as Mathew Carey, in letters from John Neagle; and the activities of arts institutions such as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

In addition to those mentioned above, letters and signed documents are from Washington Allston, William Holbrook Beard, Eugene Benson, William Tilden Blodgett, Jr., James Renwick Brevoort, Frederic Edwin Church, James Claghorn, John Singleton Copley, Kenyon Cox, F.O.C. Darley, Joseph DeCamp, Frank Duveneck, John Mackie Falconer, Horatio Greenough, Childe Hassam, Ignaz Michael Marcel Gaugengigl, George Healy, George Hollingsworth, William Morris Hunt, Daniel Huntington, Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington, Henry Inman, Hugh Bolton Jones, Thomas Dow Jones, Louis Ashton Knight, Charles Robert Leslie, Will Low, Frederick William MacMonnies, Frank Blackwell Mayer, Samuel F. B. Morse, Erastus Dow Palmer, Rubens Peale, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Tobias (Toby) Edward Rosenthal, John Singer Sargent, George Henry Smillie, Marie Spartali Stillman, William James Stillman, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Charles Yardley Turner, Stephen Arnold Douglas Volk, William Walcutt, Henry Antonio Wenzler, Benjamin West, Stanford White, Worthington Whittredge, and others.

The collection also includes a friendship album belonging to William Tilden Blodgett, Jr., with poems, sketches, and botanical watercolors, eight photographs including carte de visites and cabinet cards with images of George Hollingsworth, Thomas Dow Jones, Louis Ashton Knight, Henry Antonio Wenzler, and William Walcutt, and two photographs of a model used by Francis Blackwell Mayer when painting The Burning of the Peggy Stewart.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. are art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
John F. McGuigan Jr. and Mary K. McGuigan purchased these letters and generously donated them to the Archives of American Art between 2000 and 2019. The McGuigans have purchased and donated additional archival materials to the Archives, including a portion of the Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers. In 2017 the McGuigans donated an addition to the Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, including sixty-nine letters from A. Barry, Truman Howe Bartlett, William Merritt Chase, Timothy Cole, Edward Henry Clement, Cyrus Edwin Dallin, Robert Swain Gifford, George Inness, Anna Lea Merritt, Stephen Parrish, John Sartain, Francis Hopkinson Smith, and Frederic Porter Vinton.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Artists  Search this
Historians  Search this
Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcgumary
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Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcgumary

William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901

Creator:
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Herbert  Search this
Alexander, John White  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Benson, Eugene  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Bispham, William  Search this
Brackett, Edward Augustus  Search this
Brown, George Loring  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout)  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse  Search this
Dix, Charles Temple  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William  Search this
Ehninger, John Whetten  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Hall, George Henry  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Howland, Alfred Cornelius  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Jefferson, Joseph  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Laurence, Samuel  Search this
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry)  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell  Search this
Miller, Charles Henry  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Noble, Louis L.  Search this
Noble, Thomas Satterwhite  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph  Search this
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Rowse, Samuel Worcester  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni  Search this
Thompson, Launt  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
White, Edwin D.  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9868
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212369
AAA_collcode_bryawill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212369

William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers

Creator:
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904  Search this
Names:
Adams, Herbert, 1858-1945  Search this
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook), 1824-1900  Search this
Benson, Eugene, 1837-1908  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Bispham, William  Search this
Brackett, Edward Augustus, 1818-1908  Search this
Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Brown, John George, 1831-1913  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout), 1818-1869  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Dix, Charles Temple, 1840-1873  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William, 1806-1863  Search this
Ehninger, John Whetten, 1827-1889  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François, 1816-1882  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Hall, George Henry, 1825-1913  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Howland, Alfred Cornelius, 1838-1909  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
Laurence, Samuel, 1812-1884  Search this
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry), 1849-1920  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Miller, Charles Henry, 1842-1922  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Noble, Louis L.  Search this
Noble, Thomas Satterwhite, 1835-1907  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph, 1844-1920  Search this
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon, 1823-1909  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott, 1842-1904  Search this
Rogers, John, 1829-1904  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871  Search this
Rowse, Samuel Worcester, 1822-1901  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni, 1809-1888  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
White, Edwin D., 1817-1877  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman, 1823-1903  Search this
Extent:
200 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1821-1901
Scope and Contents:
Letters and printed material.
Reel N5: Correspondence of Bryant and Godwin.
Correspondents include: John White Alexander, William H. Beard, Eugene Benson, Albert Bierstadt, William Bispham, Edward A. Brackett, George L. Brown, Henry Kirke Brown, John G. Brown, John G. Chapman, William A. Coffin, Frederick S. Cozzens, Christopher P. Cranch, Charles T. Dix, Francis W. Edmonds, John W. Ehninger, Regis F. Gignoux, Horatio Greenough, George H. Hall, Thomas Hicks, Alfred C. Howland, Daniel P. Huntington, Laurence Hutton, Joseph Jefferson, Eastman Johnson, John LaFarge, Louis Lang, Samuel Laurence, William H. Lippincott, Jervis McEntee, Frank B. Mayer, Charles H. Miller, Samuel F. B. Morse, Louis L. Noble, Thomas S. Noble, William R. O'Donovan, Johannes A. S. Oertel, Thomas A. Richards, Horace W. Robbins, John Rogers, Thomas P. Rossiter, Samuel W. Rowse, Napoleon Sarony, James D. Smillie, Bayard Taylor, Cephas G. Thompson, Launt A. Thompson, John Q. A. Ward, John F. Weir, Robert W. Weir, Edwin D. White, Worthington Whittredge, and Thomas W. Wood.
Reel N25: A calling card of Herbert Adams; a letter to Mrs. Frederic N. Goddard from Adams, returning photographs of Bryant; and a letter to Bryant from F. Tabbot about his painting of a forest.
Biographical / Historical:
Poet; New York City. Bryant's son-in-law, Parke Godwin, was an author, one of whose books was a biography of Bryant, THE LIFE AND WORKS OF WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, 1883.
Other Title:
Bryant-Godwin collection (NYPL microfilm title)
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bryawill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bryawill

Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1938

Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
McGuigan, John F. (John Fuller)  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Colman, Samuel  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
White, Stanford  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Harding, Chester  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Carey, Mathew  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)228068
AAA_collcode_mcgumary
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Collectors
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_228068
Online Media:

Chase Viele papers, 1957-1961

Creator:
Viele, Chase  Search this
Subject:
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Le Clear, Thomas  Search this
Sellstedt, Lars Gustaf  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- Buffalo  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- Buffalo  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5759
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208598
AAA_collcode_vielchas
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208598

Chase Viele papers

Creator:
Viele, Chase  Search this
Names:
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook), 1824-1900  Search this
Le Clear, Thomas, 1818-1882  Search this
Richardson, Edgar Preston, 1902-1985  Search this
Sellstedt, Lars Gustaf, 1819-1911  Search this
Extent:
300 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1961
Scope and Contents:
Viele's research material on Thomas Le Clear, consisting of letters, printed material, notes, and photographs.
REEL 3480: Research material on Thomas Le Clear, including photocopies of letters received from institutions, dealers, and private owners of Le Clear's paintings; 2 letters to E.P. Richardson, 1959 and 1961; and a 30-page typescript of an article, later published as "Buffalo's Contribution to Mid-19th Century American Romantic Painting," containing information on Le Clear, William H. Beard, and Lars G. Sellstedt.
REEL BV1: Correspondence with art institutions; notes; lists of paintings; a clipping; and a photograph of Le Clear's painting "Two Children."
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian; Buffalo, New York. Le Clear was a painter, Buffalo, New York.
Provenance:
Material on reel BV1 lent for microfilming by Viele, 1958. Material on reel 3480 donated by Viele, 1961.
Restrictions:
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.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- Buffalo  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- Buffalo  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- Buffalo  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.vielchas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vielchas

Photograph album of nineteenth century artists

Creator:
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Subject:
Baker, George Augustus  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Bellows, Albert Fitch  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Browne, John C.  Search this
Cheney, Seth Wells  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Cropsey, J.F.  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Cummings, Thomas Seir  Search this
De Haas, Mauritz Frederik H  Search this
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters  Search this
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Hall, George Henry  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
Hennessy, William John  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Loop, Henry Augustus  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott Jr.  Search this
Shattuck, Aaron Draper  Search this
Suydam, James A.  Search this
Suydam, James Augustus  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter  Search this
Wenzler, Anthon Henry  Search this
White, Edwin  Search this
White, Edwin D.  Search this
Yewell, George Henry  Search this
Type:
Albums
Date:
185-?
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5443
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Worthington Whittredge papers, circa 1840s-1965, bulk 1849-1908
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5443

Worthington Whittredge's Tenth St. studio

Photographer:
Beer, S.  Search this
Subject:
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Casilear, John William  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Le Clear, Thomas  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Tenth Street Studio Building (New York, N.Y. )  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1866
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2562
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Miscellaneous photographs collection, circa 1845-1980
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2562
Online Media:

Action in art, by W. H. Beard; with over two hundred and twenty illustrations from the original drawings by the author

Author:
Beard, W. H (William Holbrook) 1824-1900  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 349 p. incl. illus., plates. front. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1893
[c1893]
Topic:
Action in art  Search this
Drawing--Technique  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B365x B3 1893
N40.1.B365xB3 1893
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_419085

Humor in animals. A series of studies [with] pen & pencil; by W. H. Beard

Author:
Beard, W. H (William Holbrook) 1824-1900  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 109 p. incl. front., illus., pl. 25 cm
Type:
Folklore
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Anecdotes
Biography
Date:
1885
[1885]
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Animal intelligence  Search this
Call number:
QL791 .B38X
QL791.B38X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_73852

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