Letters to Bowdoin while he was art critic of the New York Evening World, most of which are brief expressions of appreciation for reviews which Bowdoin has written.
Correspondents include: Walter M. Aikman, C. E. Althouse, J. M.Andreini, Joseph H. Appel, A. Archibald, Richard F. Bach, J. Stewart Barney, William J. Beauley, Martin Birnbaum, Gustav Brock, Margaret F. Browne, Aline Caro-Delvaille, J. H. Chapin, S. Jay Chapman, W. A. Clark, Thomas B. Clarke,William Clifford, Robert G. Cooke, Mrs. Henry E. Coe, Esther A. Coster, Bertram Cox, E. J. Craine, Winifred M. Crawford, Charles H. Davis, H. C. Denslow, Joel R. Detwiller, Olive Earle, Henry S. Eddy, Harold L. Ehrich, Leon Fleischman, Carlton C. Fowler, William H. Fox, the Gorham Co., Beryl M. Greene.
Also, Frances Hall, John W. Harrington, Richard B. Harte, Rachel I. Hartley, T. F. Hatfield, Edward Heine, Claude R. Hirst, Harry L. Hoffman, A. A. Hopkins, Alex Hudnut, Susan A. Hutchinson, Katherine Inness, T. Seton Jevons, Henry W. Kent, William Knable & Co., Robert C.Lafferty, Mme. Andree Lenigue De Franceville, Robert W. Macbeth, Edith Magonigle, Elizabeth Marbury, Eric C. Maunsbach, Herbert Meyer, D. Roy Miller, Percy F. Montgomery, G. Laurence Nelson, Sydney P. Noe, David Owens, Ralph M. Pearson, Walter S. Perry, George A. Plimpton, Rabinovitch, Edward Robinson, A. S. W. Rosenbach, James Scott, James G. Shepherd, John M. Siddall, Robert Spencer, Edward F. Stevens, Marion Swinton, Floyd Vail, Willis A. Voorhees, John Wanamaker, Bertrand H. Wentworth, Clarence H. White, Guy Wiggins, Max Williams, and E. C. Zabriskie.
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Art critic; New York City.
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.
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Processing of the collection was funded by the Getty Grant Program; digitization of the collection was funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
John Storrs' extensive correspondence spans over fifty years and documents his personal and professional life. There are extensive letters to his wife Marguerite Storrs, including love letters written before they were married and letters written to her during his visits to the United States. Letters written by Marguerite to John are located series 2.2. John Storrs' love letters to other women, including Yolande de Manziarly, are found within his general correspondence.
General correspondence primarily consists of Storrs' correspondence with friends, colleagues, art critics and historians, patrons, art organizations, and galleries. Where they exist, Storrs' drafts of outgoing letters are interfiled with letters he received in a chronological arrangement. Storrs was friends with many artists, architects, performers, and writers in both the US and Europe. Among the artists he corresponded with are Berenice Abbott, Hendrick Andersen, George Biddle, Jerome Blum, Arthur Bock, Louis Bouche, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Walter Cole, Arthur Davies, Jessica Dismorr, Katherine Dreier, Marcel Duchamp, Leo Friedlander, Marsden Hartley, Jean Helion, Gertrude Lambert, Fernand Leger, Jacques Lipchitz, Man Ray, Richard Recchia, Edwin Scott, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Maurice Sterne, Alfred Stieglitz, Leopold Survage, Jacques Villon, and William and Marguerite Zorach. Other notable correspondents include architects Edward Bennett, Paul Phillippe Cret, R. Buckminster Fuller, and Alfonso Iannelli; writers and publishers Sherwood Anderson, Louise Bryant, William Bullitt, Max Eastman, Jane Heap, Paul Scott Mowrer, and Gertrude Stein; art critics Phyllis Ackerman, Frank Crowninshield, and Maurice Raynal; art patrons Arthur Aldis, Mildred Bliss, and Charles Worcester; friend and curator Alice Roullier; and dancer Maud Allan. A portion of the general correspondence is in French.
A small amount of correspondence with galleries, museums, and curators concerns exhibitions and sales of Storrs' artwork. Also found is correspondence concerning his participation in art organizations. Researchers should note a portion of Storrs' business correspondence, especially regarding his major sculpture commissions and his dealings with Downtown Gallery, are found in Series 3: Personal Business Records.
See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.1.
Smith, Howard E., 1912, 1913, 1914, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1926, undated
Societe de Saint-Jean, 1917
Sowerby, Leo, 1918
Spaulding, W. B., 1910
Sprague, Albert A., 1921
Stearns, Harold E., 1932
Stein, Gertrude, undated
Stein, Rita, undated
Stella, Joseph, 1929
Stephens, E. A., 1949
Stephens, Lucille Chandler, 1925
Sterne, Maurice, 1925
Sterner, Carl John, undated
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1930
Stinson, Roxie R., 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, undated
Stora, M. & R., 1926
Storgo Laboratories (David Goldsmith), 1936, 1937
Storrs, Frank Herbert, 1924, 1926
Storrs, John W., 1918
Storrs, Louis, 1939
Storrs, Ronald, 1925, 1927, 1928
Sueur, G., 1926
Survage, Leopold & Germaine, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1937, 1945, undated
Tancrede, Robert, 1945
Tartarin, A., 1930
The Tavern, 1928
Taylor, Catherine, 1911, 1912
Texas Centennial Exposition, 1936
Thanlow, Ch. L. & Ingrid, 1919, undated
The Seven Arts Magazine, 1918
Thomas, Maxime, 1930
Tillson, Rex, 1923
Toledo Museum of Art, 1938
Tooker, Marion F., 1911
Toulouse, Roger, 1949, 1955, undated
The Transatlantic Review, 1924
Truman, Harry S., 1945 (letter to)
Turnbull, Yale, 1925, 1926
Tyson, Russell, 1922, 1927
Vallette, S., 1920
Valsuani, Claude, 1919, 1922, 1933, 1951, 1955
Vestal, Donald B., 1931
Villon, Jacques, undated
Vinton, Warren Jay & Helen Augur, 1924
Voccia, Luigi, 1914
Vogelgesang, Shepard, 1935
Wacker, Fred, 1955
Walpone, Marguerite, 1918
Ware, Mary, undated
Waring, P. A., 1921
Warwick, Katherine Murray, 1916
Webster, H. A., 1920
White, Charles E., 1932, 1933
Whitney Museum of American Art, 1933
Williams, Frederick, 1924
Williams, Walter R., 1909, 1911, 1912, undated
Wilson, A. J., 1935
Wolf, Walter, 1923
Worcester, Charles H., 1928, 1929, 1945, undated
Wright, Alan, 1910
Wright, Katherine, 1921
Zamoyski, August, 1921
Zorach, William & Marguerite, 1922, 1924
This series contains access-restricted medical records.
John Henry Bradley Storrs papers, 1890-2007, bulk 1900-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.