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Richard Field Maynard papers, 1895-1979

Creator:
Maynard, Richard Field, 1875-1964  Search this
Maynard, Richard Field, 1875-1964  Search this
Subject:
Chadwick, Helen  Search this
Coburn, Charles Douville  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney)  Search this
MacKenna, Kenneth  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Morse, Beryl  Search this
Rush, Olive  Search this
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold)  Search this
Bittinger, Charles  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Wiles, Gladys Lee  Search this
Maynard, Margaret Field  Search this
Tenth Street Studio Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7170
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209307
AAA_collcode_maynrich
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209307

Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956

Creator:
Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956  Search this
Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956  Search this
Subject:
Yeats, John Butler  Search this
Troubetzkoy, Pierre  Search this
Seton, Ernest Thompson  Search this
Roberts, Dorothy  Search this
Rerikh, Nikolai Konstantinovich  Search this
Remington, Frederic  Search this
Osbourne, Lloyd  Search this
Roberts, William C.  Search this
Roberts, Goodridge  Search this
Haggin, Ben Ali  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Glackens, William J.  Search this
Guilbert, Yvette  Search this
Le Gallienne, Eva  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon  Search this
Herford, Oliver  Search this
Kroll, Leon  Search this
Barnard, George Grey  Search this
Muray, Nickolas  Search this
Enters, Angna  Search this
Fanton, Belle  Search this
Carman, Bliss  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Coburn, Charles Douville  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Ashcan school of art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8457
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210633
AAA_collcode_robemary
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210633
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Charles Coburn as Falstaff

Artist:
Joseph Cummings Chase, 5 May 1878 - 15 Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Douville Coburn, 1877 - 1961  Search this
Medium:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
Sight: 73.1 × 57.6cm (28 3/4 × 22 11/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
mid 20th century
Topic:
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Charles Douville Coburn: Male  Search this
Charles Douville Coburn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Charles Douville Coburn: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Museum of the City of New York, Theatre Collection
Object number:
61.236.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm462af2ada-637f-4c44-a684-cf56a1819d9b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_61.236.1

Charles Douville Coburn

Artist:
Joseph Cummings Chase, 5 May 1878 - 15 Jan 1965  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Douville Coburn, 1877 - 1961  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 195.5 × 93.5cm (76 15/16 × 36 13/16")
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Shawl  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Costume\Footwear\Boots  Search this
Charles Douville Coburn: Male  Search this
Charles Douville Coburn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Charles Douville Coburn: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: New York Public Library
Object number:
NY260028
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f68e6451-f9dc-4416-9830-6de2ac2a2f76
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY260028

Charles Douville Coburn

Artist:
Norman Rockwell, 3 Feb 1894 - 8 Nov 1978  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Douville Coburn, 1877 - 1961  Search this
Medium:
Black and light brown oil on textured panel
Dimensions:
Sight: 54.8 × 44.6cm (21 9/16 × 17 9/16")
Type:
Painting
Date:
20th century
Topic:
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigar  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cowboy hat  Search this
Charles Douville Coburn: Male  Search this
Charles Douville Coburn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Charles Douville Coburn: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: The Players
Object number:
NY370036
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41b0a802a-bb68-4b70-9afa-1c10d3d4f37b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY370036

Richard Field Maynard papers

Creator:
Maynard, Richard Field, 1875-1964  Search this
Names:
Tenth Street Studio Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Bittinger, Charles, 1879-1970  Search this
Chadwick, Helen  Search this
Coburn, Charles Douville  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1876-1988  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney), 1861-1942  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
MacKenna, Kenneth, 1899-1962  Search this
Maynard, Margaret Field  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Morse, Beryl  Search this
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966  Search this
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 1872-1955  Search this
Wiles, Gladys Lee  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
0.2 Linear feet (Addition)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1895-1979
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material, diaries, correspondence, notes, writings, business records, sketches, scrapbook, clippings, and miscellaneous material.
Correspondence, undated and 1906-1979, is mainly letters from Maynard to his parents; also includes letters from Charles Bittinger, Alphaeus P. Cole, Olive Rush, Bessie Potter Vonnoh, and Irving R. Wiles.
Notes and writings, are by Maynard and by his daughter, Sylvia. Business records, 1902-1937, include leases, receipts, miscellaneous financial records, and material relating to his patents.
There are fifty-six sketches, undated and 1902-1915, including a floorplan of Maynard's studio in 1902; a scrapbook, 1895-1898, containing clippings, letters, and 2 sketches, mainly relating to the HARVARD LAMPOON; clippings, 1898-1976; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1905-1917, miscellaneous printed material, undated and 1898-1901; biographical material, undated and 1938; 7 diaries kept by Maynard, 1888-1899 and 1960; and one, 1897, by Margaret Field Maynard.
Photographs, undated and 1914-1979, are of Maynard, of a trip to Tucson, 1914, of a play entitled "Puppets of Fate", showing F. Luis Mora, Charles C. Curran, Charles Coburn, Kenneth MacKenna (aka Leo Mielziner), and Mr. Hubbell in costume. Also included are photographs of Beryl Morse, Gladys Lee Wiles, Helen Chadwick, Bessie Potter Vonnoh, Alphaeus P. Cole in 1979, and a model demonstrating Maynard's invention: a chair which rolls on tracks perpendicular to the easel to facilitate the artist's movement while painting.
ADDITION: Correspondence between Maynard and his father, Isaac N. Maynard, 1931-1933; letters to Maynard and others from his wife Lorraine, 1933; and a few letters to Richard and Lorraine Maynard from their twelve-year-old daughter, Sylvia, 1933 [All letters from Richard and Lorraine Maynard are carbon copies.] Also included are letters to the Richard and Lorraine Maynard from Bessie Potter Vonnoh, writings by Lorraine Maynard, undated, and photographs of Lorraine and Sylvia Maynard, and of Vonnoh, c. 1923.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, sculptor, writer, and inventor. Maynard was a resident and Treasurer of the Tenth Street Studio Building, N.Y.C.
Provenance:
Donated by Sylvia Maynard, daughter of Richard Field Maynard, 1981. An additional 0.2 ft. was received from Maynard via Julie Aronson, who had used the papers in her research on Bessie Potter Vonnoh.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Inventors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios -- New York (State)
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.maynrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-maynrich

Mary Fanton Roberts papers

Creator:
Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956  Search this
Names:
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929  Search this
Coburn, Charles Douville  Search this
Enters, Angna, 1907-  Search this
Fanton, Belle  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Guilbert, Yvette, 1865-1944  Search this
Haggin, Ben Ali, 1882-1951  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947  Search this
Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909  Search this
Rerikh, Nikolai Konstantinovich, 1874-1947  Search this
Roberts, Dorothy, 1906-  Search this
Roberts, Goodridge, 1904-  Search this
Roberts, William C.  Search this
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Troubetzkoy, Pierre, 1864-1936  Search this
Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922  Search this
Extent:
3.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1880-1956
Summary:
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The bulk of this collection is Roberts' correspondence with numerous important artists, dancers, actors, writers, and musicians of the day. Also found are scattered biographical materials, family correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of correspondence with family members, artists, dancers, actors, writers, musicians, and visual and performing arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.

The collection contains a small amount of biographical material about Mary Fanton Roberts and her husband, William Carman Roberts, including his journal of a vacation with Ernest Thompson Seton and his wife. Personal Correspondence is with her husband and sister Belle Fanton, and with friends. Business and political correspondence documents her career as a magazine editor and writer, her participation in political organizations and events, her participation in radio talks, and her correspondence regarding war issues.

Art correspondence/subject files include correspondence with and collected materials on artists, photographers, art patrons, critics, and wives of artists, as well as arts organizations, museums, and schools. Correspondence of note is with George Gray Barnard, Gutzon Borglum, Ben Ali Haggin, Leon Kroll, Frederic Remington, W. Goodridge Roberts, Nicholas Roerich, Pierre Troubetzkoy, illustrator Oliver Herford, John Butler Yeats, and Ashcan school artists Robert Henri, John Sloan, and William Glackens, as well as many others. Dance and theatre correspondence/subject files include correspondence with actors, dancers, playwrights, patrons, organizations and theatres. Correspondence of note in this series is with Charles "Orlando" Coburn, Eva Le Gallienne, Angna Enters, and the "Duncan Dancers." Literary and music orrespondence/subject files include correspondence with authors, poets, critics, singers, publishers, and musicians, such as Bliss Carman, Yvette Guilbert, and Lloyd Osbourne. Additional material found in these subject files, other than letters, includes invitations, photographs, calling cards, artwork, news clippings, and printed material.

Writings by Roberts include an autobiographical essay about her youth and early career, guest lists and notes concerning hosted events, and typescripts of poems by her niece Dorothy Gostwick Roberts. Printed material is comprised of art exhibition catalogs, published articles and trade bulletins written by Roberts, and newsclippings. Photographs are of Roberts, her family, friends, and places she lived, and include autographed portraits given to her, primarily from actors and actresses. Also found are photographs taken by Nickolas Muray of art models. Scattered artwork in this collection includes several small drawings by unidentified artists, as well as a pencil portrait of Roberts by John Butler Yeats.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 11 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1906, 1912-1941, undated (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Personal Correspondence, 1902-1951, undated (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 3: Business and Political Correspondence, 1903-1959, undated (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 4: Art Correspondence/Subject Files, 1898-1956, undated (Box 1-2; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Dance and Theatre Correspondence/Subject Files, 1902-1953, undated (Box 2-3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Literary and Music Correspondence/Subject Files, 1900-1952, undated (Box 3; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 7: General Correspondence, 1898-1946, undated (Box 3-4; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings, 1915-1926, 1952, undated (Box 4; 3 folders)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1899, 1909-1947, undated (Box 4-5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1880-circa 1943, undated (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1906, undated (Box 5; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
Mary Fanton Roberts was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1864. When she was a young girl her family moved to Deadwood, in the Montana territory, where her father had mining prospects. When she was old enough, she and her sister were sent back to New York to attend the Albany Female Academy. After finishing school, Roberts pursued journalism and became a staff writer for four years for the Herald Tribune, the Journal, and the Sun in New York. During her long career she was editor of Demorest Magazine, editor-in-chief of New Idea Woman's Magazine, managing editor of The Craftsman, and creator and editor of The Touchstone Magazine and Decorative Arts magazine. Her longest period at one publication was seventeen years as editor of Arts and Decoration. She often wrote articles on the topic of decorative arts and home decorating, and published two books, Inside 100 Homes, and 101 Ideas for Successful Interiors.

In 1906 she married William Carman Roberts, writer and editor of Literary Digest for thirty years. They lived in Manhattan and Waterford, Connecticut.

Roberts was very involved in the artistic, theatrical, and literary circles in New York City, and met and became friends with many young avant garde American artists, including Robert Henri and John Sloan. Through her husband she met many writers and poets, including Theodore Dreiser and Bliss Carman. Roberts was active in organizations such as the Women's City Club, Pen and Brush, and the MacDowell Society and also attended countless art openings, theater performances, and other social events. As an avid supporter of modern dance, she became friends with many performers, including Isadora Duncan and Angna Enters. After her husband's death in 1941, Roberts moved to the Chelsea Hotel, where she lived for the rest of her life. She maintained lifelong relationships with a wide circle of friends and continued to correspond with them and attend social events until her death in 1956 at the age of 92.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1957 by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Ashcan school of art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.robemary
See more items in:
Mary Fanton Roberts papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robemary
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