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Benjamin F. Curtis papers, 1910-1925

Creator:
Curtis, Benjamin F.  Search this
Curtis, Benjamin F.  Search this
Subject:
Potter, Louis McClellan  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Fleischner, Otto  Search this
Eliot, Charles William  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Parker, John A. (John Albert)  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Curtis & Cameron, Inc  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6595
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215899
AAA_collcode_curtbenj
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215899

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Landscape architect:
Sears, Charles  Search this
Creator:
Fenway Court (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Massachusetts -- Boston
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Date:
05/15/1951
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Bulbs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Museums  Search this
Gates  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA058001
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA058: Boston -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8922
Online Media:

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Fenway Court (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Charles  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Massachusetts -- Boston
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Date:
05/15/1951
General note:
'Approval to Wheeler' handwritten on verso of mount.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Lawns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Museums  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA058002
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA058: Boston -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8924

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Landscape architect:
Sears, Charles  Search this
Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Fenway Court (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Massachusetts -- Boston
Date:
05/15/1951
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Stone lanterns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Museums  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA058003
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA058: Boston -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8927

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Landscape architect:
Sears, Charles  Search this
Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Fenway Court (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Massachusetts -- Boston
Date:
05/15/1951
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Stone lanterns  Search this
Pansies  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Museums  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA058004
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA058: Boston -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8929
Online Media:

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Landscape architect:
Sears, Charles  Search this
Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Fenway Court (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Massachusetts -- Boston
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Date:
05/15/1951
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Lampposts  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA058005
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA058: Boston -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8931
Online Media:

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Landscape architect:
Sears, Charles  Search this
Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Fenway Court (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Massachusetts -- Boston
Date:
05/15/1951
General note:
Shade garden. Populus nigra 'Italica'.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walkways  Search this
Walls (building)  Search this
Fences  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Spring  Search this
Museums  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA058006
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA058: Boston -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8933

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Creator:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Fenway Court (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Charles  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Massachusetts -- Boston
Date:
05/15/1951
General note:
Rhododendron carolinianum.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Rhododendrons  Search this
Fences  Search this
Museums  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Spring  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Pansies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA058007
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA058: Boston -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8936
Online Media:

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Creator:
Fenway Court (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Charles  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Massachusetts -- Boston
Date:
05/15/1951
General note:
Vinca minor and Ampelopus.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walls, brick  Search this
Museums  Search this
Vines  Search this
Fences  Search this
Periwinkle (flower)  Search this
Spring  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MA058008
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts / MA058: Boston -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8939

Boston -- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Former owner:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Architect:
Sears, Willard Thomas, 1837-1920  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
2 Slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, Massachusetts)
Varying Form:
Also known as Fenway Court.
General:
001: Mrs. Jack Gardner's Palace, Boston, Mass. Postcard circa 1901-1915.

002: Postcard circa 1915-1990.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Courtyards  Search this
Museums  Search this
statues  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Indoor gardening  Search this
Palms  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File MA058
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1393

Century Magazine letters

Topic:
Century illustrated monthly magazine
St. Nicholas magazine
Scribner's magazine
Names:
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Benjamin, S. G. W. (Samuel Greene Wheeler), 1837-1914  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Coleman, Charles Caryl, 1840-1928  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Coxe, R. Cleveland (Reginald Cleveland), 1855-  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Cross, Henry H., 1837-1918  Search this
Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916  Search this
Eaton, Wyatt, 1849-1896  Search this
Edwards, George Wharton, 1859-1950  Search this
Elwell, F. Edwin (Frank Edwin), 1858-1922  Search this
Fay, Gaston  Search this
Fenn, Harry, 1838-1911  Search this
Foote, Mary Hallock, 1847-1938  Search this
Fraser, William Lewis, 1841-1905  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
French, Frank, 1850-1933  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924  Search this
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Hoeber, Arthur, 1854-1915  Search this
Inness, George, 1854-1926  Search this
Jaccaci, Augusto Floriano, 1857-1930  Search this
Keller, Arthur Ignatius, 1866-1924  Search this
Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933  Search this
La Farge, C. Grant (Christopher Grant), 1862-1938  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), 1860-1942  Search this
Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947  Search this
Mather, Frank Jewett, 1868-1953  Search this
Mechlin, Leila, 1874-1949  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926  Search this
Morse, Edward Lind, 1857-1923  Search this
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962  Search this
Nourse, Elizabeth, 1859-1938  Search this
Oakley, Thornton, 1881-1953  Search this
Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930  Search this
Pennell, Elizabeth Robins, 1855-1936  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Poore, Henry Rankin, 1859-1940  Search this
Remington, Eva Caten, d. 1918  Search this
Reuterdahl, Henry, 1871-1925  Search this
Robinson, Boardman, 1876-1952  Search this
Sandham, Henry, 1842-1910  Search this
Smith, DeCost, 1864-1939  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Stillman, William James, 1828-1901  Search this
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Thayer, Gerald Handerson, 1883-1939  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Van Dyke, John Charles, 1856-1932  Search this
Volk, Douglas , 1856-1935  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1870-1918
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of the Century Magazine and its predecessors, Scribner's Monthly, and St. Nicholas Magazine. Also included is material related to the Century War Series.
Among the correspondents are: Cecilia Beaux, James C. Beckwith, Samuel G. W. Benjamin, William M. Chase, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole (98 letters), Charles C. Coleman, Royal Cortissoz, Kenyon Cox, Reginald C. Coxe, Christopher P. Cranch, Henry H. Cross, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, Thomas W. Dewing, Alexander W. Drake, Wyatt Eaton, George W. Edwards, Frank E. Elwell, Gaston Fay, Harry Fenn, Mary H. Foote, William L. Fraser, Charles L. Freer, Daniel C. French, Frank French, Isabella S. Gardner, Jay Hambidge, Charles H. Hart, Arthur Hoeber, George Inness, Jr., August F. Jaccaci, Arthur I. Keller, Edward W. Kemble, Knoedler M. & Company, Christopher G. La Farge, John La Farge, Charles R. Lamb, Florence N. Levy, Frank J. Mather, Leila Mechlin, Gari Melchers, Francis D. Millet, Thomas Moran, Edward L. Morse, Hobart Nichols, Elizabeth Nourse, Thornton Oakley, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, William O. Partridge, Elizabeth R. Pennell (83 letters & 55p. handwritten article), Joseph Pennell, Henry R. Poore, Eva A. Remington, Henry Reuterdahl, Boardman Robinson, Henry Sandham, DeCost Smith, Jessie W. Smith, Albert E. Sterner, Alfred Stieglitz, William J. Stillman (ca. 95 letters), Lorado Taft, Henry O. Tanner, Abbott H. Thayer, Gerald H. Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, John C. Van Dyke, Douglas Volk, Irving R. Wiles, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
A quarterly publication on the arts and current affairs.
Other Title:
Century Company 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.
Identifier:
AAA.centillu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-centillu

Benjamin F. Curtis papers

Creator:
Curtis, Benjamin F.  Search this
Names:
Curtis & Cameron, Inc  Search this
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926  Search this
Fleischner, Otto, d. 1939  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Potter, Louis McClellan, 1873-1912  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Donor:
Parker, John A. (John Albert)  Search this
Extent:
16 Items ((partially filmed on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1925
Scope and Contents:
Miscellaneous letters and photographs from the files of art photographer Benjamin F. Curtis of the firm of Curtis & Cameron, Inc. The items mainly relate to portrait painter John Singer Sargent.
Included are two letters to Curtis from Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, February 26 and March 2, 1925, regarding portraits of him by painters John Singer Sargent and Louis Potter, and a photo of each portrait, 1910 and undated, (one taken by Curtis & Cameron, Inc.). Eliot requests that Curtis' print of Sargent's portrait of him not be used in publication as it "looks to me like a picture of a complacent fop seven feet tall" and that he prefers Charles Hopkinson's portrait instead. Of the Louis Potter bust, he writes "my family say unanimously that it is a good looking man but that it is not I."
Also included are two letters, undated, from Isabella Stewart Gardner (another of Sargent's sitters) to "Dear Sir" and "Dear Mr. Sears"; an undated letter (plus typescript) to Mr. [Otto] Fleischner, Assistant Librarian of the Boston Public Library, from Sargent regarding a complaint about his murals in the library, writing that he does not want to get into an argument with a woman who considers his murals "a bewildering, crowded, rotten world of dogmas, distress and medievalism"; four photographs of Sargent, including a portrait of him at age eight, Sargent receiving an honorary doctorate at Harvard University in 1916, and one dated 1925, Montreal; a photo by Keystone View Co. of Sargent's painting "Artist Sketching," and two of portraits of Sargent by Raymond M. Crosby and an unidentifed artist.
Biographical / Historical:
Curtis was a fine arts photographer; Boston, Mass. with the firm of Curtis& Cameron, Inc.
Provenance:
Donated 1995 by John A. Parker, Benjamin F. Curtis' son-in-law.
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:
Photographers -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.curtbenj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-curtbenj

Joseph Lindon Smith papers

Creator:
Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950  Search this
Names:
Académie Julian  Search this
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir, 1836-1912  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Carson, Kit, 1809-1868  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
Loring, Charles Greely, 1828-1902  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Smith, Corinna Lindon, 1876-  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Extent:
8.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Photographs
Prints
Interviews
Drafts (documents)
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Place:
Egypt, Antiquities
Egypt -- description and travel
Date:
1647-1965
bulk 1873-1965
Summary:
The papers of Boston and New Hampshire painter Joseph Lindon Smith date from 1647-1965, with the bulk of papers dating from 1873-1965, and measure 8.8 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; letters from family members, artists, museums, and art patrons; seven diaries by Smith and two by his wife Corinna, personal business records, notes and writings, files concerning charitable theatrical productions, one sketchbook and other art work, a scrapbook, printed material, photographs, and sound recordings of radio interviews and a radio program on Smith.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Boston and New Hampshire painter Joseph Lindon Smith date from 1647-1965, with the bulk of papers dating from 1873-1965, and measure 8.8 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; letters from family members, artists, museums, and art patrons; seven diaries by Smith and two by his wife Corinna, personal business records, notes and writings, files concerning charitable theatrical productions, one sketchbook and other art work, a scrapbook, printed material, photographs, and sound recordings of radio interviews and a radio program on Smith.

Scattered biographical material consists of family history documents for the Smith and Putnam families, a Jenkes family tree, and passports for Joseph Lindon Smith and his family.

Over three linear feet of letters are from family members, artists including Cecilia Beaux, Frank Benson, George DeForest Brush, and Denman Ross, museum staff concerned with work in Egypt, and art patrons including Isabella Stewart Gardner, and individuals involved with Smith's charitable pageants. There are scattered letters from Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Henry James, Charles G. Loring, Paul Manship, General John J. Pershing, John Singer Sargent, and Abbott Handerson Thayer. Among the subjects discussed are student life at the Académie Julian, the Smiths' travels, and individuals known by Smith.

Seven diaries written by Joseph Lindon Smith document his ravels in Egypt, Persia, Europe, and New Mexico. Two diaries were written by Corinna Smith during her travels to Beiram and Egypt.

Personal business records business records include contracts, price lists, lists of securities, and miscellaneous receipts of the Smith and Putnam families, Joseph Lindon Smith, Corinna Smith, and their daughter Lois Smith.

Notes include engagement calendars, notebooks, lists of art work, lecture notes, minutes of meetings, notes on family history and on travel, and an autograph by Kit Carson. Writings include miscellaneous typescripts by the Smiths and others concerning travel, work in Egypt and elsewhere, and anecdotes about various friends and acquaintances. There are also three drafts of "Egypt - My Winter Home."

Theatrical production files concern plays, pageants, and masques written and/or produced by the Smiths. Many of the performances were benefits, dedication or anniversary celebrations, such as a pageant given at Fenway Court in honor of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a pageant at the dedication of a memorial to Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the centenary celebration of the founding of Amherst, Massachusetts.

Art work includes a sketchbook with extensive notes, a painting, drawings by Joseph Lindon Smith, and prints by other artists.

A scrapbook contains clippings and an exhibition catalog from the St. Botolph Club. Additional printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, programs, booklets, brochures, and books by others.

Photographs are of Smith, his family, friends including classmates from the Académie Julian, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Abbott Handerson Thayer, exhibition installations, military camp sites from World War I, travel scenes, and art work by Smith.

Audio recordings consist of four sound disc recordings of interviews for WKNE Radio, Keene, New Hampshire, with Corinna Smith and Barry Faulkner talking about Smith, and a program about Smith and his book Tombs, Temples, and Ancient Art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1711-1948 (Box 1, 10; 5 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1768-1965 (Box 1-4, OV 11; 3.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1904-1949 (Box 4; 11 folders)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1647-1959 (Box 4, 10; 11 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1783-1963 (Box 4-6; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Theatrical Production Files, 1897-1950 (Box 6-7, 10; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Art Works, 1932-1943 (Box 8, 10; 8 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbook, 1888-1901 (Box 8; 1 folder)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1723-1963 (Box 8, OV 11; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1884-1956 (Box 8-10; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 11: Audio Recordings, 1956 (Box 9-10; 2 folders)

All material is arranged chronologically except for the writings by others and travel photographs that are arranged alphabetically.
Biographical Note:
Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950) of Boston, Massachusetts and Dublin, New Hampshire, was a painter primarily known for his ability to meticulously depict the murals and tomb sculpture of Egypt and other ancient cultures.

Joseph Lindon Smith was born on October 11, 1863 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the son of wholesale lumberman Henry Francis Smith and Emma Greenleaf Smith, a cousin of John Greenleaf Whittier.

From 1880 to 1882, Smith studied drawing and painting at the Art School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts under Frederic Crowninshield and Otto Grundman. Accompanied by his friend, Frank Benson, he attended the Académie Julian and studied under William Bouguereau, Gustave Boulanger, and Jules Lefebvre from 1883 to 1885.

Upon his return to Boston, Smith established a studio as a portrait and landscape painter, attracting the attention of Denman Ross, a professor of History of Fine Arts at Harvard University. In the early 1890s Smith and Ross began to travel extensively and Smith became interested in ancient civilizations of Mexico, China, and Southeast Asia. In 1892, during a trip to Italy, Smith befriended Isabella Stewart Gardner, for whom he copied famous paintings, and occasionally acted as agent in purchasing art work.

Making his first trip to Egypt in 1898, Smith became enthralled with the art work of the ancient civilization and devoted himself to painting copies of the tomb sculptures and murals for educational uses in museums and other public institutions. In 1899, he married Corinna Haven Putnam and the couple spent much of their married life traveling between the United States and the Middle East, especially Egypt. From 1910 to 1939, Smith was a member of the Joint Expedition of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard University directed by Dr. George A. Reisner.

For fifty years, Smith was also sought out as a writer and producer of plays and theatrical pageants, fetes, and masques primarily staged for various charitable fund-raising events.

Joseph Lindon Smith died on October 18, 1950 in Dublin, New Hampshire.
Related Material:
The papers of Smith's wife, Corinna Putnam Smith, are available at The Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
The Joseph Lindon Smith papers were donated by Jessie T. Hale, Smith's granddaughter, in 1977 and 1978.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Occupation:
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Dublin  Search this
Topic:
Historical drama  Search this
Community theater  Search this
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Art, Ancient  Search this
Art, Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Photographs
Prints
Interviews
Drafts (documents)
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Citation:
Joseph Lindon Smith papers, 1647-1965, bulk 1873-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950  Search this
Extent:
(Box 1-4, OV 11; 3.5 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1768-1965
Scope and Contents note:
Letters are primarily from family members, artists, museum staff concerned with work in Egypt, and art patrons involved with Smith's charitable pageants. Correspondents include Cecilia Beaux, Frank Benson, George DeForest Brush, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Denman Ross. There are scattered letters from Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Henry James, Charles G. Loring, Paul Manship, General John J. Pershing, John Singer Sargent, and Abbott Handerson Thayer.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents in Series 2
Appendix: Correspondents in Series 2:
Abbas, Abdul Baba, 1912

Abbott, Holker, 1917

Abdullah, Mohamed, 1938

Abingdon, The Countess of, 1940, 1941

Aldrich, Eleanor, 1940

Aldrich, J.B., 1896

Aldrich, William T., 1931

Alexander, L.G., 1894

Alma Tadema, Sir Lawrence, 1894

American Express Company, 1934

American Federation of Arts, 1940, 1941, 1942

American Red Cross, 1917, 1945, 1946

Baldwin, Florence, 1898

Baltimore Museum of Art, 1941, 1943

Bartlett, Frederic Clay, 1910

Bass, R.P. and Edith, 1932, 1932

Beaulieu, Elizabeth, 1943

Beaux, Cecilia, undated, 1899

Bennett, Esther, 1895, 1899

Bennett, Sophie, 1897, 1899, 1903

Benson, Eugene, undated

Benson, Frank Weston, 1899, 1943, 1945

Berenson, Bernard, 1897

Bey, Sahfik Ghorbal, 1948, 1949

Bey, A. Heikal, 1948, 1949

Bigelow, W. Sturgis, undated, 1893, 1901

Bittinger, Charles, 1950

Bliss, Robert Woods and Mildred, 1916, 1940

Boston Breeze, 1931

Bradley, Kate A., 1919

Breasted, Charles, 1931

Breckingham, Eugenia B., 1893, 1943

Brejant, Grace M., 1895

Brewster, Frederick and Margaret, 1936

Bridges, Styles, 1939, 1940

British War Relief Society, 1941

Brooklyn Museum, 1933, 1943

Brown family, undated, 1894, 1895, 1986, 1899

Brown, Frederick and Ida, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1900

Brown University, 1929

Brummer Gallery, Inc., 1937

Brush, George de Forest, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1935

Buck, Matilda S., 1897

Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1912, 1917

Burbank, Mr., 1943

Cabot, Arthur J. and Sally, 1896

Calhoun, Lucy, 1910

Cambridge: Superintendent of Schools, 1942, 1943

Carey, Arthur Astor, 1902

Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1931

Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1940, 1941, 1942

Carter, Mary Duncan, 1937

Cartland, Joseph, 1898

Chace, Lucretia G., 1909

Chandler, J.E., 1894

Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1911

Chinese Republic, 1944

Churchill, Winston, 1901, 1945

Clements, Cyril, 1946

Coca Cola Company, 1943

Constable, William George and Olivia, undated, 1942, 1943, 1949

Coolidge, Anne, 1940

Coolidge, John Templeman, 1894

Coolidge, Katie S., undated, 1899, 1900

Coolidge, Katrine (Cara), undated, 1898, 1899, 1900

Coolidge, Molly, undated, 1893

Cravath, Paul D., 1922, 1930, 1931

Crawford, Cheryl, 1930

Crowninshield, Frederic, 1882

Curtis, Daniel Sargent, 1897

Cushing, Tom, 1913

Cutting, W. Bayard and Sybil, 1909

Dallas, John T., 1929, 1931, 1940, 1942

Dartmouth College, 1929

Dawes, Charles G., 1930

Day, Frank Miles, 1897, 1898

de Beaumont, Renee, 1897, 1898

de Bildt, Harold, 1938, 1939

de Forest, Mrs., 1940

dell'Albergo Leon Bianco, Raffaella, 1906

de Marco, Marchese e Marchesa De Viti, undated

de Monbrison, H., 1923

Dewey, Thomas E., 1941

Doe: Miss Jessie Doe Children's Aid Society, 1941

Dublin School, 1947

DuBois, Francis and Betty, 1943, 1944

Eddy, Augustin, 1910

Egyptian Education Bureau, 1947

Eliot, Grace H., 1889

Ellis, Ray and Alice, 1946

Ely, Gertrude, 1916

Emery, Prof. W.B., 1957

Evan, Evans, 1917

Fairbanks, Arthur, 1922

Fairchild family, undated, 1894

Fairchild, Sally, undated, 1891

Farraud, Beatrix, 1924

Fernald, Reginald, 1914

Fields, Annie, 1900

Fitzgerald, Fred and Abbie, 1947, 1949, 1950

Fitzhugh, Armistead, 1946

Folkways, 1948

Foreign Relations, Senate Committee on, 1909

Fuertes, Katharine, 1942

Fuller, Robert, 1898

Galleria Simonetti, 1902

Garden Club of Dublin, 1943

Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1894, 1899, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1919, 1921

Gardner, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1945, 1955

Gardner, John L., 1898

Gardner, Agnes, 1894

Garrison, Frank J., 1889

Gay, Mrs. Walter, 1920

General Theological Seminary Library, 1939

Graziani, Adolfo, 1903

Greek War Relief Association, 1944

Greene, Henry Copley, 1893, 1897

Greene, Lois Anna, undated, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1892, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1922

Greene, Mary Amory, undated, 1893

Greenough, Charles P., 1898

Gugler, Eric, 1948

Hallowell, (Aunt) Sally, 1897, 1900, 1902

Hamamsi, Ali Bey, 1949

Hamed, H., 1909

Harkness, Edward, 1931

Harrigan, D. Ward, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944

Harrison, DeSales, 1943

Harrowby, Lady, 1927

Hart, Francis R., 1929

Harvard University (Peabody Museum), 1931, 1933, 1934, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1952

Hauff, L.B., 1940

Hearst, Phoebe A., 1899

Hemenway, Augustus and Harriet, 1931

Henderson, Mrs. William P., 1928

Heneidy, Abdel-Lateef Erfan, 1948

Higgins, John W., 1940

Higginson, Col. Henry L., 1898, 1905, 1931

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth and Ida, 1893, 1896

Hill, Aunt Nellie, 1921

Hillard, Mary R., 1932

Hodge, Zarah, 1932

Hopkinson, Charles, 1899

Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1930

Howells, Mildred, undated

Howells, W.D., 1891

Hughes, Dudley and Francis Smith, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945

Hussein, Abd Essalam, 1948

Jaccaci, 1930

James, Mrs. Alexander, undated, 1946, 1948, 1963

James, Arthur Curtiss and Harriet, undated, 1914, 1920, 1924, 1929, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940

James, Henry, undated

James, William, 1943

Jenks [Jencks], John, 1768, 1782

Jones, Robert Edmond, 1946

Kaneko, Kentaro, 1901, 1904

Kelekian, F., 1929, 1931, 1932

Kendall Hall School, 1944

Kenyon College, 1923

Keppell, Frederick P., 1931, 1940

Komai, S., 1901

Landwehr, Juan, undated

Lang, A. Hamilton, 1900

Lauzirotti, A., 1892, 1896

Lawrence, Elizabeth, 1896, 1897

Loeser, Charles, undated

Loevenich, Karl, 1946, 1947, 1948

Lombard, Mrs. Percival H., undated

Loring, Charles Greely, 1900

Lothrop, Thornton, 1894

Lowell, Carlotta Russell, 1892

MacDowell, M., 1910, 1915, 1943

MacVeagh, Emil, undated, 1950

MacVeagh, Fannie, 1940

MacVeagh, Franklin, 1899, 1928, 1931

Malicheff, Michael G. (Nick) and Rebecca Smith, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946

Manship, Paul, 1942, 1943, 1948

Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission, 1929, 1930

Mauran, Isabel, undated, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1950

McKittrick, Margaret, undated

McLean, Gardiner, 1908

Meriden Bird Club, Inc., 1949, 1950

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1941, 1946

Metropolitan Opera Company, 1924

Meyer, Mr., 1903

Middle East Institute, 1948

Missouri, University of, 1940

Mitchell, S. Weir, 1899, 1900

Mohammed, Dowe, 1902, 1903

Mongiardini, Gemma, 1903

Moore, Charles H., 1894, 1903

Morley, Sylvanus, 1939, 1940, 1941

Mountbatten, Lady Louis (Edwina), 1940

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1900, 1905, 1906, 1909, 1910, 1915, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1952

Museum School Alumni Association, 1931

Nelson Gallery of Art/Atkins Museum of Fine Arts, 1949, 1950

New Hampshire Children's Aid and Protective Society, 1940, 1941

New Hampshire Committee to Help Hampshire, England, 1940, 1941, 1942

New Hampshire, University of, 1948, 1949, 1950

New Hampshire War Chest, Inc., 1943, 1946

New York Public Library, 1936, 1949

New York Times, 1928

Norton, C.E., 1894, 1901

Okakura, K., 1901

Offner, Richard, 1929, 1930

Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1938

Osgood, Hamilton, 1900

Otaki, H.K., 1901

Otis, Joseph E., 1928, 1938, 1942

Otis, Raymond and Frances Smith, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939

Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1941

Page, Henrietta, 1899

Parker, A. Stanley, 1923

Parker, Herbert, 1929

Parrish, Isabel M., 1898

Parrish, Maxfield, 1943

Pasha, Nokrashi, 1948

Pasha, Sanhoury, 1947, 1948, 1949

Patterson, Jefferson, 1937

Peabody Museum, Salem, 1913

Pell, Madeline, undated, 1930

Pennsylvania, University of, 1931, 1940

Pershing, Gen. John J., 1940

Persian Legation, 1934

Peters, John P., 1899

Petrie, Graham, undated

Petrie, W.M., undated

Platt, H., 1897

Platt, Charles Adams, 1893

Pollard, John, 1935

Pope, 1932

Porter, Mrs. James F., 1911

Pratt family, 1901, 1916, 1942, 1943, 1945

Providence Art Club, 1912

Pumpelly, Raphael and Eliza, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1919

Putnam, Bertha, 1940

Putnam, Corinna, 1899

Putnam, Ethel F., 1921, 1940

Putnam, George Palmer, 1924, 1932

Putnam, (G.P. Putnam's sons), 1938

Putnam, George Haven and Fannie, 1894, 1899, 1900

Putnam, V., 1897

Quibell, Edward, 1915, 1930, 1932

Ramadan, A.M., 1950

Ray, Margaret L., 1913

Reasoner family, 1943

Regali, Domenico, 1903

Reisner, George A., 1908, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939

Richards, Beverley, 1919

Ringling, Mr., undated

Robertson, I., 1903

Robinson, Edward (Ned), 1891, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899

Rochat, Giovanni, undated

Rockefeller, Nelson, 1943

Rodman Gallery, 1935

Rollins College, 1945

Roosevelt, George, 1943

Roosevelt, Nicholas, 1950

Ross, Denman, 1888, 1892, 1893, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1904, 1905, 1913, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1922, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1935

Ross, Frances W., 1891, 1892, 1893, 1895, 1901

Rossi-Scotti, Roberio, 1907

Russell, Theodore, 1909

Saarinen, Aline, undated

St. Louis Pageant and Masque, 1914

Saint Louis Pageant Drama Association, 1917

Salamah, Dowi M., undated

Sargent, John Singer, undated, 1900, 1909

Sargent, Nellie, 1899

Sargent, Violet, 1890

Saunders, Frederick W., undated

Schieffelin, John Jay and Lois, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945

Schieffelin, Johnnie, 1943

Schoen, Gretchen, 1921

School, Art League of New York City, 1931

School of Decorative Design, 1931

Schuyler, Philip, 1899

Schweinfurth, J.A., 1931

Sears, Sarah, 1897, 1898, 1904

Sears, Taber, undated

Sebasti and Reali, 1903

Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, 1909

Servien, Jose, undated

Seymour, S.O., 1913

Shaw, Pauline, undated, 1895

Shaw, Quincy, 1896, 1897, 1901

Shaw, S.P., undated

Shohday, Abbas Helmy, 1948

Simkhovitch, Vladimir G., 1944

Simmons College, 1942

Simmons, Mrs. Franklin, 1903

Simmons, George and Virginia, 1914, 1922

Sims, William S., 1932

Skinner, Alice Parrish, 1940

Smith, Corinna Putnam, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944

Smith, Florence A., 1908

Smith, Frances, undated, 1908, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925

Smith, Henry Francis and Emma Greenleaf Smith, 1848, 1878, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909

Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946

Smith, Lois Lindon, undated, 1914, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932

Smith, M. Linton, 1900

Smith, Rebecca, 1908, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1922

Smith-Petersen, M.N., 1932, 1946

Smithsonian Institution, 1949, 1950

Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, 1901

Spaulding, Huntley N., 1940, 1942

State, Department of, 1908, 1934, 1940, 1947

Stearns, Foster, 1941

Stebbins, Roderick, 1912

Steele, Asa, undated

Steffins, Rev. Fr., undated

Stevens, Thomas Wood, 1917, 1918

Stevens, Thomas Wood Stevens Theatre Collection, 1942

Stewart, E. Channing, 1900

Stewart, George, 1943, 1945, 1947

Stowell, Chan, 1914

Strong, Margaret, 1916

Stroud, Mary, 1903

Sullivan, T. Russell and Lucy, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1906, 1909, 1913, 1916

Tarbell, Ida M., 1930

Tavern Club, 1911, 1917

Taylor, Jessie, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943

Taylor, William and Rebecca Smith, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938

Teachman, Jessie, 1897, 1905

Thayer, Abbott Handerson, undated

Thayer, Abbott Handerson Thayer Memorial, 1941

Tobey, Charles W., 1939, 1942

Tomita, Kojiro, 1936, 1937, 1943, 1947

Turner, C.Y., 1902

Turner, Ross, 1896

Union League Club, 1918

United China Relief, Inc., 1944

United Nations Relief Fund, 1942

University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, 1931, 1943

Vanderbilt, Mrs. George and Cornelia, 1923

Vanelli, Caesar, 1929, 1930

Vaughan, Henry Goodwin, 1936

Volpi, Elia, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907

von Pustau, Helene, 1895, 1899

Walters, Thorstina Jackson, 1929

Wang, Lucy C., 1944

War Finance Committee (New Hampshire), 1944

Warren, H. Langford, 1907

Warren, Harold B., 1931

Webster, Laurence and Edith, 1941

Webster, Sue, 1916

Weems, Katharine Lane, 1965

Wendelstadt, Baron Wendelstadt, 1894, 1896, 1897

Wheeler, Roy R., 1932, 1946

White, Elise, 1931

Whitman, Paul, undated, 1893, 1899, 1901, 1902

Willard, Belle, 1931

Williams, Ben Ames, 1928

Yale University, 1915, 1934

Yamanaka and Company, 1930, 1931

Young, Hugh H., 1941, 1942

Zatelli, H., 1897
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Collection Citation:
Joseph Lindon Smith papers, 1647-1965, bulk 1873-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.smitjose, Series 2
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers

Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Names:
American Red Cross. Studio for Portrait Masks (Paris, France)  Search this
Aldrich, William  Search this
Fabbricotti, Gabriella  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Hammond, Natalie Hays, 1905-  Search this
Southwick, Jessie Eldridge  Search this
Extent:
4.26 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Date:
1881-1950
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd measure 4.26 linear feet, date from 1881-1950, and document the career of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, diaries, financial material, notes and writings, art work, a file concerning the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd measure 4.26 linear feet, date from 1881-1950, and document the career of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, diaries, financial material, notes and writings, art work, a file concerning the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical materials are scattered and include calling cards, biographical sketches notes, and certificates.

Correspondence includes letters written to Anna Coleman Ladd from various family members, friends, and colleagues. Notable correspodents include William Aldrich, Gabriella Fabbricotti, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Natalie Hays Hammond, and Jessie Eldridge Southwick.

Diaries are daily diaries dating from 1903-1905 and from 1911-1912. Each diary includes short descriptions of Ladd's days.

Financial materials include receipts, stock certificates, travel materials, lists, and an account book for Dr. Maynard Ladd.

Writings and notes consists of notebooks, lists of works of art, inventories, manuscripts by Ladd and by others.

Artworks include two sketchbooks, loose drawings, and a plaster relief by Ladd as well as several sketches by others.

American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks files include correspondence, writings, a scrapbook, printed materials, and photographs. Materials concern portrait masks used to disguise the disfigured faces of World War I veterans.

Scrapbooks consists of three scrapbooks containing photographs, printed materials, and writings.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Ladd's works, books and booklets, and posters, some of which are French World War I propaganda.

Photographs include photographs of Anna Coleman Ladd with her works of art and in the studio, Dr. Maynard Ladd, friends, family, colleagues, and works of sculpture.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1910-1950 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1895-1937 (Box 1-2; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1903-1912 (Box 2; 2 folders)

Series 4: Financial Material, 1899-1934 (Box 2; 6 folders)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1888-1949 (Box 2, 6, OV 7; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork, 1901-1928 (Box 2, 6, OV 7; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks File, 1914-1925 (Box 2-3, 6; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1900-1940 (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1889-1942 (Box 3, 6, OV 7; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1881-1932 (Box 4-6, MGP 1; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in 1878 in Philadelphia to John and Mary Watts, Anna Coleman Ladd (née Watts) was educated in private schools and Europe. She also studied in America under Charles Grafly.

She moved to Boston in 1905 and married Boston pediatrician Maynard Ladd with whom she had two daughters, Gabriella May Ladd and Vernon Abbott Ladd . Working in her studio on Clarendon Street, Ladd became one of the city's most prolific sculptors, creating fountain pieces, portrait busts, memorials, and reliefs in addition to authoring two novels, Hieronymus Rides in 1912, and The Candid Adventurer in 1913.

Between 1907 and 1915, Ladd had solo exhibitions at the Gorham Gallery in New York, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia. She was also invited to exhibit her bronzes at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. In 1914 she executed a bronze statuette of Eleanora Duse for which the actress posed, and later completed portrait busts of Anna Pavlova and Ethel Barrimore.

In late 1917 in Paris, Ladd founded the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks to provide cosmetic masks to be worn by men who had been badly disfigured in World War I. Her services earned her the Légion d'Honneur Crois de Chevalier and the Serbian Order of Saint Sava.

For many years, Ladd maintained a summer studio "Arden" at Beverly Farms in Manchester, Massachusetts. In 1923, she received an honorary degree of Master of Arts from Tufts College.

Anna Coleman Ladd died June 3, 1939 in Santa Barbara, California.
Provenance:
The Anna Coleman Ladd papers were donated in 1991 by William Terry on behalf of Robert Edwards, a friend of Anna Coleman Ladd.
Restrictions:
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Rights:
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Occupation:
Authors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Portrait sculpture  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Architectural sculpture  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women authors  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Paris Portrait sculpture  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.laddanna
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1920
Scope and Contents:
Brundage, Frances F.

Forbes, Allan

Gardner, Isabella Stewart

Rollins, Mabel

Barnard, George Grey

Kelsey, Albert

Sturgis, R. Clipston

Harshe, Robert
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973

Creator:
Zalesch, Saul E. (Saul Erich)  Search this
Zalesch, Saul E. (Saul Erich)  Search this
Subject:
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Lage, William Potter  Search this
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Story, William Wetmore  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco  Search this
Foster, Ben  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Martin, Homer Dodge  Search this
Merry, C. M.  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis  Search this
Rogers, John  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard  Search this
Story, Franklin H.  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Teal, William P.  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Williams, Gluyas  Search this
Lippold, Richard  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr  Search this
Champney, James Wells  Search this
Betts, Louis  Search this
Baldridge, C. LeRoy  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney)  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
Brooklyn Art Association  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8850
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211035
AAA_collcode_zalesaul
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents

Collector:
Zalesch, Saul E.  Search this
Names:
Brooklyn Art Association  Search this
Society of American Artists  Search this
Baldridge, C. LeRoy  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975  Search this
Betts, Louis, 1873-1961  Search this
Bishop, Isabel, 1902-1988  Search this
Champney, James Wells, 1843-1903  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856  Search this
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Duveneck, Josephine W. (Josephine Whitney), 1891-1978  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Foster, Ben, 1852-1926  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Gropper, William, 1897-1977  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lage, William Potter  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Lippold, Richard, 1915-2002  Search this
Martin, Homer Dodge, 1836-1897  Search this
Merry, C. M.  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Rogers, John, 1829-1904  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Stankiewicz, Richard, 1922-1983  Search this
Story, Franklin H.  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Teal, William P.  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Williams, Gluyas, 1888-  Search this
Extent:
58 Items ((portions microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1834-1973
Scope and Contents:
Artists' letters and documents collected by Zalesch and letters written to him in response to inquiries concnering autographs and biographical information.
REEL 3097: Twenty-six letters (1845-1973) written by George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Isabel Bishop, Frederick Stuart Church, Thomas Doughty, Ernest Fenollosa, Ben Foster, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, John La Farge, Homer Dodge Martin, Joseph Pennell, Edward Willis Redfield, John Rogers, John Singer Sargent, Richard Stankiewicz, Thomas Sully, and Elihu Vedder. Also included are a Harvard University bond for William Wetmore Story's tuition signed by Franklin H. Story (1834) and a biographical questionnaire completed by John La Farge for The Cyclopedia of American Biography (1925).
UNMICROFILMED: Letters written by Roy Lichtenstein, William Gropper, Gluyas Williams, Ordway Partridge, Frederick Burr Opper, James Wells Champney, C. Gray Parker, Ben Foster, Louis Betts, Cyrus Le Roy Baldridge, Richard Lippold, Romare Bearden, Isabel Bishop, Thomas Hart Benton, Richard Stankiewicz, and others; a brochure for a work of art by Robert Indiana; a certificate from The Brooklyn Art Association for one share of capital stock in the name of William Potter Lage; one page of correspondence documenting a decision made for the Society of American Artists containing a note from Francis D. Millet to J. Alden Weir, followed by a note from Weir to Frederic Church, signed "O.K." by Church.
Vol. XXVI, no. 5, Feb. 1924 periodical, Old Hughes, published by the students of Hughes High school in Cincinnati, Ohio containing a published exchange of letters between principal C. M. Merry and Josephine W. Duveneck, daughter-in-law of painter Frank Duveneck about the Hughes High School purchasing a painting by Duveneck, and a reminiscence of Duveneck by William P. Teal, head of the art department at Hughes High School.
Biographical / Historical:
Saul Zalesch, an art historian, began collecting artists' letters around 1981.
Provenance:
This collection of letters was lent for microfilming by Zalesch in 1984 (reel 3097). Zalesch donated an additional three letters in 1993, twenty-five in 1999, one letter in 2008, and a publication in 2009.
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:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.zalesaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Gardner, Isabella Stewart

Collection Creator:
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1959
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
NBC TV scripts or film prepared for television: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from NBC Studios. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Collection Citation:
Aline and Eero Saarinen Papers, 1906-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Aline and Eero Saarinen papers
Aline and Eero Saarinen papers / Series 2: Aline Saarinen Professional Papers / 2.2: Research Material for The Proud Possessors / Collector Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Gardner, Isabella Stewart

Collection Creator:
Saarinen, Aline B. (Aline Bernstein), 1914-1972  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website. Use of material not digitized requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
NBC TV scripts or film prepared for television: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from NBC Studios. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Collection Citation:
Aline and Eero Saarinen Papers, 1906-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Aline and Eero Saarinen papers
Aline and Eero Saarinen papers / Series 2: Aline Saarinen Professional Papers / 2.2: Research Material for The Proud Possessors / Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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