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Edward Holyoke

Artist:
John Singleton Copley, 3 Jul 1738 - 9 Sep 1815  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Holyoke, 26 Jun 1689 - 1 Jun 1769  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
126.8cm x 101cm (49 15/16" x 39 3/4"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1759-1761
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair\Armchair  Search this
Architecture\Building  Search this
Edward Holyoke: Male  Search this
Edward Holyoke: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Pastor  Search this
Edward Holyoke: Education\Administrator\University\President  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H6
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/sm483c666e9-a8c9-43fd-9430-f301e877efa5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H6

William Brattle

Artist:
John Singleton Copley, 3 Jul 1738 - 9 Sep 1815  Search this
Sitter:
William Brattle, 1706 - 1776  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
127.9 x 102.6 cm (50 3/8 x 40 3/8 in.)
framed: 143.51 x 118.43 x 7.3 cm (56 1/2 x 46 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1756
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Water  Search this
Nature & Environment\Clouds  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Tricorne  Search this
William Brattle: Male  Search this
William Brattle: Politics and Government\Loyalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
1978.606
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/sm4d90db9fc-cbc5-4cce-8d89-0c1156e0b26a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1978.606

Nathaniel Appleton

Artist:
John Singleton Copley, 3 Jul 1738 - 9 Sep 1815  Search this
Other attribution:
John Mason Furness, 1763 - 1804  Search this
Sitter:
Nathaniel Appleton, 1693 - 1784  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
87.6cm x 72.4cm (34 1/2" x 28 1/2"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1763
Topic:
Nathaniel Appleton: Male  Search this
Nathaniel Appleton: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Clergyman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H19
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/sm406892cc9-0004-4fc8-a9e5-12f47aac59a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H19

Hanna Waldo Fayerweather

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Other attribution:
John Smibert, 1688 - 1751  Search this
Sitter:
Hanna Waldo Fayerweather, 1725 - 1825?  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
127.2cm x 101.8cm (50 1/16" x 40 1/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1750
Topic:
Hanna Waldo Fayerweather: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
Object number:
1940.90
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/sm40ecaaf67-e58e-4638-9db4-124b118c5374
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1940.90

Unidentified Woman and Child

Attribution:
John Singleton Copley, 3 Jul 1738 - 9 Sep 1815  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Unidentified Child  Search this
Medium:
Crayon on paper
Dimensions:
32.3cm x 27.5cm (12 11/16" x 10 13/16"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1750
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Unidentified Child: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
Object number:
1898.131
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cf5a9369-dbbe-4f05-b385-58e9950d5662
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1898.131

John Lovell

Artist:
Nathaniel Smibert, 1735 - 1756  Search this
Sitter:
John Lovell, 1710 - 1778  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
72.3cm x 60.1cm (28 7/16" x 23 11/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1757
Topic:
John Lovell: Male  Search this
John Lovell: Education\Educator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H46
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41e7522e9-2440-4d31-8955-f2277f17c6a8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H46

Thomas Foxcroft

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Foxcroft, 1697 - 1769  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
71cm x 59.1cm (27 15/16" x 23 1/4"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1750-1765
Topic:
Thomas Foxcroft: Male  Search this
Thomas Foxcroft: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Clergyman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H442
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44f785278-f8c7-46ef-97d1-1abc61a69b8b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H442

Henry Flynt

Artist:
John Greenwood, 1727 - 1792  Search this
Sitter:
Henry Flynt, 1675 - 1760  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
73.6cm x 62.2cm (29" x 24 1/2"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1750-1760
Topic:
Henry Flynt: Male  Search this
Henry Flynt: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Clergyman  Search this
Henry Flynt: Education\Educator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H97
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44dcc8054-161e-4211-8e65-e5acfc6db9c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H97

Jonathan Belcher

Attribution:
Thomas Hudson, 1701 - 1779  Search this
Sitter:
Jonathan Belcher, 1681/2 - 1757  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
120.7cm x 99.3cm (47 1/2" x 39 1/8"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1740-1750
Topic:
Jonathan Belcher: Male  Search this
Jonathan Belcher: Politics and Government\Governor\Colonial Governor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H389
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4dbc779f5-1de1-4d6d-9e78-6ca307679ee2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H389

Benjamin Franklin

Attribution:
Robert Feke, c. 1707 - after 1751  Search this
Other attribution:
John Greenwood, 1727 - 1792  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Franklin, 17 Jan 1706 - 17 Apr 1790  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
125.8cm x 100.2cm (49 1/2" x 39 7/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1746
Topic:
Benjamin Franklin: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Literature\Writer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Congressman\Continental congressman  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Technology\Scientist  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Diplomat  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Society and Social Change\Philanthropist  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Crafts and Trades\Craftsman\Printer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H47
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm419e66108-f6e8-43a3-b149-3707382f0f6e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H47

Edward Bromfield

Attribution:
John Greenwood, 1727 - 1792  Search this
Other attribution:
John Smibert, 1688 - 1751  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Bromfield, 1723 - 1746  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 90 x 68.9cm (35 7/16 x 27 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1746
Topic:
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat\Cap  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookshelf  Search this
Costume\Robe\Banyan  Search this
Equipment\Scientific apparatus  Search this
Edward Bromfield: Male  Search this
Edward Bromfield: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Edward Bromfield: Science and Technology\Scientist  Search this
Edward Bromfield: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher  Search this
Edward Bromfield: Visual Arts\Draftsman  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H415
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4207766a7-222a-4ee1-afa9-92ee3d6f5bb6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H415

Peter Bours

Artist:
Joseph Blackburn, flourished 1752 - 1774  Search this
Sitter:
Rev. Peter Bours, 1726 - 1762  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
128cm x 103.3cm (50 3/8" x 40 11/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1756
Topic:
Rev. Peter Bours: Male  Search this
Rev. Peter Bours: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Clergyman  Search this
Rev. Peter Bours: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Rector  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H45
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm427bd283b-cdeb-4f52-8d4e-4cbfe253b781
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H45

George Whitefield

Attribution:
Joseph Badger, 14 Mar 1708 - 11 May 1765  Search this
Sitter:
George Whitefield, 1714? - 1770  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
104.8cm x 82cm (41 1/4" x 32 5/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1755-1765
Topic:
George Whitefield: Male  Search this
George Whitefield: Literature\Writer  Search this
George Whitefield: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Evangelist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H27
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47445d3f4-e6fa-46f8-b61e-ca550706610f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H27

Dorothy Murray

Artist:
John Singleton Copley, 3 Jul 1738 - 9 Sep 1815  Search this
Sitter:
Dorothy Murray, 1743 - 1811  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
89.7cm x 69.7cm (35 5/16" x 27 7/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
1756-1761
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower\Flowers  Search this
Costume\Hair Accessory  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Bow  Search this
Dorothy Murray: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
Object number:
1929.321
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/sm458c82391-d80d-4e61-a9e3-9e0f018191bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1929.321

American colonial portraits from the Fogg Art Museum and Harvard University / [essay by Ann H. Vogel]

Author:
Vogel, Ann H  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Milwaukee Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1983
C1983
17th century
18th century
Topic:
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portraits, American  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Portraits, Colonial  Search this
Call number:
ND1311.1 .A512 1983
ND1311.1.A512 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_261660

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.
Rights:
The Joseph Lindon Smith papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Historical drama  Search this
Community theater  Search this
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Art, Ancient  Search this
Art, Egypt  Search this
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Dublin  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:
AAA.smitjose
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smitjose
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Historia anatomica infantis, cuius pars corporis inferior monstrosa / Abrahami Kaau Boerhaave

Title:
Abrahami Kaau Boerhaave medicinae doctori, anatomes et physiologiae professoris ... Historia altera anatomica infantis, cuius pars corporis inferior monstrosa
Historia anatomica infantis monstrosa
Author:
Kaau-Boerhaave, Abraham 1715-1758  Search this
Dedicatee:
Rasumowsky, Cyrill Earl  Search this
Donor:
Beckwith, J. Bruce 1933-,- DSI  Search this
Browning, Nancy Gay DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Woodworth, William McMichael 1864-1912 DSI  Search this
Harvard University Library DSI  Search this
Author:
Beckwith-Browning-Peterson Teratology Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[12], 112 pages, plates numbered I-XI (folded) : illustrations ; 28 cm (8vo)
Type:
Books
Date:
1754
MDCCLIV [1754]
Topic:
Abnormalities, Human  Search this
Teratology  Search this
Fetus--Abnormalities  Search this
Call number:
QM690 .B64 1754
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1103683

Leonhard Stejneger Papers

Creator::
Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943  Search this
Extent:
23.86 cu. ft. (46 document boxes) (2 12x17 boxes) (oversize materials)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Account books
Scrapbooks
Black-and-white photographs
Field notes
Journals (accounts)
Diaries
Manuscripts
Date:
1753, 1867-1943
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of Leonhard Stejneger consist of manuscripts on Japanese herpetology, Chinese herpetology, Puerto Rican and West Indian herpetology, North American herpetology, poisonous snakes, turtles, fur seals, ornithology, European fauna and the study of life zones; manuscripts, general notes and bibliographic notes and correspondence regarding the publication of Stejneger's biography of Georg Wilhelm Steller; diaries, notebooks, and account books covering much of the time Stejneger spent at zoological congresses and on field trips; photographs of fur seals and natives of the North Pacific-Bering Sea area; photographs of mammal skulls and skeletons; scrapbooks; outgoing correspondence; and personal material.
Historical Note:
Leonhard Stejneger (1851-1943) was born in Bergen, Norway, and received his early education there. Later he studied medicine and law at the University of Kristiania. Stejneger's interest in zoology began at an early age, for he produced his earliest field notes in ornithology in 1867. Four years later his first zoological paper was published, and in 1873 his first book was published. He described his first bird, Lanius bairdi, in 1878. In 1881 he left Norway for the United States and arrived in Washington, D.C., where be soon began working with the birds of the New World at the Smithsonian Institution, particularly aquatic birds. In December 1884 he was appointed assistant curator in the Department of Birds under Robert Ridgway, curator. In 1889 after the resignation of Henry Crecy Yarrow, honorary curator of the Department of Reptiles and Batrachians, Stejneger became the first full-time curator for the Department. In 1903 he served as acting head curator of the Department of Biology for several months, and in 1911 he was appointed head curator of the Department of Biology after Frederick William True vacated the post. From that time until his death, Stejneger served both as head curator of the Department of Biology and curator of the Division of Reptiles and Batrachians. Also, for years he chaired a Smithsonian committee which considered manuscripts for publication.

In 1882 Stejneger was sent to the Commander Islands under the auspices of the U.S. Signal Service to establish observation stations. While there he studied the islands' natural history, the fur seals, and made specimen collections, including the skeleton of a sea-cow. As the problem of the fur seals and commercial sealing became an international economic and political concern, Stejneger's studies of the seals and the sealing conditions became more involved. In 1895 he was sent to the North Pacific as an attache of the U.S. Fish Commission. The next year President Cleveland appointed Stejneger to the International Fur-Seal Commission; he spent most of this time on the Pribilof and Commander Islands as well as some time in Hakodate, Japan. He returned to the Bering Sea again in 1897 to continue his studies and investigations. His last trip to the Commander Islands was in 1922 as a representative of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

As a representative of the United States National Museum, Stejneger attended several international scientific congresses. He attended the International Zoological Congresses of 1898, 1901, 1904, 1907, 1913, 1927, and 1930, as well as ornithological and fisheries congresses. He was elected to the International Committee on Zoological Nomenclature in 1898 and served as the organizing secretary for the Section on Zoogeography at the 1907 Zoological Congress. Because most of the congresses were held in Europe, Stejneger was able to study European museums and their specimens as well as European fauna and the correlation of life zones between Europe and North America.

Stejneger also made field trips to various sections of the United States and nearby areas. After joining C. Hart Merriam's biological survey of the San Francisco mountain region in 1889, he collected specimens in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. In 1894 he took a field trip to the South Dakota Badlands. In 1900 he joined Charles W. Richmond, assistant curator in the Division of Birds, on an expedition to Puerto Rico and the West Indies, and during the summer of 1906 he studied the salamanders of Augusta County, Virginia.

After his first trip to the Commander Islands in 1882 to search for evidence of the Steller sea-cow, Stejneger began compiling data and conducting exhaustive research on Georg Wilhelm Steller, the pioneer of Alaskan natural history who accompanied Vitus Bering to North America. For approximately fifty years Stejneger researched his subject and finally published the biography of Georg Wilhelm Steller in 1936.

In addition to the above publication, Stejneger's bibliography contains more than four hundred titles. Of particular importance are Results of Ornithological Explorations in the Commander Islands and in Kamtschatka (1885), portions of the Standard Natural History (1885), edited by J. Sterling Kingsley, The Poisonous Snakes of North America (1895), The Russian Fur-Seal Islands (1896), Herpetology of Porto Rico (1904), and Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territories (1907). With the collaboration of Thomas Barbour of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Stejneger published a Check-List of North American Amphibians and Reptiles in five editions (1917, 1923, 1933, 1939, 1943).

Stejneger's correspondence as curator of Reptiles and Batrachians as well as some correspondence he conducted while assistant curator in the Department of Birds is found in the Division of Reptiles and Amphibians Records, 1873-1968 (see Record Unit 161).
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Herpetology  Search this
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Account books
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Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7074, Leonhard Stejneger Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7074
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Copley, John Singleton 1738-1815  Search this
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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 4525 Oak Street Kansas City Missouri 64111 Accession Number: F76-52
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Ca. 1758
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