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Charles Lang Freer selected papers

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905  Search this
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943  Search this
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney), 1857-1931  Search this
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien, 1860-  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lady, 1857-1911  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lord, 1853-1895  Search this
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1855-1914  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1846-1927  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951  Search this
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio, 1867-1940  Search this
McCormick, Frederick, 1870-  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970  Search this
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959  Search this
Moore, Charles, 1855-1942  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine N., 1885-1965  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1863?-1944  Search this
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin, d. 1896  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Wong, K. T.  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Extent:
34 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1876-1931
Scope and Contents:
Papers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades, and correspondence regarding Freer's bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; 30 v. of letterpress books containing copies of letters sent, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler' mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer letters and regarding the settlement of his estate.
Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910;
Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art;
correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.
Among Freer's correspondents are: Otto Bacher, Bernard Berenson, Siegfried Bing, Laurence Binyon, W.K. Bixby, Sigisbert Chretien Bosch-Reitz, Charles H. Caffin, Colin Campbell, Richard Canfield, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Alfred Vance Churchill, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Arthur Wesley Dow, Ernest Fenollosa, Albert Gallatin, John Gellatly, Frederick W. Gookin, Sadakichi Hartmann, Frank J. Hecker, Dikran Kelekian, M. Knoedler & Co., Berthold Laufer, Lien Hui Ching Collection, W.A. Livingstone, Frederick McCormick, Bunkio Matsuki, Gari Melchers, Agnes Meyer, Eugene Meyer, Charles Moore, Yozo Nomura, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Charles A. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Stephens Warring, Thomas Way, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, Beatrix Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, K.T. Wong, Yamanaka & Co., and Seaouke Yue.
Arrangement:
All correspondence except letterpress books: arranged alphabetically by correspondent; letterpress books are chonological.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer Gallery of Art, which is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Selected for microfilming from the Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Microfilmed 1992 by the Archives of American Art with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Grants Research Resources Program. Portions of the correspondence and the letterpress books were previously filmed by the Freer in the 1970 (AAA reels 77, 453-456, and 1217-1232); those reels have been replaced by this microfilming project. See Finding Aid for information on papers not selected for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freechar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975f501e2-91f7-48f7-82dc-03482afd00c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freechar

Letter to Walter Hough

Creator:
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934  Search this
Correspondent:
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Container:
Box 12, Folder 194
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
August 17, 1933
Scope and Contents:
Defines Laufer's interest in the domestication of animals.
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

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Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
domestication  Search this
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 17: Division of Ethnology / 17.1: Manuscript and Pamphlet File / Domesticated Animals
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw312dae417-82d4-4f8d-8089-5c47b8fc312b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref15629

Catalogue of a selection of art objects from the Freer collection exhibited in the new building of the National museum, April 15 to June 15, 1912

Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Freer Collection  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Asia
Date:
1912
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
N857.5 .A57 1912
708.1.F84 A5 1912
N857.5.A57 1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421077

Ivory in China / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
78 p., x leaves of plates ; ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1925
Topic:
Ivories  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
NK5983 .L3 1925X
736 .L3
NK5983.L3 1925X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_398349

The giraffe in history and art / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
100 p., ix leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1928
Topic:
Animals in art  Search this
Giraffe  Search this
Call number:
QL737.U56 L37
599 .L2
QL737.U56L37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_40039

Tobacco and its use in Africa, by Berthold Laufer, Wilfrid D. Hambly, and Ralph Linton; 6 plates in photogravure

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Hambly, Wilfrid D (Wilfrid Dyson) 1886-1962  Search this
Linton, Ralph 1893-1953  Search this
Physical description:
45 p. VI pl. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1930
Topic:
Tobacco  Search this
Smoking  Search this
Call number:
GT3020 .L37 1930
GT3020.L37 1930
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_90043

Paper and printing in ancient China / Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Caxton Club  Search this
Physical description:
33, [3] p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1931
400-1450
Topic:
Printing--History--Origin and antecedents  Search this
Printing--History  Search this
Papermaking  Search this
Books--History  Search this
Call number:
655.1 .L19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_888027

Über das va zur : ein Beitrag zur Phonetik der tibetischen Sprache / von Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
v. 1 (various pagings) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1900
Topic:
Tibetan language--Phonetics  Search this
Call number:
PL3615 .L37 1990
PL3615.L37 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_399361

Kleinere Schriften von Berthold Laufer. Teil 2, Publikationen aus der Zeit von 1911 bis 1925 / herausgegeben von Hartmut Walravens

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Walravens, Hartmut 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (liii, 1625 p., [3] leaves of plates) : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1979
Topic:
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
DS721 .L385 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_880471

Kleinere Schriften von Berthold Laufer. Teil 3, Nachträge und Briefwechsel / herausgegeben von Hartmut Walravens

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Walravens, Hartmut 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
500 p. : facsims. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1985
Topic:
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
DS721 .L386 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_880512

The language of the Yüe-chi or Indo-Scythians / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
14 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
Topic:
Language--Grammar  Search this
Indo-Scythians--Language--Grammar  Search this
Call number:
494 .L37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_885228

The diamond : a study in Chinese and Hellenistic folk-lore / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
75 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1915
Topic:
Diamonds  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_885788

Das Citralakshaṇa nach dem tibetischen Tanjur hrsg. und übers. von Berthold Laufer. Mit einer subvention der Königlich bayerischen akademie der wissenschaften aus der Hardy-stiftung

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
x p., 1 l., 193 p. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1913
Topic:
Painting, Indic  Search this
Painting--Technique  Search this
Call number:
ND1130.C54
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_105648

Insect musicians & cricket champions : a cultural history of singing insects in China and Japan / Lisa Gail Ryan

Title:
Insect musicians and cricket champions
Author:
Ryan, Lisa Gail  Search this
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934 Insect-musicians and cricket champions of China 1996  Search this
Hearn, Lafcadio 1850-1904 Insect musicians 1996  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 72 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Japan
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Crickets as pets  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
SF459.C7 R9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_890344

Christian art in China / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
19 p., [28] leaves of plates : ill., charts ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1910
Topic:
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_883753

The domestication of the cormorant in China and Japan / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
201-262 p.,[4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Japan
Date:
1931
Topic:
Cormorants  Search this
Fishing  Search this
Call number:
598.43 .L2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_887806

Geophagy / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
99-198 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1930
Topic:
Pica (Pathology)  Search this
Call number:
572 .L2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_887674

Kleinere Schriften von Berthold Laufer. Teil 1, Publikationen aus der Zeit von 1894 bis 1910 / herausgegeben von Hartmut Walravens

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Walravens, Hartmut 1944-  Search this
Subject:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (cxlvi, 1443 p.) : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1976
Topic:
Civilization  Search this
Call number:
DS721 .L384 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_880510

The relations of the Chinese to the Philippine Islands / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
248-284 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Philippines
China
Date:
1907
Topic:
Foreign relations  Search this
Call number:
991.4 .L37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_890163

Ostrich egg-shell cups of Mesopotamia and the ostrich in ancient and modern times / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
50, [1] p., ix leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Iraq
Date:
1926
Topic:
Ostriches  Search this
Drinking vessels  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Drinking cups  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
598.2 .L2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_887807

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