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William Anderson Coffin papers, 1886-1924

Creator:
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Subject:
Stella, Joseph  Search this
Warren, Whitney  Search this
Mauer, Alfred  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Zorach, William  Search this
Gay, Walter  Search this
Gussow, Bernard  Search this
Bouché, Louis  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Société des artistes français  Search this
Exposition d'artistes de l'école Américaine (1919 : Paris, France)  Search this
American Rights Committee  Search this
American Artists' Committee of One Hundred  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Musée d'histoire et d'art (Luxembourg)  Search this
Committee for the Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture (Paris, France)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Harper's Weekly  Search this
New York Post  Search this
Art Exhibitions France Paris  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief -- France  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7476
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209634
AAA_collcode_coffwill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209634
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F. Luis Mora pocket diary

Creator:
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Subject:
Architectural League of New York  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1913 Mar.
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12593
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F. Luis Mora papers, 1891-1986, bulk 1891-1922
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Lotos Club menu for a dinner in honor of William T. Evans

Creator:
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Evans, William T.  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1898 November 12
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13978
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Lotos Club menu for a dinner in honor of William T. Evans, 1898 Nov. 12
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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F. Luis Mora papers, 1891-1986, bulk 1891-1922

Creator:
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Subject:
Downes, William Howe  Search this
Compton, Sophia  Search this
Twain, Mark (Man that corrupted Hadleyburg)  Search this
Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund) (Birthright)  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (Location of meeting: Saint Louis, Mo.). Date of meeting or treaty signing: (1904 :.)  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Photographs
Awards
Place:
Spain -- description and travel
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5508
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210186
AAA_collcode_moraflui
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210186
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Lotos Club menu for a dinner in honor of William T. Evans, 1898 Nov. 12

Creator:
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21812
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)306636
AAA_collcode_lotoclub
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_306636

Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.) [Folder]

Additional name:
Lotus Club  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_100518

William Anderson Coffin papers

Topic:
Harper's Weekly
New York Post
Creator:
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Names:
American Artists' Committee of One Hundred  Search this
American Rights Committee  Search this
Committee for the Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture (Paris, France)  Search this
Exposition d'artistes de l'école Américaine (1919 : Paris, France)  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Musée d'histoire et d'art (Luxembourg)  Search this
Pan-American Exposition (1901: Buffalo, N.Y.)  Search this
Société des artistes français  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Bouché, Louis, 1896-1969  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Gay, Walter, 1856-1937  Search this
Gussow, Bernard, 1881-1957  Search this
Mauer, Alfred  Search this
Stella, Joseph, 1877-1946  Search this
Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943  Search this
Zorach, William, 1887-1966  Search this
Extent:
1.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Date:
1886-1924
Summary:
The papers of New York painter and art critic William Anderson Coffin date from 1886-1924 and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence, project files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artist's Committee of One Hundred, and the exhibition of works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, three additional scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of New York painter and art critic William Anderson Coffin date from 1886 to 1924 and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are scattered biographical materials and correspondence; project files for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artist's Committee of One Hundred, and the exhibition of works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris; three additional scrapbooks; printed material; and photographs.

Scattered biographical material includes membership cards and an autobiographical essay. Correspondence is with colleagues and related generally to receptions and events, including an invitation to the launch of the U. S. Battleship Arizona. There are one or two letters each from Frank W. Benson, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Royal Cortissoz, Walter Gay, and Whitney Warren.

Three series of project files document Coffin's work for the Fine Arts Division of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, the American Artists' Committee of One Hundred that established a relief fund for families of French soldier-artists, and an exhibition of artwork by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris. Files contain a variety of materials, such as letters, drafts of reports, meeting minutes, photographs, catalogs and brochures, and other materials. There are two oversized scrapbooks for the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition. The files for the Luxembourg Museum exhibition include a letter signed by Louis Bouché, Bernard Gussow, Alfred H. Maurer, Joseph Stella, and William Zorach protesting the exclusion of their work.

Three additional scrapbooks contain clippings of articles written by Coffin when he was employed as an art critic for The New York Evening Post, Harper's Weekly, and The New York Sun.

Printed material consists of miscellaneous clippings primarily about Coffin, programs from American Rights Committee exercises, a Dixie Club of New York concert, a Lotos Club concert, the Lafayette-Marne Anniversary exercises, and souvenir tickets to various art-related events including several Paris Salon Vernissage events sponsored by the Société des Artistes Francais.

Photographs include an album of photographs of Coffin, various family members, and residences; a photograph of Coffin posing with an unidentified group of his colleagues; and photographs of family friends. Project files also contain photographs.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1916-1922 (2 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1915-1924 (8 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Project File for the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, 1900-1901 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 4: Project File for the American Artists' Committee of One Hundred, 1914-1923 (14 folders; Box 1)

Series 5: Project File for the Exhibition of Works by American Artists at the Luxembourg Museum in Paris, 1919-1920 (11 folders; Box 1)

Series 6: Scrapbooks of Clippings of Articles Written by Coffin, 1886-1913 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1912-1924 (6 folders; Box 1)

Series 8: Photographs, 1905-1923 (10 folders; Box 1)
Biographical Note:
William Anderson Coffin (1855-1925) of New York City was a landscape and figure painter and art critic. He organized several notable exhibitions and art-related charitable events for relief work in post-World War I France.

William Anderson Coffin was born near Pittsburgh in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1855, the son of Isabella C. Anderson and James Gardiner Coffin. Coffin studied art and graduated from Yale University in 1874. Three years later, he left for Paris and studied with academic artist Léon Bonnat. Coffin exhibited in the Paris Salons of 1879, 1880, and 1882.

In 1882, Coffin moved to New York City, participating in many exhibitions, including at the National Academy of Design. He also wrote as an art critic for Scribner's and Harper's Weekly, among other publications. From 1886 to 1891, he was art critic for The New York Evening Post, and was art editor at the New York Sun from 1896 to 1901.

Coffin directed the Fine Arts Division of the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo from 1900 to 1901, and participated as a member of the New York Advisory Board of the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915. Coffin was also president of the American Artists' Committee of One Hundred that established a relief fund for families of French soldier-artists. For this charitable work, Coffin received the medal of the Legion of Honor from the French government in 1917.

Coffin was a member of various arts organizations including the Lotos Club, the Architectural League of New York, and the National Academy of Design. His artwork is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Municipal Gallery of Venice, Italy, the Albright Art Gallery, and the Brooklyn Museum.

William Anderson Coffin died on October 26, 1925 in New York City.
Provenance:
The William Anderson Coffin papers were donated in 1970 by Stewart Klonis to whom the papers were given by Mrs. DeWitt M. Lockman of Manorville, Long Island, New York.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art critics -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Art Exhibitions France Paris  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, American  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Citation:
William Anderson Coffin papers, 1886-1924. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coffwill
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F. Luis Mora papers

Creator:
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis), 1874-1940  Search this
Names:
Armory Show (1913: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Compton, Sophia  Search this
Downes, William Howe, 1854-1941  Search this
Stribling, T. S. (Thomas Sigismund), 1881-1965 (Birthright)  Search this
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 (Man that corrupted Hadleyburg)  Search this
Extent:
1.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Photographs
Awards
Place:
Spain -- description and travel
Date:
1891-1986
bulk 1891-1922
Summary:
The papers of painter and illustrator F. Luis Mora measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1986, with the bulk of material dating from 1891 to 1922. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, 242 monthy pocket diaries by Mora, and printed and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of painter and illustrator F. Luis Mora measure 1.7 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1986, with the bulk of material dating from 1891 to 1922. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, 242 small monthly pocket diaries by Mora, and printed and photographic materials.

Biographical material includes one folder containing Mora's Rothschild Prize certificate.

The correspondence is primarily with galleries regarding sales, the value of artwork, and Mora's murals for the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. There is also correspondence with Mora's family and friends regarding his personal life and a family vacation in Cadiz, Spain. The collection also includes two Christmas cards, several illustrated letters and two invitations to Mora's solo art shows. Some of the correspondence is to and from Mora's first wife, Sophia Compton.

The majority of the writings consists of 242 monthly pocket diaries, which contain brief daily entries and some sketches. Mora writes about his work, memberships in the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design, and teaching at the Art Student League. He also discusses his ideas about painting and his observations of the art scene, including his visit to the 1913 Armory Show. Also included is a handwritten "Editorial" by Mora, probably for election to the Lotos Club.

Printed material includes clippings, brochures, programs, advertisements, exhibition catalogs, books, and magazines. Two books, The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Essays and Stories, by Mark Twain (1917), and Birthright, by T.S. Stribling (1922), both illustrated by Mora, are included, along with over a dozen magazines containing illustrations by Mora.

Photographs include black and white photographs and glass plate negatives of Mora, family and friends, students, and artwork. Black and white pictures of Mora's artwork include his "Thine is Glory" mural (1919), the "National Academy Jury of 1907" painting (1907) and an etching of his daughter, Rosemary. Glass plate negatives are of his first wife, Sophia Compton, her mother Emma, Mora's father Domingo, the painting "Dance of Salome" (1893), Mora's brother-in-law Alfred Compton, his Boston Museum and Chase School of Art classes, and the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Company, where Mora's father worked.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 5 series. Records are generally arranged alphabetically by subject. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, circa early 1900s (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1900-1969 (Box 1; 3 folders)

Series 3: Writings, 1899-1922 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1895-1986 (Boxes 1-2 and OV 3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographic Materials, 1891-1941 (Box 2, MGP 1, MGP 2; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Francis Luis Mora (1974-1940) was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1877, he and his family moved to Catalonia, Spain and in 1880, they moved again to the United States where they eventually settled in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Both his father, Domingo, and his brother, Joseph, were also noted sculptors.

Mora studied at the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and at the Art Students League of New York. He was a muralist, oil and watercolor portrait painter, and etcher, though he is best known for his illustrations in magazines such as Century, Harper's, and Ladies' Home Journal. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club and the National Academy of Design and taught at the Art Students League of New York and the Chase School of Art. He and his wife, Sophia ("Sonia") Compton, had a daughter, Rosemary, in 1918. After his wife's death, Mora married May Gosman Safford in 1932. Mora died at the age of 64 in 1940.
Related Archival Materials note:
Among the holdings of the Archives of American Art are the F. Luis Mora Art Works and Photographs (available on microfilm reel 5053) and a F. Luis Mora Letter to William John Wittemore (available on microfilm reel D30, frame 534.)
Provenance:
The F. Luis Mora papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Cornelia Colton, the daughter of Mora's second wife, May Safford, in 1975. Additional papers were donated in 2008 by Gwen Compton, Mora's niece.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Christmas cards
Photographs
Awards
Citation:
F. Luis Mora papers, 1891-1986, bulk 1891-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moraflui
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F. Luis Mora papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Lotos Club menu for a dinner in honor of William T. Evans

Creator:
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1898 Nov. 12
Scope and Contents:
Menu printed on board with 24 signatures in pencil on verso and a sketch of a man smoking a pipe. Signatures are: William T. Evans; J.W.; Frank R. Lawrence; Charles [?] H. Lennox; George H. Bogert; Louis Paul Dessar; G.E. Schanck; Chester D. Lord; J.A. Prenderford [?]; H.W. Watsons [?]; U. Armstrong [?]; David B. Sickels; Geo. H. Daniels; Homer Lee; Chas. Hollister [?]; Henry B. Wilson; Andrew Little; Horatio N. Fraser; Wm. Henry White; C.R. Whitehead [?]; John Elderkin; [Illegible] Bomer; [Illegible]; William Cain. Printed at top of menu (partially obscured): Dinner to William T. Eva[ns Es]q.; [Cha]irman of the Art Commit[tee] ... of the Lotos Club interested in American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
The Lotos Club is a literary club in New York City, founded in 1870.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Identifier:
AAA.lotoclub
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lotoclub

[Charter, constitution, by-laws, list of members]

Author:
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. 19 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Call number:
HS2725.N5 L88
HS2725.N5L88
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_163748

Encouraging American art : the Lotos Club, 1870-1920 / [ by Jack Becker]

Title:
Lotos Club, 1870-1920
Author:
Becker, Jack  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Ranger, Henry Ward 1858-1916  Search this
Evans, William T Art collections  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1997
C1997
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Clubs  Search this
Art--Societies, etc  Search this
Call number:
N6510 .B423 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_565313

The May family collection of American paintings

Author:
Huntsville Museum of Art  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
May family Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
66 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND205 .M465 1988
ND205.M465 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_354612

Voyage of His Majesty's ship Alceste, along the coast of Corea, to the island of Lewchew : with an account of her subsequent shipwreck / by John M'Leod, surgeon, of the Alceste

Title:
M'Leod's voyage DSI
Author:
M'Leod, John 1777?-1820  Search this
Former owner:
Curtis, William Sir 1752-1829 DSI  Search this
Gage, Robert DSI  Search this
Hall, B. G. DSI  Search this
Bayer, Frederick M. DSI  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Alceste (Ship)  Search this
Physical description:
[8], 323, [1] p., [6] leaves of plates : col. ill. (aquatints); port. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Korea
Ryukyu Islands
Date:
1818
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DS507 .M17X 1818
DS507.M17X 1818
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_393286

The members of the Lotos Club, 1870 through 2007 / [the Lotos Club historian, J. Robert Moskin ; editor, Nancy Johnson]

Author:
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Moskin, J. Robert  Search this
Johnson, Nancy A  Search this
Subject:
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Lotos Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
195 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Registers
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Arts--Societies and clubs--History  Search this
Arts--Societies and clubs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_925076

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