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Francis Patrick Garvan papers

Creator:
Garvan, Mabel Brady  Search this
Garvan, Francis Patrick, 1875-1937  Search this
Names:
American Art Association  Search this
Garvan Collection (Yale University)  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
O'Reilly's Plaza Art Galleries  Search this
Parke-Bernet Galleries  Search this
Yale University -- Art collections  Search this
Bigelow, Francis Hill, 1859-1933  Search this
Day, George Parmly, 1876-1959  Search this
Ensko, Robert  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines), 1865-1942  Search this
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred), 1872-1943  Search this
Keough, Andrew, 1869-1953  Search this
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955  Search this
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall, 1905-1953  Search this
Extent:
44.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1912-1953
1867
Summary:
The papers of art collector Francis Patrick Garvan measure 44.9 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1953, with one document from 1867. The papers provide extensive documentation on the Garvan collection which included rare books, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, and furniture. The majority of the collection consists of inventory records that give descriptive information regarding each piece in the collection; in many cases the files also include a photograph of the object. Also found are correspondence and subject files; auction records for sales at the American Art Association, Parke-Bernet Galleries, and Plaza Art Galleries; loan records; estate records; and a small amount of printed material, writings, and photographs. Approximately half of the Garvan papers were created posthumously by Mabel Brady Garvan and the managers of Garvan's estate.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art collector Francis Patrick Garvan measure 44.9 linear feet and date from 1912 to 1953, with one document from 1867. The papers provide extensive documentation on the Garvan collection which included rare books, ceramics, glass, paintings, prints, and furniture. The majority of the collection consists of inventory records that give descriptive information regarding each piece in the collection; in many cases the files also include a photograph of the object. Also found are correspondence and subject files; auction records for sales at the American Art Association, Parke-Bernet Galleries, and Plaza Art Galleries; loan records; estate records; and a small amount of printed material, writings, and photographs. Approximately half of the Garvan papers were created posthumously by Mabel Brady Garvan and the managers of Garvan's estate.

Notable correspondence is with antique, art and rare book dealers, museums, curators, conservators, Garvan's employees, George Parmly Day, Andrew Keough, and John Marshall Phillips of Yale University regarding the 1930 gift of the [Mabel Brady] Garvan Collection to Yale, as well as the American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., Francis Bigelow, Robert Ensko, Richard T. Haines Halsey, E. Alfred Jones, Fiske Kimball, William Macbeth, Inc., Wallace Nutting, Richard W. Symonds, and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Correspondence and Subject Files, 1912-1942, 1953 (11.5 linear feet; Boxes 1-12, 46)

Series 2: Auction Records, circa 1930s-1949 (1.75 linear feet; Boxes 12-13)

Series 3: Loan Records, 1919-1948 (3.0 linear feet; Boxes 14-16, 46)

Series 4: Estate Records, 1929-1951 (0.75 linear feet; Box 17, 45)

Series 5: Inventory, 1928-1949 (26.0 linear feet; Boxes 17-43)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1867, 1926-1949 (1.0 linear foot; Boxes 43-44, 46)

Series 7: Writings, 1930s (0.3 linear feet; Box 44)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, 1930s-1940s (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 44-45, 47)
Biographical / Historical:
Francis Patrick Garvan (1875-1937) and his wife Mabel Brady Garvan were art collectors in the 1920s and 1930s, specializing in decorative arts and furniture. Professionally, Garvan was a lawyer who spent the majority of his career serving as President of the Chemical Foundation, to which he was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson. He maintained relationships with many prominent museums and galleries including the American Art Association, the Anderson Galleries, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over the course of his life, Garvan had amassed a collection of thousands of decorative and fine art objects. During his final years, Garvan arranged for the majority of his art collection to be donated to Yale University, his alma mater.
Provenance:
Donated 1981 by Anthony N. B. Garvan and Phil Hoyt for the estate of Mabel Brady Garvan.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Francis Patrick Garvan 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:
Decorative arts  Search this
Decorative arts -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Francis Patrick Garvan papers, 1867, 1912-1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.garvfran
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Francis Patrick Garvan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-garvfran
Additional Online Media:

A Windsor handbook : comprising illustrations & descriptions of Windsor furniture of all periods, including side chairs, arm chairs, comb-backs, writing-arm Windsors, babies' high backs, babies' low chairs, child's chairs, also settees, love seats, stools & tables / by Wallace Nutting

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
C1917
Topic:
Chairs  Search this
Call number:
NK2715.N988 1917
NK2715.N988 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249522

[The Gardener's Cottage]: an early view of barns and greenhouses, from an original photograph by Wallace Nutting.

Photographer:
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Gardener's Cottage (Manchester, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Bennington County -- Manchester
Date:
[1910-1920?]
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 -- Vermont -- Manchester  Search this
Outbuildings  Search this
Houses  Search this
Greenhouses  Search this
Barns  Search this
Agricultural buildings  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Trees  Search this
Roads  Search this
Hills  Search this
Panoramas  Search this
Farms  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VT006005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Vermont / VT006: Manchester -- Gardener's Cottage, The
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11365

[The Gardener's Cottage]: an early view of the greenhouse, from an original photograph by Wallace Nutting.

Photographer:
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Gardener's Cottage (Manchester, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Bennington County -- Manchester
Date:
[1910-1920?]
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 -- Vermont -- Manchester  Search this
Outbuildings  Search this
Greenhouses  Search this
Agricultural buildings  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Cannas  Search this
Farms  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VT006006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Vermont / VT006: Manchester -- Gardener's Cottage, The
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11366

[The Gardener's Cottage]: an early view showing barns and buildings on the Wilbur estate, from an original photograph by Wallace Nutting.

Photographer:
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Gardener's Cottage (Manchester, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Bennington County -- Manchester
Date:
[1910-1920?]
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 -- Vermont -- Manchester  Search this
Outbuildings  Search this
Greenhouses  Search this
Agricultural buildings  Search this
Trees  Search this
Hills  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Farms  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VT006007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Vermont / VT006: Manchester -- Gardener's Cottage, The
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11367

[Ridout House]: terraces.

Photographer:
Nutting, Wallace, 1861-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ridout House (Annapolis, Md.)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Anne Arundel County -- Annapolis
Date:
1915.
General:
Photograph by Wallace Nutting.
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 -- Maryland -- Annapolis  Search this
Houses  Search this
Trees  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD153001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD153: Annapolis -- Ridout House Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14286

Wallace Nutting and the invention of old America / Thomas Andrew Denenberg

Author:
Denenberg, Thomas Andrew 1967-  Search this
Subject:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
x, 228 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
Topic:
Photographers  Search this
Furniture--Collectors and collecting--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701979

A Windsor handbook; comprising illustrations & descriptions of Windsor furniture of all periods, including side chairs, arm chairs, comb-backs, writing-arm Windsors, babies' high backs, babies' low chairs, child's chairs, also settees, love seats, stools & tables

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. illus. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
1917
[1973]
Topic:
Chairs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_604722

Collector's guide to Wallace Nutting pictures : identification & values / Michael Ivankovich

Title:
Wallace Nutting pictures
Author:
Ivankovich, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941 Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
157 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Photographs--Collectors and collecting--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
TR647.N988 I8 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_504138

The Wallace Nutting expansible catalog / [by Wallace Nutting ; introduction by Michael Ivankovich]

Title:
Expansible catalog
Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Ivankovich, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941 Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1987
1915
C1987
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Call number:
TR647.N988 N8 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563309

The guide to Wallace Nutting furniture / by Michael Ivankovich

Author:
Ivankovich, Michael  Search this
Subject:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 152 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
Topic:
Furniture--Reproduction  Search this
Call number:
NK2439.N87I9 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405047

Photographic art secrets, with a general discussion of processes, by Wallace Nutting, with illustrations by the author

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
x p., 1 l., 133 p. 105 pl. on 24 l. (incl. front.) tab. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1931
1931, c1927
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Call number:
TR145 .N988 1931
TR145.N988 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_409502

The clock book, by Wallace Nutting; being a description of foreign and American antique clocks, profusely illustrated

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
312 p. incl. illus., plates, port., facsims
Type:
Books
Date:
1924
[c1924]
Topic:
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clock and watch makers  Search this
Call number:
NK7484 .N98 1924
NK7484.N98 1924
TS542.N8X 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378208

Furniture treasury (mostly of American origin) : being a record of designers, details of designs and structure, with lists of clock makers in America, and a glossary of furniture terms, richly illustrated / by Wallace Nutting ; drawings by Ernest John Donnelly

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Donnelly, Ernest John  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1933
[1933?]
Topic:
Furniture, American  Search this
Call number:
NK2405.A1 N98 1933o
NK2405.A1N98 1933o
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390379

The clock book, by Wallace Nutting; being a description of foreign and American antique clocks, and a list of their makers. Profusely illustrated

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
312 p. incl. illus., plates, port., facsims. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1935
[c1935]
Topic:
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clock and watch makers  Search this
Call number:
TS542.N8 1935X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_247628

Furniture treasury (mostly of American origin) all periods of American furniture with some foreign examples in America, also American hardware and household utensils. 5000 illus. with descriptions on the same page

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1948
1949
1948-49 [c1928-33]
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Implements, utensils, etc  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Clock and watch makers  Search this
Call number:
NK2406.N732X 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249406

Furniture treasury (mostly of American origin) : being a record of designers, details of designs and structure, with lists of clock makers in America, and a glossary of furniture terms, richly illustrated / by Wallace Nutting ; drawings by Ernest John Donnelly

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
548 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
C1933
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Implements, utensils, etc  Search this
Clock and watch makers  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Call number:
NK2405.A1 N98 1933
NK2405.A1N98 1933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_253068

New Hampshire beautiful, by Wallace Nutting ... illustrated by the author with three hundred and four pictures covering all the counties in New Hampshire

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., 3-302 p. incl. illus., plates. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
New Hampshire
Date:
1923
[c1923]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F39.N98X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256199

Furniture of the Pilgrim century, 1620-1720 : including colonial utensils and hardware / by Wallace Nutting ; illustrated with one thousand photographs by the author hitherto unpublished

Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Physical description:
580 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1921
C1921
Topic:
Furniture, American--History  Search this
Call number:
NK2406 .N98 1921
NK2406.N98 1921
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_280350

General catalog / Wallace Nutting

Title:
Wallace Nutting general catalog
Author:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941  Search this
Subject:
Nutting, Wallace 1861-1941 Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
160, [8] p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1977
1930
C1977
Topic:
Furniture--Reproduction--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NK2439.N87A4 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_109778

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