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Francis Patrick Garvan papers, 1867, 1912-1953

Creator:
Garvan, Francis P. (Francis Patrick), 1875-1937  Search this
Subject:
Ensko, Robert  Search this
Halsey, R. T. Haines (Richard Townley Haines),  Search this
Keough, Andrew  Search this
Jones, E. Alfred (Edward Alfred),  Search this
Kimball, Fiske  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall  Search this
Bigelow, Francis Hill  Search this
Garvan, Mabel Brady  Search this
Day, George Parmly  Search this
Nutting, Wallace  Search this
Parke-Bernet Galleries  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Garvan Collection (Yale University)  Search this
Yale University  Search this
American Art Association, Anderson Galleries (Firm)  Search this
O'Reilly's Plaza Art Galleries  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8176
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210347
AAA_collcode_garvfran
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210347
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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
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Phillips, John Marshall

Collection Creator:
Hatch, John Davis  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940s-1950s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The John Davis Hatch 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.
Collection Citation:
John Davis Hatch, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
John Davis Hatch papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hatcjohn-ref346

Colonial Massachusetts silversmiths and jewelers : a biographical dictionary based on the notes of Francis Hill Bigelow & John Marshall Phillips / Patricia E. Kane ; with contributions by Jeannine J. Falino ... [et al.] and the assistance of Karen L. Wight & Edgard Moreno

Author:
Kane, Patricia E  Search this
Bigelow, Francis Hill 1859-1933  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Falino, Jeannine J  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 1241 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Silversmiths--Biography--Dictionaries  Search this
Jewelers--Biography--Dictionaries  Search this
Silverwork, Colonial  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_537055

The prentis collection of colonial New England furnishings ... Described by Joseph Downs and John Marshall Phillips

Author:
Downs, Joseph  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New England
Date:
1951
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Call number:
NK2220.P74 D75 1951
NK2220.P74D75 1951
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_432727

Antique fakes & reproductions. Enl. and rev

Author:
Lee, Ruth Webb 1894-  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 317 p. 167 illus. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1950
[1950]
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Glassware--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art objects--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--Forgeries  Search this
Call number:
NK5112.L38 1950X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249076

Antique fakes & reproductions. / by Ruth Webb Lee

Author:
Lee, Ruth Webb 1894-  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 317 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1950
C1950
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Glassware--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art objects--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--Forgeries  Search this
Call number:
NK5112 .L38 1950axZ
NK5112.L38 1950axZ
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249078

Antique fakes & reproductions, by Ruth Webb Lee

Author:
Lee, Ruth Webb 1894-  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 224, [4] p. incl. front., illus., plates. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1938
[c1938]
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Glassware--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art objects--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--Forgeries  Search this
Call number:
NK5112.L38X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_260601

Masterpieces of New England silver, 1650-1800 ... An exhibition held June 18 through September 10, 1939, Gallery of Fine Arts, Yale University

Author:
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Yale University Associates in Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
97 p. front., XV pl. on 8 l. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New England
Date:
1939
1939]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Silverwork--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK7112.Y18
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_100390

Early American silver selected from the Mabel Garvan Collection, Yale University / by John Marshall Phillips. Edited with introd. and notes by Meyric R. Rogers

Author:
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Garvan, Mabel Brady  Search this
Garvan, Francis P (Francis Patrick) 1875-1937  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : chiefly ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1960
1960]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7112 .Y18e
NK7112.Y18e
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_117671

American silver

Author:
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. illus. (part col.) col. ports. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1949
[1949]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
NK7112.P5 1949X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_184613

The Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. collection of portraits and silver, with a note on the discoveries of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. concerning the influence of the English mezzotint on colonial painting. Edited by John Marshall Phillips, Barbara N. Parker [and] Kathryn C. Buhler, with a biographical note by Edward Weeks

Author:
New-York Historical Society  Search this
Belknap, Waldron Phoenix  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 177 p. illus., ports. 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
1955
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Portraits, American--Catalogs  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Call number:
N613 .A5
N613.A5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_45738

The discoveries of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr., concerning the influence of the English mezzotint on colonial painting; edited by John Marshall Phillips and Barbara N. Parker

Author:
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Parker, Barbara Neville  Search this
Subject:
Belknap, Waldron Phoenix 1899-1949  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Mezzotint engraving  Search this
Mezzotints, British  Search this
Call number:
ND207 .P56
ND207.P56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_54053

Early Connecticut silver, 1700-1830; August 1 to October 1 [1935] Gallery of fine arts, Yale university

Author:
Tercentenary Commission of the State of Connecticut  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
37, [1] p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Connecticut
Date:
1935
1935]
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Silverwork--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK7112 .C75
NK7112.C75
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_66830

Antique fakes & reproductions / by Ruth Webb Lee

Title:
Antique fakes and reproductions
Author:
Lee, Ruth Webb 1894-  Search this
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 315 p. : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1966
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Glassware--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art objects--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--Forgeries  Search this
Call number:
NK5112 .L38 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_910725

John Marshall Phillips, 1905-1953 / by Theodore Sizer

Author:
Sizer, Theodore 1892-1967  Search this
Subject:
Phillips, John Marshall 1905-1953  Search this
Yale University Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
21 p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Connecticut
New Haven
Date:
1953
Topic:
Silverwork--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
N406.P49 S59 1953
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_964672

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