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Photographs of Sri Lanka collected by Charles Freer in 1907

Creator:
Skeen and Company  Search this
Scowen & Co.  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
62 Items (unmounted albumen prints)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Sri Lanka
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Photographic prints acquired by Freer duriing his tour of Colombo in February 1907, depicting the archaeological, religious, and scenic sites of Sri Lanka. Photographs include works by the major studios in Colombo such as Skeen & Co., and Scowen and Co. (later Apothecaries Co.), as well as works by unknown photographers. Geographically the images display a wide range of sites from across the island but emphasize the ancient ruins of the Anuradhapura District. All the prints are gold-toned albumen prints.
1: Alsophila Crinita. Caption: "Alsophila Crinita Woolly Tree-Ferns." Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 2: Anuradhapura, Abhayagiri ViharaComplex, Abhayagiri Thupa, from the south. Caption: "Jetawanarama Dagoba 245 high. Anuradhapura." Captions: "Jetawanarama DagobaAnuradhapura", "Anuradhapura" Scowen; Apothecaries Co. Ltd. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 3: Anuradhapura, Abhayagiri Vihara Complex, Kanda-oru. Skeen & Co. Between the late 1860s and 1903; 4: Anuradhapura, Abhayagiri Vihara Complex, Kuttum Pokuna. Skeen & Co. Between the late 1860s and 1903; 5: Anuradhapura, Abhayagiri Vihara Complex, Mahasena's Pavilion, moonstone and stairway. Captions: "Kings Palace Moonstone, Ruanwella", "Anuradhapura" Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 6: Anuradhapura, Isurumuniya Temple, carved stone images. Captions: "Carved stone in S-steps, Isurumuniya", "Anuradhapura" Apothecaries Co. Ltd. Not after 1896; 7: Anuradhapura, Isurumuniya Temple, front from the east. Captions: "Isurumuniya Temple, Ruanwella", "Anuradhapura, Isurumuniya." Apothecaries Co. Ltd. Not after 1896; 8: Anuradhapura, Magul Uyana, rock cut pond. Caption: "A rock cut recess in connection with a bathing pond on the east side of the Tisawewa, Anuradhapura." Captions: "Rock cut recess east of Tissawewa", "Anuradhapura" Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 9: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, "Dalada Maligawa" idol house.; 10: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, Kujjatissa Pabbata. Caption: "Sala Chaitiya Dagoba, Anuradhapura." Caption: "Anuradhapura" Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 11: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, Kujjatissa Pabbata. Caption: "Sala Chaitiya Dagoba. Anuradhapura." Caption: "Anuradhapura" Scowen & Co. Between the 1876 and ca.1894; 12: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, monastic cistern and dyeing vessel near the Thuparama Dagoba. Skeen & Co. Between the late 1860s and 1903; 13: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, monastic ruins west of the Ruvanvalisaya. Caption: "Ruins of the north west side of the Ruanwelli Dagoba, Anuradhapura." Caption: "Anuradhapura" Scowen & Co; Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 14: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex,monastic ruins south west of the Ruvanvalisaya. Skeen & Co. Between the late 1860s and 1903; 15: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, monastic ruins south west of the Ruvanvalisaya. Caption: "Anuradhapura" Skeen & Co. Between the late 1860s and 1903; 16: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, Ruvanvalisaya, east entrance. Captions: "Ruanwella Dagoba from the east showing carved entrance", "Anuradhapura" Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 17: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, Ruvanvalisaya, southern vahalkada. Skeen & Co. Between the late 1860s and 1903; 18: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, Sri Maha Bodhi Shrine. Caption: "Ficus Religiosa, the sacred Bo tree at Anuradhapura. This ancient tree is an object of the most profound veneration to the Buddhists; its parent in India being the identical tree under which Gautama is said to have attained the Buddhaship. The original branch was planted by King Dewanpiya Tissa, B.C. 288. " Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 19: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, stone bulls near the Ruvanvalisaya. Captions: "Stone Bulls, Ruanwella", "Anuradhapura" Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 20: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, stone figure. Caption: "Stone figure in Kachcheri ground, Ruanwella." Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 21: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, Thuparama Dagoba, pillar capital. Caption: "Pillar at the Thuparama, Anuradhapura.". Not before 1862; 22: Anuradhapura, Mahavihara Complex, Thuparama Dagoba and surrounding ruins. Caption: "Polonnaruva?" Skeen & Co. Between the late 1860s and 1903; 23: Anuradhapura, Mirisvatiya Dagoba. Captions: "Merisawatte Dagoba, Ruanwella", "Anuradhapura, Miriswetiya." Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 24: Anuradhapura, Western Monasteries, stone canopy. Skeen & Co. Between 1886 and 1903; 25: Anuradhapura District, Mihintale, Mahinda's Bed. Caption: "Mihintale,, Mahinda's Bed"; 26: Colombo District, Colombo Fort, from the south. Captions: "Barracks, Fort, Colombo. No. 62", "Colombo" C.A. Co. Ltd. Between the 1870s and ca.1890; 27: Kandy, Dalada Maligawa, entrance. Caption: "Entrance to the Buddhist Temple, Kandy." Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 28: Kandy, Dalada Maligawa, front view. Caption: "Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth) Kandy." Caption: "Kandy,, Maligawa." Scowen. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 29: Kandy, back of Temple. Captions: "Back of Temple, Kandy," Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 30: Kandy, "Florence Villa." Caption: "Florence Villa, Kandy, No. 193." C.A. Co. Ltd. Between the 1870s and ca.1890; 31: Kandy, Kandy Lake with Hantanne Peak in back. Caption: "Kandy Lake and Hantanne Peak." Scowen. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 32: Kandy, Kandy Lake and city from the South-east. Skeen & Co. Between the late 1860s and 1903; 33: Kandy, Old Palace. Caption: "Old palace, Kandy"; 34: Kandy District, Panwila, "Holton Estate" tea plucking. Caption: "Plucking tea leaf-Holton Estate. Panwila." Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 35: Kandy District, Peradeniya, Mahavali River. Caption: "River at Peradeniya." Skeen & Co. Between the late 1860s and 1903; 36: Kandy District, Peradeniya, Royal Botanic Gardens, Creeper. Caption: "A Creeper in the Peradeniya Gardens" Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 37: Kandy District, Peradeniya, Royal Botanic Gardens, fig tree. Caption: "Fig tree, Peradeniya"; 38: Kandy District, Peradeniya, Royal Botanic Gardens, palms. Caption: "Group of palms in the Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya." Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 39: Kandy District, Peradeniya, Royal Botanic Gardens, palms. Caption: "Group of Palms in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya." Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 40: Kandy District, Peradeniya, the Satinwood Bridge over the Mahavali River. Captions: "Satinwood Bridge from the gardens", "Peradeniya,, Royal Botanic Gardens.". Not after 1904; 41: Matale District, Aluvihara Rock Temple. Caption: "Matale. Aluwihara Rock Temple. Where Buddhist books were first committed to writing in B.C. 90." Caption: "Matale,, Aluvihara." Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 42: Matale District, Aluvihara Rock Temple. Caption: "Rock Temple at Matara showing the Great Gorge"; 43: Matale District, Dambulla Cave Temple, entrance to a cave. Captions: "Rock Temple entrance, Mihintale", "Mihintale" Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 44: Matale District, Dambulla Cave Temple, terrace. Captions: "Buddhist Rock temple view from terrace, Mihintale", "Mihintale" Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 45: Matale District, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, assent to the summit. Captions: "Sigiri remains of galleries running to the top of the rock", "Sigiriya" Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 46: Matale District, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, view to summit from the Lion Terrace. Captions: "Sigiri Rock", "Sigiriya"; 47: Matale District, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, stairs of the lower gallery. Captions: "Sigiri end of the remaining portion of the lower gallery", "Sigiriya"; 48: Nuvara Eliya, landscape. Captions: "Nuwera Eliya", "Nuwara Eliya" C. Scowen. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 49: Polonnaruva, Ancient City, Dalada Maluva Complex, Hatadage. Captions: "Atadage, Ruawella", "Anuradhapura" Apothecaries Co. Ltd. Not after 1903; 50: Polonnaruva, Ancient City, Dalada Maluva Complex, Hatadage, broken stone Buddha. Captions: "Atadage inner chamber"; "Polonnaruwa, Atadage." Apothecaries Co. Ltd. Not after 1903; 51: Polonnaruva, Ancient City, Siva Devale No. 1, east entrance. Captions: "Anuradhapura", "Anuradhapura" Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 52: Ratnapura District, Sripada. Caption: "Temple of Adam's Peak"; 53: Matale District, unidentified gorge. Caption: "Vicarton Gorge, Matale." Scowen & Co. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 54: Unidentified temple. Caption: "Buddhist Temple, Colombo No. 92." Caption: "Colombo." Apothecaries Co. Ltd; 55: Unidentified temple. Caption: "Buddhist Temple, Peradeniya." Caption: "Peradeniya." C.A. Co. Ltd; Apothecaries Co. Ltd. Between the 1870s and ca.1890; 56: Unidentified house. Captions: "Hill Club", "97' Moliya", "Nuwara Eliya" C. Scowen. Between 1876 and ca.1894; 57: Unidentified river. Captions: "Maskeliya river", "Maskeliya"; 58: Unidentified waterfall. Captions: "Maskeliya Falls", "Maskeliya"; 59: Unidentified waterfall.
Captions: "Naliawilla Falls Haputale,", "Haplutale"; 60: Unidentified waterfall. Captions: "The double Ramibadde Falls", "Ramboda"; 61: Unidentified ruins of stairs. The Colombo Apothecaries Company, Ltd. Photographers; 62: Unidentified brick ruin. The Colombo Apothecaries Company, Ltd. Photographers.
Arrangement:
Organized in the original manner by the creator.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 12.10
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 12.10
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 12: Photographs / 12.10: Sri Lanka
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages

Names:
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet (150 Prints: album (black and white) 1 writing tablet: catalog Dimensions 39 x 27 cm.)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
One album, measuring 39 x 31 cm., of approximately 150 black and white photographs of the Chinese art collection of Seaouke Yue [You Xiaoqi], which included paintings, porcelain and works in bronze. The prints are pasted into the album and identified by typed identification slips, also pasted into the album. A paper label on the front cover reads "Photos of Chinese Arts Seaouke Yue Collection". A one-volume descriptive catalog accompanies the photo album. The catalog (39 x 27 cm.) consists of 50 tipped-in leaves, with typescript descriptions of each art work pasted onto the leaves. The descriptions have been annotated in pencil. A paper label has been pasted to the front cover and bears the typed title "Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages", with the author's name and "Photo list #298" printed underneath in black ink.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 1: Genealogical and Biographical Data / 1.6: Writings and Notes / 1.6.2: Freer Travel Writings and Maps
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco. Notes taken before Mr. Freer's Collection in Detroit.

Creator:
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
196 Pages (19.5 x 13 cm.)
Container:
Box 56, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Notebooks
Place:
USA -- Michigan -- Detroit
Date:
November 4-11, 1907
Scope and Contents:
One journal-style volume, quarter-bound black pebble-grained cloth with brown marbled paper boards. Approximately 200 pages, mostly filled with handwritten notes. Paper onlay on the front cover bears the handwritten inscription "Notes taken before Mr. Freer's collection in Detroit -- some amount is [?] -- mostly [?] lantern slides." Inside front cover has the bookplate of Ernest K. Fenollosa; the bookplate also bears the ink signature "Mary McNeil Fenollosa (Sidney McCall)" and the ink stamp of the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Loosely inserted at the beginning of the journal is an undated receipt for the purchase of several items from the Walpole Galleries in New York City.
The first part of the journal, dated November 1907, contains approximately 104 pages of notes, presumably written in Fenollosa's hand. On the back cover, another paper slip bears the inscription "This end of the note book to be used for a list of Illustrations from Stokes' prints to be sent Mr. Heinemann -- begun March 16th 1911." From this point, a new set of notes begins, written after Fenollosa's death and consisting of approximately 34 pages.
Notes taken before Mr. Freer's collection in Detroit
Arrangement:
Organized in one flat box.
Biographical / Historical:
Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908) was a poet and student of Asian art. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Fenollosa studied at Harvard, Cambridge University and the art school at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts before traveling to Japan to teach political economy and philosophy at the Imperial University at Tokyo. In 1988, he helped establish the Tokyo Fine Arts Academy and the Imperial Museum, serving as its director. For his many efforts to preserve temples and shrines and their art work, the Emperor of Japan decorated him with the orders of the Rising Sun and the Sacred Mirror. In 1890 Fenollosa returned to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to take the position of curator of the department of Oriental arts. However, his public divorce and immediate remarriage in 1895 to the writer Mary McNeill Scott (1865-1954) led to his dismissal from the Museum in 1896 and he returned to Japan to teach English literature at the Tokyo Higher Normal School. He returned to the United States in 1900 to write and lecture on Asia. His works include East and West: The Discovery of America and Other Poems (1893); Epochs of Chinese and Japanese Art (2d ed. 1912), compiled by his widow, Mary McNeil Fenollosa; and two works on Japanese drama (ed. by Ezra Pound, 1916).
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 04.02
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Art -- Private collections  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 04.02
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 4: Freer Colleague Materials / 4.1: Ernest Fenollosa Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
60 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Japan
Sri Lanka
Paris (France)
Date:
1894-1895
Scope and Contents:
Letter written by Charles Lang Freer to his friend and business associate Frank Hecker (1846-1927) while Freer was traveling in Europe and Asia between September 1894 and August 1895. This was Freer's first travel in Asia, and while he was not purchasing works of fine art in large numbers, the cultural encounters he made during this trip deepened his interest in Asia's artistic heritage. Freer's stops included Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, China and Japan. Freer also stayed in Italy and France, spending time with James McNeill Whistler in Paris.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel2
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel2
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Hecker, Frank J., Col., 1892-1917
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Brooks, Romaine  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
219 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Paris (France)
Naples (Italy)
London (England)
Date:
1899-1903
Scope and Contents:
Letters written by Charles Lang Freer to his friend and business associate Frank Hecker (1846-1927) while Freer during multiple trips to Europe between June of 1899 and July of 1903. Freer stayed for long periods of time in London, meeting with the painter James McNeill Whister. He also stayed for long periods in Paris, and at a villa that he co-owned on the Mediterranean island of Capri with his friend Thomas S. Jerome (1864-1914). The final letters describe Whistler's death on July 17th, 1903.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel3
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel3
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Hecker, Frank J., Col., 1892-1917
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
283 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Sri Lanka
Singapore
Indonesia
Egypt
Syria
Japan
Paris (France)
London (England)
Date:
1904-1908
Scope and Contents:
Letters written by Charles Lang Freer to his friend and business associate Frank Hecker (1846-1927) during multiple trips to Europe and Asia between 1904 and July of 1908. After a decade absence, Freer travelled again to Asia, taking extended tours of Egypt, Syria, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and Japan. Also included are letters written from Detroit that describe the status of Freer's offer of his collection to the Smithsonian.
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel4
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel4
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence / Hecker, Frank J., Col., 1892-1917
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Chinese art objects from Yamanaka & Company, New York

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
13 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
China
Date:
March 6, 1914
Scope and Contents:
The purchase included Chinese ceramics, jades, and textiles. Also includes a set of modern Japanese lacquer trays.
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1914.04.01
General:
Freer collection numbers: F1914.37; F1914.38; F1914.39; F1914.40; F1914.41; F1914.42; F1914.43; F1914.44; F1914.45; F1914.46; F1914.47; F1914.48; F1914.49; F1914.50; F1914.51; F1914.100; F1914.99; F1914.101; F1914.102; F1914.103; F1914.104; F1914.108; F1914.109; F1914.110; F1914.111; F1914.112; F1914.113; F1914.114; F1914.115; F1914.116; F1914.144; F1914.105a-b; F1914.106a-b; F1914.107a-b; F1914.145; F1914.149.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Jade  Search this
Textile  Search this
Lacquerware  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1914.04.01
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / Invoices after 1883
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Yue, Seaouke (You Xiaoxi; 游筱溪)

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Names:
Pang Yuanji, 1864-1949  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (folders of correspondence)
Container:
Box 36, Folder 17-22
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1917-1919
Scope and Contents:
Letters dated between 1917 and 1919, mostly discussing the offer of Chinese art objects by the Shanghai based dealer Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi)
游篠溪
Freer collection numbers: F1904.61
Letters between Charles Lang Freer and Seaouke Yue (You Xiaoxi)
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically under correspondent.
Biographical / Historical:
Charels Lang Freer first met Yue in 1917. Yue had travelled to New York with items from the collection of Pang Yuanji, an important Shanghai collector who met Freer in 1911. Over the next two years, Freer purchased a number of important works of Chinese painting, jades, pottery and bronzes from Yue.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1Yue
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, File FSA A.01 02.1Yue
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Allen, Horace N.

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Allen, Horace Newton, 1858-1932  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Letters (correspondence)
Date:
1907
Scope and Contents:
Letters dated 1907, Between Freer and American Missionary, diplomat, and collector Horace Newton Allen. Also includes correspondence with Allen's representative and Frank Hecker. Includes a typed catalog of the collection, with a document of certification by Edwin Morgan.
Freer collection numbers: F1907.283; F1907.284a-b; F1907.285; F1907.286a-b; F1907.287; F1907.288a-b; F1907.289; F1907.290; F1907.291; F1907.292a-b; F1907.293; F1907.294; F1907.295; F1907.296; F1907.297; F1907.298; F1907.299; F1907.300a-b; F1907.301a-b; F1907.302a-b; F1907.303; F1907.304.1; F1907.304.2; F1907.305; F1907.306; F1907.307; F1907.308; F1907.309; F1907.310; F1907.311; F1907.312; F1907.313; F1907.314; F1907.315; F1907.316; F1907.317; F1907.318; F1907.319; F1907.320; F1907.321; F1907.322.1; F1907.322.2; F1907.323; F1907.324; F1907.325; F1907.326; F1907.327; F1907.328; F1907.329; F1907.330; F1907.331; F1907.332; F1907.333a-b; F1907.334; F1907.335; F1907.336; F1907.337; F1907.338; F1907.339; F1907.340; F1907.341; F1907.342; F1907.343a-c; F1907.344a-b; F1907.345; F1907.346.1; F1907.346.2; F1907.346.3; F1907.346.4; F1907.346.5; F1907.347; F1907.348; F1907.349; F1907.350; F1907.351; F1907.352; F1907.353; F1907.354; F1907.355; F1907.356; F1907.357; F1907.358; F1907.359; F1907.360; F1907.361
Arrangement:
Organized chronologically under correspondent.
Biographical / Historical:
Horace Newton Allen first traveled to Korea as a medical missionary in 1884. Gradually he grew close to the royal court and served in various capacities both as assistant to the court, and as a U.S. diplomatic representative. Allen was recalled to the US in 1905, after protesting America's inactivity in the face of Japan's looming domination on the peninsula. Freer purchased Allen's collection in 1907 while he was traveling overseas through his business partner Frank Hecker.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 02.1AllenH
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ceramics -- Korean  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence)
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
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Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
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Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine'

Life Form:
Herbaceous perennial
Range:
E. US
Topic:
Display Gardens  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Bee Balm
Bergamot
Fragrant Balm
Mountain Mint
Oswego Tea
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Asteranae
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae
Genus:
Monarda
Species:
didyma
Accession Number:
2021-0714A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Display Collection
On Display:
Anacostia Community Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax7661c9667-45e3-4374-ac9f-31a26a9e1e84
EDAN-URL:
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Monarda didyma 'Raspberry Wine'

Life Form:
Herbaceous perennial
Range:
E. US
Topic:
Display Gardens  Search this
Living Collections  Search this
Common Name:
Bee Balm
Bergamot
Fragrant Balm
Mountain Mint
Oswego Tea
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Asteranae
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Lamiaceae
Genus:
Monarda
Species:
didyma
Accession Number:
2021-0716A
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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On Display:
Anacostia Community Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax78eebd15f-e802-49ce-bc02-072965dc7ba9
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Coffeepot

Referenced:
Howard, Joanna Louise Turpin  Search this
Physical Description:
silver plate (overall material)
electroplate (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 10 in; 30.48 cm x 25.4 cm
base: 4 1/4 in; 10.795 cm
Object Name:
coffeepot
Place made:
United States
Place used:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1858
Presentation date:
1858-10-27
Subject:
abolitionism  Search this
African American  Search this
Beverages  Search this
Coffee Drinking  Search this
Tea Drinking  Search this
Presentation  Search this
Massachusetts  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0193.01
Catalog number:
2013.0193.01
Accession number:
2013.0193
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Abolitionist Tea Service
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-73a7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Teapot

Referenced:
Howard, Joanna Louise Turpin  Search this
Physical Description:
silverplate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 9 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 24.13 cm
base: 3 1/2 in; 8.89 cm
Object Name:
teapot
Place made:
United States
Place used:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1858
Presentation date:
1858-10-27
Subject:
abolitionism  Search this
African American  Search this
Beverages  Search this
Coffee Drinking  Search this
Tea Drinking  Search this
Presentation  Search this
Massachusetts  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0193.02
Catalog number:
2013.0193.02
Accession number:
2013.0193
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Domestic Furnishings
Abolitionist Tea Service
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Teapot

Referenced:
Howard, Joanna Louise Turpin  Search this
Physical Description:
silverplate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/2 in x 9 in; 26.67 cm x 22.86 cm
base: 3 3/4 in; 9.525 cm
Object Name:
teapot
Place made:
United States
Place used:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1858
Presentation date:
1858-10-27
Subject:
abolitionism  Search this
African American  Search this
Beverages  Search this
Coffee Drinking  Search this
Tea Drinking  Search this
Presentation  Search this
Massachusetts  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0193.03
Catalog number:
2013.0193.03
Accession number:
2013.0193
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Domestic Furnishings
Abolitionist Tea Service
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Sugar Bowl

Referenced:
Howard, Joanna Louise Turpin  Search this
Physical Description:
silverplate (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 7 in; 25.4 cm x 17.78 cm
part: body: 7 in; 17.78 cm
part: lid: 3 3/4 in; 9.525 cm
Object Name:
bowl, sugar
Place made:
United States
Place used:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1858
Presentation date:
1858-10-27
Subject:
abolitionism  Search this
African American  Search this
Beverages  Search this
Coffee Drinking  Search this
Tea Drinking  Search this
Presentation  Search this
Massachusetts  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0193.04
Catalog number:
2013.0193.04A
2013.0193.04B
Accession number:
2013.0193
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Abolitionist Tea Service
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a507-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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edanmdm:nmah_1452886
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Waste Bowl

Referenced:
Howard, Joanna Louise Turpin  Search this
Physical Description:
silverplate (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/4 in x 6 in; 12.065 cm x 15.24 cm
base: 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cm
Object Name:
bowl, waste
Place made:
United States
Place used:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1858
Presentation date:
1858-10-27
Subject:
abolitionism  Search this
African American  Search this
Beverages  Search this
Coffee Drinking  Search this
Tea Drinking  Search this
Presentation  Search this
Massachusetts  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0193.05
Catalog number:
2013.0193.05
Accession number:
2013.0193
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Domestic Furnishings
Abolitionist Tea Service
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Creamer

Referenced:
Howard, Joanna Louise Turpin  Search this
Physical Description:
silverplate (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in x 5 in; 17.78 cm x 12.7 cm
base: 2 1/2 in; 6.35 cm
Object Name:
service, coffee and tea, part of
creamer
Place made:
United States
Place used:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
1858
Presentation date:
1858-10-27
Subject:
abolitionism  Search this
African American  Search this
Beverages  Search this
Coffee Drinking  Search this
Tea Drinking  Search this
Presentation  Search this
Massachusetts  Search this
ID Number:
2013.0193.06
Catalog number:
2013.0193.06
Accession number:
2013.0193
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Abolitionist Tea Service
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-9a8d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
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Drinking bowl

Medium:
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 5.2 x 13.8 cm (2 1/16 x 5 7/16 in)
Style:
Longquan ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Longquan, Zhejiang Province, China
Date:
12th-13th century
Period:
Southern Song dynasty
Topic:
Longquan ware  Search this
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
tea  Search this
green glaze  Search this
China  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1935.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Freer Gallery 15: Setting the Bar: Arts of the Song Dynasty
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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[Truslow Garden]: chairs and table set up for tea in the garden.

Lantern slide maker:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Provenance:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Wodell, Helen Page  Search this
Cottrell, Lois Page  Search this
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (glass lantern, col., 3 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Place:
Truslow Garden (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Date:
1920
General:
Historic plate number: '83.'
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 -- New Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Porches  Search this
Vines  Search this
Containers  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lois W. Poinier slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.PNR, Item NJ066001
See more items in:
Lois W. Poinier slide collection
Lois W. Poinier slide collection / Series 3: Glass Lantern Lecture Slides / 3.1: New Jersey / NJ066: Summit -- Truslow Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Glen Ridge -- Westcott Garden

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Former owner:
Westcott, Cynthia, 1898-1983  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Westcott Garden (Glen Ridge, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Glen Ridge
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, safety film negatives, prints, and copies of articles.
General:
The suburban property had enough land to plant roses and to treat them experimentally with pesticides and fungicides for the diseases that plagued American gardens. This property was the home of Cynthia Westcott, PhD., plant pathology. As a result of her work with private clients, as well as through her own publications, Westcott was known as the plant doctor. She noted that roses responded spectacularly to regular weekly care, making them good test subjects. Westcott wrote many books and articles on the care of roses and other garden ornamentals, she belonged to a number of professional societies, and she was honored for her work many times. Nurserymen Jackson and Perkins named the hybrid tea rose Cynthia for her.
Persons associated with the garden include: Cynthia Westcott (1898-1983) (former owner, circa 1933-1962).
Related Materials:
Westcott Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 safety film negatives; 2 prints)
Additional archival materials such as the "Cynthia Westcott Papers, 1922-1983," are located at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, 2B Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853.
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 -- New Jersey -- Glen Ridge  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ461
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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