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Charles Lang Freer selected papers

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

Art furniture from designs by E.W. Godwin and others : with hints and suggestions on domestic furniture and decoration / by William Watt

Title:
Art furniture designed by Edward W. Godwin F.S.A. and manufactured by William Watt, 21 Grafton Street, Gower Street, London
Author:
William Watt (Firm)  Search this
Watt, William  Search this
Godwin, E. W (Edward William) 1833-1886  Search this
Jeffrey & Co  Search this
Lithographer:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Subject:
Godwin, E. W (Edward William) 1833-1886  Search this
William Watt (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
viii pages, 20 leaves of plates : chiefly illustrations ; 21 x 32 cm, in box 35 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Place:
England
Date:
1877
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Furniture design  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Decoration and ornament--Asian influences  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Jacobean  Search this
Call number:
NK2265 .W55 1877
48584
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486032

Mr. Whistler's lithographs : the Catalogue / compiled by Thomas R. Way

Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1905
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.W57y W3l 1905
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475623

Mr. Whistler's lithographs : the Catalogue / compiled by Thomas R. Way

Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1905
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Call number:
NE2312.W45 W2 1905
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_851175

Mr. Whistler's lithographs : the Catalogue / compiled by Thomas R. Way

Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
42 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1896
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Call number:
NE2312.W45 W2 1896
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850767

The lithographs by Whistler : illustrated by reproductions in photogravure and lithography / arranged according to the Catalogue by Thomas R. Way ; with additional subjects not before recorded

Title:
Lithographs of Whistler
Author:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913 Mr. Whistler's lithographs  Search this
Printer:
De Vinne Press  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 30, [1] p., 166 [i.e. 169] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1914
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Call number:
NE2312.W45 A4 1914
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_812179

The lithographs by Whistler : illustrated by reproductions in photogravure and lithography, arranged according to the catalogue by Thomas R. Way, with additional subjects not before recorded

Author:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913 Mr. Whistler's lithographs  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio (xxiv, 30 p., 166 leaves of plates) : ill ; 36 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1914
Call number:
NE2195.W6 A3 1914
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843208

The art of James McNeill Whistler : an appreciation / by T. R. Way and G. R. Dennis

Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Dennis, G. Ravenscroft (George Ravenscroft)  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
xx, [128] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1903
Call number:
927.W57 W3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843206

The art of James McNeill Whistler : an appreciation / by T.R. Way and G.R. Dennis

Title:
Art of J. McNeill Whistler
Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Dennis, G. Ravenscroft (George Ravenscroft)  Search this
Former owner:
Keppel, David b. 1877 DSI  Search this
Frederick Keppel & Co. DSI  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 127 p., [52] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1903
Call number:
ND237.W6 W39 1903
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_809199

Charles Lang Freer selected papers, 1876-1931

Author:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Bacher, Otto H (Otto Henry) 1856-1909  Search this
Berenson, Bernard 1865-1959  Search this
Bing, Siegfried 1838-1905  Search this
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Bixby, William K (William Keeney) 1857-1931  Search this
Bosch Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien 1860-1938  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Campbell, Colin Lord 1853-1895  Search this
Campbell, Colin Lady 1857-1911  Search this
Chase, William Merritt 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederick S (Frederick Stuart) 1842-1924  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance 1864-1949  Search this
Canfield, Richard A (Richard Albert) 1855-1914  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon 1882-1966  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer 1851-1938  Search this
Dow, Arthur W (Arthur Wesley) 1857-1922  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco 1853-1908  Search this
Gallatin, A. E (Albert Eugene) 1881-1952  Search this
Gellatly, John 1853-1931  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi 1867-1944  Search this
Hecker, Frank J (Frank Joseph) 1846-1927  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran 1868-1951  Search this
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
McCormick, Frederick 1870-1951  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940  Search this
Melchers, Gari 1860-1932  Search this
Meyer, Agnes E. 1887-1970  Search this
Meyer, Eugene 1875-1959  Search this
Moore, Charles 1855-1942  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie 1873-1958  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine 1885-1965  Search this
Platt, Charles A (Charles Adams) 1861-1933  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William 1849-1925  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens 1863?-1944  Search this
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin -1896  Search this
Wong, K. T  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903 (OCoLC)fst00032885  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art (OCoLC)fst00546508  Search this
Smithsonian Institution (OCoLC)fst00532691  Search this
Physical description:
34 microfilm reels
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1876
1931
Topic:
Art, Asian--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_854613

The Walter H. Jessop collection of lithographs by Whistler : to be sold by auction, at eight-fifteen, Thursday evening, November twentieth

Author:
Anderson Galleries, Inc  Search this
Jessop, Walter H  Search this
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913 Mr. Whistler's lithographs. Selections. 1919  Search this
Pennell, Joseph 1857-1926  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Jessop, Walter H Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
38 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Catalogs
Date:
1919
[1919]
Call number:
NE2312.W45 A4 1919
Auction 82
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_852845

Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the artist / by T.R. Way

Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
[2], xi, [3], 150 p., [34] leaves of plates ; ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1912
Call number:
ND237.W6 W32 1912b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843404

Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the artist / by T.R. Way

Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
[2], xi, [3], 150, [1] p., [34] leaves of plates ; ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1912
Call number:
ND237.W6 W32 1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843538

The lithographs of James McNeill Whistler / Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, general editors

Author:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Stratis, Harriet 1960-  Search this
Tedeschi, Martha 1958-  Search this
Spink, Nesta R  Search this
Lochnan, Katharine Jordan  Search this
Smale, Nicholas  Search this
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1998
Call number:
NE2312.W45 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843500

Memories of James McNeill Whistler, the artist / by T.R. Way

Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
[2], xi, [3], 150, [1] p., [34] leaves of plates ; ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1912
Call number:
927.W57 W4
N40.1.W57W3m
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843420

The art of James McNeill Whistler : an appreciation / by T. R. Way and G. R. Dennis

Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
xx, [128] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1903
Call number:
ND237.W6 W3 1903
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850701

Catalogue of an exhibition of lithographs by Whistler from the collection of Thomas R. Way ... January 8 to January 30, 1914

Author:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Author:
Frederick Keppel & Co  Search this
Subject:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert),) 1861-1913 Art collections  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
19 pages 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1914
Topic:
Lithography  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
767.W57 K3 1914
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1027662

The art of James McNeill Whistler : an appreciation / by T.R. Way and G.R. Dennis

Author:
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Dennis, G. R  Search this
Dennis, G. Ravenscroft (George Ravenscroft)  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 127 p., [53] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1905
Call number:
N40.1.W57 W3 1905
ND237.W6 W3 1905
N40.1.W57W3 1905
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119929

The lithographs of James McNeill Whistler / Harriet K. Stratis and Martha Tedeschi, general editors

Author:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Lochnan, Katharine Jordan  Search this
Smale, Nicholas  Search this
Spink, Nesta R  Search this
Stratis, Harriet 1960-  Search this
Tedeschi, Martha 1958-  Search this
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 33 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
1998
Call number:
N40.1.W57y S77 1998
NE2312.W45 A41 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_527497

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