Letters received, mainly from artists, Sept. 27, 1885-June 3, 1936, and undated, about works of art, invitations, exhibitions, art, travels and other art related subjects.
The letters are from: F.R.S. Balfour, Belfer?, Salvatore F. Bilotti, Carle Joan Blenner, Adolphe Borie, Frederick Andrew Bosley, Lewis D. Brandeis, Hugh Henry Breckenridge, Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, Walter Clark, William Anderson Coffin, Timothy Cole, Morgan Colt, Thomas H. Grattan Esmonds, William Bailey Faxon, D. Newlin Fell, John S.H. Fogg, Paul Leicester Ford, Charles Allan Grafly, Simon Gratz (13 letters), Sadakichi Hartmann, Jean A.A.J. Jusserand, Burton Alva Konkle, Hermann Dudley Murphy, New York Etching Club, William Ordway Partidge, William McGregor Paxton, Samuel Pennypacker (22 letters), M. Elizabeth Price, Edward Willis Redfield, Fred T. Richards, Henry R. Rittenberg, Alexander Charles Robinson, S. M. Rosenbach,
Chauncey Foster Ryder, Leopold G. Seyffert, John Simon, William H. Staake, Abby Weld Stevens, Mayer Sulzberger (14 letters), Henry Ossawa Tanner, Bernhard Uhle, Devitt Welsh, Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, and Frederick Ballard Williams. Also included are a letter from Rosenthal to S.T. Lowrie, a letter from J.W. Dunsmore to H.B. Snell, regarding hanging Rosenthal's portrait of Snell at the Salmagundi Club, and a notice of a sale of etchings by Robert Morris, 1899.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, portrait painter, lithographer, art collector; New Hope, Pa.
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
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Letters from Harry Roseland, Edward Caswell, Francis C. Jones, Devitt Welsh, and John Taylor Arms; autographs of American literary and art figures, late 19th-20th centuries; catalogs of the Philadelphia Society of Etchers, 1928-1937; catalog, March 1906, of the American Association of Artists listing paintings sold for Moses Tanenbaum, Ferne's father, a collector; and 36 letters to Tanenbaum from painters James Gale Tyler, Arthur P. Tait, Thomas Moran, Edward L. Henry, Jules Worms, Frederick James, Arthur Parton, Henry P. Smith, and Frank Russell Greene, discussing the progress of Tanenbaum commissions Also includes autographs and sketches to Ferne and two letters from Stephen Massett and William H. Payne.
Biographical / Historical:
Hortense Tanenbaum Ferne was a painter, etcher, and lithographer in New York, New York. and Philadelphia. Ferne's father, Moses Tanenbaum, was a collector. She married Herman Fernberger (sometimes listed as Ferneberger) in 1906 and in 1940 changed her name legally to Ferne.
Donated 1971 by Hortense Ferne. Her father's letters were re-microfilmed on reel 97. Some of the materials on reels 50-51 were returned to Ferne after microfilming.
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