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The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes), 1827-1892.  Search this
Kaye, John William, Sir, 1814-1876  Search this
Extent:
8 Items
Culture:
Bhotia (Sherpa)  Search this
Dom (South Asian people)  Search this
Gond (Indic people)  Search this
Gujaratis (Indic people)  Search this
Kachari (Indic people)  Search this
Kota (Indic people)  Search this
Lepcha  Search this
Mishmi (Indic people)  Search this
Munda (Indic people)  Search this
Naga (Indonesian people)  Search this
Korwa (Indic people)  Search this
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Savara (Indic people)  Search this
Thakuri (Indic people)  Search this
Tharu  Search this
Toda (Indic people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
India
Afghanistan
Burma
Pakistan
Iran
Assam (India)
Cachar (India)
Chittagong (Bangladesh)
Delhi (India)
Hazara District (Pakistan)
Hisar (India)
Kohat District (Pakistan)
Lahore (India)
Madras (India)
Mysore (India)
Palamu (India)
Shahabad (India : District)
Shahjahanpur (India)
Sikkim (India)
Sind (India)
Date:
1868
London, C. Whiting Beaufort House, Strand, 1868-1875
Scope and Contents:
Photographers represented include J.C.A. Dannenberg, R.H. DeMontmorency, E. Godfrey, W.W. Hooper, H.C. McDonald, J. Mulheran, G. Richter, Shepherd & Robertson (later as Bourne & Shepherd), B. Simpson, B.W. Switzer, H.C.B. Tanner, C.C. Taylor, and J. Waterhouse.
Taken in the 1850s and 1860s, these photographs portray the people of many castes, culture groups, and occupations in India, posed individually and in groups. Indian culture groups portrayed include Bhogta, Bhoti, Chero, Dombo, Gond, Gujarati, Ho, Kachari, Kishangarh, Kota, Lepcha, Mishmi, Munda, Naga, Pahari, Paithan, Rajput, Saora, Singpho, Thakur, Tharu, and Toda. Peoples portrayed are from parts of India and surrounding areas, now in Afghanistan, Burma, Iran and Pakistan, such as Assam, Bareli, Behat, Cachar, Chittagong, Delhi, Hazara, Hisar, Kohat, Lahore, Madras, Munjpur, Mysore, Palamau, Shahabad, Shahjahanpur, Sikkim, and Sind.
Occupations illustrated include barbers, blacksmiths, carpenters, charcoal carriers, farmers, fish vendors, horse dealers, interpreters, landlords, mendicants, merchants, officials, priests, warriors, and water carriers. Activities shown include dancing and knitting. Artifacts and material culture documented include books, buildings, devotional objects, tools, and weapons such as bows, clubs, shields, guns and spears.
Arrangement:
The collection is composed of 8 bound volumes with 470 albumen photoprints mounted alongside text. Photographs are arranged by region, with culture group and region, some also with name and occupation of subjects.
Biographical / Historical:
John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye assembled this ethnologic study collection from photographs made by British photographers in India. The collection documents the caste and culture groups of India for a British India Office multi-volume publication. A graduate of Aberdeen University in England, John Forbes Watson (1827-1892) served as an assistant surgeon in the Bombay Medical Services from 1850 to 1853. While in India, Watson began to research Indian agricultural resources. In 1858, he became reporter on the products of India for the India Office in England. A year later, he became director of the India Office's India Museum, devoted to promoting trade in the British Empire. While there, he published several monographs on Indian plants and textiles. In 1867, he was appointed keeper of the museum, and served in that capacity until he retired in 1879.
John William Kaye (1814-1876) was secretary of the India Office's Political and Secret Department.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1990.03
Provenance:
Purchase 1990 A1990.3
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
The People of India, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase
Identifier:
FSA.A1990.03
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The People of India A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1990-03
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Charles Lang Freer Papers

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
131 Linear feet (29 architectural drawings)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Financial records
Correspondence
Photographs
Place:
China
Syria
Egypt
India
London (England)
Japan
Boston (Mass.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Washington (D.C.)
Kandy (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka
Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Date:
1876-1931
Summary:
The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs.
Scope Content:
The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, financial material, architectural drawings, and photographs.

Correspondence, circa 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; letterpress books contain copies of Freer's outgoing letters, 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's 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's letters from his associates, 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 Fenollosa, 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.
Organization of the Papers:
This collection is organized into twelve series.

Series 1: Genealogical and Biographical Data

Series 2: Correspondence

Series 3: Diaries

Series 4: Freer Colleague Materials

Series 5: Art Inventories

Series 6: Financial Materials

Series 7: Exhibition Loan Files

Series 8: Biblical Manuscripts and Gold Treasure Files

Series 9: American School of Archaeology in China

Series 10: Printed Material

Series 11: Outsize Material

Series 12: Photographs
Biographical Note:
1854 February 25 -- Born in Kingston, New York

1873 -- Appointed accountant and paymaster of New York, Kingston and Syracuse Railroad by Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927)

1876 -- Moves to Indiana to work, with Hecker, for the Detroit and Eel River and Illinois Railroad

1880 -- Moves to Detroit, participates in organization of the Peninsular Car Works with Hecker

1883 -- Becomes vice president and secretary of Peninsular Car Company when it succeeds Peninsular Car Works

1883 -- Begins collecting European prints

1884 -- Peninsular Car Company constructs plant on Ferry Avenue

1887 -- Meets Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)

1887 -- Acquires proofs of 26 etchings, Venice, Second Series(1886), by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

1887 -- Purchases a small Japanese fan attributed to Ogata Karin(1658-1715)

1887 -- Buys land on Ferry Avenue

1889 -- Meets Frederick Stuart Church (1826-1900) and Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925) in New York

1890 -- Commissions Wilson Eyre (1858-1944) to design house on Ferry Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

1890 -- On first trip to London, meets James McNeill Whistler(1834-1903)

1892 -- Moves to Ferry Avenue house

1892 -- Tryon and Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) undertake decoration of reception rooms

1893 -- Lends American paintings to World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago

1893 -- Purchases first piece of Chinese art, a small painting of white herons by an anonymous Ming dynasty (1368-1644) artist

1894 -- Begins yearlong trip around the world, which includes visit to the Whistlers in Paris and first trip to Asia, stopping in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, China, and Japan

1896 -- Meets Matsuki Bunkyo (1867-1940) in Boston

1899 -- Takes part in consolidation of railroad-car building companies then retires from active business

1900 -- Attends Exposition International Universelle in Paris

1900 -- Buys villa in Capri with Thomas S. Jerome

1901 -- Meets Siegfried Bing (1838-1905) in Paris and Ernest Fenollosa(1853-1908), who visits Freer in Detroit

1902 -- Meets Dikran Kelekian (1868-1951)

1902 -- Spends summer in Britain building Whistler collection

1902 -- Views Whistler's, Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room

1904 -- Purchases Whistler's Peacock Room

1904 -- Offers his art collections and funds to build a museum in which to house them to the Smithsonian Institution

1905 -- Smithsonian committee visits Freer in Detroit

1906 -- United States government formally accepts Freer's gift on January 24

1906 -- Freer signs Deed of Gift to Smithsonian Institution on May 5

1907 -- On second tour of Asia, meets Hara Tomitaro 1868-1939) in Yokohama, Japan

1908 -- Takes third trip to Asia, specifically to West Asia to study Rakka ware

1909 -- Tours Europe to study art museums

1909 -- On fourth trip to Asia, attends memorial ceremony for Fenollosa (d.1908 September) at Miidera, Japan, and meets Duanfang (1861-1911) in China

1910 -- On last trip to Asia, visits Longmen Buddhist caves in China

1911 -- Suffers stroke

1912 -- Lends selection of objects for exhibition at Smithsonian Institution

1913 -- Meets Eugene (1875-1957) and Agnes E. (1887-1970) Meyer

1913 -- Commissions Charles Adams Platt (1861-1933) to design museum building in Washington

1914 -- Meets Katharine Nash Rhoades (1885-1965) in Detroit

1915 -- Settles in New York City

1915 -- Site of future Freer Gallery of Art is determined

1916 -- Platt's plans for Freer Gallery are approved by Smithsonian Regents and Commission of Fine Arts and ground is broken in September

1918 -- After falling ill in Detroit, Freer travels to New York for treatment

1918 -- Work on the museum building is delayed by the war

1919 -- Freer appends codicil to will permitting acquisitions of Asian, Egyptian, and Near Eastern (West Asian) art

1919 -- Dies in New York City on 25 September and is buried in Kingston, New York

1919 -- Construction of Freer Gallery completed

1920 -- John Ellerton Lodge (1876-1942) is appointed director of the Freer Gallery

1923 -- Freer Gallery opens to the public on May 9

1930 -- Memorial ceremony for Freer is held at Koetsuji, Kyoto

Charles Lang Freer was an American industrialist who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. He was a well-known collector of Asian art, and strongly supported the synthesis of Eastern art and Western art. One of his most famous acquisitions was James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room.
Index:
Index to cross-referenced correspondents in the series Charles Lang Freer correspondence

Beal, Junius E. -- See: -- Warring, Joseph Stephens

Black, George M. -- See: -- Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Board of Education (Kingston, New York) See: Michael, M. J.

Bonner, Campbell See: University of Michigan

Boughton, George H. See: Yardley, F. C.

British Museum See: Binyon, Laurence; Hobson, R. L.

Brown, Harold H. See: Art Association of Indianapolis

Buchner, Evelyn B. See: Knoedler, M., and Company

Buckholder, C. H. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Butler, S. B. See: Unidentified correspondents

Carnegie Institute See: Balken, Edward Duff; Harshe, Robert B.

Carpenter, Newton H. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Caulkins, Horace James See: Pewabic Pottery

Chao, Shih-chin See: Gunn, Chu Su

Chicago & North Western Railway Co. See: Hughett, Marvin

Clark, Charles Upson See: Clark, Arthur B.

Cleveland Museum of Art See: Whiting, Frederic Allen

Columbia University See: Braun, W. A.; Gottheil, Richard; Hirth, Friederich

Commission of Fine Arts See: Moore, Charles

Corcoran Gallery of Art See: Minnigerode, C. Powell

Crocker, Anna B. See: Portland Art Association

Dannenberg, D. E. See: Karlbeck, Orvar

De Menoncal, Beatrice See: Lien, Hui Ch'ing Collection

De Ricci, Seymour See: Ricci, Seymour de

Defnet, William A., Mrs., See: Franke, Ida M.

DeMotte See: Vigouroux, J.

Detroit Institute of Arts See: Detroit Museum of Art

Detroit Publishing Company See: Livingstone, W. A.

Detroit School of Design See: George Hamilton; Stevens, Henry

DeVinne Press See: Peters, Samuel T.; Witherspoon, A. S.

Dyrenforth, P. C. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Eddy, Arthur J. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Eggers, George Williams See: Art Institute of Chicago

Farr, Daniel H. See: Robinson and Farr

Farrand School (Detroit) See: Yendall, Edith

Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago) See: Laufer, Berthold

Flagg, Frederick J. See: Allen, Horace N.

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University See: Forbes, Edward; Pope, Arthur Upham; Sachs, Paul J.

French, M. R. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Fu, Lan-ya See: Pang, Lai-ch'en

Fujii, Yoshio See: Yoshio, Fujii

Gerrity, Thomas See: Knoedler, M., and Company

Goupil Gallery See: Marchant, William

Gray, William J. See: Barr, Eva

Great Lakes Engineering Works See: Hoyt, H. W.

Grolier Club See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Heinemann, W. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Holden, Edward S. See: West Point, U. S. Military Academy

Hudson, J. L. See: Weber, William C.

Hutchins, Harry B. See: University of Michigan

Hutchins, Charles L. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Kelekian, H. G. See: Kelekian, Dikran G.

Kent, H. W. See: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lee, Kee Son See: Li, Chi-ch'un

Levy, John See: Schneider, A. K.

Library of Congress See: Rice, Richard A.; Wright, Helen

Louvre (Paris, France) See: Midgeon, Gaston

Matsuki, Z. See: Matsuki, Kihachiro

McKim, Mead and White See: White, Stanford

Mills, A. L., Colonel See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Miner, Luella See: Lien, Hui Ch'ing Collection

Minneapolis Institute of Arts See: Breck, Joseph; Van Derlip, John R.

Monif, R. Khan See: Rathbun, Richard

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston See: Lodge, John Ellerton

Naser, Katen & Nahass See: Katen, K.

Nordlinger, Marie, Miss See: Meyer-Riefstahl, Marie

Panama Pacific International Exposition See: Moore, Charles C.; Trask, John E. D.

Peabody Museum See: Morse, Edward Sylvester

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts See: Trask, John E. D.

Perry, Mary Chase, Miss., See: Pewabic Pottery

Philip, Ronald M. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Pope, G. D. See: Barr, Eva

Reinhart, A. G. See: Gottschalk, E.

Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch See: Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien

Rutgers College See: Van Dyke, John C.

Saint-Gaudens, Augusta H. See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Saint-Gaudens, Homer See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Samurai Shokai See: Nomura, Yozo

San Francisco Art Association See: Laurvik, J. Nilsen

Scribner's, Charles, Sons See: Van Dyke, John C.

Shaw, Wilfred B. See: University of Michigan

Shirae, S. Z. See: Yamanaka and Company

Smith College See: Clark, Arthur B.

Smithsonian Institution See: Holmes, William Henry; Rathbun, Richard; Ravenel, Walcott, Charles D.

Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit) See: Plumb, Helen

Societe des Beaux-Arts See: Reid, Alexander

Stevens, George W. See: Toledo Museum of Art

Stratton, Mary Chase Perry See: Pewabic Pottery

Tanaka, Kichijiro See: Yamanaka and Company

Tuttle, William F. See: Art Institute of Chicago

Union Trust Company (Detroit) See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

United States Military Academy See: West Point, U. S. Military Academy

University of Chicago See: Zug, George Breed

University of Pennsylvania, Univ. Mus. See: Gordon, George Bryon

Ushikubo, D. J. R. See: Yamanaka and Company

Wallis & Son See: Barr, Eva; Thompson, C. Croal Ward, Clarence See: Oberlin College

Warren, Edward K. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Warring, Stephen See: Warring, Joseph Stephens

Watkin, Williams R. T. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie

Watson, Margaret, Miss See: Parker, Margaret Watson

Whistler, Anna See: Stanton, Anna Whistler

Whiting, Almon C. See: Toledo Museum of Art

Williams College See: Rice, Richard A

Wright, F. G. See: Orbach and Company

Yatsuhashi, H. See: Yamanaka and Company
Index to cross-referenced correspondence in the series Whistler correspondence

Bell, William See: Unidentified correspondents

Brown, Ernest See: Painter Etchers' Society, Committee

Cowen, John T. See subseries: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence

Ford, Sheridan See: Reid, Alexander

Haden, Francis Seymour See: Painter Etchers' Society, Committee

Haden, Francis Seymour, Lady See: Haden, Deborah Whistler

Leighton, Frederick, Baron See: Campbell, Lady Colin

Moore, Albert See: Reid, Alexander

Morley, Charles See: Pall Mall Gazette

Morris, Harrison S. See: Reid, Alexander

Pennell, Joseph See: Miscellaneous typescripts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts See: Reid, Alexander

Prange, F. G. See: Reid, Alexander

Societe des Beaux-Arts See: Reid, Alexander

Society of Portrait Painters See: Reid, Alexander

Stevens Fine Art See: Reid, Alexander

Studd, Arthur See: Miscellaneous typescripts

[Vanderbilt?], George, Mrs. See: George, Mrs.

Whistler, William McNeill, Mrs. See: Whistler, Nellie

Whistler Memorial Committee See: Miscellaneous typescripts
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art microfilmed portions of the Freer papers in 1992. The microfilm is available at the Archives of American Art's Washington D.C. office, the Freer Gallery of Art Library, and through interlibrary loan.
Provenance:
Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Architecture -- Asia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Financial records
Correspondence
Photographs
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
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-01
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A.W. Bahr Papers

Creator:
Bahr, A. W.  Search this
Names:
Bahr, A. W.  Search this
Cammell, Charles Richard  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Letters
Manuscripts
Photographs
Place:
Connecticut
Japan -- Description and Travel
England
China -- Description and Travel
Japan
China
Date:
1919-1957
bulk 1947-1957
Summary:
Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains manuscript drafts and notes for Bahr's memoir, written by Bahr himself and C.R. Cammell, who was also the editor of The Connoisseur magazine. Other papers include correspondence with collectors of Chinese art or other figures in the art world, such as Lord Kitchener, the King and Queen of Sweden, Walter Muir Whitehill, Kenjiro Matsumoto and Senator Theodore Francis Green, among others. The bulk of the collection contains approximately 300 photographs of different Chinese art objects, from jade figurines to pottery to paintings. Most of these photographs are unidentified, but some of them include marginalia that indicate that they were of Bahr's own art objects for publication in books or articles. Photographs which are identified point to art objects also belonging to Bahr. The photographs have been organized based on the object type in the photograph, such as painting, statue or figurine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Series 1 -- Memoirs, [1944-1956]

Series 2 -- Correspondence, 1919-1957 [bulk 1947-1957]

Series 3 -- Clippings, 1948, no date [bulk no date]

Series 4 -- Other Writings, no date

Series 5 -- Images, no date

Series 6 -- Catalog Images, 1935, no date

Series 7 -- Art Object Photographs, no date
Biographical Note:
1877 -- Born in Shanghai to German father and Chinese mother

Circa 1880s -- Educated at St. Xavier's School in Shanghai

Circa 1894 -- Work as a clerk at a wholesale and retail coal merchant's office, left solely in charge during the first Sino-Japanese war, encouraged by backers to start his own business

1898 -- Goes into business with shipping friend, started the Central Trading Company

1900 -- Marries Miss Helen Marion Southey (daughter of Mr. T.S. Southey, in Hong Kong. Working at firm of Hopkins Dunn and Company. Begins construction on his first house, Fairview, outside the settlement on North Honan Road Extension, first son born[?]

1901 -- Recipient of Victoria Medal for his role as a gunner during the Boxer Rebellion (had joined the Shanghai Volunteers)

1908 -- Shanghai Exhibition of Chinese Art, which he helped to organize and which he loaned many pieces from his own collection. Secretary of the Royal Asiatic Society. Publishes a catalogue of the exhibit in 1911, "Old Chinese Porcelains and Works of Art in China: Being Description and Illustrations of Articles selected from an Exhibition held in Shanghai, November 1908"

1909 -- Begins his association with Lord Kitchener; travels with him through China

1910 -- Leaves permanent residence in China, moves to London, England

1911 -- Catalogue of an Exhibition of Early Chinese Paintings from the Collection of A.W. Bahr, published by the Fine Art Society

1915 -- Applies to Foreign Office in London to go to America. (Involved in the art business; the war had stopped all such activities in London)

1927 -- Private printing of the catalogue, "Archaic Chinese Jades collected in China by A.W. Bahr, now in Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, described by Berthold Laufer"

1938 -- "Early Chinese Paintings from the A.W. Bahr Collection" by Osvald Siren, published by the Chiswick Press

1946 -- Leaves England, with his wife, daughter Edna, two sons and their wives and two granddaughters for Canada

1947 -- Metropolitan Museum of Art purchases Chinese paintings from Bahr, collection of archaic jades exhibited in the Royal Ontario Museum. The Met also publishes a portfolio of the painting, 'Ching Ming Shang Ho, Spring Festival on the River' which Bahr had donated to the museum

1948 -- The Met exhibits Bahr's Chinese paintings. Several Chinese art objects on loan to the Art Association of Montreal and exhibited in the new Far East gallery

1949 -- Tang figurine, paint cakes and Han pottery vase on display at the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology

1950 -- Donates Chinese ceramics to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

1951 -- Begins writing his memoir[?]

1952 -- Last visit to London

1954 -- Gets typed draft of memoir. Living in Ridgefield, CT, working with C.R. Cammell

1959 -- Dies
Related Material:
There are no known related materials at any other institution or historical society.
Provenance:
Gift of Penelope Bahr.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters
Manuscripts
Photographs
Citation:
A.W. Bahr Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Penelope Jane Bahr, November 12th, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.14
See more items in:
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-14
Online Media:

Oral history interview with John Saccaro and Terry St. John, 1974 April 30-November 18

Interviewee:
Saccaro, John M., 1913-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J., 1941-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12440
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213052
AAA_collcode_saccar74
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213052
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Oral history interview with Eleanor M. Garvey, 1997 February 28-June 13

Interviewee:
Garvey, Eleanor M. (Eleanor Martha), 1918-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Subject:
O'Gorman, James F.  Search this
Coffey, Katherine  Search this
McAndrew, John  Search this
Sawyer, Charles Henry  Search this
Conant, Kenneth J.  Search this
Winship, George Parker  Search this
Campbell, Alexander  Search this
Campbell, Louisa Dresser  Search this
Der Nersessian, Sirarpie  Search this
Abbot, Agnes Anne  Search this
Richardson, H. H. (Henry Hobson)  Search this
Bentinck-Smith, William  Search this
Freedberg, S. J. (Sydney Joseph),  Search this
Hofer, Philip  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
Houghton Library  Search this
Wellesley College  Search this
Clark University (Worcester, Mass.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women museum curators  Search this
Illustrated books  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Book design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12667
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216049
AAA_collcode_garvey97
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216049
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Oral history interview with Jack Lenor Larsen, 2004 February 6-8

Interviewee:
Larsen, Jack Lenor, 1927-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fisch, Arline M., 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Rossbach, Ed  Search this
University of Washington  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13092
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)247149
AAA_collcode_larsen04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_247149
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Peabody Gallery of Art records, 1860-1972 and undated

Creator:
Peabody Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Pach, Walter  Search this
Konti, Isidore  Search this
Chamberlin, F. Tolles (Frank Tolles),  Search this
Raskin, Saul  Search this
Frick, Frank  Search this
Aitken, Robert Ingersoll  Search this
Rinehart, William Henry  Search this
Rabillon, Leonce  Search this
Cecere, Gaetano  Search this
Schuler, Hans  Search this
Dobbin, George W.  Search this
Mayer, Francis Blackwell  Search this
Laessle, Albert  Search this
Young, Mahonri Mackintosh  Search this
Eaton, Charles James Madison  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Watson, Charles A.  Search this
Topic:
Art patronage  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7154
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209288
AAA_collcode_peabgall
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209288

Pete Schiwetz papers, 1939-1971

Creator:
Schiwetz, Pete, 1909-  Search this
Subject:
Milles, Olga Granner  Search this
Bearzi, Bruno  Search this
Rich, Frances  Search this
West, Clifford B.  Search this
Coe, Herring  Search this
Milles, Carl  Search this
McVey, William Mozart  Search this
Christ-Janer, Albert  Search this
Hedmark, Anne  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8619
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210799
AAA_collcode_schipete
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210799

Emmy Lou Packard papers, 1900-1990

Creator:
Packard, Emmy Lou, 1914-1998  Search this
Subject:
Reynolds, Malvina  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Packard, Emmy Lou  Search this
O'Gorman, Juan  Search this
Edmunds, John  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
O'Higgins, Pablo  Search this
Refregier, Anton  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
American Civil Liberties Union  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5519
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211816
AAA_collcode_packemmy
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211816
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National Arts Club records, 1898-1960

Creator:
National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
De Kay, Charles  Search this
Greacen, Edmund W.  Search this
Arts Realty  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Photography  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Bibliographical exhibitions  Search this
Art  Search this
Associations, institutions, etc  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9697
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211920
AAA_collcode_natiartc
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211920
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PWAP reports by Gustave Baumann, 1934

Creator:
Public Works of Art Project (N.M.)  Search this
Subject:
Bisttram, Emil  Search this
Baumann, Gustave  Search this
Shuster, Will  Search this
Lea, Tom  Search this
Rush, Olive  Search this
Lockwood, J. W., (J. Ward)  Search this
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9784
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212211
AAA_collcode_publwonm
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212211

Interviews of artists and architects associated with the National Academy of Design, 1926-1927

Creator:
Lockman, DeWitt McClellan, 1870-1957  Search this
Subject:
Harding, Chester  Search this
Williams, Frederick Ballard  Search this
De Haven, Franklin  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Jones, Francis Coates  Search this
Sartain, William  Search this
Franzen, August  Search this
Parton, Arthur  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Weinman, Adolph A. (Adolph Alexander)  Search this
Paddock, Willard Dryden  Search this
Paxton, William McGregor  Search this
Clinedinst, B. West (Benjamin West),  Search this
Dessar, Louis Paul  Search this
Beal, Reynolds  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Volk, Stephen A. Douglas  Search this
Potthast, Edward Henry  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland  Search this
Adams, Wayman  Search this
Snell, Henry Bayley  Search this
Granville-Smith, Walter  Search this
Loeb, Louis  Search this
Hubbell, Henry Salem  Search this
Swartwout, R. E. (Robert Egerton)  Search this
Gay, Edward  Search this
Brown, Roy H.  Search this
Browne, George Elmer  Search this
Lie, Jonas  Search this
Derrick, William Rowell  Search this
Crane, Bruce  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest  Search this
Fry, Sherry Edmundson  Search this
Rittenberg, Henry R.  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Neilson, Raymond P. R. (Raymond Perry Rodgers),  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Weldon, Charles D.  Search this
Gilbert, Cass  Search this
Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch)  Search this
Bell, Edward August  Search this
Howe, William Henry  Search this
Watrous, Harry W. (Harry Willson)  Search this
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter  Search this
Hyde, William H. (William Henry),  Search this
Albert, Ernest  Search this
Cole, Alphaeus Philemon  Search this
Aitken, Robert Ingersoll  Search this
McCartan, Edward  Search this
Melchers, Gari  Search this
Dielman, Frederick  Search this
Mora, F. Luis (Francis Luis)  Search this
Palmer, Walter Launt  Search this
Whittemore, William J.  Search this
Walker, Horatio  Search this
Sartain, John W.  Search this
Dufner, Edward  Search this
Vonnoh, Robert William  Search this
Calder, Alexander Stirling  Search this
Roth, Frederick G.  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Brunner, Arnold W. (Arnold William),  Search this
Mowbray, Harry Siddons  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William  Search this
Couse, E. Irving (Eanger Irving)  Search this
Flagg, Jared B. (Jared Bradley)  Search this
Ritschel, William  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Chapman, Carlton T. (Carlton Theodore)  Search this
Yates, Cullen  Search this
Kline, William Fair  Search this
Sartain, Emily  Search this
Spencer, Robert  Search this
Prellwitz, Henry  Search this
Dunsmore, John Ward  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay  Search this
Flannagan, John Bernard  Search this
MacNeil, H. A. (Hermon Atkins)  Search this
Curran, Charles C. (Charles Courtney),  Search this
Jewett, William S. (Smith),  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Newell, G. Glenn (George Glenn),  Search this
Kieth, Dora Wheeler  Search this
Nisbet, Robert H.  Search this
Rungius, Carl Clemens Moritz  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Architects  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7901
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210068
AAA_collcode_lockdewi
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210068

Managing editor Russell Lynes correspondence with artists, 1946-1965

Creator:
Harper's Magazine  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Carlyle  Search this
Perlin, Bernard  Search this
Gropper, William  Search this
Berger, Oscar  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Day, Robert James  Search this
Marsh, Reginald  Search this
Jelinek, Hans  Search this
Andrews, Benny  Search this
Markow, Jack  Search this
Gorman, William D.  Search this
Burch, Claire  Search this
Bryson, Bernarda  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Hirschfeld, Al  Search this
Dinnerstein, Harvey  Search this
Michaels, Glen  Search this
Ellis, Dean  Search this
Kato, Kay  Search this
Frank, Helen  Search this
Farris, Joseph  Search this
Groth, John  Search this
Melcarth, Edward  Search this
Mayhew, Richard  Search this
Krigstein, B. (Bernard),  Search this
Jauss, Anne Marie  Search this
Key, Ted  Search this
Gallo, Frank  Search this
Takal, Peter  Search this
Dedini, Eldon  Search this
Walton, Tony  Search this
Martin, Charles E.  Search this
Pascal, David  Search this
MacIver, Loren  Search this
Nicolas  Search this
Aronson, Irene Hilde  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley  Search this
Davis, Richard E.  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Gorsline, Douglas W.  Search this
Sopher, Aaron  Search this
Suba, Susanne  Search this
Wolff, Robert Jay  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Amateis, Edmond R. (Edmond Romulus)  Search this
Bileck, Marvin  Search this
Low, Joseph  Search this
Mauldin, Bill  Search this
Bishop, Isabel  Search this
Lynes, Russell  Search this
Chermayeff, Ivan  Search this
Topic:
Magazine illustration  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11067
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210071
AAA_collcode_harpmaga
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210071
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William T. Evans letters, 1842-1969

Creator:
Evans, William T., 1843-1918  Search this
Subject:
Brown, John George  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
American Watercolor Society  Search this
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8283
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210454
AAA_collcode_evanwill
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210454

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art, European  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Martin Brimmer letters, 1880-1896

Creator:
Brimmer, Martin, 1829-1896  Search this
Subject:
Fuller, George  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Higginson, Henry Lee  Search this
La Farge, John  Search this
Wister, Owen  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Whitman, Sarah de St. Prix Wyman  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6829
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208956
AAA_collcode_brimmart
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208956

American Society of Contemporary Artists records, 1917-1985

Creator:
American Society of Contemporary Artists (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Fohr, Jenny  Search this
Connelly, William J.  Search this
Von Wicht, John  Search this
Paris, Dorothy  Search this
Smul, Ethel Lubell  Search this
Ranson, Nancy Sussman  Search this
Facci, Domenico Aurelio  Search this
Ascher, Mary G. (Mary Goldman)  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6985
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209117
AAA_collcode_amersoci
Theme:
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209117

Eleanor Howland Bunce papers, 1935-1982

Creator:
Bunce, Eleanor Howland, 1905-  Search this
Subject:
Talcott, Dudley Vaill  Search this
Bayer, Herbert  Search this
Tchelitchew, Pavel  Search this
Hitchcock, Henry-Russell  Search this
Thurber, James  Search this
Calder, Sandy  Search this
Berman, Eugene  Search this
Claflin, Agnes Rindge  Search this
Berman, Leonid  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Marini, Marino  Search this
Tanguy, Yves  Search this
Cunningham, Charles Crehore  Search this
Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Greeting cards  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7116
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209250
AAA_collcode_buncelea
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209250

Artists for Victory, Inc. records, 1942-1946

Creator:
Artists for Victory, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Hogner, Nils  Search this
Nichols, Hobart  Search this
Arms, John Taylor  Search this
Geiffert, Alfred  Search this
Gellert, Hugo  Search this
Chapin, Cornelia Van Auken  Search this
Leboit, Joseph  Search this
Cox, Allyn  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel  Search this
Beal, Gifford  Search this
Crisp, Arthur  Search this
Levi, Julian Clarence  Search this
Walker, Ralph Thomas  Search this
Todd, Bianca  Search this
Juta, Jan  Search this
Steese, Edward  Search this
Manship, Paul Howard  Search this
Brinckerhoff, A. F. Arthur F.  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8429
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210603
AAA_collcode_artifor
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210603

Artists' Fellowship records, 1872-1980

Creator:
Artists' Fellowship Inc.  Search this
Subject:
Freedlander, Arthur R.  Search this
Smedley, W. T. (William Thomas)  Search this
Volk, Stephen A. Douglas  Search this
Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch)  Search this
Shurtleff, Roswell Morse  Search this
Maynard, George W. (George Willoughby)  Search this
Kinsella, James  Search this
Harper, William St. John  Search this
Mielatz, Charles Frederick William  Search this
Faxon, William Bailey  Search this
Post, William Merritt  Search this
Emens, Homer F.  Search this
Nicoll, James Craig  Search this
Bloodgood, Robert Fanshawe  Search this
Howe, William Henry  Search this
Drake, W. H.  Search this
Whiting, Giles  Search this
Guy, J. C.  Search this
Lee, Homer  Search this
Ebert, Charles H.  Search this
Blackmore, A. E. (Arthur E.),  Search this
Kleiser, Lorentz  Search this
Barse, George R.  Search this
Turner, Charles Yardley  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart)  Search this
Fitler, William Crothers  Search this
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry),  Search this
De Luce, Percival  Search this
Phelps, W. P. (William Preston)  Search this
O'Sullivan, John F.  Search this
Jones, Francis Coates  Search this
Richardson, Frederick  Search this
Hirschberg, Carl  Search this
Bittinger, Charles  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Lauber, Joseph  Search this
Artists' Aid Society  Search this
Artists' Mutual Aid Society  Search this
Helpful Society  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9554
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211754
AAA_collcode_artifell
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211754

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