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Eliot Fitch Bartlett papers

Creator:
Bartlett, Eliot, 1918-1992  Search this
Names:
Abbott, Mary Ogden, 1894-1981  Search this
Cross, Amy, 1856-1939  Search this
Dergalis, George,, 1928-  Search this
Hale, Lilian Westcott, 1880-1963  Search this
Stone, Arthur J., 1847-1938  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1930-1981
Summary:
The papers of volunteer curatorial assistant Eliot Bartlett measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1981. The papers include correspondence, financial material, writings, photographic material, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of volunteer curatorial assistant Eliot Bartlett measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1930 to 1981. The papers include correspondence, financial material, writings, photographic material, and printed material.

Correspondence consists of letters concerning Bartlett's art-related activities and his interest in various artists including Mary Ogden Abbott, Amy Cross, George Dergalis, Lilian Westcott Hale, and Arthur J. Stone. Financial material includes four receipts and price lists. Writings includes a docent speech for an exhibition. Photographic matieral consists of a single slide of the painting Tulips by Amy Cross. Printed material includes clippings, exhibition and auction announcements, catalogs and programs.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Eliot Fitch Bartlett (1918-1992) was a volunteer curatorial assistant at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts during the 1970s.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Eliot Fitch Bartlett.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Art museum curators--Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Eliot Fitch Bartlett papers, 1930-1981. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bartelio
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Eliot Fitch Bartlett papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94bc422da-1345-4fd9-9340-adfaaf593480
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bartelio

Hermann Dudley Murphy papers

Creator:
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Names:
Vose Galleries of Boston  Search this
Abbott, Mary Ogden, 1894-1981  Search this
Barrie, Erwin S., 1886-1983  Search this
Prendergast, Maurice Brazil, 1858-1924  Search this
Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949  Search this
Sizer, Theodore, 1892-1967  Search this
Tarbell, Edmund Charles, 1862-1938  Search this
Trowbridge, Alexander Buell, 1868-1950  Search this
Extent:
2.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Prints
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Place:
Mexico -- description and travel
Date:
circa 1878-1982
Summary:
The papers of painter and frame maker Hermann Dudley Murphy measure 2.8 linear feet and date from circa 1878-1982. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed materials, a scrapbook, photographs, and original artworks, including sketchbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and frame maker Hermann Dudley Murphy measure 2.8 linear feet and date from circa 1878-1982. Found are biographical materials, correspondence, writings, personal business records, printed materials, a scrapbook, photographs, and original artworks, including sketchbooks.

The bulk of the papers focus on the later part of Herman Dudley Murphy's career. Specifically, correspondence focuses on the sale of still-life paintings and sketches and sketchbooks are mostly from Murphy's travels through Europe and Mexico from the 1920s to the 1930s. Correspondents include Mary Ogden Abbott, Edwin S. Barrie, Maurice Prendergast, Chauncey Ryder, Theodore Sizer, Edmund Tarbell, Alexander Trowbridge, and Vose Gallery among others. Personal business records comment on the sale of works of art from 1897 until 1944. Printed materials include clippings and exhibition catalogs spanning Murphy's career. One scrapbook contains photos and printed materials. Photographs and snapshots are of Hermann Dudley Murphey and family, family travels, and works of art and frames. Artwork consists of loose sketches, prints, and sketchbooks.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1887-circa 1940 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1890-1962 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, circa 1900-1942 (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 4: Personal Business and Financial Records, 1897-1944 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1889-1982 (Box 1-2; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbook, circa 1910 (Box 2; 1 folder)

Series 7: Photographs, circa 1878-circa 1950 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 8: Artwork, 1892-circa 1940 (Box 2-4; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Hermann Dudley Murphy (1867-1945) was a painter and frame maker active in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hermann Dudley Murphy was born in Massachusetts in 1867. He studied art under Edmund Tarbell at the Boston Museum School and later in Paris at the Académie Julian. His early career focused on portraiture and landscape painting. While in Paris, Murphy learned to make frames for artworks. After exhibiting at the 1913 Armory Show, Murphy rejected Modernism and painted still-life. He was known for his Tonalist style and his floral still-life paintings which included objects d'art such as Chinese ceramics, bronze statues, and textiles. Additionally, Murphy taught art classes at the Harvard School of Architecture and the Worcester Art Museum School.

Murphy married Caroline Bowles Murphy with whom he had two children, Carlene and Dudley Murphy. After Caroline died, he married artist Nellie Littlehale. With Nellie, he shared an interest in deck-seat canoeing. Murphy died in 1945.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1985 by Alexander B. and Dudley D. B. Samoiloff, grandsons of Hermann Dudley Murphy.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Picture frames and framing -- Massachusetts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Prints
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Hermann Dudley Murphy papers, circa 1878-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.murpherm
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Hermann Dudley Murphy papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92334041b-1080-46f6-bac1-2ce4b9c143bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-murpherm
Online Media:

[Mary Ogden Abbott : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Abbott, Mary Ogden 1894-1981  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Abbott, Mary Ogden 1894-1981  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--Abbott, Mary Ogden
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_562955

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