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James Carroll Beckwith diary (in the New York Historical Society), 1895

Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Subject:
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith diary (in the New York Historical Society), 1895. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5887
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208727
AAA_collcode_beckjaca
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208727

James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917

Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6371
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215232
AAA_collcode_beckjcar
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215232
Online Media:

Players Club letters

Creator:
Players (Club)  Search this
Names:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Blum, Robert Frederick, 1857-1903  Search this
Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Brunner, Arnold W. (Arnold William), 1857-1925  Search this
Buel, Clarence Clough, 1850-1933  Search this
Burgess, Gelett, 1866-1951  Search this
Coleman, Charles Caryl, 1840-1928  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Mansfield, Richard, 1857-1907  Search this
Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902  Search this
Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 50 items (on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1848-1941
Scope and Contents:
Letters, mostly from distinguished club members in behalf of candidates for membership, and some membership forms.
Correspondents are: James C. Beckwith, Norman Bel Geddes, Karl Bitter, Robert Blum, Gutzon Borglum, Arnold W. Brunner, Clarence C. Buel, Gelett Burgess, Charles C. Coleman, Royal Cortissoz, Lawrence Hutton, Richard Mansfield, Thomas Nast, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, F. Hopkinson, J. Alden Weir, and Stanford White.
Biographical / Historical:
New York City. Founded by Edwin Booth in 1888, the club had among its members many prominent actors, artists and writers.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Identifier:
AAA.players
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94772f310-59a5-4b3a-a235-b9f88938c118
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-players

Artists' biographical questionnaires

Creator:
Art League Publishing Co. (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Names:
Ballin, Hugo, 1879-1956  Search this
Bartlett, Frederick Eugene, 1852-1911  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Birney, William Verplanck, 1858-1909  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Blashfield, Albert Dodd, 1860-1920  Search this
Blenner, Carle Joan, 1864-1952  Search this
Bridgman, Frederick Arthur, 1847-1928  Search this
Brown, Bolton, 1864-1936  Search this
Brown, Ray, 1865-1944  Search this
Browne, George Elmer, 1871-1946  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935  Search this
Clark, Walter Appleton, 1876-1906  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Fenn, Harry, 1838-1911  Search this
Fraser, James Earle, 1876-1953  Search this
Granville-Smith, Walter, 1870-1938  Search this
Guérin, Jules Vallée, 1866-1946  Search this
Harrison, Birge, 1854-1929  Search this
Harrison, Thomas Alexander, 1853-1930  Search this
Haskell, Ernest, 1876-1925  Search this
Herter, Albert, 1871-1950  Search this
Hitchcock, George, 1850-1913  Search this
Hitchcock, Lucius Wolcott, 1868-1942  Search this
Hosking, Arthur Nicholas, b. 1874  Search this
Kemeys, Edward, 1843-1907  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant, 1869-1938  Search this
Kimball, Alonzo M., 1874-1923  Search this
MacCord, Charles William, 1852-1923  Search this
Manley, Thomas R., 1853-1938  Search this
Maynard, Richard Field, 1875-1964  Search this
McCord, George Herbert, 1848-1909  Search this
Meteyard, Thomas Buford, 1865-1928  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Mills, John Harrison, 1842-1916  Search this
Moran, Percy, 1862-1935  Search this
Mosler, Henry, 1841-1920  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Ochtman, Leonard, 1854-1934  Search this
Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937  Search this
Pape, Eric, b. 1870  Search this
Peixotto, Ernest, b. 1869  Search this
Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925  Search this
Potter, Louis McClellan, 1873-1912  Search this
Redfield, Edward Willis, 1869-1965  Search this
Reuterdahl, Henry, 1871-1925  Search this
Rhead, Louis, 1857-1926  Search this
Sandham, Henry, 1842-1910  Search this
Sartain, William, 1843-1924  Search this
Shepperson, Claude Allin, 1867-1921  Search this
Shinn, Florence Scovel, d. 1940  Search this
Smillie, George H. (George Henry), 1840-1921  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Steele, Frederic Dorr, 1873-1944  Search this
Story, Julian, 1857-1919  Search this
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Taylor, F. Walter (Frank Walter), 1874-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Turner, Charles Henry, 1848-1908  Search this
Turner, Charles Yardley, 1850-1918  Search this
Turner, Ross, 1847-1915  Search this
Vedder, Simon Harmon, 1866-  Search this
Wiggins, Carleton, 1848-1932  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Wolf, Henry, 1852-1916  Search this
Woodbury, Charles H. (Charles Herbert), 1864-1940  Search this
Zogbaum, Rufus Fairchild, 1849-1925  Search this
Zolnay, George Julian, 1862 or 1863-1949  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((68 items on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1905
Scope and Contents:
Biographical forms completed by artists and illustrators for the Art League Publishing Company's ARTISTS YEAR BOOK. Each contains details written by the artist concerning parentage, exhibitions and collections containing his work, books illustrated, memberships in clubs, etc.
Included are forms from: Hugo Ballin, Frederick E. Bartlett, James C. Beckwith, William V. Birney, Karl Bitter, Albert D. Blashfield, Carle Joan Blenner, Frederick A. Bridgman, Bolton Brown, Ray Brown, George Elmer Browne, George De Forest Brush, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, Walter A. Clark, Kenyon Cox, Lockwood De Forest, Harry Fenn, James E. Fraser, Walter Granville-Smith, Jules Guerin, Birge Harrison, Thomas A. Harrison, Ernest Haskell, Albert Herter, George Hitchcock, Lucius Wolcott Hitchcock, Edward Kemeys, William S. Kendall, Alonzo Kimball, Charles MacCord, Thomas R. Manley, Richard F. Maynard, George H. McCord, Thomas Meteyard, Francis D. Millet, John H. Mills, Edward P. Moran, Henry Mosler,
Herman D. Murphy, Leonard Ochtman, Frederick B. Opper, Eric Pape, Ernest Peixotto, Edward Penfield, Louis M. Potter, Edward W. Redfield, Henry Reuterdahl, Louis J. Rhead, Henry Sandham, William Sartain, Claude A. Shepperson, Florence Scovel Shinn, George H. Smillie, James D. Smillie, Frederic D. Steele, Julian Story, Lorado Taft, Henry O. Tanner, Frank W. Taylor, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Henry Turner, Charles Yardley Turner, Ross S. Turner, Simon H. Vedder, Carleton Wiggins, Irving R. Wiles, Henry Wolf, Charles H. Woodbury, Rufus F. Zogbaum, and George J. Zolnay.
Biographical / Historical:
Art publishing house; Chicago, Ill. Published, THE ARTISTS YEAR BOOK: A HANDY REFERENCE BOOK WHEREIN MAY BE FOUND INTERESTING DATA PERTAINING TO ARTISTS, AND THEIR STUDIO, HOME, AND SUMMER ADDRESSES, FOR 1905-1906. Arthur Hosking was the editor.
Provenance:
Donated 1958.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Artists -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Art publishing -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.artleag
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw979bc5637-bb32-441f-bf21-12e66785db46
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artleag

Edwin Coupland Shaw papers

Creator:
Shaw, Edwin Coupland, 1863-1941  Search this
Names:
Akron Art Institute  Search this
Carrig-Rohane Shop (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
E. & A. Milch, Inc.  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Gorham Company. Dept. of Sculpture (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Grand Central Art Galleries  Search this
Hatfield & Clark (Firm: Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Howard Young Galleries (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
J.W. Young (Gallery)  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Montross Gallery  Search this
R.C. & N.M. Vose (Firm)  Search this
Robert C. Vose Galleries  Search this
Thomas Whipple Dunbar Art Galleries (Milwaukee, Wis.)  Search this
Thurber Art Galleries (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Barrie, Erwin S., 1886-1983  Search this
Batts, J. E.  Search this
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Blakelock, Ralph Albert, 1847-1919  Search this
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932  Search this
Dallin, Cyrus E. (Cyrus Edwin), 1861-1944  Search this
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933  Search this
Davis, Warren, 1865-1928  Search this
Derujinsky, Gleb W., 1888-1975  Search this
Dewey, Charles M., 1849-1937  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Dougherty, Paul, 1877-1947  Search this
Dunbar, Thomas Whipple  Search this
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919  Search this
Eaton, Charles Warren, 1857-1937  Search this
Frieseke, Frederick C. (Frederick Carl), 1874-1939  Search this
Fuller, George, 1822-1884  Search this
Genth, Lillian Mathilde, 1876-1953  Search this
Gerrity, Thomas F., 1873-1935  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Hatfield, D. H.  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Johansen, John C. (John Christen), 1876-1964  Search this
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lathrop, William Langson, 1859-1938  Search this
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947  Search this
Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1858-1925  Search this
Milch, Albert, 1881-1951  Search this
Minns, Hervey W.  Search this
Montross, N. E. (Newman E), 1849-1932  Search this
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945  Search this
Murphy, John Francis, 1853-1921  Search this
Price, F. Newlin (Frederic Newlin)  Search this
Proctor, Alexander Phimister, 1862-1950  Search this
Purdy, W. Frank, 1865-1943  Search this
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916  Search this
Ritschel, William, 1864-1949  Search this
Russell, T. H. (Thomas H)  Search this
Russman, Felix, 1888-1962  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Sellstedt, Lars Gustaf, 1819-1911  Search this
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, 1874-1940  Search this
Shonnard, Eugenie Frederica, 1886-1978  Search this
Torrey, Elliot, 1867-1949  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Turner, Helen Maria, 1858-1958  Search this
Twachtman, John Henry, 1853-1902  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 1872-1955  Search this
Vonnoh, Robert William, 1858-1933  Search this
Walker, Horatio, 1858-1938  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Williams, Frederick Ballard, 1871-1956  Search this
Wolf, Henry, 1852-1916  Search this
Young, J. W.  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1864-1937
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with dealers, artists, museums, publishers, photography studios, and others regarding art purchases, loans, and Shaw's collection; and 16 v. of scrapbooks containing photographs, letters, and biographical information on artists. Much of the correspondence with artists relates to Shaw's requests for the information which was then used in the scrapbooks. Also included is one volume compiled in 1947 outlining the contents of the scrapbooks.
REELS 1124-1125: 16 vol. of scrapbooks, 1864-1930, relating to artists represented in Shaw's collection, containing letters, many from artists, photographs of artists and their work, biographical data, clippings and articles, and comments on their work; and 1 v., "Notes: Edwin C. Shaw Collection of Paintings," compiled in 1947, and annotated "Used at Women's Art League Meeting at Miss Shaw's in 1947 by Mrs. [Jane S.] Barnhardt, who compiled it, and then given to the Art Institute Library," containing an outline of the contents of the 16 v. of scrapbooks.
Artists represented in the scrapbooks include J. Carroll Beckwith, Frank W. Benson, Ralph Blakelock, Emil Carlsen, William Merritt Chase, Timothy Cole, Elliott Daingerfield, Cyrus B. Dallin, Charles Davis, Warren Davis, Gleb Derujinsky, Charles M. Dewey, Thomas W. Dewing, Paul Dougherty, Frank Duveneck, Charles Eaton, Frederick Frieseke, George Fuller, Lillian Genth, Childe Hassam, Charles Hawthorne, William Morris Hunt, George Inness, John Johansen, Isidore Konti, John La Farge, William Lathrop, Frederick MacMonnies, Hermon A. MacNeil, Willard Metcalf, Herman Dudley Murphy, J. Francis Murphy, A. Phimister Proctor, Henry Ward Ranger, William Ritschel, Felix Russmann, Albert P. Ryder, Eugenie F. Shonnard, Lars Gustaf Sellstedt, Elliot Torrey, Dwight Tryon, Helen M. Turner, John Twachtman, Elihu Vedder, Bessie P. Vonnoh, Robert Vonnoh, Horatio Walker, J. Alden Weir, Frederick Ballard Williams, Henry Wolf and "The Ten."
REEL 4597: Correspondence, ca. 1916-1941, concerning art acquisitions with dealers Erwin S. Barrie of Grand Central Art Galleries; Thomas Whipple Dunbar; Frederic Newlin Price and T.H. Russell of Ferargil Galleries; W. Frank Purdy of the Gorham Co. Dept. of Sculpture and later the School of American Sculpture; D.H. Hatfield of Hatfield & Clark; Thomas Gerrity of M. Knoedler & Co.; Robert Macbeth, Robert McIntyre and Henry Miller of the Macbeth Gallery; Albert Milch of E.& A. Milch, Inc.; Newman Montross of Montross Gallery; J.E. Batts of the Thurber Art Galleries; Robert C. Vose of R.C. & N.M. Vose and Vose Galleries, and their frame shop, Carrig-Rohane; Howard Young of Howard Young Galleries; and J.W. Young; correspondence with artists and/or their families requesting the artist's portrait, biographical information and background, including letters from Elliot Daingerfield, Charles Dewey, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, John C. Johansen, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Hervey W. Minns, Hermann Dudley Murphy, A.P. Proctor, Eugenie Shonnard, Elliot Torrey, Dwight W. Tryon, Helen M. Turner, and Horatio Walker, and the families of J. Carroll Beckwith, George Inness, Lars Gustaf Sellstedt, John Henry Twachtman and J. Alden Weir; correspondence with the Dayton Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding works lent for exhibition; with publisher Frederic Fairchild Sherman; with photography studios; and other miscellaneous correspondence.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Akron, Ohio. Shaw, a BF Goodrich executive and avid collector of post-Civil War American art, was one of the founders of the Akron Art Institute, now the Akron Art Museum.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1976 and 1992 by the Akron Art Museum. Shaw bequethed his art collection and papers to the Museum, then named the Akron Art Institute.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Philanthropists -- Ohio -- Akron  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.shawedwi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d3e07d59-27ae-4884-8e7e-da91331b95e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shawedwi

J. Carroll (James Carroll) Beckwith to John M. Donaldson

Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Donaldson, John M., 1854-1941  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1913
Citation:
J. Carroll (James Carroll) Beckwith. J. Carroll (James Carroll) Beckwith to John M. Donaldson, 1913. John M. Donaldson papers, 1873-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)3196
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John M. Donaldson papers, 1873-1938
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_3196

James Carroll Beckwith papers

Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1871-circa 1991
bulk 1875-1917
Summary:
The papers of New York painter James Carroll Beckwith measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1871 to circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, numerous diaries, writings, printed material, photograph albums, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York painter James Carroll Beckwith measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1871 to circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, numerous diaries, writings, printed material, photograph albums, and photographs.

Biographical material mostly consists of estate papers related to disputes between the Beckwith Estate and the National Academy of Design. There is also one art inventory notebook titled "Record of Pictures."

Correspondence includes letters by Beckwith, his wife, and researchers concerning Beckwith's paintings and career. Notable correspondents include artists such as Carolus-Duran and William Anderson Coffin, the art dealer Roland Knoedler, as well as other colleagues.

The collection includes 38 of James Carroll Beckwith's diaries and one diary that belonged to his wife Bertha Beckwith. The artist's diaries contain sporadic entries describing teaching, traveling, and daily events.

Writings include Beckwith's autobiography Souvenirs and Reminiscences, a notebook that chronicles his time in Paris, notes, essays on art and architecture, lists of artwork, and one essay about Beckwith by an unidentified writer.

Printed materials consist of a sales catalog of Beckwith's work, clippings about Beckwith and John Singer Sargent, and a few exhibition catalogs and announcements.

Photographs include 2 albums and many board-backed prints. One album mostly contains travel photographs, the other is mostly dedicated to paintings by other artists in Europe. There are many photographs of Beckwith's paintings, mostly portraits. A few photographs of exhibition installations are also included.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1878-circa 1991 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1883-1940 (Box 1; 10 folders)

Series 3: Diaries, 1871-1917 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1875-circa 1920 (Box 2; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1900-1956, bulk 1910-1918 (Box 2; 4 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, 1875-1915 (Boxes 2-6; 1.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
James Carroll Beckwith (1852-1917) was a portrait and landscape painter in New York, New York and a member of the National Academy of Design.

James Carroll Beckwith, often referred to as Carroll Beckwith, was born in 1852 in Hannibal, Missouri. He was raised in Chicago, Illinois. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Beckwith moved to New York City and studied art at the National Academy of Design until 1873, when he moved to France. In Paris, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and under Carolus-Duran. Painter John Singer Sargent was also one of Carolus-Duran's students and Beckwith shared a Paris studio with him until 1878.

When Beckwith returned to New York in 1878, he started teaching as a professor in the Art Students League departments of painting and drawing. He continued to teach there until 1882 and then for a second span of time from 1886 to 1887. He married Bertha Hall in 1887. Beckwith gained widespread recognition for his portraits and among his subjects are the artist William Merritt Chase and President Theodore Roosevelt. Beckwith is also known for created skillful copies of Old Masters paintings which he saw in galleries across Europe during his time abroad.

In 1894, Beckwith was elected as a member of the National Academy of Design. From 1910 to roughly 1912, he lived in Italy and France. He then returned to New York City and had a studio at 57 West 45th Street until his death in 1917.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has microfilm (reel 800) of a 1895 James Carroll Beckwith diary. The original is located at the New York Historical Society.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 1418 and 1454) including letters from John Singer Sargent, Clyde Fitch, Edwin Howland Blashfield, Jacob Schiff, Richard Mansfield, and others, 4 cartoon sketches; a sketchbook which also includes a list of works, 1878-1892, and a few writings; 5 photograph albums and photographs, 1902-1917, of European travels, studios, homes, paintings, family, and friends, among them Samuel Clemens, Worthington Whittredge, and Robert Reid; Bertha Beckwith's diary, 1904; and printed material. Other material available only on microfilm includes a sketchbook, "Amsterdam August 10, 1887" (reel 4802) containing sketches for portraits, notes of Monet's composition at Giverny, a watercolor, and studies of hands; and photographs of portraits of Beckwith, Beckwith in his studio, and Beckwith with his Art Students League classes, 1888-1892 (reel 4803). The sketchbook and photographs were returned to the National Academy of Design after microfilming.
Provenance:
The collection, except for the estate related material, was initially lent for microfilming by the National Academy of Design in 1993. The National Academy of Design received Beckwith's papers as a gift in 1926 from the Bertha H. Beckwith estate. Beckwith related National Academy of Design correspondence and photographs were combined with the papers by the Academy. In 2018, the James Carroll Beckwith papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by the National Academy of Design via Maura Reilly, Executive Director. Papers on reels 1418, 1454 were lent for microfilming in 1978 by J. Carter Courtney, Beckwith's great-neice.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beckjcar
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bfa35a74-ede6-4fd4-956f-17b51603df84
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-beckjcar
Online Media:

Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1878-circa 1991
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material mostly consists of James Carroll Beckwith estate papers. There are extensive legal records and some correspondence regarding settlements and disputes between the Beckwith Estate and the National Academy of Design, especially related to the management of the estate. In addition, there is an art inventory notebook titled "Record of Pictures" that lists titles, dimensions, and expenses of Beckwith's works in chronological order.
Arrangement:
This series is in chronological order.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beckjcar, Series 1
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9388f16df-47fe-4eeb-9f7a-2a3e344a272e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref1

James Carroll Beckwith Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1883-1940
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beckjcar, Subseries 2.1
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9de518d75-9e3a-4e84-b7b8-1ecfbb2b93db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref10

Beckwith, Bertha

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1883
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: James Carroll Beckwith Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9609cc302-3786-4f2f-889e-ad6812b3f81d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref11

Carolus-Duran

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: James Carroll Beckwith Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9deef8ed5-2818-4d18-b5f6-634a2a3c040d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref12

Dielman, Frederick

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-circa 1910
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: James Carroll Beckwith Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9541a37ad-9014-4739-bd73-862082572466
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref13

Knoedler, Roland

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914-1917
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: James Carroll Beckwith Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw959ff1f13-2fd4-4b36-8ff9-00cacc310746
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref14

Low, Will Hicok

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1900-circa 1917
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: James Carroll Beckwith Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92ef8fe00-b007-49f7-aaef-91193fbc7c5d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref15

National Academy of Design

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1894-1895
1940
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: James Carroll Beckwith Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d180fb0c-11ff-426c-9131-64bc6235d7b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref16

Unidentified Correspondents

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914-1916
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.1: James Carroll Beckwith Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c33d4f88-9a25-4f67-b3b4-e7c844f4b4c4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref17

Bertha Beckwith Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914-1921
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.beckjcar, Subseries 2.2
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9817fe9a1-6523-4ede-bb83-e453e26c9056
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref18

Coffin, William Anderson

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.2: Bertha Beckwith Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw942b575ef-f1d7-45bc-bb73-bbf8c6f560f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref19

Estate Papers - General

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926-1935
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 1: Biographical Material
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a1f904c5-86ab-471a-816a-9bc65feacf37
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref2

Gerrity, (Mr.)

Collection Creator:
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1914
1918-1920
Scope and Contents:
Includes one letter from James Carroll Beckwith
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1871-circa 1991, bulk 1875-1917. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Carroll Beckwith papers
James Carroll Beckwith papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.2: Bertha Beckwith Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e43f802e-d0d3-4d65-aada-d7eaab257ff2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-beckjcar-ref20

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