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American Painting, City Art Museum of St. Louis (American Painting, 39th Annual Exhibition Vol. XXXI, No. 1 of the Bulletin)

Collection Creator:
Carlen Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1946
Collection Restrictions:
Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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Collection Citation:
Carlen Galleries, Inc., records, 1775-1997, bulk 1940-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Carlen Galleries, Inc., records
Carlen Galleries, Inc., records / Series 3: Gift (2002) / 3.4: Selections from Library of Carlen Galleries, Inc.
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis - "7 for 67: Works by Contemporary American Sculptors,"

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 55, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leo Castelli Gallery records
Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 3: Exhibition Files / 3.6: Solo Shows, Other Galleries
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1973
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leo Castelli Gallery records
Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Chase Manhattan Bank - Cleveland Institute of Art

Collection Creator:
Howard Wise Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1964
Scope and Contents note:
Chase Manhattan Bank

Chemists' Club

Ching, William

Chrysler, Walter P., Jr.

Cimaise

Cinema 16

Citron, Kasper H.

City Art Museum of St. Louis

City of New York

Clague, John

Clare College

Clark, Harold T.

Clayburgh, A. M.

Clert, Iris

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Cleveland Institute of Art
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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Collection Citation:
Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Howard Wise Gallery records
Howard Wise Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: Correspondence, A-Z
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Archives of American Art
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Cincinnati Modern Art Society - City of Paris, Rotunda Gallery

Collection Creator:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Reel 5854, Frame 81-199
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1968
Scope and Contents note:
Cincinnati Modern Art Society

Cincinnati Museum Association/Cincinnati Art Museum

Circle Gallery

Cirker's Hayes Storage Warehouse, Inc. (See also Hayes Storage, Packing and Removal Service)

Citizen's Fidelity Bank and Trust Co.

City Art Museum of St. Louis

City College

City of New York Insurance Co.

City of Paris, Rotunda Gallery
Collection Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
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Collection Citation:
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records
Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records / Series 1: Correspondence, A-Z
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Perls Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1961, 1966
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Perls Galleries records, 1937-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Perls Galleries records
Perls Galleries records / Series 1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Perls Galleries  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940-1946
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Perls Galleries records, 1937-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Perls Galleries records
Perls Galleries records / Series 1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis (see also: St. Louis, City Art Museum of)

Collection Creator:
Midtown Galleries  Search this
Container:
Reel 5334, Frame 1450-1475
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1957-1966
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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Collection Citation:
Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Midtown Galleries records
Midtown Galleries records / Series 1: Administrative Correspondence / 1.1: General Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Saint Louis, City Art Museum of (see also: City Art Museum of St. Louis)

Collection Creator:
Midtown Galleries  Search this
Container:
Reel 5365, Frame 1102-1249
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1972
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Midtown Galleries records, 1904-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
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Midtown Galleries records
Midtown Galleries records / Series 1: Administrative Correspondence / 1.1: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1918-1920
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1921-1922
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1924
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1925-1926
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-macbgall-ref12351

City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927-1932
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1937-1940
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1954
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 62
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1913-1914
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 63
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1838-1968
Scope and Contents note:
This series contains the gallery's general correspondence with artists, clients, curators, galleries, and art organizations and institutions. Outgoing letters are generally copies on highly-acidic fragile paper and are written by a combination of the gallery's proprietors and employees including William Macbeth, Robert Macbeth, Robert G. McIntyre, Hazel Lewis, Henry Miller, and Marguerite Onderdonk. The correspondence is fairly complete although there is very little outgoing correspondence before 1913 and very little correspondence, both outgoing and incoming, between 1928 and 1931 and 1933 and 1936. Although the gallery closed in 1953 correspondence in this series extends to 1968 documenting Robert G. McIntyre's continued activity as an art dealer operating from his home. Some records, generally from 1915, 1916 and 1923, are damaged by mold. For preservation reasons these have been placed in a separate box at the end of the collection and appear in the container listing at the end of 1.1: Correspondence.

Of particular interest is the substantial body of correspondence with artists. From the late 19th to the early 20th-century period there is significant correspondence with artists such as Cecilia Beaux, Emil Carlsen, John F. Carlson, Charlotte Buell Coman, Arthur B. Davies, Charles Harold Davis, Charles W. Hawthorne, Charles Hazeltine, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Jonas Lie, J. Francis Murphy, Henry Rankin Poore, Chaucey F. Ryder, William Sartain and Abbot Handerson Thayer. From the early to mid-20th-century period correspondents include Jay Connaway, Carl Gaertner, Rockwell Kent, James Lechay, Herman Maril, Ivan G. Olinsky, Ogden M. Pleissner, Constance Richardson and Andrew Wyeth.

There are letters from Arthur B. Davies in which he writes of his travels in Europe during the 1890s, letters from Robert Henri from Ireland in the 1920s, and a letter from John Sloan to William Macbeth (one of only two in the collection) dated March 4, 1908, thanking Macbeth in the name of the "noble eight" for "all of the innumerable courtesies and kindnesses you have shown us in the long to be remembered exhibition of Feb. 3-18 1908." There are lengthy, detailed epistles from William Sartain written prior to, and during, the outbreak of World War I in Paris, and eighteen letters from Winslow Homer (although the two dated 1861 and 1876 respectively are copies) including an illustrated letter, an undated price list and notes on Homer paintings. There are also details regarding the settling of the Homer estate, which designated the Macbeth Gallery as sole selling agents of Homer's pictures in 1937, found in correspondence with members of the Homer family.

Although there is no correspondence with Homer D. Martin in the collection there are letters from his widow, Elizabeth, which reveal something of the painter's relationship with the gallery and chart the rise in popularity of Martin's work after his death. Elizabeth Martin's letters also discuss the appreciation of her husband written by her after his death and published by William Macbeth.

Correspondence with Andrew Wyeth reveals Wyeth's original agreement with the Macbeth Gallery and charts the launching of his career and apparently effortless rise to fame. Wyeth's correspondence includes illustrated letters and the original manuscript of the foreword to the catalog for his first exhibition at Macbeth Gallery, written by his father, N. C. Wyeth.

This series also documents the gallery's hand in the development of some of the country's major public and private art collections including those established by the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Albright Art Gallery, Butler Art Institute, Carnegie Institute, the City Art Museum of St. Louis, Dallas Art Association, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Obviously, letters from the gallery's proprietors are found throughout the series, but there are also several named files for William Macbeth, Robert Macbeth and Robert G. McIntyre. William Macbeth's correspondence includes a copy of his opening announcement of 1892. A pencil sketch of two cows on the back of the announcement reminds us of his other love - the Macbeth Farm in Suffolk County, New York. Also found here are some letters of recommendation that William acquired prior to his emigrating to the United States from Ireland, and several letters regarding the sale of an Arthur B. Davies picture in which he refers to the need to let Davies know about the sale of the picture as quickly as possible. "You would understand why," writes Macbeth to James Quinlan on 1 February 1898, "if you knew this nervous impatient artist as well as I do."

Robert Macbeth's correspondence deals primarily with gallery business up to 1920 but from that point on relates primarily to personal and family business. His correspondence includes one folder of twenty-seven letters from artists written in response to an invitation to a dinner honoring William Macbeth in 1909. Most are addressed to Augustus Vincent Tack and include letters from Chester Beach, Charles H. Davis, Robert Henri, John La Farge, Jerome Myers, Chauncey F. Ryder and Carleton Wiggins. There is also a copy of a poem written by Albert Pinkham Ryder.

Correspondence with Jessie L. Macbeth and Phoebe K. Maccbeth deals with Robert Macbeth's estate and includes correspondence between Phoebe and Robert G. McIntyre discussing the gallery's finanical difficulties during the 1940s.

Robert G. McIntyre's correspondence generally relates directly to gallery business. Three of his letters (found in the files of correspondents to which the letters were addressed) are of particular note as they display his lucid and engaging style and reveal details of his friendships with some of the gallery's most important artists: a 1948 letter to Joseph J. Kwiat describes his memories of "The Eight" and recounts in particular his impressions of William J. Glackens, Robert Henri and George Luks; a 1956 letter to Bennard B. Perlman recalls "Tuesday evenings" at Robert Henri's studio; and a 1945 letter to Lloyd Goodrich of the Whitney Museum describes watching Childe Hassam paint and date a picture as if he were "writing a letter." "He was so emphatic that this was the proper procedure" writes McIntyre, "that one may take it for granted that a date on a Hassam is the date it was begun, not finished."

Records relating to McIntyre's research for, and writing of, his book on Martin Johnson Heade, published in 1948, can be found in his correspondence with Maxim Karolik.

Although it is not always possible to determine which gallery member is responsible for an outgoing letter as they are generally unsigned copies, each of the proprietors appeared to enjoy letter writing and discussing their views on art with gallery clients. A good example of this can be found in letters to William Winter Drew in January and May of 1925 which provide a lengthy and detailed discussion of whom the letter writer (probably Robert Macbeth) believes should be included in a representative collection of American art.

The dating and arrangement of undated incoming letters, particularly those written before 1913 which do not have an accompanying response from the gallery, is often based on pencil notations made by Robert G. McIntyre which, while assumed to be reliable, are not necessarily accurate.

While the series is primarily comprised of folders arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, there are a few folders arranged by subject including several which relate to exhibitions at the gallery. These are interfiled alphabetically by folder title with the exhibition files, for example, being filed under "E."

Although the gallery's financial records are generally found in Series 2: Financial and Shipping records, Series 1: Correspondence does include substantial financial information in the form of correspondence with banks, insurance agents and accountants. Correspondence with Frederic B. Thomason, Inc., for example, consists of over two linear feet of records containing insurance information from 1895 to 1952.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.macbgall, Subseries 1.1
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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City Art Museum of St. Louis

Collection Creator:
Macbeth Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 61
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1895-1912
Scope and Contents:
Includes illustrated letter from Charles Ward Rhodes, 5/22/99
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Fragile original scrapbooks are closed to researchers.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Macbeth Gallery records, 1838-1968, bulk 1892 to 1953. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Macbeth Gallery records
Macbeth Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence Files / 1.1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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