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Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950

Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman Watts, 1878-1939  Search this
Ladd, Anna Coleman Watts, 1878-1939  Search this
Subject:
Aldrich, William  Search this
Southwick, Jessie Eldridge  Search this
Hammond, Natalie Hays  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Fabbricotti, Gabriella  Search this
American Red Cross. Studio for Portrait Masks (Paris, France)  Search this
Type:
Diaries
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Portrait sculpture  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Architectural sculpture  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Paris Portrait sculpture  Search this
Women authors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10600
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214076
AAA_collcode_laddanna
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214076
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 33
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902
Scope and Contents:
Fabbricotti, Gabriella
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 35
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903 Jun-Dec
Scope and Contents:
Balzani, Nora

Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Tom (maybe Thomas Mott Shaw)

de Vecchio, Bindo
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers
Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 37
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1904 Jun
Scope and Contents:
Fabbricotti, Gabriella

de Vecchio, Bindo

Balzani, Nora
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers
Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 41
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1904 Oct
Scope and Contents:
Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Balzani, Nora

de Vecchio, Bindo

Balzani, I.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 44
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905 May
Scope and Contents:
Tom (maybe Thomas Mott Shaw)

Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Balzani, Nora

Ladd, Maynard
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 47
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906
Scope and Contents:
Balzani, I.

Poole, Lavore

Leroy, E.

Balzani, Nora

del Buono, Albert

Fabbricotti, Gabriella
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 49
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1908
Scope and Contents:
Sargent, Porter

Fray, Ronald

Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Mechlin, Leila

Balzani, Nora

French, W.M.R.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 50
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1909
Scope and Contents:
Taft, Lorado

Coolidge, J.R. Jr.

Malcolm, Victoria

Grafly, Charles

Fabbricotti, Gabriella
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 52
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911
Scope and Contents:
Mechlin, Leila

Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Macbeth, Robert Walker

Brunetti, Jose

Polasek, Albin

Trask, John E.D.

Borghese, Ann

Scudder, Janet

Phillips, Caroline Drayton

MacMillan, Frederick

Aldrich, William
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers
Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 57
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916
Scope and Contents:
Southwick, Jessie Eldridge

Balzani, Nora

Boynton Monks

Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Heard, Ralph Prescott

Eggers, George W.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934-1935
Scope and Contents:
Fabbricotti, Gabriella
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 39
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1904 Aug
Scope and Contents:
Balzani, Nora

Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Roosevelt, George

de Vecchio, Bindo
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers
Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1904 Sep
Scope and Contents:
Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Balzani, Nora

Girolemo, F.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers
Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 45
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905 Jun
Scope and Contents:
Balzani, Nora

Mungo-Park, Eirene

A., Nina

de Vecchio, Bindo

Tom (maybe Thomas Mott Shaw)

Gentili (?), Ida

Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Tejan (?), Bianca Bardo

Potter, Bertha
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers
Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 46
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1905 Jul-Dec
Scope and Contents:
MacMillan, Frederick

Perry, Blinn

Fabbricotti, Gabriella

A., Nina

de Bellegarde, Nina
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers
Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1907
Scope and Contents:
Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Holt, Henry

Smith, Gertrude Robinson
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers
Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 53
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912
Scope and Contents:
Zanelli, Angelo

McKay, Helen

Mechlin, Leila

Ladd, Maynard

Fabbricotti, Gabriella

Borghese, Ann

Hale, Philip L.

Ricker, Nettie M.

Hartley, J. Scott

Faversham, Julie Opp

Faversham, William
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers
Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Letters

Collection Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Fabbricotti, Gabriella
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers / Series 2: Correspondence
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Anna Coleman Ladd papers

Creator:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Names:
American Red Cross. Studio for Portrait Masks (Paris, France)  Search this
Aldrich, William  Search this
Fabbricotti, Gabriella  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
Hammond, Natalie Hays, 1905-  Search this
Southwick, Jessie Eldridge  Search this
Extent:
4.26 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Date:
1881-1950
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd measure 4.26 linear feet, date from 1881-1950, and document the career of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, diaries, financial material, notes and writings, art work, a file concerning the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd measure 4.26 linear feet, date from 1881-1950, and document the career of sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, diaries, financial material, notes and writings, art work, a file concerning the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks, scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs.

Biographical materials are scattered and include calling cards, biographical sketches notes, and certificates.

Correspondence includes letters written to Anna Coleman Ladd from various family members, friends, and colleagues. Notable correspodents include William Aldrich, Gabriella Fabbricotti, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Natalie Hays Hammond, and Jessie Eldridge Southwick.

Diaries are daily diaries dating from 1903-1905 and from 1911-1912. Each diary includes short descriptions of Ladd's days.

Financial materials include receipts, stock certificates, travel materials, lists, and an account book for Dr. Maynard Ladd.

Writings and notes consists of notebooks, lists of works of art, inventories, manuscripts by Ladd and by others.

Artworks include two sketchbooks, loose drawings, and a plaster relief by Ladd as well as several sketches by others.

American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks files include correspondence, writings, a scrapbook, printed materials, and photographs. Materials concern portrait masks used to disguise the disfigured faces of World War I veterans.

Scrapbooks consists of three scrapbooks containing photographs, printed materials, and writings.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs for Ladd's works, books and booklets, and posters, some of which are French World War I propaganda.

Photographs include photographs of Anna Coleman Ladd with her works of art and in the studio, Dr. Maynard Ladd, friends, family, colleagues, and works of sculpture.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1910-1950 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1895-1937 (Box 1-2; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1903-1912 (Box 2; 2 folders)

Series 4: Financial Material, 1899-1934 (Box 2; 6 folders)

Series 5: Writings and Notes, 1888-1949 (Box 2, 6, OV 7; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Artwork, 1901-1928 (Box 2, 6, OV 7; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 7: American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks File, 1914-1925 (Box 2-3, 6; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1900-1940 (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1889-1942 (Box 3, 6, OV 7; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1881-1932 (Box 4-6, MGP 1; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Born in 1878 in Philadelphia to John and Mary Watts, Anna Coleman Ladd (née Watts) was educated in private schools and Europe. She also studied in America under Charles Grafly.

She moved to Boston in 1905 and married Boston pediatrician Maynard Ladd with whom she had two daughters, Gabriella May Ladd and Vernon Abbott Ladd . Working in her studio on Clarendon Street, Ladd became one of the city's most prolific sculptors, creating fountain pieces, portrait busts, memorials, and reliefs in addition to authoring two novels, Hieronymus Rides in 1912, and The Candid Adventurer in 1913.

Between 1907 and 1915, Ladd had solo exhibitions at the Gorham Gallery in New York, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia. She was also invited to exhibit her bronzes at the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. In 1914 she executed a bronze statuette of Eleanora Duse for which the actress posed, and later completed portrait busts of Anna Pavlova and Ethel Barrimore.

In late 1917 in Paris, Ladd founded the American Red Cross Studio for Portrait-Masks to provide cosmetic masks to be worn by men who had been badly disfigured in World War I. Her services earned her the Légion d'Honneur Crois de Chevalier and the Serbian Order of Saint Sava.

For many years, Ladd maintained a summer studio "Arden" at Beverly Farms in Manchester, Massachusetts. In 1923, she received an honorary degree of Master of Arts from Tufts College.

Anna Coleman Ladd died June 3, 1939 in Santa Barbara, California.
Provenance:
The Anna Coleman Ladd papers were donated in 1991 by William Terry on behalf of Robert Edwards, a friend of Anna Coleman Ladd.
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.
Topic:
Portrait sculpture  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Architectural sculpture  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Women sculptors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
World War, 1914-1918 -- France -- Paris Portrait sculpture  Search this
Women authors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Anna Coleman Ladd papers, 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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