Correspondence, artist files and subject files relate to Oakley's activities as an artist and illustrator, and his involvement with numerous art organizations, including the Philadelphia Art Alliance, the Philadelphia Water Color Club, the Artists' War Relief Committee of Philadelphia, and the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts. Artist files on Cecilia Beaux, Florence Este, John Taylor Arms, John McLure Hamilton, Christian Brinton, George Morrow, Leila Mechlin, John Harkrider, Alexander Robinson, and Joseph Pennell, among others, primarily contain letters. Some also include photographs and printed matter. Four inches of letters from Beaux discuss working habits, portrait commissions, life in Paris, and personal matters. Letters from Este discuss life in France during the war, French artists, exhibitions at the Philadelphia Water Color Club, and Cecilia Beaux. Other material relates to Oakley's mural for the Franklin Institute.
I.Finding aid. II.Cecilia Beaux correspondence, 1907-1942. III.Research materials for Oakley's biography of Beaux. IV.Florence Este correspondence, 1914-1925. V.Subject files, 1918-1952. VI.Artist files, 1906-1953.
Biographical / Historical:
Watercolorist and illustrator; Philadephia, Pa.
Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The papers were donated to the Brandywine River Museum by Oakley's daughter, Lansdale Oakley Humphreys. Unfilmed portions of the papers relate to publications, the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, the National Geographic Society, French and Scandinavian organizations, and war relief efforts, among other topics.
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Military aircraft and their use in warfare; an address by Major General Mason M. Patrick, on the occasion of the centenary celebration of the founding of the Franklin Institute and the inauguration exercises of the Bartol Research Foundation, September 17, 18, 19, 1924
Bulletins, 1953 and 1954. Technical papers: "Control mechanisms for hydraulic piston pumps"; "Method for determining the viscoelastic properties of dilute polymer solutions at audio-frequencies"; "Low temperature reduction of iron oxides" ; "Short History of The Franklin Institute" ; "First Hundred Years of Research at The Franklin Institute" ; "Laboratory Report" bulletin, vol. 5 no. 2/3 (December 1956-March 1957)
The chemical principles of the metallic arts : with an account of the principal diseases incident to the different artificers : the means of prevention and cure : and a concise introduction to the study of chemistry / by W. Richardson ..
An experimental enquiry into the chemical properties and medicinal qualities of the principal mineral waters of Ballston and Saratoga, in the state of New-York : with directions for the use of those waters in the various diseases to which they are applicable, and observations on diet and regimen : to which is added an appendix, containing a chemical analysis of the Lebanon Spring in the state of N...