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The astonishing tale of a pen & ink puppet; or, The genteel art of illustrating, by Oliver Herford

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
[62] p. illus. 21 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
Topic:
Pen drawing  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H535 S3a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_371737

Mary Fanton Roberts papers

Creator:
Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956  Search this
Names:
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929  Search this
Coburn, Charles Douville  Search this
Enters, Angna, 1907-  Search this
Fanton, Belle  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Guilbert, Yvette, 1865-1944  Search this
Haggin, Ben Ali, 1882-1951  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947  Search this
Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909  Search this
Rerikh, Nikolai Konstantinovich, 1874-1947  Search this
Roberts, Dorothy, 1906-  Search this
Roberts, Goodridge, 1904-  Search this
Roberts, William C.  Search this
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Troubetzkoy, Pierre, 1864-1936  Search this
Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922  Search this
Extent:
3.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1880-1956
Summary:
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The bulk of this collection is Roberts' correspondence with numerous important artists, dancers, actors, writers, and musicians of the day. Also found are scattered biographical materials, family correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of correspondence with family members, artists, dancers, actors, writers, musicians, and visual and performing arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.

The collection contains a small amount of biographical material about Mary Fanton Roberts and her husband, William Carman Roberts, including his journal of a vacation with Ernest Thompson Seton and his wife. Personal Correspondence is with her husband and sister Belle Fanton, and with friends. Business and political correspondence documents her career as a magazine editor and writer, her participation in political organizations and events, her participation in radio talks, and her correspondence regarding war issues.

Art correspondence/subject files include correspondence with and collected materials on artists, photographers, art patrons, critics, and wives of artists, as well as arts organizations, museums, and schools. Correspondence of note is with George Gray Barnard, Gutzon Borglum, Ben Ali Haggin, Leon Kroll, Frederic Remington, W. Goodridge Roberts, Nicholas Roerich, Pierre Troubetzkoy, illustrator Oliver Herford, John Butler Yeats, and Ashcan school artists Robert Henri, John Sloan, and William Glackens, as well as many others. Dance and theatre correspondence/subject files include correspondence with actors, dancers, playwrights, patrons, organizations and theatres. Correspondence of note in this series is with Charles "Orlando" Coburn, Eva Le Gallienne, Angna Enters, and the "Duncan Dancers." Literary and music orrespondence/subject files include correspondence with authors, poets, critics, singers, publishers, and musicians, such as Bliss Carman, Yvette Guilbert, and Lloyd Osbourne. Additional material found in these subject files, other than letters, includes invitations, photographs, calling cards, artwork, news clippings, and printed material.

Writings by Roberts include an autobiographical essay about her youth and early career, guest lists and notes concerning hosted events, and typescripts of poems by her niece Dorothy Gostwick Roberts. Printed material is comprised of art exhibition catalogs, published articles and trade bulletins written by Roberts, and newsclippings. Photographs are of Roberts, her family, friends, and places she lived, and include autographed portraits given to her, primarily from actors and actresses. Also found are photographs taken by Nickolas Muray of art models. Scattered artwork in this collection includes several small drawings by unidentified artists, as well as a pencil portrait of Roberts by John Butler Yeats.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 11 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1906, 1912-1941, undated (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Personal Correspondence, 1902-1951, undated (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 3: Business and Political Correspondence, 1903-1959, undated (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 4: Art Correspondence/Subject Files, 1898-1956, undated (Box 1-2; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Dance and Theatre Correspondence/Subject Files, 1902-1953, undated (Box 2-3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Literary and Music Correspondence/Subject Files, 1900-1952, undated (Box 3; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 7: General Correspondence, 1898-1946, undated (Box 3-4; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings, 1915-1926, 1952, undated (Box 4; 3 folders)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1899, 1909-1947, undated (Box 4-5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1880-circa 1943, undated (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1906, undated (Box 5; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
Mary Fanton Roberts was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1864. When she was a young girl her family moved to Deadwood, in the Montana territory, where her father had mining prospects. When she was old enough, she and her sister were sent back to New York to attend the Albany Female Academy. After finishing school, Roberts pursued journalism and became a staff writer for four years for the Herald Tribune, the Journal, and the Sun in New York. During her long career she was editor of Demorest Magazine, editor-in-chief of New Idea Woman's Magazine, managing editor of The Craftsman, and creator and editor of The Touchstone Magazine and Decorative Arts magazine. Her longest period at one publication was seventeen years as editor of Arts and Decoration. She often wrote articles on the topic of decorative arts and home decorating, and published two books, Inside 100 Homes, and 101 Ideas for Successful Interiors.

In 1906 she married William Carman Roberts, writer and editor of Literary Digest for thirty years. They lived in Manhattan and Waterford, Connecticut.

Roberts was very involved in the artistic, theatrical, and literary circles in New York City, and met and became friends with many young avant garde American artists, including Robert Henri and John Sloan. Through her husband she met many writers and poets, including Theodore Dreiser and Bliss Carman. Roberts was active in organizations such as the Women's City Club, Pen and Brush, and the MacDowell Society and also attended countless art openings, theater performances, and other social events. As an avid supporter of modern dance, she became friends with many performers, including Isadora Duncan and Angna Enters. After her husband's death in 1941, Roberts moved to the Chelsea Hotel, where she lived for the rest of her life. She maintained lifelong relationships with a wide circle of friends and continued to correspond with them and attend social events until her death in 1956 at the age of 92.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1957 by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Ashcan school of art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.robemary
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ea19ad44-7788-4ec4-8cb4-d4b8ec49fde3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robemary
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Albert and Marie Sterner letters received

Creator:
Sterner, Albert, 1863-1946  Search this
Sterner, Marie, 1880-1953  Search this
Names:
Barbirolli, John, Sir, 1899-1970  Search this
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Bigelow, Poultney, b. 1855  Search this
Bourdelle, Emile Antoine, 1861-1929  Search this
CalvĂ©, Emma, 1858-1942  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965  Search this
Collier, Constance, 1878-1955  Search this
Dewey, John, 1859-1952  Search this
Du Maurier, Gerald, Sir, 1873-1934  Search this
Dunn, James Nicol  Search this
Duveen, Joseph Duveen, Baron, 1869-1939  Search this
Ferguson, Elsie  Search this
Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Hampden, Walter, 1879-1955  Search this
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935  Search this
Howard, Leslie, 1893-1943  Search this
Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905  Search this
Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-  Search this
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950  Search this
Merivale, Philip, 1886-1946  Search this
Mozkowski, Maurice  Search this
Nazimova, 1879-1945  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Pompelli, Raphael  Search this
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950  Search this
Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917  Search this
Ward, Humphry, Mrs., 1851-1920  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937  Search this
Wilson, Francis Vaux, 1874-1938  Search this
Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926  Search this
Extent:
87 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1899-1945
Scope and Contents:
Letters to the Sterners, primarily regarding art and cultural matters.
Letters are from: John Barbirolli, George G. Barnard, Cecelia Beaux, George Bellows, Emile Bourdelle, Poultney Bigelow, Emma Calve, William M. Chase, Winston Churchill, Constance Collier, John Dewey, Gerald du Maurier, John Drew, James N. Dunn, Joseph Duveen, Elsie Ferguson, Arnold Genthe, Charles D. Gibson, Warren G. Harding, Charles W. Hawthorne, Robert Henri, Walter Hampden, Oliver Herford, Leslie Howard, Sir Henry Irving, Eva Le Gallienne, Julie Marlow, Philip Merivale, Maurice Mozkowski, Alla Nazimova, Joseph Pennell, Raphael Pompelli, Howard Pyle, Theodore Roosevelt, John S. Sargent, G. Bernard Shaw, Sir Herbert B. Tree, Mary A. Ward, J. Alden Weir, Edith Wharton, Francis Wilson, and Israel Zangwill.
Biographical / Historical:
Illustrator and painter; New York City. Sterner's wife, Marie, was an art dealer.
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.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.steralbm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ac638fd2-f3ba-45c7-965b-087ac4350c8a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-steralbm

Charles A. Platt letter collection

Creator:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Names:
Bunker, Dennis Miller, 1861-1890  Search this
Haden, Francis Seymour, Sir, 1818-1910  Search this
Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935  Search this
McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909  Search this
Platt, Eleanor Hardy Bunker, 1869-1953  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Extent:
8 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1887]
Scope and Contents:
Three letters to Charles A.Platt from acquaintences Francis Seymour Haden (June 3), Oliver Herford, and Abbott Handerson Thayer (April 20); one letter to Dennis M. Bunker, friend and colleague of Charles A. Platt, from Augustus Saint-Gaudens (Oct. 21); one letter from Bunker to Anne Page (August 1886); a Christmas card to Bunker's wife, Eleanor Hardy Bunker Platt. Other letters include a handwritten invitation to Eleanor Hardy from Lowffler and a letter from Charles F. McKim, colleague of Platt's, to Mary J. Lawrence (July 9).
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, architect, landscape designer; New York, N.Y. and Cornish, N.H.; b. 1861; d. 1933.
Provenance:
Donated 2004 by Charles A. Platt, grandson. The correspondence of Dennis Bunker was in the possession of Platt's widow, Eleanor Hardy Bunker prior to her marriage to Platt in 1893.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.platchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3d46324-ef9e-4d27-bd90-5c218b125e59
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-platchar

A phenomenal fauna / by Carolyn Wells ; pictures by Oliver Herford

Author:
Wells, Carolyn 1862-1942  Search this
Illustrator:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Publisher:
Russell, Robert Howard  Search this
Former owner:
Hewitt, Eleanor 1864-1924  Search this
Physical description:
[90] pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Juvenile poetry
Children's poetry
Nonsense verse
Juvenile works
Poetry
Case bindings (Binding)
Pictorial bindings (Binding).)
Decorated paper bindings (Binding)
Relief halftones (prints)
Date:
1902
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Birds  Search this
Children's poetry  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420845

A child's primer of natural history / by Oliver Herford ; with pictures by the author

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Date:
1899
C1899
Topic:
Animals  Search this
Children's poetry  Search this
Call number:
PZ10.3 .H47 1899
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_722835

Artful anticks / by Oliver Herford

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
De Vinne Press  Search this
Physical description:
x, [2], 100 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1894
Topic:
Children's poetry, American  Search this
Call number:
PS3515.E62 A78 1894
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717049

The astonishing tale of a pen & ink puppet : or, The genteel art of illustrating / by Oliver Herford

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[62] p. : ill. ; 21 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
Topic:
Pen drawing  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Puppets in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H535x S3a 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_544552

The Simple jography, or, How to know the earth and why it spins / by Peter Simple, F.T.G. (fellow of the terrestrial globe) ; edited by Oliver Herford ; with pictures of Peter Simple, Theodore Roosevelt, the earth and others, and some imitations of pictures by Cecilia Loftus

Title:
Simple jography
How to know the earth and why it spins
Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Loftus, Cecilia 1876-1943  Search this
Bookseller:
Smith, Ray DSI  Search this
Physical description:
99, [1] p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1908
C1908
Topic:
Political geography--Humor  Search this
Human geography--Humor  Search this
Geography--Humor  Search this
American wit and humor  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H535x L6 1908
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_564585

More animals / by Oliver Herford ; with pictures by the author

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
99 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1901
Topic:
Animals in art  Search this
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H535x H4 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_568386

Bible rimes for the not too young, by Clare Beecher-Kummer ; with drawings by Oliver Herford

Author:
Kummer, Clare Beecher 1886-1958  Search this
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
[54] leaves illus. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1909
Topic:
American wit and humor, Pictorial  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H535x K8 1909
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_568387

Cupid's cyclopedia; compiled for Daniel Cupid by Oliver Herford and John Cecil Clay

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Clay, John Cecil 1875-  Search this
Physical description:
[104] p. col. front., col. illus., 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1910
Topic:
Love--Humor  Search this
American wit and humor  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C6165x H4 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_569852

An alphabet of celebrities / Oliver Herford

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor 1869-1924  Search this
Bird, Elisha Brown  Search this
Physical description:
[60] p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1900
1900, c1899
Topic:
Nonsense verses  Search this
Call number:
PS3515.E62 A45 1900
PS3515.E62A45 1900
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420844

The fairy godmother-in-law, by Oliver Herford; with some pictures by the author

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
104 p. front., illus. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1905
[1905]
Call number:
N40.1.H535 S3
N40.1.H535S3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_371736

Confessions of a caricaturist, by Oliver Herford

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
x, 65, [1] p. incl. front., illus. 19 x 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
Topic:
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H535 S3c
N40.1.H535S3c
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_371738

New waggings of old tales. By two wags. Illus. by Oliver Herford

Author:
Bangs, John Kendrick 1862-1922  Search this
Sherman, Frank Dempster 1860-1916  Search this
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
ix, [11]-165 p. incl. front., illus. 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1888
Call number:
N40.1.H535 B2
N40.1.H535B2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_371739

Monologues, by Beatrice Herford; with pictures by Oliver Herford

Author:
Herford, Beatrice  Search this
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
139 p. incl. 18 pl. illus. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1908
Call number:
N40.1.H535 H5
N40.1.H535 H5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_371740

A child's primer of natural history. With pictures by the author

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) col. illus. 16 x 17 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Date:
1966
1899
[1966]
Topic:
Natural history  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H535 D7
N40.1.H535D7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_371741

An alphabet of celebrities

Author:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Physical description:
[58] p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1899
Topic:
Nonsense verses  Search this
Call number:
PS3515.E62 A45 1899
PS3515.E62A45 1899
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_72239

Untitled Illustration, (painting)

Painter:
Herford, Oliver 1863-1935  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paper
Type:
Paintings-Illustration
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway Wilmington Delaware 19806 Accession Number: 87-115
Topic:
Literature  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08080738
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_376588

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