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Robert Underwood Johnson letters, 1882-1937

Creator:
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Subject:
Boutet de Monvel, Louis-Maurice  Search this
Cole, Timothy  Search this
Morris, Harrison S. (Harrison Smith)  Search this
Citation:
Robert Underwood Johnson letters, 1882-1937. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Century illustrated monthly magazine  Search this
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Theme:
Research and writing about art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9875
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212377
AAA_collcode_johnrobu
Theme:
Research and writing about art
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212377

American Academy of Arts and Letters records

Creator:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Names:
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-  Search this
Extent:
5 Microfilm reels (800 items on 5 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1864-1942
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed American Academy of Arts and Letters records consist of artists' papers containing correspondence, notes, biographical material, exhibition catalogs, and other published material. Included is a volume of notes, drawings, and calculations made by George Bellows for a study of Jay Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry, as well as correspondence and biographical and critical material on George de Forest Brush, Childe Hassam, Francis D. Millet, Joseph Pennell, Elihu Vedder, and J. Q. A. Ward. The Hassam papers include letters from John Taylor arms, E. H. Blashfield, William Merritt Chase, Royal Cortissoz, J. Alden Weir, and Charles Erskine Scott Wood. All groups contain official Academy correspondence from its secretary Robert Underwood Johnson.
Biographical / Historical:
The American Academy of Arts and Letters is an honor society in New York comprised of artists, writers, architects, and composers. The Academy was created in 1904 by members of the National Institute of Arts and modeled on the Académie française. The Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and letters merged on December 30, 1976.
Provenance:
Lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1965. This is a collection of miscellaneous papers representing a gathering over the years of unsolicited documentary resources on American art given or addressed to the Academy.
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)
Learned institutions and societies -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.ameracaa2
See more items in:
American Academy of Arts and Letters records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9beef6315-ecbd-4f43-8e04-7862fed8fba4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ameracaa2

Timothy Cole to Robert Underwood Johnson.

Creator:
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1914 May 19
Citation:
Timothy Cole. Timothy Cole to Robert Underwood Johnson., 1914 May 19. Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5231
See more items in:
Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5231

John Quincy Adams Ward papers in the New York Historical Society

Creator:
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Names:
Library of Congress  Search this
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Adams, Herbert, 1858-1945  Search this
Appleton, Thomas Gold, 1812-1884  Search this
Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Chilton, R. S.  Search this
Cushing, Robert  Search this
Dana, Paul  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Herber, C. A.  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Orr, Alexander Ector, 1831-1914  Search this
Potter, Edward Clark, 1857-1923  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Ruckstull, F. W. (Fred Wellington), 1853-1942  Search this
Thomas, Charles N.  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1857-1915
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence regarding the St. Louis Exposition, the World's Columbian Exposition, the South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition, statuary in New York City and the Library of Congress, the Washington statue in Newburyport, Mass. Letters from Robert Cushing in Italy pertain to the supervision of the execution of Ward's marble statuary group in Carrara. Correspondents include Herbert Adams, Thomas Gold Appleton, Karl Bitter, Gutzon Borglum, Daniel Chester French, Robert Underwood Johnson, Thomas Addison Richards, Edward Clark Potter, Alexander E. Orr, R. S. Chilton, Paul Dana, F. Wellington Ruckstuhll, Charles N. Thomas, C. A. Herber and Ward's wife.
Biographical / Historical:
Sculptor; New York, N.Y.
Provenance:
Lent 1973 by New York Historical Society.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.wardjohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94fd2a51f-eae8-4a1b-9165-67a73d9dac2e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wardjohn

Commemorative tributes to Charles Francis Adams, Alfred Thayer Mahan, by William M. Sloane ; John Muir, by Robert Underwood Johnson ; Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury, by Brander Matthews : read in the 1915-1916 lecture series of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Author:
Sloane, William Milligan 1850-1928  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood 1853-1937  Search this
Matthews, Brander 1852-1929  Search this
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Charles Francis 1835-1915  Search this
Mahan, A. T (Alfred Thayer) 1840-1914  Search this
Muir, John 1838-1914  Search this
Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford 1838-1915  Search this
Physical description:
46 p., 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1922
Call number:
CT275.A182 S6 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_463164

Commemorative tribute to Henry Mills Alden, by Robert Underwood Johnson, prepared for the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1921

Author:
Johnson, Robert Underwood 1853-1937  Search this
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Subject:
Alden, Henry Mills 1836-1919  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l., 6 p. 17 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1922
C1922
Call number:
CT275.A353 J6 1922
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461129

Robert Underwood Johnson letters

Topic:
Century illustrated monthly magazine
Creator:
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Names:
Boutet de Monvel, Louis-Maurice, 1851-1913  Search this
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Morris, Harrison S. (Harrison Smith), 1856-1948  Search this
Extent:
350 Items ((on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1882-1937
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence received by Johnson at the time he was on the staff of the Century Magazine, including c. 300 letters, arranged chronologically, from Harrison S. Morris, 18 letters from Louis M. De Monvel Boutet, and a handwritten autobiographical account, and letters and cards, 1882-1928, written by Timothy Cole.
Biographical / Historical:
Author and editor.
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.
Topic:
Publishers and publishing  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.johnrobu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c35a596c-6a58-4616-b6b8-3c0e98c650bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-johnrobu

Timothy Cole papers

Topic:
Century illustrated monthly magazine
Creator:
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931  Search this
Names:
Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956  Search this
Brown, Alice, 1857-1948  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919  Search this
Drake, Alexander, 1843-1916  Search this
Fraser, William Lewis, 1841-1905  Search this
Frick, Helen Clay, 1888-1984  Search this
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909  Search this
Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Powell, Caroline Amelia, 1852-1934  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Turner, Helen Maria, 1858-1958  Search this
Whittle, George Howes  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1883-1936
Summary:
The papers of wood engraver Timothy Cole date from 1883-1936, and measure 0.5 linear feet. Found within the papers are letters primarily written by Timothy Cole to the editors of Century Magazine, and letters to Cole from colleagues Gifford Beal, Alice Brown, George de Forest Brush, Kenyon Cox, David Finney, Helen C. Frick, Joseph Pennell, Caroline Powell, John Singer Sargent, and Helen M. Turner. Also found are miscellaneous writings, artwork including wood engravings and printing plates, miscellaneous clippings and a photograph of Cole and his wife.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Timothy Cole measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1883 to 1936. Found within the papers are letters primarily written by Timothy Cole to the editors of Century Magazine including A. W. Drake, W. Lewis Fraser, Richard Watson Gilder, Robert Underwood Johnson, and George Howes Whittle, discussing Cole's production of wood engraved copies of European master paintings for the magazine, and details of the wood engraving process. There are scattered letters to Cole from Century Magazine editors and colleagues Gifford Beal, Alice Brown (discussing Cole's wood engraved portrait of Louise Imogen Guiney for Brown's biography of her), George de Forest Brush, Kenyon Cox, David Finney, Helen C. Frick (concerning a bookplate), Joseph Pennell, Caroline Powell, John Singer Sargent, and Helen M. Turner.

Also found are miscellaneous writings including a notebook of poems by Cole, essays about Louise Imogen Guiney and Joseph Pennell, and an autobiographical essay, artwork consisting of wood engravings executed by Cole of works by the master painters of Europe and America, and two printing plates used by Century Magazine to reproduce Cole's wood engravings. Several clippings concern Cole, his work, and the publication of the book Timothy Cole: Wood Engraver by Alphaeus P. Cole and Margaret Ward Cole in 1936. There is also a photograph of Cole cutting a wood engraving block as his wife reads nearby.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Letters, 1883-1930 (Box 1; 32 folders)

Series 2: Writings, 1920 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 3: Artwork, 1907-1921 (Box 1, OV 2; 4 folders)

Series 4: Clippings, 1927-1936 (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 5: Photograph, 1910 (Box 1; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Timothy Cole was a wood engraver working primarily in the New York City area. Cole worked for several notable magazines, Scribner's Magazine.

Timothy Cole was born in 1852 in London, England, the seventh of the twelve sons of Skinner Cole, a milliner. In 1857, the family immigrated to New York City. Following his mother's death, the family suffered financial hardship and Cole earned money as a delivery boy, newspaper seller, and lamplighter.

In 1868, the family moved to Chicago where Cole was apprenticed to a wood engraving firm and made rapid progress in learning this skill that was the most widely used method of magazine illustration at the time. When the Chicago Fire destroyed his place of employment in 1871, Cole returned New York City where his talents as a wood engraver were soon recognized by various artists and publishers. Cole began his career working for the magazines Hearth and Home, the Christian Weekly, and the Aldine Press.

After the Aldine Press went out of business in 1875, Cole was employed by Scribner's Magazine (later renamed Century Magazine.) During the same year, he married Annie Elizabeth Carter of Jersey City Heights, New Jersey. In 1883, Cole was commissioned by Century Magazine to travel in Europe and make wood engravings of the works of the old masters. He finished a series of Italian masters in 1892, a Dutch and Flemish series in 1896, an English series in 1900, a Spanish series in 1907, and a French series in 1910. In the course of his travels, Cole befriended many artists, including Joseph Pennell and James Abbott MacNeill Whistler. In 1910, Cole returned to the United States where he began work on a series of engravings of American master paintings in public and private collections.

Cole's work received a diploma of honor at the Chicago Exposition in 1893, the gold medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900, and the Grand Prix at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. He was an honorary member of the Society of Sculptors, Painters, and Engravers of London, a member of the American Academy of Arts and letters, and was elected a National Academician in 1908. In 1903, Cole received an honorary M.A. degree from Princeton University.

Timothy Cole died on May 17, 1931 in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel D30) including 181 letters. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The collection was acquired by the Archives of American Art in a series of accessions from several different donors between 1959 and 1973. Charles E. Feinberg donated letters in 1959. The artist's sons Percy J. Cole and Lucius Cole loaned 181 letters and gave the Archives materials in 1962. Alphaeus Cole, another son, donated papers in 1973.
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.
Occupation:
Wood-engravers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Wood-engraving  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Citation:
Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.coletimo
See more items in:
Timothy Cole papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw961315ad2-155e-4a9a-bae6-a6198be021c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-coletimo

Battles and leaders of the Civil War. Being for the most part contributions by Union and Confederate officers. New introd. by Roy F. Nichols

Author:
Johnson, Robert Underwood 1853-1937  Search this
Buel, Clarence Clough 1850-1933  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. illus., ports., maps, facsims., plans, tables. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1956
[1956]
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
E470 .B33 1956
E470.B33 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_86250

Battles and leaders of the Civil War ... being for the most part contributions by Union and Confederate officers. Based upon "The Century war series". Ed. by R. U. Johnson and C. C. Buel

Author:
Johnson, Robert Underwood 1853-1937  Search this
Buel, Clarence Clough 1850-1933  Search this
Century Company  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. fronts., illus. (incl. ports., maps, facsims.) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1887
1888
[1887-88]
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
History  Search this
Campaigns  Search this
Call number:
E470 .B33X
E470.B33X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_75919

The pact of honor, and other poems grave and gay; hitherto unpublished or uncollected, by Robert Underwood Johnson

Author:
Johnson, Robert Underwood 1853-1937  Search this
Physical description:
4 preliminary leaves, 75 pages 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1929
20th century
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Call number:
PS2135.J4 P3 1929X
PS2135.J4P3 1929X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_56996

Remembered yesterdays by Robert Underwood Johnson ; with illustrations

Author:
Johnson, Robert Underwood 1853-1937  Search this
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company  Search this
Author:
Colt Kipling Collection (Library of Congress) DLC  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 624 pages, 31 unnumbered leaves of plates illustrations, portraits, facsimiles 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Facsimiles
Biographies
Personal correspondence
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Place:
United States
Date:
1923
Topic:
Periodical editors  Search this
Call number:
CT275.J684 A1 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_531560

Your Hall of fame; being an account of the origin, establishment, and history of this division ofNew York University, from 1900 to 1935, inclusive, by Robert Underwood Johnson ..

Author:
Johnson, Robert Underwood 1853-1937  Search this
Subject:
New York University Hall of Fame  Search this
Physical description:
xx, p., 1 l., 194 p. incl. front., illus., pl., ports., facsims. fold. plan. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1935
Call number:
E176.6.J65X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_257729

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