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Letter to Walter Hough

Creator:
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934  Search this
Correspondent:
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Container:
Box 12, Folder 194
Type:
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
August 17, 1933
Scope and Contents:
Defines Laufer's interest in the domestication of animals.
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

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Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
domestication  Search this
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 17: Division of Ethnology / 17.1: Manuscript and Pamphlet File / Domesticated Animals
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw312dae417-82d4-4f8d-8089-5c47b8fc312b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0311-ref15629

Charles Lang Freer selected papers

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co.  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905  Search this
Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943  Search this
Bixby, William K. (William Keeney), 1857-1931  Search this
Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien, 1860-  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lady, 1857-1911  Search this
Campbell, Colin, Lord, 1853-1895  Search this
Canfield, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1855-1914  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon, 1882-1966  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Dow, Arthur W. (Arthur Wesley), 1857-1922  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco, 1853-1908  Search this
Gallatin, A. E. (Albert Eugene), 1881-1952  Search this
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944  Search this
Hecker, Frank J. (Frank Joseph), 1846-1927  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran, 1868-1951  Search this
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio, 1867-1940  Search this
McCormick, Frederick, 1870-  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970  Search this
Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959  Search this
Moore, Charles, 1855-1942  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1873-1958  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine N., 1885-1965  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1863?-1944  Search this
Way, Thomas R. (Thomas Robert), 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin, d. 1896  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  Search this
Wong, K. T.  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
Extent:
34 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1876-1931
Scope and Contents:
Papers concerning Freer's art collecting activities, including correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs. In addition to Freer's own correspondence, the papers include correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler and of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades, and correspondence regarding Freer's bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.
Correspondence, ca. 1860-1921, includes Freer's correspondence, 1876-1920, with artists, dealers, collectors, museums, and public figures; 30 v. of letterpress books containing copies of letters sent, 1892-1910; correspondence collected by Freer of James McNeill Whistler, and his wife Beatrix, 186?-1909, with Lady Colin Campbell, Thomas R. Way, Alexander Reid, Whistler' mother, Mrs. George W. Whistler, and others; correspondence of Whistler collector Richard A. Canfield, 1904-1913, regarding works in Canfield's collection; and correspondence of Freer's assistant, Katharine Nash Rhoades, 1920-1921, soliciting Freer letters and regarding the settlement of his estate.
Also included are twenty-nine pocket diaries, 1889-1890, 1892-1898, 1900-1919, recording daily activities, people and places visited, observations, and comments; a diary kept by Freer's caretaker, Joseph Stephens Warring, recording daily activities at Freer's Detroit home, 1907-1910;
Inventories, n.d. and 1901-1921, of American, European, and Asian art in Freer's collection, often including provenance information; vouchers, 1884-1919, documenting his purchases; five volumes of scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler, 1888-1931, labeled "Various," "Peacock Room," "Death, etc.," "Paris, etc.," and "Boston...London" ; three volumes of newsclippings, 1900-1930, concerning Freer and the opening of the Freer Gallery of Art;
correspondence regarding Freer's gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution, 1902-1916; and photographs, ca. 1880-1930, of Freer, including portraits by Alvin Langdon Coburn and Edward Steichen, Freer with others, Freer in Cairo, China and Japan, Freer's death mask, and his memorial service, Kyoto, 1930; photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, Dwight Tryon, and Whistler; and photographs relating to Whistler, including art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, the Peacock Room, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society.
Among Freer's correspondents are: Otto Bacher, Bernard Berenson, Siegfried Bing, Laurence Binyon, W.K. Bixby, Sigisbert Chretien Bosch-Reitz, Charles H. Caffin, Colin Campbell, Richard Canfield, William Merritt Chase, Frederick Stuart Church, Alfred Vance Churchill, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, Arthur Wesley Dow, Ernest Fenollosa, Albert Gallatin, John Gellatly, Frederick W. Gookin, Sadakichi Hartmann, Frank J. Hecker, Dikran Kelekian, M. Knoedler & Co., Berthold Laufer, Lien Hui Ching Collection, W.A. Livingstone, Frederick McCormick, Bunkio Matsuki, Gari Melchers, Agnes Meyer, Eugene Meyer, Charles Moore, Yozo Nomura, Rosalind Birnie Philip, Charles A. Platt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph Stephens Warring, Thomas Way, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, Charles Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, Beatrix Whistler, James McNeill Whistler, K.T. Wong, Yamanaka & Co., and Seaouke Yue.
Arrangement:
All correspondence except letterpress books: arranged alphabetically by correspondent; letterpress books are chonological.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer Gallery of Art, which is now part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
Selected for microfilming from the Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Microfilmed 1992 by the Archives of American Art with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Fellowships and Grants Research Resources Program. Portions of the correspondence and the letterpress books were previously filmed by the Freer in the 1970 (AAA reels 77, 453-456, and 1217-1232); those reels have been replaced by this microfilming project. See Finding Aid for information on papers not selected for microfilming.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freechar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw975f501e2-91f7-48f7-82dc-03482afd00c1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freechar

MS 3241 Lists by William Jones of his Sauk and Fox collection at the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

Creator:
Jones, William, 1871-1909  Search this
Laufer, Berthold, 1874-1934  Search this
Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Names:
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
Extent:
16 Pages
Culture:
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Fox  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Lists
Catalogs
Date:
1914
Scope and Contents:
Two lists made by William Jones of his collection of Sauk and Fox ethnological and ethnobotanical specimens at the Field Museum of Natural History. The lists were requested by Truman Michelson and sent to him by Berthold Laufer, curator of Asian Anthropology at the Field Museum. A transmittal letter dated December 29, 1914 from Laufer to Michelson is present.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3241
Local Note:
Title changed from "Lists of Sauk and Fox materials in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago" 5/28/2014.
Topic:
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lists
Catalogs
Citation:
Manuscript 3241, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3241
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38c46676d-72dc-458f-ac61-fcefdb5b85e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3241

Catalogue of a selection of art objects from the Freer collection exhibited in the new building of the National museum, April 15 to June 15, 1912

Author:
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Freer Collection  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Asia
Date:
1912
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting  Search this
Call number:
N857.5 .A57 1912
708.1.F84 A5 1912
N857.5.A57 1912
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_421077

The bird chariot in China and Europe by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934,  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
[1] leaf of plates, pages 410-424, 487-492 illustrations 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1906
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Birds in art  Search this
Chinese characters  Search this
Call number:
739.151 .L37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1028247

The Freer art treasures a gift to the people of the United States by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
pages [260]-269 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1913
Topic:
Art, Chinese--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
708.1.F84 L11
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1015722

Paper and printing in ancient China / Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Caxton Club  Search this
Physical description:
33, [3] p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1931
400-1450
Topic:
Printing--History--Origin and antecedents  Search this
Printing--History  Search this
Papermaking  Search this
Books--History  Search this
Call number:
655.1 .L19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_888027

The beginnings of porcelain in China / by Berthold Laufer ; with a technical report by H. W. Nichols

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Nichols, Henry Windsor 1868-  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
183 p., 12 leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1917
Topic:
Porcelain, Chinese--History  Search this
Pottery, Chinese--History  Search this
Call number:
738.51 .L37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848575

Charles Lang Freer selected papers, 1876-1931

Author:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919  Search this
Bacher, Otto H (Otto Henry) 1856-1909  Search this
Berenson, Bernard 1865-1959  Search this
Bing, Siegfried 1838-1905  Search this
Binyon, Laurence 1869-1943  Search this
Bixby, William K (William Keeney) 1857-1931  Search this
Bosch Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien 1860-1938  Search this
Caffin, Charles Henry, 1854-1918  Search this
Campbell, Colin Lord 1853-1895  Search this
Campbell, Colin Lady 1857-1911  Search this
Chase, William Merritt 1849-1916  Search this
Church, Frederick S (Frederick Stuart) 1842-1924  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance 1864-1949  Search this
Canfield, Richard A (Richard Albert) 1855-1914  Search this
Coburn, Alvin Langdon 1882-1966  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer 1851-1938  Search this
Dow, Arthur W (Arthur Wesley) 1857-1922  Search this
Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco 1853-1908  Search this
Gallatin, A. E (Albert Eugene) 1881-1952  Search this
Gellatly, John 1853-1931  Search this
Gookin, Frederick William  Search this
Hartmann, Sadakichi 1867-1944  Search this
Hecker, Frank J (Frank Joseph) 1846-1927  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran 1868-1951  Search this
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
McCormick, Frederick 1870-1951  Search this
Matsuki, Bunkio 1867-1940  Search this
Melchers, Gari 1860-1932  Search this
Meyer, Agnes E. 1887-1970  Search this
Meyer, Eugene 1875-1959  Search this
Moore, Charles 1855-1942  Search this
Nomura, Yozo  Search this
Philip, Rosalind Birnie 1873-1958  Search this
Reid, Alexander  Search this
Rhoades, Katharine 1885-1965  Search this
Platt, Charles A (Charles Adams) 1861-1933  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus 1848-1907  Search this
Steichen, Edward 1879-1973  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred 1864-1946  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson 1849-1921  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William 1849-1925  Search this
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927  Search this
Warring, Joseph Stephens 1863?-1944  Search this
Way, Thomas R (Thomas Robert) 1861-1913  Search this
Whistler, Beatrix Philip Godwin -1896  Search this
Wong, K. T  Search this
Yue, Seaouke  Search this
M. Knoedler & Co  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903 (OCoLC)fst00032885  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art (OCoLC)fst00546508  Search this
Smithsonian Institution (OCoLC)fst00532691  Search this
Physical description:
34 microfilm reels
Type:
Microforms
Date:
1876
1931
Topic:
Art, Asian--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_854613

Sino-Iranica : China and ancient Iran : commodities and cultural exchange from 1000 BC to medieval times / by Berthold Laufer ; introduction by Brian Spooner

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Spooner, Brian  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 448 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Iran
China
Date:
2018
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Relations  Search this
Call number:
GN24 .L37 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089668

Japanese sword-mounts in the collections of Field museum / by Helen C. Gunsaulus, Berthold Laufer

Author:
Gunsaulus, Helen C (Helen Cowen)  Search this
Gunsaulus, Helen Cowen  Search this
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
Physical description:
195 p. illus., 61 plates 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Japan
Date:
1923
Topic:
Swords  Search this
Sword mountings  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
739.7 .F4
NK6784.F53 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_847916

Jade : a study in Chinese archaeology and religion / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 370 p., [68] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1912
Topic:
Jade--History  Search this
Call number:
739.8 .L37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850442

A Chinese Madonna

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Mary Blessed Virgin, Saint  Search this
Physical description:
7, [1] p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Art
Date:
1912
Call number:
246 .L36
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_857211

Bird divination among the Tibetans. : (Notes on document Pelliot no. 3530, with a study of Tibetan phonology of the ninth century) / By Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Paris (France) Bibliothéque nationale Mss. Document Pelliot no. 3530  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
110 p. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Tibet
Date:
1914
Topic:
Divination  Search this
Call number:
133.3 .L37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_857293

Burkhan

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
391-395 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
1917?]
Topic:
Chinese language--Etymology  Search this
Buddha (The concept)  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Call number:
294 .L37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_857377

Confucius and his portraits / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Subject:
Confucius  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Portraits
Date:
1912
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
181.1 .L371
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_857429

Insect-musicians and cricket champions of China / by Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Physical description:
[26] leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
198u
[198-?]
Topic:
Crickets  Search this
Call number:
394 .L19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858163

Asbestos and salamander : an essay in Chinese and Hellenistic folk-lore / By Berthold Laufer

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. ℓ., p. [299]-373. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1915
Topic:
Asbestos  Search this
Salamanders  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Call number:
398.2 .L37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858172

The story of the pinna and the Syrian lamb / By Berthold Laufer

Title:
Pinna and the Syrian lamb
Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
p. 103-128. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1915
1915]
Topic:
Legends  Search this
Call number:
398.2 .L385
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858173

Chinese grave-sculptures of the Han period / by Berthold Laufer. Ten plates and fourteen text-figures

Author:
Laufer, Berthold 1874-1934  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., 45 p. : illus., x pl. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
China
Date:
1911
Topic:
Sepulchral monuments  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
730.51 .L36
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858288

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