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Nelson and Henry C. White research material

Creator:
White, Henry Cooke, 1861-1952  Search this
White, Nelson C.  Search this
Names:
Tryon Art Gallery  Search this
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Currier, Elizabeth  Search this
Currier, J. Frank (Joseph Frank), 1843-1909  Search this
Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927  Search this
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938  Search this
Fantin-Latour, Henri, 1836-1904  Search this
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Fuertes, Louis Agassiz, 1874-1927  Search this
James McNeill Whistler, 1834-1903  Search this
Kaup, Elizabeth Dewing, b. 1885  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919  Search this
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Taber, E. M.  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Thayer, Emma B., 1850-1924  Search this
Thayer, Gladys, 1886 or 7-1945  Search this
Thayer, Kate Bloede  Search this
Thayer, Wm. Henry (William Henry), 1822-1897  Search this
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925  Search this
Williams, George Alfred, 1875-  Search this
Extent:
4.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1851-1961
Summary:
The research material of Connecticut artists and authors Nelson and Henry C. White, measures 4.5 linear feet and dates from circa 1851-1961. The bulk of the collection consists of Nelson C. White's correspondence, writings, and research, primarily related to J. Frank Currier and Abbott Handerson Thayer, and referencing Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Also found are the correspondence, writings, and research files of Nelson's father, Henry C. White, primarily relating to Dwight W. Tryon. Research files include artist correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs of the artists, and photographs of artwork and exhibition installations.
Scope and Contents:
The research material of Connecticut artists and authors Nelson and Henry C. White, measures 4.5 linear feet and dates from circa 1851-1961. The bulk of the collection consists of Nelson C. White's correspondence, writings, and research, primarily related to J. Frank Currier and Abbott Handerson Thayer, and referencing Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Also found are the correspondence, writings, and research files of Nelson's father, Henry C. White, primarily relating to Dwight W. Tryon. Research files include artist correspondence, writings and notes, printed material, photographs of the artists, and photographs of artwork and exhibition installations.

Nelson C. White's correspondence is with Elizabeth Currier, gallery owners, and other individuals in possession of artwork by Currier, conducted during his research on J. Frank Currier, as well as with Elizabeth Dewing Kaup and others concerning his research on Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Miscellaneous material includes reviews of White's autobiography on Abbott Handerson Thayer, and White's ink sketches for a holiday card.

Nelson C. White's writings and notes consist of annotated drafts of Abbott H. Thayer: Painter and Naturalist, The Life and Art of J. Frank Currier, and articles including "Cremona," and "The Art of Thomas W. Dewing."

White's research files form the bulk of the collection. 9 folders of research material on J. Frank Currier consist primarily of photos of artwork and of an installation at Lyman Allyn Museum, but also include a transcript of Currier's 1870 diary, and 3 photographs (copy prints) of Currier. White's research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer is substantial and includes: biographical material on Thayer, such as family reminiscences by Thayer's daughter, Gladys Thayer, and his father, William Henry Thayer; copies and originals of Thayer's letters to his first wife, Kate Thayer, and his second wife, Emma Beach Thayer, and correspondence with William Henry Thayer; typescript copies and originals of Thayer's correspondence with artists, politicians, naturalists and others including George Grey Barnard, Frank Weston Benson, George de Forest Brush, Royal Cortissoz, Maria Oakey Dewing, Thomas Wilmer Dewing , Charles Lang Freer, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Singer Sargent, Edward Martin Taber, and George Alfred Williams; annotated drafts of Thayer's writings and notes on art, philosophy, and nature including his theories on concealing coloration and wildlife preservation; printed material including 2 Thayer exhibition catalogs and news clippings of Thayer's letters to editors; and photographs of Thayer, his family and friends, his home and studio, and his artwork.

Henry C. White's papers include a folder of White's correspondence relating to the publication of his book, The Life and Art of Dwight William Tryon and including a letter from Elizabeth Currier; drafts of his biography of Tryon, including revisions by Mrs. Bender, Alfred Vance Churchill, and Mr. Rossiter; research material on Tryon including transcripts of letters from Tryon to George Alfred Williams, from Charles Lang Freer to Tryon, and from James McNeill Whistler to Henri Fantin-Latour; a typescript of autobiographical "notes and recollections" by Tryon; and photographs of Tryon, his home and studio, his artwork, and the Tryon Art Gallery at Smith College.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series.

Series 1: Nelson C. White Correspondence and Miscellaneous Material, 1921-1953 (Box 1; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 2: Nelson C. White's Writings and Notes, circa 1929-circa 1951 (Box 1, OV 6; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Nelson C. White's Research Files, circa 1851-1961 (Boxes 1-4, OV 6; 2.65 linear feet)

Series 4: Henry C. White Papers, circa 1860-1954 (Boxes 4-5; 1.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Connecticut painter, art historian, and collector, Nelson C. White (1900-1989) was born in Waterford, Connecticut, to artist Henry C. White. He studied at the National Academy of Design and Yale University and established himself as a landscape painter whilst also pursuing a literary career. He was the author of two biographies: The Life and Art of J. Frank Currier (1936), and Abbott H. Thayer: Painter and Naturalist (1951). White also penned an article on his friend, Thomas Wilmer Dewing ("The Art of Thomas Wilmer Dewing"), which was published in 1929.

White's father, Henry C. White (1861-1952), was an artist known primarily for his landscapes and seascapes of his native Connecticut. Born in Hartford, White began his career in 1875, studying with Dwight W. Tryon. In the 1880s he enrolled in the Art Students League in New York, while continuing to study with Tryon and other artists, including Kenyon Cox and George de Forest Brush. In the 1890s he traveled in Europe and then returned to Hartford where he taught drawing at the Hartford Public School, and co-founded the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts in 1910. Like his son, White had literary aspirations, and in 1930 published a biography of his life-long friend and teacher entitled The Life and Art of Dwight W. Tryon. Two years after his death in 1952, the Lyman Allyn Museum held a memorial exhibition for White, curated primarily by Nelson C. White.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds several collections related to the Nelson and Henry C. White research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and Dwight William Tryon. These include research material on Abbott Handerson Thayer and other artists, 1895-1990, donated by Thomas B. Brumbaugh; the Abbott Handerson Thayer letter and drawings to Caroline Peddle Ball, circa 1890-1893; and the Dwight William Tryon papers, 1872-1930.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds material lent for microfilming (reels 1330 and 2807) including autobiographical notes by Tryon, letters to Nelson C. White and Henry C. white, photographs of artwork, and an article. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Archives of American Art purchased two linear feet of material from Nelson C. White in 1956. White also lent material and donated papers in 1978 and 1983.
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 Nelson and Henry C. White research material is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Connecticut  Search this
Painters -- Connecticut  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Protective coloration (Biology)  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Wildlife conservation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Nelson and Henry C. White research material, circa 1851-1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.whitnels
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Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-whitnels
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Florence and Julius Laffal papers

Creator:
Laffal, Florence  Search this
Laffal, Julius.  Search this
Names:
Finster, Howard, 1916-2001  Search this
Laffal, Florence -- Art collections  Search this
Laffal, Julius. -- Art collections  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1982-2000
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of Florence Laffal regarding the quarterly newsletter the "Folk Art Finder" (1980-2000); photographs (photocopies); correspondence with John Turner concerning his book manuscript on Finster; photographs of self-taught artists; and printed material concerning exhibitions of the Flo and Jules Laffal collection; and miscellany. Correspondents include Barbara Archer, Julie Ardery, Didi Barrett, Robert Bishop, Russell Bowman, Barbara Brackman, Roger Cardinal, Robert Cargo, Richard Edson, Richard Gasperi, Anton Haardt, John Maizels, Roger McKay, Randall Morris, Marcia Muth Ann F. Oppenhimer, Tom Patterson, Chuck Rosenak, Allie Light and Irving Saraf, John Turner (regarding his manuscript on Howerd Finster), Willem Volkersz, Maude Wahlman, and others. Also included are letters from Howard and Pauline Finster, writings, and color copies of photographs concerning a surprise party honoring Howard Finster on his 67th birthday, November 12, 1983, in Trion, Georgia, organized by Florence and Jules Laffal; a typescript of a talk delivered by Florence Laffal at the symposium "The Cutting Edge, 20th Century American Fok Art Panel: Age of Discovery, 1960-1990"; photographs (mounted on foamcore) are of John Vivolo, Minnie Black, Jack Savitsky, Edgar Tolson, Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Carl McKenzie, William Dawson, and Felicien Levesque that were included in the exhibition 20th Century Folk Art from the Collection of Flo and Jules Laffal at the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Conn, 1997.
Biographical / Historical:
Editor, publisher; Essex, Conn.; b. 1921. Florence Laffal was editor and publisher of the quarterly newsletter "Folk Art Finder." Her husband, Julius, was contribution editor and co-publisher. The couple owns and maintains works of art in the Collection of Flo and Jules Laffal.
Provenance:
Donated 2004 by Florence Laffal.
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.
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States  Search this
Folk art -- Periodicals  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.laffflor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-laffflor

The Marine (Portrait of Arthur Quartley) [painting] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Weir, Julian Alden 1852-1919  Search this
Subject:
Quartley, Arthur  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1879
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0073473
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_73474

(No Title Given) [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Architecture--Art Building--Gallery  Search this
Architecture--Art Building--Lyman Allyn Museum  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002670
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_2670

(No Title Given) [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Architecture--Art Building--Gallery  Search this
Architecture--Art Building--Lyman Allyn Museum  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002671
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_2671

(No Title Given) [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Architecture--Art Building--Gallery  Search this
Architecture--Art Building--Lyman Allyn Museum  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002672
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2672

West Palmer Gallery [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Architecture--Art Building--Gallery  Search this
Architecture--Art Building--Lyman Allyn Museum  Search this
Object--Art Object  Search this
Architecture interior  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002673
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2673

(No Title Given) [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Architecture--Art Building--Gallery  Search this
Architecture--Art Building--Lyman Allyn Museum  Search this
Architecture interior  Search this
Object--Furniture--Cabinet  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002674
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2674

(No Title Given) [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Still Life--Written Matter  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002675
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2675

(No Title Given) [photograph] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Architecture--Art Building--Gallery  Search this
Architecture--Art Building--Lyman Allyn Museum  Search this
Object--Art Object  Search this
Still Life--Furniture  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002676
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2676

Gold Mirror with Waterscape Scene at Top [furniture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Artist:
Unknown  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Waterscape--Boat  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002677
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2677

Buddha Maitreya [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion--Buddhism--Buddha Maitreya  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002678
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2678

(No Title Given) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002679
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2679

(No Title Given) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002680
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Photograph Archives
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2680

(No Title Given) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002681
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Photograph Archives
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2681

(No Title Given) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Date:
0600
Topic:
Religion--Buddhism  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002682
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_2682

(No Title Given) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Date:
0600
Topic:
Religion--Buddhism  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002683
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_2683

(No Title Given) [sculpture] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Animal--Horse  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Image number:
JUL J0002684
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Photograph Archives
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Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_2684

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0002685
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:siris_jul_2685

(No Title Given) [art work] / (photographed by Peter A. Juley & Son)

Type:
Photograph
Image number:
JUL J0002686
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_2686

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