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Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1938

Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Colman, Samuel  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
White, Stanford  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Harding, Chester  Search this
Hassam, Childe  Search this
French, Daniel Chester  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Carey, Mathew  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Collectors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5972
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)228068
AAA_collcode_mcgumary
Theme:
Art Market
Art Collectors
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection

Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook), 1824-1900  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Harding, Chester, 1792-1866  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865  Search this
Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859-1937  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
White, Stanford, 1853-1906  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1794-1938
Summary:
The collection of artists' letters compiled by Mary and John McGuigan Jr. measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1794-1938. The collection is comprised of a group of letters, writings, and signed documents to and from a variety of artists, art administrators, art critics, historians, and art-related organizations assembled from multiple sources. It also includes associated printed material with some documents and a few photographs, including carte de visites and cabinet cards.
Scope and Contents:
The collection of artists' letters compiled by Mary and John McGuigan Jr. measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1794-1938. The collection is comprised of a group of letters, writings, and signed documents to and from a variety of artists, art administrators, art critics, historians, and art-related organizations assembled from multiple sources. It also includes associated printed material with some documents and a few photographs, including carte de visites and cabinet cards.

Item descriptions included in the container listing were provided by Mary and John McGuigan and illuminate the wide range of artists and types of material represented in the collection. While some of the letters document routine transactions such as responses to requests for information, and transmittals of autographs, others document specific artist commissions and projects, exhibition and financial arrangements, business relationships, family events, and travels. The collection includes documentation of portrait painters, including Chester Harding and Rembrandt Peale; nineteenth century landscape artists and artists of the Hudson River School including Albert Bierstadt, George Henry Boughton, Samuel Colman, Jasper Francis Cropsey, and George Inness; sculptors including Daniel Chester French whose letters include sixty-three letters to Charles Dupuy, the caretaker of French's summer home in Massachusetts; publishers such as Mathew Carey, in letters from John Neagle; and the activities of arts institutions such as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

In addition to those mentioned above, letters and signed documents are from Washington Allston, William Holbrook Beard, Eugene Benson, William Tilden Blodgett, Jr., James Renwick Brevoort, Frederic Edwin Church, James Claghorn, John Singleton Copley, Kenyon Cox, F.O.C. Darley, Joseph DeCamp, Frank Duveneck, John Mackie Falconer, Horatio Greenough, Childe Hassam, Ignaz Michael Marcel Gaugengigl, George Healy, George Hollingsworth, William Morris Hunt, Daniel Huntington, Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington, Henry Inman, Hugh Bolton Jones, Thomas Dow Jones, Louis Ashton Knight, Charles Robert Leslie, Will Low, Frederick William MacMonnies, Frank Blackwell Mayer, Samuel F. B. Morse, Erastus Dow Palmer, Rubens Peale, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Tobias (Toby) Edward Rosenthal, John Singer Sargent, George Henry Smillie, Marie Spartali Stillman, William James Stillman, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Abbott Handerson Thayer, Charles Yardley Turner, Stephen Arnold Douglas Volk, William Walcutt, Henry Antonio Wenzler, Benjamin West, Stanford White, Worthington Whittredge, and others.

The collection also includes a friendship album belonging to William Tilden Blodgett, Jr., with poems, sketches, and botanical watercolors, eight photographs including carte de visites and cabinet cards with images of George Hollingsworth, Thomas Dow Jones, Louis Ashton Knight, Henry Antonio Wenzler, and William Walcutt, and two photographs of a model used by Francis Blackwell Mayer when painting The Burning of the Peggy Stewart.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. are art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
John F. McGuigan Jr. and Mary K. McGuigan purchased these letters and generously donated them to the Archives of American Art between 2000 and 2019. The McGuigans have purchased and donated additional archival materials to the Archives, including a portion of the Douglas Volk and Leonard Wells Volk papers. In 2017 the McGuigans donated an addition to the Sylvester Rosa Koehler papers, including sixty-nine letters from A. Barry, Truman Howe Bartlett, William Merritt Chase, Timothy Cole, Edward Henry Clement, Cyrus Edwin Dallin, Robert Swain Gifford, George Inness, Anna Lea Merritt, Stephen Parrish, John Sartain, Francis Hopkinson Smith, and Frederic Porter Vinton.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Arts administrators  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Artists  Search this
Historians  Search this
Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcgumary
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw912b5c5be-6a69-4cb5-b8c2-6456e7226128
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mcgumary

Abbot, Agnes Ann

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Cabinet card photograph of the interior of Abbot's studio.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92a856fee-c7ba-489f-832f-1fa56ccd117f
EDAN-URL:
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Benson, Eugene

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1866
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Newburyport, Massachusetts, 27 July 1866, to A. D. Vorce, Hartford, Connecticut. Benson thanks Vorce (who ran an art supply and picture frame store) for his compliments regarding an article that Benson had written about Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904). In response to Vorse 's suggestion that Benson write a similar article on William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), the painter-critic explains that, while Bouguereau is a great painter, he lacks salient traits, and offers nothing of interest to the artist-critic.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99797681f-084e-4ab0-aae8-51a4aee68f9d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref104

Bierstadt, Albert

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1888
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

New York, 5 November 1888, to Hemy Whitney Cleveland (1836-1907, clergyman and author), Louisville, Kentucky. Bierstadt declines Cleveland 's request to exhibit pictures in Louisville. He cites the primary reason as the recent default of payment by some gentlemen of Louisville for pictures loaned to the Southern Exposition. This, in turn, had caused the collapse of the Art Union (the New York entity that organized the loan exhibition to the Southern Exposition), headed by Enoch Wood Perry (1831-1915). This catastrophe had severe pecuniary consequences for many lending artists, including Bierstadt, who reveals he lost "a thousand dollars out of pocket on the matter."
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92bc03283-86ce-4465-be97-92e16e6b4d27
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref105

Brevoort, James Renwick

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Yonkers, New York, 29 March 1915, to the editor of the Art Annual. In response to the editor's query, Brevoort will need a few days to have a photograph made of himself to satisfy her request.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cb43a21b-dfc9-4e71-886b-58c55a2f00b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref106

Copeland, Alfred Bryant

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Includes a carte-de-visite portrait photograph and calling card.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d57f5325-d77c-435b-98f1-e6e9c518850c
EDAN-URL:
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Cropsey, Jasper Francis

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

London, 2 January 1862, to Edward William Cooke (1811-80, English landscape and marine painter). Cropsey and his wife accept Cooke's invitation to visit the following Tuesday evening.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9140d001d-15af-4793-9e65-8d35d2c7b477
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref108

Falconer, John Mackie

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1857
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

New York, 4 May 1857, to Jasper Francis Cropsey (1823-1900), London. Lengthy letter in which Falconer hopes that Cropsey is enjoying England, but regrets that he and Peter Paul Duggan (d. 1861, portraitist and medalist) are both unwell. Informs Cropsey that James B. Windle, Falconer's employer and Cropsey's close friend, has just died. Discusses happenings in New York. Reports on the upcoming exhibition of the NAD, including Edwin White's (1817-77) picture of the -- First New-England Thanksgiving -- . Says White will sail for Havre soon; John Frederick Kensett (1816-72) leaves soon for the Upper Missouri; Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) and Louis Remy Mignot (1831-70) also leave on the new steamship -- Vanderbilt -- . Mentions Cropsey's dealings with English artists such as Myles Birket Foster (1825-99), troubles with John Gilbert (1817-97), and a letter of introduction for the engraver Henry Le Keux (1787- 1868). The Palmer Exhibition has closed. Mentions that Tompkins Harrison Matteson (1813-84) will attend the opening of the NAD exhibition and that some are disappointed with the works submitted by John Thomas Peele (1822-97), including his -- The Sound of the Shell -- and -- Music of the Reeds -- .
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b3799eac-1b64-4af5-aa9a-e80f4b13bd79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref109

Healy, George Peter Alexander

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1889
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Paris, 18 January 1889, to Miss Wright. Healy writes either to a close acquaintance or patron after receiving some family photographs. Describes works in his studio: full-length portraits of Archbishop Rearden of San Francisco and General Winslow, and a half-length portrait of Monsieur Barbedienne. For the Paris Salon he intends to send full-length portraits of Cardinal Archbishop James Gibbons of Baltimore and Abraham Dreyfus. For the Universal Exposition at Paris he intends to send a half-length portrait of the Earl of Lytton, former English Ambassador to France, and a full-length painting of a fourteen-year-old girl playing the violin.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw96d8bf2a8-f269-4592-98d2-fe2f662b4bc7
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Hunt, William Morris

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1877
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Boston, 22 November 1877, to John Ferguson Weir, New Haven."My time is already more than taken up in trying to learn how to paint and as I can get no information on the subject from lectures. I do not think I could assist others by lecturing. The world is full of people who lecture on art and I will not interfere with them."
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95644671a-e7d9-4902-92b3-60922900340a
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Huntington, Daniel

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1862
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

New York, 11 April 1862, to Alexander Hay Ritchie (1822-95, engraver and genre and figure painter), New York. Huntington writes to A. W. [sic] Ritchie, 422 Broadway, that he is suffering from the flu and is unavailable for Ritchie to pick up the photograph of his (Huntington's) uncle that Ritchie will engrave; but he will arrange the matter later, including the size of the plate, when he is better. "I think I shall keep a safe distance from the Exhib. on Varnishing Day."

Daniel Huntington (1816-1906), New York, "Wednesday 20th," to Richard William Hubbard (1816-1888). "The Sketch Club are to meet with me on Friday Evening. I shall be happy if you can be with us."
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Jones, Hugh Bolton

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1888
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

New York, 26 March 1888, to George Frederick Munn (1851-1907, naturalist painter). Jones responds to Munn's request for photographs of pond lily leaves, mentions Jones's picture owned by Mr. Halstead, and apprises Munn of the current addresses of the painters Edwin Howland Blashfield (1849-1936), Thomas Hovenden (1840-95), and William Lamb Picknell (1853-97).
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw983f82f4f-cea0-42f4-8597-eaeaf5f5c0cd
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Lang, Louis

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1872
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

New York, The Institution for the Savings of Merchants' Clerks, bank check, 22 April 1872, for $35, payable to Mrs. Dillor or Bearer.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9338754be-3cc8-4aae-b6cb-6d743b4dc3f1
EDAN-URL:
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Low, Will Hicok

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1895
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Giverny, France, 25 September 1895, to Mrs. S. C. Blodget, East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Writing from the prominent artists' colony and home to Monet, Low responds to Mrs. Blodget that he does not possess any photographs of his works but that copies can be procured by contacting William Kurtz, 6 E. 23rd St., New York.

Giverny, France, 25 September 1895, to William Kurtz (1833-1904, artist and photographer), New York. Low authorizes Kurtz to make copies of photographs of any of his paintings for Mrs. S. C. Blodget, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, with the exception of the Diploma Design for the Columbian Exposition. Included with this letter are two carte-de-visite photographs of unidentified women by W. Kurtz, presumably Mrs. Blodget and her daughter.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93daaf1db-989b-43fd-b541-df020454f722
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref115

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1875
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

James L. Claghorne (1817-84), president of PAFA, and John Sartain (1808-97), artist and secretary of PAFA, jointly issue and sign a check for payment of $500 to the Philadelphia firm of Frank Furness and George Hewitt, for architectural designs of their landmark building for the PAFA, considered Frank Furness's masterpiece, completed in 1876.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw979bdc537-3575-42b4-a0b8-22bbd529e1cd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref116

Rosenthal, Tobias

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1881
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

Munich, 11 March 1881, to Francis Seligsberg. Four-page letter written in German with a watercolor sketch of two female artists holding portfolios, one calm and tidy, the other quite disheveled.
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw977d5abb8-ae2f-4d6c-93e8-ed6265f5a83a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref117

Sully, Thomas

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1839
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

23 September 1839, to Mr. Herring, New York. Sully informs Herring that the -- Portrait of Col. Abert -- (John James Abert 1788- 1863) has been shipped to Washington, and that the bill of lading is in possession of John Trumbull (1756-1843). Sully requests that the Abert portrait be exhibited in Washington prior to being exhibited at the New York Institution. Sully is also waiting on a frame before forwarding Herring his picture of -- Musidora -- .
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94fe9f5c6-616a-41fc-83d3-7904f9f4c0f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref118

West, Benjamin

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1816
Scope and Contents:
Missing Title

London, 27 February 1816, to Richard James Laurence. West requests the loan of two pictures for an apparent exhibition of "all the pictures painted by me within the last fifty years." The first, -- Faith and Hope -- (from Spenser's "Poems of the Fairy Queen"), depicts Laurence's mother and sister, and the second, -- Una and the Lion -- , is a portrait of Laurence's wife, nee Miss Hall (Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford).
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw982e487e1-300f-42c3-bb34-4c7dac97b786
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref119

Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. Artists' Letters Collection

Collection Creator:
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet (Boxes 1-3)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1794-1938
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mcgumary, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-mcgumary-ref12

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