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Deborah Goldsmith commonplace books, 1826-1933, bulk 1826-1832

Creator:
Goldsmith, Deborah, 1808-1836  Search this
Goldsmith, Deborah, 1808-1836  Search this
Subject:
Cole, Olive Smith  Search this
Throop, Cordelia  Search this
Throop, George Addison  Search this
Throop, James A.  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Topic:
Women painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8977
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211164
AAA_collcode_golddebo
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211164

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers, 1842-1882

Creator:
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889  Search this
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889  Search this
Subject:
Benjamin, Park  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord  Search this
Curtis, George William  Search this
Custis, George Washington Parke  Search this
Everett, Edward  Search this
Gayarré, Charles  Search this
Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth)  Search this
Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot)  Search this
Johnson, Reverdy  Search this
Kearny, Philip  Search this
Kirkland, Caroline M. (Caroline Matilda)  Search this
Macready, William Charles  Search this
Marlay, Charles Brinsley  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins  Search this
Parsons, Theophilus  Search this
Poinsett, Joel Roberts  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Ream, Vinnie  Search this
Russell, Samuel H.  Search this
Scott, Winfield, Mrs  Search this
Sherman, Ellen Ewing  Search this
Slidell, John  Search this
Somers, Virginia, Lady  Search this
Stratford de Redcliffe, Stratford Canning, Viscount  Search this
Swedenborg, Emanuel  Search this
Taylor, Bayard  Search this
Tiffany, Osmond  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore)  Search this
Wall, W. I.  Search this
Whittlesey, Elisha  Search this
Wickliffe, R., Jr  Search this
Cleveland Academy of Art  Search this
Lenox Library  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Portrait painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9133
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211327
AAA_collcode_kellmine
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211327

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Moore, Benson Bond, 1882-1974  Search this
Extent:
(Box 5-6, OV 8; 1.0 linear feet)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1916-1995
Scope and Contents note:
Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, a prospectus from the Society of Animal Artists, book Animals of American History illustrated by Paul Bransom, booklets concerning various printmakers, and reproductions of art work, including portraits of Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis. Brochures concern art schools including the Hill School of Art, arts organizations including the Arts Club of Washington, the Miniature Painters, Sculptors, and Gravers Society, and the New York Graphic Society, and the sale of Moore's art work, and travel brochures for New York State.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Benson Bond Moore papers, 1902-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moorbens, Series 7
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Benson Bond Moore papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-moorbens-ref157

Longacre family papers

Creator:
Longacre family  Search this
Names:
Bolton, Theodore, b. 1889  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Herring, James, 1794-1867  Search this
Longacre, Andrew, 1831-1906  Search this
Longacre, Augusta M.  Search this
Longacre, James Barton, 1794-1869  Search this
Longacre, Lydia E. (Lydia Eastwick), 1870-1951  Search this
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
9 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Sketchbooks
Place:
Egypt -- description and travel
Date:
[ca. 1810]-1952
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, biographical and genealogical information, poems, notes, diaries, artwork, sketchbooks, photographs, business papers and printed material relating to the Longacre family, especially James Barton Longacre and Andrew Longacre.
REEL P1-P2: Correspondence and papers of James Barton Longacre, 1819-1857, mostly concerned with his position as engraver of the U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, and his publication THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS. Letters include correspondence with Asher B. Durand, James Herring, John Neagle, Thomas Sully and George Catlin. Additional material includes diaries, sketches and designs for coinage, a biography, autobiographical notes, and printed material.
REEL 986: Five sketchbooks, ca.1861-1894, of Reverend Andrew Longacre. Sketches depict landscapes, interiors, and monogram designs made in the United States, Europe, North Africa and the Near East. In addition there is a memoranda book kept by Longacre, ca. 1890.
REELS 1046-1048: Letters, including: correspondence between James and his wife; between James and Andrew during the Civil War; and Lydia Longacre's letters from Europe, 1899-1900; and letters from Theodore Bolton to Mrs. James M. Longacre about including James in his book, EARLY AMERICAN PORTRAIT DRAUGHTSMEN IN CRAYONS. Also included are biographical notes on James; an autobiography of Andrew; poetry and writings by James; accounts of a trip to Egypt by Andrew; financial documents relating to James; artwork; designs for coins and sketchbooks by James, Andrew and Lydia and material relating to an engraving of Charles Carroll by James.
REELS 1083 & 1050: Genealogical information on the Stiles and Longacre families; letters from Andrew to his father, James Barton Longacre, and his sister, Sallie, and other family members and friends; a copy of James Barton's 1825 diary; poems and compositions by Andrew; financial and business papers, 1898-1918; 28 photographs depicting portraits of James and Andrew, Lydia E. Longacre and her miniature paintings.
REEL 3091: Two engravings by James after paintings by Benjamin West and a letter from Augusta M. Longacre to Bolton regarding Bolton's biography of James.
Biographical / Historical:
Artists; Philadelphia and New York. James Barton Longacre was an engraver and portrait painter. Chief engraver at the U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, from 1844-1869. His engravings and portraits illustrate several books including THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS, and BIOGRAPHY OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. His son, Andrew Longacre was an engraver, watercolorist, and Methodist minister. His daughter, Lydia Longacre was a miniature painter, pupil of the Art Students League of New York, under Chase and Mowbray, and under Whistler in Paris.
Provenance:
Material on reels P1-P2 lent for microfilming by the Library Company of Philadelphia; Material on reel 986 lent 1975 by Fred Longacre; material on reels 1050 and 1083 lent 1975-1976 by Mrs. Andrew Longacre who also donated the material on reels 1046-1048 in 1982; material on reel 3091 donated 1981 by the NMAA-PG Library.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Stipple engravers  Search this
Miniature painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Coin design -- United States  Search this
Engraving, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Portrait prints, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.longlong
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-longlong

Benson Bond Moore papers

Creator:
Moore, Benson Bond, 1882-1974  Search this
Names:
Society of Animal Artists  Search this
Washington Landscape Club  Search this
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949  Search this
Bransom, Paul, 1885-  Search this
Clark, Herbert F.  Search this
Cornett, Robert G.  Search this
Lowe, James Russell  Search this
Lyon, Rowland, 1904-  Search this
Rolle, A. H. O. (August H. O.), 1875-1940  Search this
Sayre, Francis Bowes, 1885-1972  Search this
Seaton, Charles  Search this
Extent:
5.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Etchings
Christmas cards
Paintings
Drawings
Travel sketches
Sketches
Poems
Awards
Photographs
Prints
Scrapbooks
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1902-1995
Summary:
The papers of printmaker and landscape painter Benson Bond Moore date from 1902 to 1995 and measure 5.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, scattered personal business records, notes and writings, twelve scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also contain extensive artwork in the form of drawings and sketches, etchings, lithographs, and a few oil paintings.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of printmaker and landscape painter Benson Bond Moore date from 1902 to 1995 and measure 5.7 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, letters, scattered personal business records, notes and writings, twelve scrapbooks, printed material, and photographs. The papers also contain extensive artwork in the form of drawings and sketches, etchings, lithographs, and a few oil paintings.

Biographical material includes genealogical notes, biographical accounts, a baptismal record, marriage license, driver's license, membership cards, an award medal and ribbons, a death certificate, and address books.

Letters are incoming only from friends and colleagues, including Christmas cards from Clifford K. Berryman, Paul Bransom, James Russell Lowe, Rowland Lyon, and Francis Bowes Sayre. There is also a photocopy of a letter from Lou Henry Hoover.

Personal business records include a copy of a patent for Moore's design for an artist's kit, a deed for Moore's father's gallery, priced labels for art work in various media, lists of art work, price lists, records of art work sold, bank account records, miscellaneous receipts, and a ledger concerning Moore's works left in trust after his death.

Notes and writings consist of nine poems by Moore, lists of titles of art work sold, lists of art work by others, and a funeral registry book listing mourners' names. The most notable item in this series is a log book of The Ramblers containing a typescript describing the history of this early 20th century art club.

Art work comprises the most significant series in the collection. It includes 1040 drawings, 43 watercolor sketches, 526 etchings, 187 lithographs, 8 paintings and 5 relief sculptures. Subjects depicted are primarily wildlife and nature, landscapes, seascapes, and scenes of towns and notable buildings primarily in and around Washington, D.C. There are scattered portrait drawings and etchings by Moore of fellow artists Herbert F. Clark, Robert G. Cornett, August H. O. Rolle, and Charles Seaton. There are also 5 bas-relief sculptures.

Twelve scrapbooks contain prints by Moore, letters, printed materials, and photographs of Moore and his artwork. Scrapbook 10 contains a photograph of a Landscape Club banquet at the Cosmos Club.

Printed material consists of clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, a prospectus from the Society of Animal Artists, book Animals of American History illustrated by Paul Bransom, miscellaneous booklets and brochures concerning art-related topics, travel brochures for New York State, and reproductions of art works.

Photographs are of Benson Bond Moore, his family, residence, colleagues including members of The Ramblers painting outdoors, and of art work. There are also travel photographs of locations in the United States.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1908-1974 (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1912-1993 (Box 1; 40 folders)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1924-1994 (Box 1-2; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Notes and Writings, 1902-1974 (Box 2; 8 folders)

Series 5: Art Work, 1904-1991 (Box 2-4, 6, OV 8; 2.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1919-1973 (Box 4, 7; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1916-1995 (Box 5-6, OV 8; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1924-1971 (Box 5-7, OV 8; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Benson Bond Moore (1882-1974) of Washington, D.C. and Sarasota, Florida, was a printmaker, landscape painter, art teacher, and picture restorer.

Benson Bond Moore was born on August 13, 1882 in Washington, D.C., the first child of Caroline and John Benson Moore. From an early age, Moore assisted his father in his picture restoring business. In 1902, he was employed by the Maurice Joyce Photo-Engraving Co., and soon afterwards produced a series of technical drawings for Alexander Graham Bell.

Moore studied at the Corcoran School of Art, and, in 1914, he joined The Ramblers (later the Washington Landscape Club), a group of artists who went on painting and drawing expeditions in the environs of Washington, D.C. Moore taught etching at the private Hill School of Art and was an active member of many regional art associations. He was also a founding member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society. Following the death of his wife Florence (Flossie) in the early 1950s, Moore moved to Sarasota, Florida.

Benson Bond Moore died on October 30, 1974 in Sarasota, Florida.
Separated Material:
Printmaking tools, lithographic plates, and a 24 x 30 inch display board exhibiting specimen prints and plates and a pocket barometer were transferred to the National Museum of American History, Department of Information Technology and Society.
Provenance:
The Benson Bond Moore papers were donated by Barbara Nikla and John J. Lyons in 1996, as representatives of the estate of the artist's sister-in-law, Mary Jane Moore. Additional material was donated 1997 from the estate by other relatives, Martha Sigmon and her sister Georgia King.
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.
Topic:
Landscape painting -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Artists -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Etchers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Etchings
Christmas cards
Paintings
Drawings
Travel sketches
Sketches
Poems
Awards
Photographs
Prints
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Benson Bond Moore papers, 1902-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.moorbens
See more items in:
Benson Bond Moore papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moorbens

Edwin Weyburn and Richard La Barre Goodwin papers

Creator:
Goodwin, Richard La Barre, 1840-1910  Search this
Goodwin, Edwin Weyburn, 1800-1845  Search this
Extent:
200 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1830-1958
Scope and Contents:
Notebook, ca. 1830-1845, kept by Edwin Weyburn Goodwin listing portraits painted, the date, and payment received for each work; a few letters from Richard La Barre Goodwin which give an account of his service in the Civil War; photographs of Richard La Barre Goodwin's paintings; and correspondence of his daughter, Claribel Goodwin, relative to contemporary exhibitions of his work.
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin Weyburn Goodwin was an itinerant miniature and portrait painter in upstate New York. During his fifteen year career, ca. 1830-1845, he painted approximately 800 portraits. His son, Richard La Barre Goodwin, was a landscape, portrait and still-life painter; best known as a painter of fish and game. Until ca. 1880, Richard La Barre Goodwin, like his father, was an itinerant painter of portraits in upstate New York.
Other Title:
Richard La Barre Goodwin papers (microfilm title)
Provenance:
The lender, Miss Claribel Goodwin, is the granddaughter of Edwin Weyburn Goodwin and daughter of Richard La Barre Goodwin.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Miniature painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Still-life painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.goodrich
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goodrich

Charles Henry Elam papers relating to William Dunlap

Creator:
Elam, Charles H.  Search this
Names:
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[undated]
Scope and Contents:
Illustrated thesis by Elam (175 p.), "The Portraits of William Dunlap and a Catalogue of His Works"; 61 photographic negatives of Dunlap's paintings; and printed material, including two pamphlets.
Biographical / Historical:
Art historian and curator. Dunlap was an historian, writer, playwright, portrait painter and miniaturist; New York, N.Y.
Other Title:
William Dunlap papers (card catalog entry).
Provenance:
Collection formerly cataloged as William Dunlap papers.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Miniature painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.elamchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-elamchar

Deborah Goldsmith commonplace books

Creator:
Goldsmith, Deborah, 1808-1836  Search this
Names:
Cole, Olive Smith  Search this
Throop, Cordelia, b. 1833  Search this
Throop, George Addison, 1810-1849  Search this
Throop, James A., b. 1835  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Drawings
Date:
1826-1933
bulk 1826-1832
Scope and Contents:
Two commonplace books or albums kept by Deborah Goldsmith prior to her marriage to George Addison Throop containing drawings; poems, verses, passages written by Goldsmith, and by her friends; and some later annotations by descendants.
A commonplace book titled "Deborah Goldsmith Album, 1826 to 1830, No. 1," which includes a summary preface by Olive Cole Smith, the granddaughter of Goldsmith, genealogical notations written by James A. Throop, the son of Goldsmith, in 1892; and sentiments, poems and verses by Goldsmith, and by her friends as a remembrance.
A commonplace book, October 19, 1829 through December 27, 1832, which contains fifteen drawings by Goldsmith (the first, "Oliver Goldsmith," according to Jean Lipman, is drawn after a Joshua Reynolds painting), one drawing possibly by George Addison Throop, and the later inclusion of a childhood drawing, circa 1837, by Goldsmith's daughter, Cordelia; sonnets, poems, and prose inscribed by Goldsmith and by her friends, including a lengthy theme by future husband George Addison Throop, "A Thought on Death and the Grave," 1832; and a genealogical outline entered by son James A. Throop, 1894, and intermittant annotations by granddaughter Olive Cole Smith, 1933 and undated. In addition, there is clipping concerning Olive Cole Smith's civic activities, and a brief letter from Jean Lipman (who had consulted Goldsmith's diaries in the course of research for an article) relaying her finding concerning the Oliver Goldsmith portrait in the diary.
Biographical / Historical:
Deborah Goldsmith (1808-1836) was an itinerant portrait and miniature painter in oils from New York state. After her marriage on December 27, 1832 to George Addison Throop (1810-1849), of the artistic Throop family of central New York, she gave up her profession; thus, maiden name Goldsmith appears on the artist's professional work.
Provenance:
The albums were passed down through the Throop family to Mrs. Olive Cole Smith, the granddaughter of Deborah Goldsmith Throop and George Addison Throop - she, in turn, gave it to her son Dan Throop Smith (the great-grandson of Deborah Goldsmith Throop), who has lent it to the Archives of American Art.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Miniature painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Women painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
AAA.golddebo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-golddebo

Miner Kilbourne Kellogg papers

Creator:
Kellogg, Miner K. (Miner Kilbourne), 1814-1889  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Academy of Art  Search this
Lenox Library  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864  Search this
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1832-1904  Search this
Clark, Lewis Gaylord, 1808-1873  Search this
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892  Search this
Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895  Search this
Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860  Search this
Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857  Search this
Johnson, Reverdy, 1796-1876  Search this
Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862  Search this
Kirkland, Caroline M. (Caroline Matilda), 1801-1864  Search this
Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873  Search this
Marlay, Charles Brinsley, 1831-1912  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882  Search this
Parsons, Theophilus, 1750-1813  Search this
Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Ream, Vinnie, 1847-1914  Search this
Russell, Samuel H.  Search this
Scott, Winfield, Mrs  Search this
Sherman, Ellen Ewing, 1824-1888  Search this
Slidell, John, 1793-1871  Search this
Somers, Virginia, Lady  Search this
Stratford de Redcliffe, Stratford Canning, Viscount, 1786-1880  Search this
Swedenborg, Emanuel, 1688-1772  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Tiffany, Osmond, b. 1823  Search this
Tuckerman, Henry T. (Henry Theodore), 1813-1871  Search this
Wall, W. I.  Search this
Whittlesey, Elisha, 1783-1863  Search this
Wickliffe, R., Jr  Search this
Extent:
0.6 Linear feet ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1842-1882
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, writings, a scrapbook, and printed materials.
REELS D30 and D33: Correspondence, clippings, and photographs. Included are letters from George William Curtis to Kellogg, October 1846-January 1847, describing Rome (incorrectly attributed to George Washington Parke Custis on microfilm); a letter from Elisha Whittlesey to George Washington Parke Custis, October 23, 1844, commending Miner Kellogg to him; and correspondence dealing with Kellogg's activities as a promoter of Hiram Powers' statue "The Greek Slave" in the mid-nineteenth century.
Correspondents include: Park Benjamin, Sir Stratford Canning, Luigi P. Cesnola, Lewis G. Clark, Edward Everett, Charles E.A. Gayarré, Henry D. Gilpin, Rufus W. Griswold, Reverdy Johnson, Phillip Kearny, Caroline M. Kirkland, Lenox Library, William C. MacReady, Brinsley Marlay, George P. Marsh, National Academy of Design, Theophilus Parsons, Joel R. Poinsett, Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Samuel H. Russell, Mrs. Winfield Scott, Ellen E. Sherman, John Slidell, Lady Virginia Somers (godmother of Kellogg's daughter Virginia), Bayard Taylor, Osmond Tiffany, Henry T. Tuckerman, W. I. Wall, and R. Wickliffe, Jr.
REEL 986: Scrapbook of clippings, collected by Kellogg from New York, Washington, Baltimore and Ohio newspapers. Some clippings were written by Kellogg, including stories about his own paintings, advertisements for his patent canvas stretcher, reports by him on his travel in foreign countries, and article on Hiram Powers, the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1880), Jane Eyre, Emanuel Swedenborg, the Cleveland Academy of Art, art unions, and fireproof buildings. Also included is a copy of a paper, "Fine arts in the United States" given by Kellogg in 1869 to the American Union Academy, Washington, D.C., and a booklet, "Mr. Miner K. Kellogg to his friends," Paris, 1858, describing his relationship with Powers.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, miniature painter, and orientalist; New York, N.Y. and Cincinnati, Ohio.
Provenance:
Material on reels D30 and D33 purchased 1956 from an unknown source. Material on reel 986 transfered from Smithsonian Institution Archives, 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm.
Occupation:
Miniature painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Portrait painting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.kellmine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kellmine

Weir family papers

Creator:
Weir family  Search this
Names:
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller)  Search this
McGuigan, Mary K.  Search this
Perry, Edith Weir, 1875-  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), 1841-1926  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1809-circa 1961
bulk 1830-1920
Summary:
The papers of the prominent New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1809-circa 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1920. The papers are a collection of correspondence and photographs that constitute a small but vivid record of the influence and relationships of this family of Hudson River School, landscape, and miniature painters. Correspondence consists primarily of letters to painter John Ferguson Weir when he was director of the Yale School of Fine Arts, with scattered letters to his daughter Edith Weir (Perry), and a small amount of correspondence of Robert Weir, his daughter Carrie M. Mansfield, son-in-law Lewis William Mansfield, and Julia Bayard. Letters to John F. Weir are from many late-19th century artists, as well as actors, poets, lawyers, scholars, and clergymen, often concerning arrangements for visiting lectures at the school. Photographs are of Robert Walter Weir, Susan Bayard Weir, Julian Alden Weir, and artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of the prominent New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists measure 0.8 linear feet and date from 1809-circa 1961, with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1920. The papers are a collection of correspondence and photographs that constitute a small but vivid record of the influence and relationships of this family of Hudson River School, landscape, and miniature painters. Correspondence consists primarily of letters to painter John Ferguson Weir when he was director of the Yale School of Fine Arts, with scattered letters to his daughter Edith Weir (Perry), and a small amount of correspondence of Robert Weir, his daughter Carrie M. Mansfield, son-in-law Lewis William Mansfield, and Julia Bayard. Letters to John F. Weir are from many late-19th century artists, as well as actors, poets, lawyers, scholars, and clergymen, often concerning arrangements for visiting lectures at the school. Photographs are of Robert Walter Weir, Susan Bayard Weir, Julian Alden Weir, and artwork.

There are approximately 275 letters to John Ferguson Weir, some of which enclose sketches, photographs, and printed writings. The letters of Hudson River School artists including Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Cole, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Jervis McEntee, and Worthington Whittredge, capture a sense of the intense ties those artists felt to the landscape and to each other. Often the correspondents mention their fellow artists in their letters in personal as well as professional terms, writing of family, friendships, visits to each other's homes, practical arrangements for delivering, retrieving, and exhibiting artwork, and their shared artistic aspirations, successes, and disappointments.

Many of the letters are responses from lawyers, scholars, clergymen, writers, and educators in reply to Weir's requests to speak at the Yale School of Fine Arts. Taken together the letters, which often go beyond routine matters to extend to more personal affairs, reveal the warm esteem in which Weir was held, not only in his capacity as director of the school but as an artist and a friend. The letters, such as those from Laura Hills, Lucia Fairchild Fuller, Adele Herter, and Candace and Dora Wheeler, also document the Weir family's friendships with and encouragement of women artists, at a time of limited support for women in the arts. Also of note are letters from actors Edwin Booth and Joseph Jefferson, who were both friends of John F. Weir.

Letters of Robert Weir and extended Bayard and Mansfield family members relate primarily to family affairs. Photographs of Julian Alden Weir, Robert W. Weir, and Susan Bayard Weir include professional portraits and candid family shots, as well as photographs of two sketches of Julian Alden Weir and two miscellaneous photos of artwork.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of the collection, the Weir family papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The New York and Connecticut Weir family of artists included painter and West Point professor Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889), his sons John Ferguson Weir (1841-1926) and Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919), and granddaughter Edith Weir (Perry) (1875-1955).

Julian Alden Weir was a renowned American Impressionist painter and a founding member of "The Ten," a loosely allied group of American artists dissatisfied with some of the established professional art organizations of the time who exhibited their work as a unified group. He also taught at the Women's Art School of the Cooper Union in New York.

John Ferguson Weir became acquainted with many of the rising young artists of his day when he took a room in the Tenth Street Studio in his early twenties and developed proficiency in landscape and still life painting. Like his brother, he then studied art abroad and returned to become director and later dean of the School of Fine Arts at Yale University from 1869-1913.

John Ferguson Weir married Mary Hannah French in 1866. Their daughter, Edith Weir Perry, was a noted miniature painter who studied under Lucy Fairchild Fuller.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilm (Reels 70-71, 125-126, 577) for the Julian Alden Weir papers, 1869-1966, including correspondence (mostly typed transcripts); scrapbooks; photographs; sketches; notebooks and scrapbooks and clippings compiled by Dorothy Weir Young in preparation for her book, The Life and Letters of J. Alden Weir (1960, Yale University Press).

Additional Weir family records are held by the Yale University Archives. The records form part of the material previously lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming by Reverend DeWolf Perry, and described above as separated materials.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming by Reverend DeWolf Perry. Included on reels 529-531 are correspondence of John Ferguson Weir, much of it with his brother Julian Alden Weir, with his future wife which he wrote while serving in the Civil War, and with artists; 77 letters, 1823-1881, of Robert W. Weir with members of the Congress and War Dept. regarding commissions, and with artists and others, including Horatio Greenough, William Page, Thomas Cole, William Cullen Bryant, and George P. Morris; a pocket diary of John F. Weir, 1860, with occasional poems and sketches; 2 sketchbooks, and 71 drawings, watercolors, and oils by John F. Weir; 3 sketchbooks and 165 original drawings, lithographs, watercolors and oils by Robert Weir; 4 portraits of John F. by others; sheet music with words and lithograph on the cover by Robert; 81 photographs of John and Robert, family, and work; exhibition material of Robert; a list of John F. Weir's paintings with prices; drafts of Robert W. Weir, Artist by Irene Weir (1947); and a typescript of a biography of John F. Weir by his daughter, Edith Weir (Perry); genealogical material; and clippings. Reel 533 includes a typescript of "The Story of My Life: The Inner Life of a Human Soul," by Mary French Weir, ca. 1920 (94 p.), and a typescript of a biography of her mother, Clara Miller-French, ca. 1920 (28 p.). Reel 565 contains family correspondence, 1866-1927, of Mary French Weir; an excerpt from the French family genealogy; and an obituary of Mary French Weir written by her daughter Edith Weir Perry. Reel 936 contains a sketchbook, 1826, by Robert Weir, of figures, statues, and buildings in Rome done while a student. The drawings are in pencil, ink wash, and pen and ink. (111 p.); reel 949 contains three sketchbooks, 1869-1902, by John F. Weir, done in watercolor, pencil and ink wash. (69 p.), of landscapes, figures, and heads of individuals in Italy, Switzerland, Dordricht, Holland, and France.

Loaned materials were returned to the donor and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Photographs were given to the Archives of American Art in 2019 by Mary and John McGuigan, Jr. Letters to John Ferguson Weir were donated by Harold O. Love in 1961. Material on reels 529-531, 533, 565, 936 and 949 was lent for microfilming 1973-1975 by Rev. DeWolf Perry, grandson of John F. Weir. He also donated two photographs in 1975. The donor and date of acquisition of the manuscript draft of Julian Alden Weir's biography are unknown.
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:
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Miniature painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Hudson River school of landscape painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Weir family papers, 1809-circa 1961. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.weirweir
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Online Media:

Catalogue of an exhibition of water color paintings, pastels and drawings by American and European artists, and miniatures by the Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters

Title:
Exhibition of water colors, pastels, drawings, and miniatures by American and European artists
Brooklyn Museum catalogue
Author:
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Catalogs
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1921
1933
1921-1933
Topic:
Art  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Call number:
N5020 .B8935
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_783272

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