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Clyde H. Burroughs letters and photographs from artists

Creator:
Burroughs, Clyde H. (Clyde Huntley), 1882-1973  Search this
Names:
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Fournier, Alexis Jean, 1865-1948  Search this
Kendall, William Sergeant, 1869-1938  Search this
Lopez, Carlos, 1908-1953  Search this
Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932  Search this
Morgan, Arthur C., 1904-  Search this
Olinsky, Ivan G. (Ivan Gregorewitch), 1878-1962  Search this
Pancoast, Henry Boller, b. 1876  Search this
Parshall, DeWitt, 1864-1956  Search this
Rader, Isaac, 1906-  Search this
Reyneau, Betsy Graves  Search this
Ritschel, William, 1864-1949  Search this
Rolshoven, Julius, 1858-1930  Search this
Troubetzkoy, Pierre, 1864-1936  Search this
Photographer:
Clark, Frank Scott, 1865-1937  Search this
Extent:
23 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1937
Scope and Contents:
Photographs of and letters from artists, and a sales catalog.
REEL D10: A letter from Ann Arbor, Michigan painter Carlos Lopez answering Burroughs's request for information about a painting.
REEL 1817: Six toned silver gelatin photographs taken by Frank Scott Clark, 1915, of artists Alexis Jean Fournier, Gari Melchers, Ivan Olinsky, William Ritschel, Julius Rolshoven and Paul Troubetzkoy, each inscribed to Burroughs by the artist, 1915 and 1916. [Arranged alphabetically on microfilm with other unrelated photographs in Photographs of Artists Collection Two.]
REEL 2787: Letters from artist friends and acquaintances, including a letter from sculptor, Arthur C. Morgan, about a bust he is working on; a letter from Henry Boller Pancoast, 1925, "in receipt of your kind invitation to send my picture to Detroit for your annual exhibition," written on a card with a reproduction of a painting by Pancoast; photocopies of 11 letters received by Burroughs from Frank W. Benson, DeWitt Parshall, and William Sergeant Kendall, all regarding the exhibition of their works at the Detroit Museum of Art; and an annotated catalog of the sale of oil paintings, etchings, watercolors, and drawings belonging to Clyde Burroughs.
REEL 3482: A letter to Burroughs from Betsy Graves Reyneau, undated and one from Isaac Rader, 1927, each giving biographical information.
Biographical / Historical:
Clyde Burroughs (1882-1973) was an art administrator, director, and historian from Detroit, Mich. Director of the Detroit Museum of Art which became the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Provenance:
Donated possibly by Burroughs.
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:
Art museum directors -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- Michigan -- Detroit
Identifier:
AAA.burrclyd
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-burrclyd

Mary Fanton Roberts papers

Creator:
Roberts, Mary Fanton, 1871-1956  Search this
Names:
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941  Search this
Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929  Search this
Coburn, Charles Douville  Search this
Enters, Angna, 1907-  Search this
Fanton, Belle  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Guilbert, Yvette, 1865-1944  Search this
Haggin, Ben Ali, 1882-1951  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Herford, Oliver, 1863-1935  Search this
Kroll, Leon, 1884-1974  Search this
Le Gallienne, Eva, 1899-  Search this
Muray, Nickolas, 1892-1965  Search this
Osbourne, Lloyd, 1868-1947  Search this
Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909  Search this
Rerikh, Nikolai Konstantinovich, 1874-1947  Search this
Roberts, Dorothy, 1906-  Search this
Roberts, Goodridge, 1904-  Search this
Roberts, William C.  Search this
Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Troubetzkoy, Pierre, 1864-1936  Search this
Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922  Search this
Extent:
3.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1880-1956
Summary:
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The bulk of this collection is Roberts' correspondence with numerous important artists, dancers, actors, writers, and musicians of the day. Also found are scattered biographical materials, family correspondence, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art writer and editor Mary Fanton Roberts measure 3.8 linear feet and are dated 1880 to 1956. The collection is comprised mainly of correspondence with family members, artists, dancers, actors, writers, musicians, and visual and performing arts organizations. Also found are scattered biographical materials, writings, printed material, photographs and artwork.

The collection contains a small amount of biographical material about Mary Fanton Roberts and her husband, William Carman Roberts, including his journal of a vacation with Ernest Thompson Seton and his wife. Personal Correspondence is with her husband and sister Belle Fanton, and with friends. Business and political correspondence documents her career as a magazine editor and writer, her participation in political organizations and events, her participation in radio talks, and her correspondence regarding war issues.

Art correspondence/subject files include correspondence with and collected materials on artists, photographers, art patrons, critics, and wives of artists, as well as arts organizations, museums, and schools. Correspondence of note is with George Gray Barnard, Gutzon Borglum, Ben Ali Haggin, Leon Kroll, Frederic Remington, W. Goodridge Roberts, Nicholas Roerich, Pierre Troubetzkoy, illustrator Oliver Herford, John Butler Yeats, and Ashcan school artists Robert Henri, John Sloan, and William Glackens, as well as many others. Dance and theatre correspondence/subject files include correspondence with actors, dancers, playwrights, patrons, organizations and theatres. Correspondence of note in this series is with Charles "Orlando" Coburn, Eva Le Gallienne, Angna Enters, and the "Duncan Dancers." Literary and music orrespondence/subject files include correspondence with authors, poets, critics, singers, publishers, and musicians, such as Bliss Carman, Yvette Guilbert, and Lloyd Osbourne. Additional material found in these subject files, other than letters, includes invitations, photographs, calling cards, artwork, news clippings, and printed material.

Writings by Roberts include an autobiographical essay about her youth and early career, guest lists and notes concerning hosted events, and typescripts of poems by her niece Dorothy Gostwick Roberts. Printed material is comprised of art exhibition catalogs, published articles and trade bulletins written by Roberts, and newsclippings. Photographs are of Roberts, her family, friends, and places she lived, and include autographed portraits given to her, primarily from actors and actresses. Also found are photographs taken by Nickolas Muray of art models. Scattered artwork in this collection includes several small drawings by unidentified artists, as well as a pencil portrait of Roberts by John Butler Yeats.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1906, 1912-1941, undated (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Personal Correspondence, 1902-1951, undated (Box 1; 7 folders)

Series 3: Business and Political Correspondence, 1903-1959, undated (Box 1; 6 folders)

Series 4: Art Correspondence/Subject Files, 1898-1956, undated (Box 1-2; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 5: Dance and Theatre Correspondence/Subject Files, 1902-1953, undated (Box 2-3; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Literary and Music Correspondence/Subject Files, 1900-1952, undated (Box 3; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 7: General Correspondence, 1898-1946, undated (Box 3-4; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings, 1915-1926, 1952, undated (Box 4; 3 folders)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1899, 1909-1947, undated (Box 4-5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1880-circa 1943, undated (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1906, undated (Box 5; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
Mary Fanton Roberts was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1864. When she was a young girl her family moved to Deadwood, in the Montana territory, where her father had mining prospects. When she was old enough, she and her sister were sent back to New York to attend the Albany Female Academy. After finishing school, Roberts pursued journalism and became a staff writer for four years for the Herald Tribune, the Journal, and the Sun in New York. During her long career she was editor of Demorest Magazine, editor-in-chief of New Idea Woman's Magazine, managing editor of The Craftsman, and creator and editor of The Touchstone Magazine and Decorative Arts magazine. Her longest period at one publication was seventeen years as editor of Arts and Decoration. She often wrote articles on the topic of decorative arts and home decorating, and published two books, Inside 100 Homes, and 101 Ideas for Successful Interiors.

In 1906 she married William Carman Roberts, writer and editor of Literary Digest for thirty years. They lived in Manhattan and Waterford, Connecticut.

Roberts was very involved in the artistic, theatrical, and literary circles in New York City, and met and became friends with many young avant garde American artists, including Robert Henri and John Sloan. Through her husband she met many writers and poets, including Theodore Dreiser and Bliss Carman. Roberts was active in organizations such as the Women's City Club, Pen and Brush, and the MacDowell Society and also attended countless art openings, theater performances, and other social events. As an avid supporter of modern dance, she became friends with many performers, including Isadora Duncan and Angna Enters. After her husband's death in 1941, Roberts moved to the Chelsea Hotel, where she lived for the rest of her life. She maintained lifelong relationships with a wide circle of friends and continued to correspond with them and attend social events until her death in 1956 at the age of 92.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1957 by Phoebe DuBois and Violet Organ.
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 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:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Editors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Ashcan school of art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Fanton Roberts papers, 1880-1956. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.robemary
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-robemary
Online Media:

Alice Barney in Whites and Browns, (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Subject:
Barney, Alice Pike  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1952.13.155
Date:
1898
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Occupation--Art--Painter  Search this
Control number:
IAP 08581654
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_250346

Soloman Joseph Soloman, (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Subject:
Soloman, Soloman Joseph  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1890
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 70831314
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_132198

Amelie Louise Troubetzkoy, (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Subject:
Troubetzkoy, Amelie Louise  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Virginia Historical Society 428 North Boulevard, P. O. Box 7311 Richmond Virginia 23221
Date:
Ca. 1890-1900
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 70831315
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_132199

Mrs. Weil, (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Subject:
Weil  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1910
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 70831316
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_132200

Unidentified Woman, (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1920
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 70831317
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_132201

Dr. Christian Brinton (1870-1942), (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Subject:
Brinton, Christian  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Chester County Historical Society 225 North High Street West Chester Pennsylvania 19380
Date:
1914
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Control number:
IAP 47050113
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_59563

Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt (1854-1941), (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Subject:
Roosevelt, Sara Delano  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
On loan to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site 519 Albany Post Road Hyde Park New York 12538
On loan from Hammer, Armand Los Angeles California
Date:
1901-1902
Topic:
Portrait female--Knee length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 56940283
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_66703

Mary Cooke Branch Mumford, (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Subject:
Mumford, Mary Cooke Branch  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Virginia Charlottesville Virginia 22901
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60690218
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_70529

Portrait of a Boy, (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Parke-Bernet Galleries New York New York
Date:
1912
Topic:
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61503111
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_85535

Portrait of a Boy, (painting)

Painter:
Troubetzkoy, Pierre 1864-1936  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Parke-Bernet Galleries New York New York
Date:
1912
Topic:
Portrait male--Child  Search this
Control number:
IAP 61504737
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_87065

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