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American Academy of Arts and Letters records

Creator:
American Academy of Arts and Letters  Search this
Names:
Arms, John Taylor, 1887-1953  Search this
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916  Search this
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948  Search this
Hambidge, Jay, 1867-1924  Search this
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935  Search this
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Zigrosser, Carl, 1891-  Search this
Extent:
5 Microfilm reels (800 items on 5 microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1864-1942
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed American Academy of Arts and Letters records consist of artists' papers containing correspondence, notes, biographical material, exhibition catalogs, and other published material. Included is a volume of notes, drawings, and calculations made by George Bellows for a study of Jay Hambidge's theory of Dynamic Symmetry, as well as correspondence and biographical and critical material on George de Forest Brush, Childe Hassam, Francis D. Millet, Joseph Pennell, Elihu Vedder, and J. Q. A. Ward. The Hassam papers include letters from John Taylor arms, E. H. Blashfield, William Merritt Chase, Royal Cortissoz, J. Alden Weir, and Charles Erskine Scott Wood. All groups contain official Academy correspondence from its secretary Robert Underwood Johnson.
Biographical / Historical:
The American Academy of Arts and Letters is an honor society in New York comprised of artists, writers, architects, and composers. The Academy was created in 1904 by members of the National Institute of Arts and modeled on the Académie française. The Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Institute of Arts and letters merged on December 30, 1976.
Provenance:
Lent to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1965. This is a collection of miscellaneous papers representing a gathering over the years of unsolicited documentary resources on American art given or addressed to the Academy.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Function:
Arts organizations -- New York (State)
Learned institutions and societies -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.ameracaa2
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American Academy of Arts and Letters records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ameracaa2

Charles Erskine Scott Wood letter, 1927

Creator:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus  Search this
Warner, Olin Levi  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5750
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208589
AAA_collcode_woodcesl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208589

Charles Erskine Scott Wood papers relating to Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1899-1918

Creator:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Subject:
Ryder, Albert Pinkham  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10796
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214507
AAA_collcode_woodcesp
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214507

John Gellatly letters received from artists

Creator:
Gellatly, John, 1853-1931  Search this
Names:
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924  Search this
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Thayer, Emma B., 1850-1924  Search this
Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948  Search this
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Date:
1887-1931
Summary:
The John Gellatly letters received from artists measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1931. Found within the collection are 120 letters to Gellatly from Emma and Abbott H. Thayer, Frederick S. Church, Irving Wiles, Albert Pinkham Ryder, C. E. S. Wood, and George Grey Barnard. Some of the letters contain sketches, particularly those from Church. Topics include the price and progress of artworks, requests for commissions, mutual friendships, and daily events. There are also two copies of the poem "The Flying Dutchman" by Albert P. Ryder.
Scope and Contents:
The John Gellatly letters received from artists measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1931. Found within the collection are 120 letters to Gellatly from Emma and Abbott H. Thayer, Frederick S. Church, Irving Wiles, Albert Pinkham Ryder, C. E. S. Wood, and George Grey Barnard. Some of the letters contain sketches, particularly those from Church. Topics include the price and progress of artworks, requests for commissions, mutual friendships, and daily events. There are also two copies of the poem "The Flying Dutchman" by Albert P. Ryder.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.

Series 1: John Gellatly Letters Received from Artists, 1887-1931 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector John Gellatly (1853-1931) lived in New York City, N.Y. and established a real estate and insurance business in 1885. An art enthusiast, Gellatly furthered his interests by enrolling in classes. There, he would meet his future wife, the heiress Edith Rogers, whom he married in 1886. Together, they began collecting decorative art objects and contemporary paintings, including works by Albert P. Ryder, Abbott Thayer, and Childe Hassam. After Edith's death in 1917, Gellatly continued to collect art and eventually gifted the 1,640 objects and paintings in his collection to the Smithsonian in 1929. He died of complications from pneumonia in 1931.
Provenance:
The collection was initially bought by art historian Thomas Brumbaugh of Vanderbilt University from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs of Madison Avenue, and subsequently acquired in 1978 by the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Shortly thereafter, the letters were transferred to the Archives of American Art.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Illustrated letters
Citation:
John Gellatly letters received from artists, 1887-1931. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.gelljohn
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John Gellatly letters received from artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gelljohn
Online Media:

Life of Charles Erskine Scott Wood, a renaissance man / by his grandson Erskine Wood

Creator:
Wood, Erskine  Search this
Names:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Extent:
167 Pages ((on 1 microfilm reel), ill., 24 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
c1978
Scope and Contents:
Copy 439 of limited edition of 500. The book is inscribed "To my good friend Alex Parks, January 5, 1979 Erskine Wood."
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Erskine Scott Wood was a lawyer, painter, and good friend of J. Alden Weir. He painted with Childe Hassam. A Ryder painting "Jonah and the Whale," once owned by Wood is now in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
[s.l.] Wood, c1978
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1987 in association with the National Museum of American Art, which had borrowed the book from Mr. Alex Parks of Portland, Oregon, a senior partner in the law firm Wood started, and in which Erskine Wood practices.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Lawyers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.woodersk
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodersk

Charles Erskine Scott Wood letter

Creator:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Names:
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907  Search this
Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896  Search this
Extent:
2 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
A letter from Wood to Prof. Post, January 7, 1927, in response to Post's request for information on Olin Levi Warner. Wood compares his friends Warner and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and encloses another letter which lists Warner's sculptures and offers other information.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, lawyer.
Provenance:
Donated July 1961 by Erhand Weyhe.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.woodcesl
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodcesl

Charles Erskine Scott Wood papers relating to Albert Pinkham Ryder

Creator:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944  Search this
Names:
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917  Search this
Extent:
2 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1899-1918
Scope and Contents:
An unfinished letter to Wood from Albert Pinkham Ryder, Oct. 2, 1899, in which Ryder comments on his painting, and updates Wood of his progress. In it he writes "an ounce of poetry added to a picture is worth many pounds of paint." Enclosed with the letter is a note to Wood "This is a letter I think he wrote you and forgot to mail years ago," presumably written by Louise Fitzpatrick. Also included is a clipping from THE SUN regarding a Ryder memorial exhibition, March 17, 1918, annotated "compliments of W.J. McGurie."
Biographical / Historical:
Wood was a painter, lawyer, and collector. He owned work by his friend Albert Pinkham Ryder.
Provenance:
Donated 1991 by Katherine Caldwell, Wood's stepdaughter.
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:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.woodcesp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-woodcesp

Soldier to advocate : C.E.S. Wood's 1877 diary of Alaska and the Nez perce conflict / George Venn

Author:
Venn, George 1943-  Search this
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Physical description:
p. 34-75 : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Sources
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2005
200u
[2005]
1867-1959
Topic:
Wars, 1877  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E83.877 .V455 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_834170

Soldier to advocate : C.E.S. Wood's 1877 legacy : a soldier's unpublished diary, drawings, poetry, and letters of Alaska and the Nez Perce conflict / by George Venn

Author:
Venn, George 1943-  Search this
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 97 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm
Type:
Personal narratives
Sources
Place:
Alaska
Date:
2006
C2006
1867-1959
Topic:
Wars, 1877  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838903

A book of tales : being some myths of the North American Indians / retold by Charles Erskine Scott Wood

Author:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Physical description:
165 p. ; 19 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
North America
Date:
1929
[c1929]
Topic:
Indian mythology  Search this
Call number:
E98.F6 W82 1929
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_728147

Two rooms : the life of Charles Erskine Scott Wood / Robert Hamburger

Author:
Hamburger, Robert 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 407 p., [9] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1998
C1998
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Authors, American  Search this
Call number:
CT275.W8761 H3 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_562631

Heavenly discourse, by Charles Erskine Scott Wood, with drawings by Art Young, frontispiece by Hugo Gellert

Author:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Young, Art 1866-1943  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 325, [1] p. incl. front., plates. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1927
[c1927]
Call number:
N40.1.Y68x W8
N40.1.Y68xW8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_372079

Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Portland Art Museum 1219 S. W. Park Avenue Portland Oregon 97205 Accession Number: 35.187
Topic:
Landscape--Lake  Search this
Landscape--Forest  Search this
Landscape--Oregon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A760003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400660

Untitled (Harney County Landscape, (painting)

Painter:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Portland Art Museum 1219 S. W. Park Avenue Portland Oregon 97205 Accession Number: 86.14
Date:
Ca. 1908
Topic:
Landscape--Plain  Search this
Landscape--Oregon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A760004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400661

Untitled (Snake River Plain), (painting)

Painter:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Portland Art Museum 1219 S. W. Park Avenue Portland Oregon 97205 Accession Number: 2002.33.2
Date:
1906
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A760018
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400680

Moonlight on the Desert, (painting)

Painter:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1908
Topic:
Landscape--Desert  Search this
Landscape--Celestial--Moon  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A760020
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400685

The P Ranch, Harney Desert, (painting)

Painter:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Date:
Ca. 1908
Topic:
Landscape--Desert  Search this
Architecture exterior--Domestic  Search this
Architecture exterior--Farm  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A760021
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400686

Still Life with Game, (painting)

Painter:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Pittock Mansion Society Portland Oregon
Date:
1907
Topic:
Still Life--Game  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A760022
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_400687

(Untitled), (painting)

Painter:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum South Hadley Massachusetts 01075 Accession Number: 1955.80.91
Date:
1895
Topic:
Undetermined  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60500099
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_459499

Woman Beside a Stream, (painting)

Painter:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott 1852-1944  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Mount Holyoke College Art Museum South Hadley Massachusetts 01075 Accession Number: 1973.315a
Date:
19th c
Topic:
Landscape--River  Search this
Figure female  Search this
Control number:
IAP 60500157
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_459644

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