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Miscellaneous Volume 13

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1932 November-1933 February
Scope and Contents note:
(visit from Henry Nord; discusses Roosevelt's election; talks of problems with his relationships with Father Kelly and wife, Caroline; reflections on the art scene in New York City-57; list of data on "The Presidents Banquet"; death of Tom Brabazon; looting and petty theivery during the Depression)
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Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Miscellaneous Volume 14

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933 February-March
Scope and Contents note:
(contains many details of the poor economic conditions and the effect on society and his own familial relationships; Socialist and Communist activities of his wife; discusses attempted shooting of Roosevelt in Florida; visit from Tom Supples, a baseball player; financial conditions of museums in Hartford; discusses the Beer Bill and the end of Prohibition and the Bank Holiday; recollections of Ida Tarbell; a list of paintings lost-93)
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Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Miscellaneous Volume 15

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933 April-May
Scope and Contents note:
(many notes on classical music and composers; discussion of the new beer after Prohibition; suffers from ill health and talks of the activities of his children; visits from the son of E.C. Potter, sculptor)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 16

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933 May-July
Scope and Contents note:
(contains many sketches; discusses Civil War photography; a sketch of a surgery done by his brother-in-law Dr. Boucher; list of paintings; discusses the job market for post-high school students; list of paintings owned by Father Kelly; descriptions of landscape paintings and comments on painting over old canvases-54; list of paintings owned by Walter Eitel and E.V. Mitchell)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Miscellaneous Volume 17

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933 July-August
Scope and Contents note:
(discusses article about Father Kelly's art collection in The Transcript; essay "Modernism Blows Up"; talks of the quality of paper available in America-9; concern with his copyright over images; anger of the patronage of Father Kelly; observations on New York City and the effects of Prohibition; Knights of Columbus activities in Connecticut)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 18

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933 August
Scope and Contents note:
(notes on Copley's "Death of Chatham"; essay "New Art Modernism"; reminisences of Hartford Art Institute and Art League; list of American portraits for potential exhibition; list of Copley reproductions owned by Britton; proposal for a political party called The Heroes-51; draft of a letter to the Hartford Courant concerning "Cure d'Ars")
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Miscellaneous Volume 19

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933 September-October
Scope and Contents note:
(comments on children's activities and schooling; copies music of Beethoven and Haydn; talks of Roosevelt's presidency; discusses having prints made from engravings with Father Kelly)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 20

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933 October-November
Scope and Contents note:
(death of George Luks; Tom Spellacy as the mayor of Hartford; futher discusses Socialist and Libertine activities of Caroline)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 21

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933 December
Scope and Contents note:
(Father Kelly holds exhibition at the Andrea Art Gallery in Hartford; writes on the difference between professional and amateur artists; copy of a letter to Father Kelly; reelection of President Roosevelt; memo "Petition of Artist for a Break")
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 22

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934 January-February
Scope and Contents note:
(discusses political and social situations in Germany; talks about Katherine Hepburn's family in Connecticut; letter to Father Kelly concerning prices of works of art)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 23

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934 March-May
Scope and Contents note:
(Caroline elected as an honorary member to the local labor union of textile workers; talks of Civil Works Administration and government sponsored art; discusses Juliana Force closing Whitney Museum for fear of violance; moves in with sister due to family troubles; issues with Father Kelly's patronage; Britton family is evicted and forced to find a new place to live)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 24

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934 May-June
Scope and Contents note:
(draft of a letter to Father Kelly; outlines his problems with Father Kelly-23; discusses racial tension in the South; death of Frank B. Gay; sketches; discussion of "The Presidents Banquet")
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 25

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934 July
Scope and Contents note:
(mostly sketches and artworks including color)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 26

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934 August-September
Scope and Contents note:
(troubles with his family concerning his disagreement with wife's affiliation with labor unions; Jerome has an exhibition; Mr. Monnier dies; Caroline urges workers of Cheney Mills to join labor unions; draft of a letter to Tom Spellacy)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 27

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934 September-December
Scope and Contents note:
(this diary was recycled twice and is therefore difficult to read--it was used by Jerome as a school book, by Britton in 1930, then Britton returned to it in 1934; essays from 1930 "Everybody to Work" "Untitled Play"; essay from 1934 "Truce and the Pope"; concerning Senator John Blackwell; sketch of paintings-113)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-britjame-ref128

Miscellaneous Volume 28

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935 January-February
Scope and Contents note:
(memoranda concerning prints for publication; list of possible purchasers of Roosevelt painting; sketches; list of paintings to be duplicated or printed; discussion of Huey Long)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 29

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934 February-July
Scope and Contents note:
(discusses Roosevelt's cabinet and Huey Long; draft of letters to Detweiller; death of Augustus Lukeman, sculptor; sketches; talks of the Andrea Art Guild turning into a Catholic lending library; recalls time spent with Cecilia Beaux in 1909)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
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Archives of American Art
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Miscellaneous Volume 30

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1934 July-December
Scope and Contents note:
(moves into sister's home due to health probelms; list of people in the Connecticut State Offices along with salaries and locations; sketches; list of potential portrait subjects and landscapes)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-britjame-ref134

Miscellaneous Volume 31

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935 January-February
Scope and Contents note:
(talks of "foreign policy" of the Morgan Museum; letter by Joanna Boucher for school; letter to Senator Blackwell; sketches; inscriptions of books on composers; proposal for a Copley Society in Connecticut; form letter for solicitation of Roosevelt painting)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-britjame-ref136

Miscellaneous Volume 32

Collection Creator:
Britton, James, 1878-1936  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935 February-July
Scope and Contents note:
(list of members of the Copley Society of America, 1908; sketches; list of trustees and members of the Museum Arts Committee; draft of letter to the editor of the Herald addressed to Democrats)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The James Britton papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Copyright ownership remains with Barbara Britton and Ursula Britton, who have granted the Archives permission to digitize the collection and post on the Archives website.
Collection Citation:
James Britton papers, circa 1905-1984, bulk circa 1905-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
James Britton papers
James Britton papers / Series 4: Diaries / 4.1: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-britjame-ref138

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