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Vaisravana, Guardian King of the North

Artist:
Traditionally attributed to Yuchi Yiseng (mid-7th–early 8th century)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 106.7 x 36.3 cm (42 x 14 5/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
14th century
Period:
Yuan or Ming dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
worship  Search this
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
dance  Search this
pipa  Search this
stupa  Search this
biwa  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
attendant  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.147a
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Colophons to "Vaisravana and Attendants"

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 36.3 x 298 cm (14 5/16 x 117 5/16 in)
Type:
Calligraphy
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
China  Search this
Vaisravana  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
attendant  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.147b
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Nymph of the Luo River

Artist:
Traditionally attributed to Gu Kaizhi (傳)顧愷之 (ca. 344-ca. 406)  Search this
Colophon:
Colophon by Dong Qichang 董其昌 (1555-1636)  Search this
Medium:
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 24.2 x 310.9 cm (9 1/2 x 122 3/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
mid-12th to mid-13th century
Period:
Southern Song dynasty
Topic:
Southern Song dynasty (1127 - 1279)  Search this
river  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.53
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
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Old Trees and Cold Crows, in the style of Zhao Danian

Artist:
Formerly attributed to Zhao Boju (ca. 1120s-ca.1162)  Search this
Medium:
Ink on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 26.1 x 100.6 cm (10 1/4 x 39 5/8 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
14th century?
Period:
Yuan or Ming dynasty
Topic:
landscape  Search this
tree  Search this
Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
crow  Search this
mountain  Search this
river  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.62
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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The Memoirs of Ma 1925-1926

Creator:
March, Benjamin 1899-1934  Search this
Subject:
March, Benjamin 1899-1934  Search this
St. Denis, Ruth 1880-1968  Search this
Rowe, Dorothy 1898-1969  Search this
Ferguson, John Calvin 1866-1945  Search this
Priest, Alan Reed  Search this
Yanjing da xue  Search this
Physical description:
182 typed unbound pages with solid wood covers
Type:
Diaries
Place:
China
Beijing (China)
Date:
1925
1925-1926
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Art, Asian--Research  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Chinese language--Terms and phrases  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Local number:
FSA A1995.10 2.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
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Benjamin March Papers 1923-1934
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Exhibition of Pictorial Photography, by Chin-san Long 1939

Creator:
Lang Jingshan 1892-1995 Photographer  Search this
Ferguson, John Calvin 1866-1945  Search this
Physical description:
Pouch bound catalog of 62 pages, 29 x 17.5 cm
Type:
Photographs
Place:
China, Shanghai, Shanghai
China
Shanghai (China)
Date:
1939
Local number:
FSA A1999.33 3.10.1
Restrictions & Rights:
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John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers,1860 - ca. 1900
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John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers

Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Names:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Extent:
6.4 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Letters (correspondence)
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Photograph albums
Speeches
Place:
Shanghai (China)
China
Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)
Date:
circa 1850s-1988
bulk 1900-1945
Summary:
The John Calvin Ferguson Family papers measure 6.4 linear feet, and date from circa 1850s to 1988, with the bulk dating from 1900 to 1945. The bulk of the papers consists of John Calvin Ferguson's personal, professional, and family correspondence, and correspondence between other members of the Ferguson family. The papers also include biographical materials; sermons, speeches, and writings by Ferguson and others; printed materials, both collected and given to Ferguson; and photographs, including five photograph albums.
Scope and Contents:
The John Calvin Ferguson Family papers measure 6.4 linear feet, and date from circa 1850s to 1988, with the bulk dating from 1900 to 1945. The bulk of the papers consists of John Calvin Ferguson's personal, professional, and family correspondence, and correspondence between other members of the Ferguson family. The papers also include biographical materials; sermons, speeches, and writings by Ferguson and others; printed materials, both collected and given to Ferguson; and photographs, including five photograph albums.

Biographical materials includes various business cards and professional contacts; an ink sketch portrait of Ferguson by Li Yuling; various membership documents and cards; memorial service and obituary materials for Ferguson and members of the Ferguson family; repatriation documentation and materials from the M. S. Gripsholm; and assorted genealogical and family documents.

Correspondence comprises the bulk of the collection, and is both professional and personal in nature. Much of John Calvin Ferguson's correspondence documents his activities and movements while living in China, as well as the state of the political and social climate during the collapse of the Qing Dynasty in 1912 and as the Second Sino-Japan War begins in 1937. His journey back to the United States aboard the M. S. Gripsholm, as well as his failing health, are also much discussed topics. Extensive correspondence between other members of the Ferguson family are also found within the papers, including Ferguson's wife, Mary Elizabeth Wilson, and his children.

Sermons, speeches, and writings reflect Ferguson's many career interests, including his work as a minister, education administrator, and as an ambassador with the Chinese government. The collection also contains printed materials and photographs, including five photograph albums.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1915-1981 [Box 1, 1 OV Folder; 0.5 linear feet]

Series 2: John Calvin Ferguson Correspondence, 1902-circa 1945 [Boxes 1-7; 2.2 linear feet]

Series 3: Ferguson Family Correspondence, 1886-1982 [Boxes 7-12; 2.1 linear feet]

Series 4: Sermons, Speeches, and Writings, 1896-1988 [Boxes 12-13; 0.3 linear feet]

Series 5: Printed Material, 1896-1988 [Boxes 13-14; 0.4 linear feet]

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1850s-1967 [Boxes 14-17; 0.9 linear feet]
Biographical / Historical:
John Calvin Ferguson (1866-1945) was an author, collector and scholar of Chinese art, Methodist minister, university president, and Chinese government advisor, born in Napanee, Ontario.

Ferguson attended Albert College in Ontario, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1886 from Boston University, and was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church shortly thereafter. He received his PhD from Boston University in 1902. In 1887, he married Mary Elizabeth Wilson (1866-1938) and was sent to China as a Methodist missionary, where he spent his first year studying Chinese in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, downriver from Nanjing on the Yangzi. In Nanjing, Ferguson helped found the Methodist school, Huiwen Shuyuan (later Nanjing University), and worked to establish a western curriculum with departments of liberal arts, medicine, and theology. He was the first president of the university, as well as treasurer and then superintendent of the Central China Mission until 1897, when he left the ministry.

In 1897, Qing official Sheng Xuanhuai (1847-1916) invited Ferguson to become first president of Nanyang College at Shanghai, where he worked for five years before leaving his position to assist Sheng with his governmental duties. Ferguson then became a member of the Treaty Commission and foreign secretary to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce in 1902, and chief secretary of the Imperial Chinese Railway Administration a year later until 1905. Concurrently, he was foreign advisor to the Viceroys of Nanjing and Wuchang. While in Shanghai, he was Honorary Secretary of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society and editor of the Journal from 1902 to 1911, then becoming president for a year. During his last year in Shanghai, he was Chairman of the Famine Relief Commission until moving to Beijing in 1911 to become foreign secretary to the Ministry of Posts and Communications. He remained in Beijing after the fall of the Qing Dynasty, becoming active in the Red Cross and subsequently Vice President of the Red Cross Society.

In Shanghai, Ferguson developed a popular Chinese-language daily newspaper in 1899, Sin Wan Pao, which he owned until 1929. He began collecting Chinese art objects while in Nanjing, and studied Chinese art and literature in earnest while in Beijing. In 1912, Ferguson became a buyer of Chinese art objects for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, becoming a fellow in perpetuity and honorary fellow in recognition of his work. He was then wholly launched into the collecting field, becoming a dealer of Chinese art, working between collectors and vendors in Peking for American museums and individuals, as well as developing his own collection. After being appointed advisor to the new Chinese Republican government in 1915, he traveled between the United States and China until setting up permanent residence with his family in Beijing in 1919. During this time in Beijing he wrote and lectured extensively on Chinese art and archaeology. He ultimately donated the bulk of his personal collection, over one thousand Chinese art objects, to Nanjing University in 1934 for which he received an official thanks by public mandate from the Chinese government. Other gifts of his collection were made to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

He remained in his Beijing home until 1943 when he returned to the United States with his daughter, Mary, via the M. S. Gripsholm. He died in Clifton Springs, New York on August 3, 1945.

This biography draws heavily from Lara Jaishree Netting's book, A Perpetual Fire: John C. Ferguson and His Quest for Chinese Art and Culture, Hong Kong University Press, 2013; and R. H. Van Gulik's article, "Dr. John c. Ferguson's 75th Anniversary," Monumenta Serica: Journal of Oriental Studies of the Catholic University of Peking, Vol. VI, 1941.

Genealogy Chart, Ferguson FamilyJohn Calvin Ferguson, m. Mary Elizabeth Wilson -- Luther Mitchell, m. Edith GrayHelen Matilda 1) m. George E. Tucker2) m. John C. BeaumontAlice MaryFlorence Wilson 1) m. Jay C. Huston2) m. Raymond C. MackayCharles John, m. Isabel M. MarindinMary EstherRobert Mason, m. Margaret SparrDuncan PomeroyPeter Blair, m. Elizabeth Hamlen
Provenance:
The John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers were donated to the Archives by Ferguson's grandson, Peter Ferguson, in 1999.
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Occupation:
Political consultants -- China  Search this
Art collectors -- China  Search this
Genre/Form:
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century.
Newspaper clippings
Letters (correspondence) -- 19th century
Photographs
Photograph albums
Speeches
Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33
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Biographical Material

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear Feet (Box 1, 1 OV Folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1981
Scope and Contents:
Biographical materials include repatriation documentation and materials from Ferguson's time aboard the M. S. Gripsholm; various membership cards and business card contacts; documentation of Ferguson's collection gifts to Nanjing University; honorary degree documentation from Ontario University; one ink sketch portrait of John Calvin Ferguson by Li Yuling; memorial service materials and obituaries of various family members as well as Ferguson; and assorted genealogical and family documents gathered by other members of the Ferguson family.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Series 1
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref413

John Calvin Ferguson Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear Feet (Boxes 1-7)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902-circa 1945
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of correspondence files are letters received by John Calvin Ferguson between 1943 and 1945, though earlier correspondence to and from family is also included. Personal correspondence is primarily from friends and acquaintances inquiring about his general health and prospective visits, as well as his return to the United States from China aboard the M. S. Gripsholm. Professional correspondence is from organizations and universities in which Ferguson was involved and regards professional activities and consultation queries about a variety of topics. Researchers should note that there may be some relevant professional information discussed in personal letters, though the letters are primarily personal in nature. Correspondents of note include former First Lady Edith K. Roosevelt, Alfred Sao-ke Sze, and Shih Hsiang Wang, among others.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged as 3 subseries. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender, unless otherwise noted. Married names of women are in parentheses following their maiden names, when identified. Relationship to John Calvin Ferguson is in parenthesis following name.

2.1: Professional Correspondence, 1924-1945

2.2: Personal Correspondence, 1902-1945

2.3: Family Correspondence, 1902-circa 1945
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Series 2
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref414

Ferguson Family Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear Feet (Boxes 7-12)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1886-1982
Scope and Contents:
Ferguson family correspondence includes letters sent and received by other members of John Calvin Ferguson's family, including his wife, Mary Elizabeth Wilson (Ferguson), and his children: Charles John Ferguson, Florence Wilson Ferguson (Mackay), and Mary Esther Ferguson, as well as other family. Topics include personal inquiries and accounts of daily events; political and physical conditions in China; and references to activities and experiences of John Calvin Ferguson. Many activities of note have been physically flagged by archives staff and noted within the files.
Arrangement:
This series is arranged as 5 subseries. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender unless otherwise noted.

3.1: Charles John Ferguson Correspondence, 1903-1945

3.2: Florence Wilson Ferguson (Mackay) Correspondence, 1902-1943

3.3: Mary Esther Ferguson Correspondence, 1911-1982

3.4: Mary Elizabeth Wilson (Ferguson) Correspondence, 1886-1987

3.5: Other Family Correspondence, 1903-1981
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Series 3
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Sermons, Speeches, and Writings

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear Feet (Boxes 12-13)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1896-1988
Scope and Contents:
This series includes articles, notes, poems, sermons, and speeches written by John Calvin Ferguson, as well as a few writings by others. Sermons are comprised of manuscripts sent to Ferguson's children and referred to as "Sunday Morning Talks." Speeches include notes, written outlines, and written and typed speeches given by Ferguson for a number of events upon his return from China in 1943.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Series 4
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref416

Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear Feet (Boxes 13-14)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1896-1988
Scope and Contents:
Printed materials include announcements, published articles, bulletins, clippings, periodicals, and two exhibition catalogs by Chin-San Long.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Series 5
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Photographs

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear Feet (Boxes 14-17)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1850s-1967
Scope and Contents:
Photographs include albumin prints, cabinet cards, tintypes, and black and white prints depicting John Calvin Ferguson, his family, various Chinese officials, his Peking home, and outdoor views of Shanghai. Two photograph albums include travel snapshots in China and photographs commemorating Ferguson and his wife's 50th wedding anniversary. Three photograph albums are in traditional Chinese binding, and include photographs of Ferguson's collection of paintings and objects given to Nanjing University in 1934, and photographs of styles of landscape paintings.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Series 6
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref418

Professional Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1924-1945
Scope and Contents:
Professional correspondence, primarily comprised of letters received, includes letters from acquaintances, colleagues, societies, and others about Ferguson's professional activities. These activities may include professional memberships, conference inquiries, consultation inquiries regarding Chinese art objects, and Ferguson's Chinese newspaper Sin Wan Pao, among other topics.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Subseries 2.1
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref419

Personal Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1945
Scope and Contents:
Personal correspondence, primarily comprised of letters received, includes letters from friends, acquaintances, and colleagues. Topics are generally personal in nature, and concern Ferguson's health, friendly visits, his journey back to the United States via the M. S. Gripsholm in 1943, and shared feelings and ideas about the social and political unrest in China.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Subseries 2.2
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref420

Family Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902-circa 1945
Scope and Contents:
Family correspondence is between various family members and John Calvin Ferguson, and includes letters sent and received. Topics often include social, political, and physical conditions in China; activities of various family members; and accounts of various social engagements.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Subseries 2.3
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref421

Charles John Ferguson Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1903-1945
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Subseries 3.1
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref423

Florence Wilson Ferguson (Mackay) Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1902-1943
Scope and Contents:
Researchers may note that letters from Mary Elizabeth Wilson (Ferguson) often include accounts of military activities in China, as well as John Calvin Ferguson's activities, including with Chinese government officials, conferences, various commissions and events. Some activities of note have been physically flagged by archives staff and noted within the files.
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Subseries 3.2
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref425

Mary Elizabeth Wilson (Ferguson) Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1886-1987
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Subseries 3.4
See more items in:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref426

Mary Esther Ferguson Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1911-1982
Collection Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Collection Citation:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D. C., Gift of Peter Ferguson.
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.33, Subseries 3.3
See more items in:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1999-33-ref427

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