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Worthington Whittredge's Tenth St. studio

Photographer:
Beer, S.  Search this
Subject:
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Casilear, John William  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François  Search this
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Hubbard, Richard William  Search this
Le Clear, Thomas  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Tenth Street Studio Building (New York, N.Y. )  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1866
Topic:
Artists in groups  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2562
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Miscellaneous photographs collection
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2562
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Library or Office Interior

Artist:
Edward Lamson Henry, 1841 – 1913  Search this
Medium:
Brush and watercolor, gouache on white wove paper
Type:
interiors
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1915
Credit Line:
Thaw Collection
Accession Number:
2007-27-65
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2007-27-65

Winslow Homer (with six other artists, including E. L. Henry and Alfred C. Howland)

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Winslow Homer, 24 Feb 1836 - 29 Sep 1910  Search this
Edward Lamson Henry, 1841 - 1919  Search this
Alfred Cornelius Howland, 1838 - 1909  Search this
Medium:
Salted paper print
Dimensions:
16.5cm x 21.5cm (6 1/2" x 8 7/16"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1865
Topic:
Game\Playing cards  Search this
Alfred Cornelius Howland: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Alfred Cornelius Howland: Male  Search this
Edward Lamson Henry: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Edward Lamson Henry: Male  Search this
Winslow Homer: Male  Search this
Winslow Homer: Visual Arts\Artist\Illustrator  Search this
Winslow Homer: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Genre  Search this
Winslow Homer: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Landscape  Search this
Winslow Homer: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Marine  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Sandra and Jacob Terner
Object number:
NPG.76.77
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.76.77

Old Hook Mill, Easthampton

Artist:
Edward Lamson Henry, born Charleston, SC 1841-died Ellenville, NY 1919  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
14 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (36.1 x 56.4 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1880
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Architecture\industry\mill  Search this
Landscape\New York\Long Island  Search this
Landscape\New York\East Hampton  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan
Object number:
1979.5.4
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 15A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1979.5.4

The Country Store

Artist:
Edward Lamson Henry, born Charleston, SC 1841-died Ellenville, NY 1919  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
11 5/8 x 20 3/8 in. (29.5 x 51.8 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1885
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape\road  Search this
Cityscape\town  Search this
Travel\land\carriage  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\store  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Francis P. Garvan
Object number:
1979.5.5
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 15A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1979.5.5

The Widower

Artist:
Edward Lamson Henry, born Charleston, SC 1841-died Ellenville, NY 1919  Search this
Medium:
oil on wood
Dimensions:
8 x 5 7/8 in. (20.3 x 15.0 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1873
Topic:
Animal\dog  Search this
Figure male\elderly\full length  Search this
Object\art object\painting  Search this
Object\furniture\chair  Search this
Object\other\dish  Search this
Object\furniture\table  Search this
Architecture Interior\domestic\house  Search this
State of being\other\widower  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
1979.5.6
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1979.5.6

Interior

Artist:
Edward Lamson Henry, born Charleston, SC 1841-died Ellenville, NY 1919  Search this
Medium:
opaque watercolor on paper mounted on paperboard and wood
Dimensions:
5 3/8 x 7 in. (13.7 x 17.7 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1870
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Object\furniture  Search this
Architecture Interior\domestic  Search this
Architecture Interior\detail\fireplace  Search this
Object\musical instrument\lute  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Miss Edith M. May
Object number:
1979.5.9
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1979.5.9

John Davis Hatch papers, 1790-1995

Creator:
Hatch, John Davis, 1907-1996  Search this
Subject:
Clark, Ezra  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Granger, C. H.  Search this
Guy, Seymour J.  Search this
Harvey, George W.  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth L.  Search this
Cranch, John  Search this
Browne, Henry Kirke  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Scott, Julian  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
University of Oregon  Search this
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)  Search this
University of Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Drawing, American  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Essays  Search this
Notes  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Lectures  Search this
Artists  Search this
Reviews (documents)  Search this
Art  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209844
AAA_collcode_hatcjohn
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209844
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Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960

Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Subject:
Stieglitz, Alfred  Search this
Weston, Edward  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Henri, Robert  Search this
Hartley, Marsden  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Maurer, Alfred Henry  Search this
Weegee  Search this
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
American Art Research Council  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States.Farm Security Administration  Search this
Barnard College  Search this
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Authors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Watercolors  Search this
Art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7839
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210006
AAA_collcode_mccaeliz
Theme:
Diaries
Art Theory and Historiography
Photography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210006
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Elizabeth McCausland papers

Topic:
Springfield Republican
Creator:
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965  Search this
Names:
American Art Research Council  Search this
Barnard College -- Faculty  Search this
Federal Art Project (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration  Search this
Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991  Search this
Dove, Arthur Garfield, 1880-1946  Search this
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943  Search this
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930  Search this
Henri, Robert, 1865-1929  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940  Search this
Inness, George, 1825-1894  Search this
Kleinholz, Frank, 1901-  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Maurer, Alfred Henry, 1868-1932  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks, 1900-  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Weegee, 1899-1968  Search this
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958  Search this
Extent:
45 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Prints
Drawings
Photographs
Watercolors
Place:
New York N.Y. -- Pictorial works -- photographs
Date:
1838-1995
bulk 1920-1960
Summary:
The papers of art critic, writer, and historian Elizabeth McCausland measure 45 linear feet and date from 1838 to 1995, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1960. The collection provides a vast accumulation of research data on various artists and aspects of American art, especially the early American modernists and the Federal Arts Projects. Papers include McCausland's extensive research and writing files, particularly on Marsden Hartley, E. L. Henry, Lewis Hine, George Inness, and Alfred H. Maurer. McCausland's correspondence with artists includes a substantial amount with Arthur Dove and Alfred Stieglitz. Her collaborative work with Berenice Abbott on the Changing New York book and series of photographs is well-documented within the collection. Also found are general writings, subject files, files relating to exhibitions, teaching, and committees, photographs, art work, personal papers, and printed material. Additional McCausland material donated later from the estate of Berenice Abbott include biographical materials, project files, writings, and printed materials.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art critic, writer, and historian Elizabeth McCausland measure approximately 45 linear feet and date from 1838 to 1995, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920 to 1995. The collection provides a vast accumulation of data on various artists and aspects of American art, especially the early American modernists and the Federal Arts Projects. Papers include McCausland's extensive research and writing files, particularly on Marsden Hartley, E. L. Henry, Lewis Hine, George Inness, and Alfred H. Maurer. McCausland's correspondence with artists includes a substantial amount with Arthur Dove and Alfred Stieglitz. Her collaborative work with Berenice Abbott on the Changing New York book and series of photographs is well-documented within the collection. Also found are general writings, subject files, files relating to exhibitions, teaching, and committees, photographs, art work, personal papers, and printed material. Additional McCausland material from the estate of Berenice Abbott include biographical materials, project files, writings, and printed materials.

McCausland's personal papers consist of appointment books and engagement calendars, scrapbooks, student papers, works printed on her private press, financial records, biographical material, and scattered memorabilia, which together document other aspects of her life apart from her work. Correspondence includes incoming and outgoing letters along with enclosures, dating from McCausland's time as a journalist for The Springfield Republican in the 1920s and 1930s to her time as a freelance writer, art critic, and historian (1940s-1960s) and mostly concerning professional matters. Also included is a substantial amount of correspondence with artists, particularly Arthur Dove and Alfred Stieglitz, and some personal correspondence with her mother. General writings consists primarily of copies of McCausland's speeches and lectures on various art topics in addition to her early poems (dating from the 1930s) and scattered essays and articles.

The most extensive part of the collection is comprised of McCausland's research and writing files pertaining to large research and curatorial projects, such as ones on the artists Alfred H. Maurer and Marsden Hartley (which was begun by the American Art Research Council and subsequently taken over by McCausland), and one for the American Processional exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery in 1950. A wide variety of smaller projects are also well-documented in the series Other Research and Writing Files, including ones on E. L. Henry, Lewis Hine, George Inness, her collaborative work with Berenice Abbott on the Changing New York book and series of photographs. Numerous other artists and art topics are covered as well, such as Arthur Dove, Robert Henri, Jacob Lawrence, Charles Hawthorne, film, and photography. Files for her book Careers in Art (1950), her many speaking and lecture engagements, and editing work are also found in this series. Files consist primarily of correspondence, notes, research material, manuscripts, bibliographies, photographs of works of art, completed research forms for works of art, card index files, and printed material.

Also found are subject files containing printed material, scattered notes and correspondence, and photographs, which may have been used for reference and/or collected in the course of McCausland's research activities; files relating to various exhibitions organized by McCausland from 1939 to 1944, including ones of silk screen prints and modern photography; files relating to courses on art history taught by McCausland, especially the one she taught at Barnard College in 1956; and files stemming from her participation in various art organizations and committees, especially during the time period just before and during the Second World War.

Printed material consists primarily of clippings and tear sheets of McCausland's newspaper articles and columns, which document her contributions to The Springfield Republican from 1923 to 1946, in addition to scattered exhibition catalogs, announcements, books, and miscellaneous publications. Photographs include ones of various artists and works of art, ones from the Farm Security Administration, and ones by photographers, such as Berenice Abbott (including ones from the Federal Art Project book, Changing New York), Barbara Morgan, Weegee, and Edward Weston, among others. Photographs, sometimes annotated or including notes, are scattered throughout her research files. Also included are photographs of McCausland, dating from her childhood. Art work found in the collection includes drawings, prints, and watercolors that were either given to McCausland by the artist or collected by her in the course of her work as an art critic and historian.

Additional material belonging to Elizabeth McCausland and donated by the estate of Berenice Abbott includes biographical material; business and personal correspondence; professional project files and writings, including drafts and research materials related to the book projects Art in America, Conversations with March, and Frank Kleinholz; and printed materials, including reprints of critical essays and articles by McCausland.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 15 series:

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1838, 1920-1951 (Boxes 1-2, 34; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1923-1960 (Boxes 2-5; 2.9 linear feet)

Series 3: General Writings, circa 1930-1954 (Boxes 5-6; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 4: Alfred H. Maurer, 1851-1951, bulk 1948-1950 (Boxes 6-9; 3.7 linear feet)

Series 5: American Processional, 1949-1951 (Boxes 10-11; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Marsden Hartley, 1900-1964, bulk 1944-1964 (Boxes 11-21, OV 37; 10 linear feet)

Series 7: Other Research and Writing Files, 1896, 1926-1958 (Boxes 21-25, 31; 4.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Subject Files, 1927-1954 (Boxes 25-26; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 9: Other Exhibition Files, 1939-1941, 1944 (Box 26; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 10: Teaching Files, 1939-1965 (Box 27; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 11: Committee Files, 1936-1960 (Box 27; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 12: Printed Material, 1923-1953 (Boxes 28-32, 34, OV 38, BV 44-47; 4.6 linear feet)

Series 13: Photographs, circa 1905-1950 (Boxes 32-36, OV 37; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 14: Art Work, 1887-1942 (Boxes 33-34, OV 39-43; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 15: Elizabeth McCausland Material from the Estate of Berenice Abbott, 1920-1995 (Boxes 48-53; 5.4 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Elizabeth McCausland, the art critic and writer, was born in Wichita, Kansas in 1899. She attended Smith College, receiving her Bachelor's degree in 1920 and her Master's in 1922. Beginning in 1923, she worked as a general reporter for The Springfield Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts). After several years, she began to review art exhibitions and soon became an established art critic. In the course of her work, she began to develop friendships with artists, such as Alfred Stieglitz and Arthur Dove. During these early years, she also wrote poetry and designed and printed limited edition publications on her private press.

McCausland moved to New York in 1935, but continued to contribute a weekly art column to The Springfield Republican until it suspended publication in 1946. From the mid-1930s on, she worked primarily as a freelance writer and art critic, contributing articles to publications such as Parnassas, The New Republic, and Magazine of Art. In the latter part of her career, her writings focused more on art history and special studies on artists.

In the late-1930s, McCausland collaborated with the photographer Berenice Abbott on the Federal Art Project book, Changing New York, for which she provided the text to Abbott's now-famous photographs of New York City neighborhoods, architecture, and street scenes. She studied and wrote about photography, including numerous articles on the photographer Lewis Hine (of whose work she organized a retrospective exhibition at the Riverside Museum in 1939), and was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Photography in 1944.

McCausland went on to organize other exhibitions, including a show of contemporary work, "The World of Today" (Berkshire Museum, 1939), shows of silk screen prints (Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, March 1940 and New York State Museum, Summer 1940), and a photography show, "Photography Today" (A.C.A. Gallery, 1944). In the late 1930s, she embarked upon a study of "the status of the artist in America from colonial times to the present, with especial attention to the relation between art and patronage," which continued over twenty years (and was never completed) and for which she received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1943.

In addition to her other writing, during the 1940s, McCausland carried out studies on the artists, E. L. Henry and George Inness, which resulted in exhibitions at the New York State Museum in 1942 and the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum in 1946, respectively and publications (a report on Henry and a book on Inness). From 1948 to 1949, she carried out an extensive study of the painter, Alfred H. Maurer, organizing an exhibition, "A. H. Maurer: 1868-1932," which showed at the Walker Art Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1949, and publishing the biography, A. H. Maurer, in 1951. In 1950, she worked as a special consultant on the American Processional exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery and as editor of the accompanying book. Shortly thereafter, she began a study of Marsden Hartley for a monograph, which was published in 1952, and she helped organize the Hartley exhibition at the University of Minnesota that same year. She continued the Hartley study on larger scale for a planned biography and catalogue raisonne; although she continued to work on it off and on for the next decade, the project was never completed.

McCausland published other books, including Careers in the Arts (1951), and undertook other research and consulting projects, such as photo-editing Carl Sandburg's Poems of the Midwest (1946), conducting surveys of art and advertising for an article in Magazine of Art and of art education for Cooper Union Art School, and contributing yearly articles on art to various encyclopedias. At different times throughout her career, she supplemented her income by taking teaching positions. She taught courses on art history at Sarah Lawrence College from 1942 to 1944 and at Barnard College in 1956, as well as courses at the Design Laboratory (1939) and the New School for Social Research (1946). She also gave numerous lectures and speeches on various art topics, and regularly participated in conferences and symposiums. Towards the end of her career, she was publishing less, but was still involved in many projects, most notably the Hartley study.

McCausland was a tireless promoter of the arts, and often an advocate for artists. Even though her work was well-known among certain art circles, she never received the recognition as a writer that she deserved. Nor was she ever able to free herself from the pressure of writing for a living. Continually suffering from poor health, she died on May 14, 1965.
Related Material:
Related material found in the Archives includes a sound recording from a symposium on Marsden Hartley, of which McCausland was a participant, held at the Portland Museum of Art in 1961. The Frank Kleinholz papers contain a recorded interview of McCausland done in 1944-1945 for radio station WNYC. Some of McCausland's correspondence is found in the G. Alan Chidsey papers; Chidsey served as a trustee of the Marsden Hartley estate.
Separated Material:
Material separated from the collection includes some issues of Camera Work (Vol. 30, 47, 49/50), which were combined with other issues in an artificial collection created by the Archives at some earlier point.
Provenance:
Elizabeth McCausland donated the bulk of her papers in several installments from 1956 to 1961. An unknown donor, perhaps her literary executor, donated additional papers sometime after her death in 1965. It appears that McCausland originally donated her research files on Marsden Hartley, measuring 10 linear feet, to the Whitney Museum, who then lent them to the Archives for microfilming in 1966, and donated them sometime thereafter. McCausland originally donated files of newspaper clippings and offprints of her articles to the The New York Public Library, who gave them to the Archives in 1968. Additional McCausland material from the estate of Berenice Abbott was donated to the Archives in 2009.
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 Elizabeth McCausland papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Art criticism -- United States  Search this
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- United States  Search this
Art -- History -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- United States  Search this
Modernism (Art) -- United States  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Prints
Drawings
Photographs
Watercolors
Citation:
Elizabeth McCausland papers, 1838-1995, bulk 1920-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.mccaeliz
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Elizabeth McCausland papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mccaeliz
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John Davis Hatch papers

Creator:
Hatch, John Davis  Search this
Names:
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.) -- Students  Search this
University of Massachusetts -- Faculty  Search this
University of Oregon -- Faculty  Search this
Bluemner, Oscar, 1867-1938  Search this
Browne, Henry Kirke  Search this
Callahan, Kenneth, 1905-1986  Search this
Clark, Ezra  Search this
Cranch, John, 1807-1891  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Granger, C. H.  Search this
Guy, Seymour J., 1824-1910  Search this
Harvey, George W., 1855-  Search this
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
McNeill, Lloyd  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Scott, Julian  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Extent:
24.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Date:
1790-1995
Summary:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization, and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch measure 24.9 linear feet and date from 1790-1995. Within the papers are biographical materials; correspondence; personal business and legal documents; diaries; research, organization and teaching files; writings; printed materials; photographs; and works of art (mostly sketches) by American artists. Research files regarding artists and specific subjects comprise the bulk of this collection.

Scattered biographical materials include an invitation to the Hatch's anniversary party in 1964, short biographical sketches and resumes, certificates, report cards, a silhouette of the Hatch Family circa 1904, and a typecript of a diary written by Olivia Hatch as a child.

Correspondence includes professional correspondence between Hatch and colleagues; letters from family and friends; and some materials regarding exhibitions from the Hatch Collection. The bulk of correspondence spans Hatch's professional career although there are scattered letters from 1915-1943 from Hatch to his parents. Also found are letters addressed to an unidentified "Henry." Correspondence is also found in the research files.

Personal business and financial records consist of inventories, bills, receipts, and other records for artworks purchased, loaned, or donated by Hatch. Also found are records from the J. D. Hatch Associates Cultural Consultants, a draft of Hatch's will, stock and tax materials, and travel papers and passports.

Scattered diaries and journal fragments and a transcript date from 1925-1965. Thirteen "Daily Reflection Journals" date from 1975-1987.

Research files on artists and subjects are extensive, comprising one-half of the collection. Files are varied and may include primary research materials, correspondence, printed materials, notes, and writings. Some of the artists' letters and other materials dated from 1790-early 1800s may have been purchased by Hatch. Among many other items, there is an illustrated letter written by Oscar Bluemner and photographs of Bluemner; primary research materials dating from the early 1800s on John Vanderlyn including a will, receipts, and correspondence; a letter from Rembrandt Peale dated 1830, and an autograph letter from John Trumbull dated 1790. Also found is an index card file.

Organization files contain files and records related to Hatch's affiliations with many cultural organizations. A small amount of teaching and education files consist of Hatch's notes and lectures from the University of Oregon and the University of Massachusetts, and from his continuing education courses he took at St. John's College. Writings and notes include short essays by Hatch, mostly concerning art, exhibitions and museum administration; book reviews; general notes, lists, and reports.

Printed Materials are comprised of exhibition catalogs and announcements, including those from the American Drawing Annual in the 1940s-1950s; printed articles annotated by Hatch; clippings; pricelists; and published works.

A small number of photographs are of Hatch, some by Dorothy Frazer; of his family and friends; and of artists. The bulk of the photographs are of works of art including those owned by Hatch.

Artwork includes two sketchbooks - one by Kenneth Callahan and another by Lloyd McNeill; and additional drawings and sketches by Julian Scott, Henry Kirke Browne, Kenneth Callahan, Ezra Clark, John Cranch, Jasper Francis Crospey, F. O. C. Darley, C. H. Granger, Seymour J. Guy, George Harvey, Edward Lamson Henry, Henry Inman, as well as unsigned or illegible names.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, circa 1900-1980s (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1903-1990s (Box 1-3; 2 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business and Legal Records, Date (Box 3; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Diaries and Journals, 1925-1987 (Box 3, 23; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Research Files, 1790-1992 (Box 3-13, 20-21, 24; 12.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Organization Files, 1930s-1990s (Box 13-14; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 7: Teaching and Education Files, 1930s-1993 (Box 14-15; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 8: Writings and Notes, 1936-1990s (Box 15; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1870s-1990s (Box 15-19, 22, 25-26, OV1; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, circa 1900-1990s (Box 22; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 11: Artwork, 1851-1973 (Box 22; 0.3 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Art historian, collector, educator, and museum administrator John Davis Hatch (1907-1996) worked in the Boston and New England area, as well as the Pacific Northwest, and New York state. Hatch served as director of the Art Institute of Seattle, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Albany Institute of Art and History, and the Norfolk Museum of Art and Sciences.

John Davis Hatch was born in San Francisco, California in 1907. His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were architects and Hatch studied landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. He served as an apprentice to Lockwood de Forest. After abandoning landscape architecture, he accepted a position as director of the Seattle Fine Arts Society (1928-1931) at the age of twenty-one and taught art history courses at the University of Washington.

In 1932, Hatch accepted the position of assistant director of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. He also directed the federal Public Works of Art Project in New England. Additionally, Hatch served from 1940-1948 as director of the Albany Institute of Art and History and from 1950-1959 of the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. Hatch worked as an art advisor for exhibitions at five historically African-American colleges in Atlanta and in San Simeon in California. He founded the American Drawing Annual exhibition.

Hatch conducted extensive research on artists Oscar Bluemner and John Vanderlyn, American silverwork, and American drawing. In addition, Hatch collected American drawings and later donated many of works of art from his personal collection to the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Aside from his early teaching in Washington state, Hatch taught at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Oregon. He was a member of numerous professional arts-related organizations.

In 1939, Hatch married Olivia Stokes with whom he had four children: Sarah, John, Daniel and James. He died in 1996.
Related Material:
The Archives of American Art holds two oral history interviews with John Davis Hatch: June 8, 1964 conducted by H. Wade White and 1979-1980 conducted by Robert F. Brown. Also found is a separately cataloged photograph of Hatch and Henry Francis Taylor from 1933.

Additional research materials complied by Hatch are located in the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the library of the National Gallery of Art, and the Senate House, Kingston, New York.

Hatch donated two hundred and seventy American drawings to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Separated Material:
Four books annotated by Bluemner, a letter from Bluemner, a letter from A. Stieglitz to Bluemner, photographs of works of art, and exhibition materials were removed from the papers and merged with the Oscar Bluemner papers at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
John Davis Hatch and the John Davis Hatch estate donated his papers to the Archives of American Art in several installments between 1960-1996. Many of the primary materials relating to John Vanderlyn were acquired by Hatch from a photographer in Kingston, New York who received them from a niece of Vanderlyn. Robert Graham of James Graham and Sons gave Vanderlyn's will to Hatch.
Restrictions:
Use of originals requires an appointment.
Rights:
The John Davis Hatch papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Drawing, American  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Art historians -- Massachusetts  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, American -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Essays
Reviews (documents)
Photographs
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Notes
Lectures
Sketches
Citation:
John Davis Hatch, 1790-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hatcjohn
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John Davis Hatch papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hatcjohn

Albert Duveen art reference files, [ca. 1831-1950]

Creator:
Duveen, Albert, 1892-1965  Search this
Subject:
Allston, Washington  Search this
Alexander, Francis  Search this
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel)  Search this
Birch, Thomas  Search this
Remington, Frederic  Search this
Prior, William Matthew  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Strong, William J.  Search this
Cole, Thomas  Search this
Smibert, John  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Cropsey, Jasper Francis  Search this
Sharples, James  Search this
Robins, Louisa Winslow  Search this
Blauvelt, Charles F.  Search this
Lefferts, M. F.  Search this
Despiau, Charles  Search this
Duncanson, Robert S.  Search this
Gillman, Paul  Search this
Sawitzky, William  Search this
Chabor, Moura  Search this
Maurer, Louis  Search this
Polk, Charles Peale  Search this
Organ, Donald  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Whitney, Anne  Search this
Malbone, Edward Greene  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Shulman, Morris M.  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Inness, George  Search this
Maurer, Alfred Henry  Search this
Harvey, George W.  Search this
Elliott, Charles Loring  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden  Search this
Lane, Fitz Hugh  Search this
Moeller, Louis  Search this
Philippoteaux, Felix Emmanuel Henri  Search this
Luks, George Benjamin  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Vanderlyn, Pieter  Search this
Perry, E. W. (Enoch Wood)  Search this
Chambers, Thomas  Search this
Jarvis, John Wesley  Search this
Hall, George Henry  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Spencer, Frederick R.  Search this
Bartlett, W. H. (William Henry)  Search this
Field, Robert  Search this
Homer, Winslow  Search this
Browere, A. D. O. (Alburtis Dell Orient),  Search this
Carter, Dennis Malone  Search this
Branchard, Emile Pierre  Search this
Walkowitz, Abraham  Search this
Johnston, Henrietta  Search this
Brown, John George  Search this
Soutine, Chaim  Search this
Eichholtz, Jacob  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Weinberg, Elbert  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
Stewart, Albert T. (Albert Theodore)  Search this
Harding, Chester  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Tirrell, G.  Search this
Serres, D.  Search this
Porter, Rufus  Search this
Leigh, William Robinson  Search this
Durrie, George Henry  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Sullivan, Charles  Search this
Schussele, Christian  Search this
Gelb, Jan  Search this
Drew-Bear, Jessie  Search this
Cézanne, Paul  Search this
Blakelock, Ralph Albert  Search this
Waldo, Samuel  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Duveneck, Frank  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Cope, George  Search this
Chagall, Marc  Search this
Blume, Peter  Search this
Welch, Thomas B.  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Ganso, Emil  Search this
Dibble, Thomas R. (Thomas Reilly),  Search this
Street, Robert  Search this
Ranney, William Tylee  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Miller, Alfred Jacob  Search this
Hudson, Samuel Adams  Search this
Gullager, Christian  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Soudeikine, Serge  Search this
Kayn, Hilde B.  Search this
Hesselius, John  Search this
Gargallo, Pablo  Search this
Wertmuller, Adolph Ulric  Search this
Lawson, Ernest  Search this
Pach, Walter  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Charlot, Jean  Search this
Crawford, Ralston  Search this
Ben-Zion  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Quirt, Walter  Search this
Johnston, John Bernard  Search this
Von Schlegell, Gustav William  Search this
Detre, Roland  Search this
Savage, Edward  Search this
Buddington, Jonathan  Search this
Donati, Enrico  Search this
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Wiltz, Arnold  Search this
Hicks, Edward  Search this
Tait, Arthur Fitzwilliam  Search this
Russell, Charles M. (Charles Marion)  Search this
Constable, John  Search this
Duyckinck, Evert A. (Evert Augustus)  Search this
Kelekian, Dikran  Search this
Schattenstein, Nikol  Search this
Winner, William E.  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Buttersworth, James Edward  Search this
Pope, T. B. (Thomas Benjamin)  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen)  Search this
Blackburn, Joseph  Search this
Harnett, William Michael  Search this
Roesen, Severin  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Johnson, Eastman  Search this
Hays, William Jacob  Search this
Doriani, William  Search this
Wood, S.  Search this
Centurion (Firm)  Search this
Holland House Corporation of the Netherlands  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7076
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209209
AAA_collcode_duvealbe2
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209209

Edward Lamson Henry letters and envelope, 1869-1872 and [undated]

Creator:
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7732
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209897
AAA_collcode_henredwa
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209897

James D. Gill letters from artists, 1884-1887

Creator:
Gill, James Dwyer, 1849-1937  Search this
Subject:
Shattuck, Aaron Draper  Search this
Chase, Harry  Search this
Satterlee, Walter  Search this
Bricher, Alfred Thompson  Search this
Hart, William McDougal  Search this
Hartley, Jonathan Scott  Search this
Smillie, George H. (George Henry),  Search this
Gay, Edward  Search this
Ferguson, H. A. (Henry A.),  Search this
Harris, Charles Xavier  Search this
Browne, George Elmer  Search this
Sonntag, William Louis  Search this
McCord, George Herbert  Search this
Story, George Henry  Search this
Rehn, Frank Knox Morton  Search this
Schuchardt, F.  Search this
Macy, W. Ferdinand  Search this
Bristol, John Bunyan  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Richards, William Trost  Search this
Leavitt, Edward C.  Search this
Macy, W. S. (William Starbuck),  Search this
Harrison, E. Ritchie  Search this
Freer, Frederick W. (Frederick Warren),  Search this
Brown, George Loring  Search this
De Haas, Mauritz Frederik Hendrik  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8210
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210381
AAA_collcode_gilljame
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210381

Edward Lamson Henry letter to G.H. Buck, 1902

Creator:
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9757
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212138
AAA_collcode_henredwl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212138

Charles C. Adams papers, 1931-1948

Creator:
Adams, Charles C. (Charles Christopher), 1873-1955  Search this
Subject:
Stone, Harry  Search this
Pearson, Ralph M.  Search this
Duveen, Albert  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford  Search this
Castador, Albert Martinez  Search this
Audubon, John Woodhouse  Search this
McCausland, Elizabeth  Search this
Halliday, Thomas  Search this
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins  Search this
Keyha, Dorian  Search this
Henry, Edward Lamson  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
Cahill, Holger  Search this
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Blatas, Arbit  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry  Search this
Works Progress Administration  Search this
American Art Research Council  Search this
Federal Art Project (N.Y.)  Search this
New York State Museum  Search this
American Artists' Congress.  Search this
Topic:
Art patrons  Search this
Photography  Search this
Museums  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9515
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211713
AAA_collcode_adamchar
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211713

Edward Lamson Henry sketches, 1888

Creator:
Henry, Edward Lamson, 1841-1919  Search this
Topic:
Sketches  Search this
Painters  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7735
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209900
AAA_collcode_henredls
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209900

William Floyd

Artist:
Edward Lamson Henry, 1841 - 1919  Search this
Copy after:
Ralph Earl, 11 May 1751 - 16 Aug 1801  Search this
Sitter:
William Floyd, 1734 - 1821  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
58.4 x 48.3 cm (23 x 19" ), Estimate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1874
Topic:
William Floyd: Male  Search this
William Floyd: Politics and Government\Statesman\Colonial Statesman\Signer of Declaration  Search this
William Floyd: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Landowner  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Independence National Historical Park
Website: www.nps.gov/inde/
Object number:
13.072
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_13.072

Edward Lamson Henry

Artist:
John George Brown, 11 Nov 1831 - 8 Feb 1913  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Lamson Henry, 1841 - 1919  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
76.5cm x 63.5cm (30 1/8" x 25"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1868
Topic:
Edward Lamson Henry: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Edward Lamson Henry: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: National Academy of Design
Website: www.nationalacademy.org/
Object number:
165-P-393
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_165-P-393

Frances Livingston Wells Henry

Artist:
Edward Lamson Henry, 1841 - 1919  Search this
Sitter:
Frances Livingston Wells Henry, born mid 19th Century  Search this
Medium:
Oil on paper
Dimensions:
15.4cm x 12.8cm (6 1/16" x 5 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1875
Topic:
Frances Livingston Wells Henry: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Albany Institute of History and Art
Website: www.albanyinstitute.org/
Object number:
1943.56.1
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1943.56.1

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