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William Page and Page Family papers

Creator:
Page, William, 1811-1885  Search this
Names:
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887  Search this
Beecher, Thomas Kinnicut, 1824-1900  Search this
Briggs, Charles F. (Charles Frederick), 1804-1877  Search this
Curtis, George William, 1824-1892  Search this
Cushman, Charlotte, 1816-1876  Search this
Fenton, Rueben  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph, 1844-1920  Search this
Olmstead, Bertha  Search this
Olmstead, Mary  Search this
Page, Sophia Stevens, 1827-1892  Search this
Page, William, 1811-1885  Search this
Perry, E. W. (Enoch Wood), 1831-1915  Search this
Phillips, Wendell, 1811-1884  Search this
Scranton, William Walker  Search this
Shaw, Francis George, 1809-1882  Search this
Stark, William, 1825-1873  Search this
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874  Search this
Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907  Search this
Wilmarth, Lemuel Everett, 1835-1918  Search this
Extent:
11.06 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Poems
Drawings
Diaries
Date:
1815-1947
bulk 1843-1892
Summary:
The papers of the portraitist and art theorist William Page and the Page family measure 11.06 linear feet and date from 1815 to 1947, bulk 1843-1892. In addition to the papers of William Page, the papers include documents related to Page's wife's career as a writer and records documenting their personal lives and the lives of their family members. Types of documents found include personal documents and artifacts, correspondence, essays, lectures, diaries, poems, notes and notebooks, financial records, legal records, published works, clippings, catalogs, photographs, and artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of the painter William Page and the Page family measure 11.06 linear feet and date from 1815 to 1947, with the bulk of papers dating from 1843 to 1892. Papers contain records related to the life and career of William Page, president of the National Academy of Design from 1871 to 1873 and prominent portraitist and art theorist of his day. Also found are records related to his wife's career as a writer and records documenting their personal lives and the lives of their family members. Types of documents found include personal documents and artifacts, correspondence, essays, lectures, diaries, poems, notes and notebooks, financial records, legal records, published works, clippings, catalogs, photographs, and artwork.

Correspondence includes the personal and professional correspondence of William and Sophia Page, and their parents, siblings, and children. Significant correspondents include Thomas Hicks, Enoch Wood Perry, William Stark, Theodore Tilton, Lemuel Wilmarth, Wendell Phillips, William Walker Scranton, Francis G. Shaw; James Russell Lowell, Charles Frederick Briggs, George W. Curtis, Charlotte Cushman, Thomas K. Beecher, Mary Olmsted, and Bertha Olmsted.

Writings include the essays and lectures of William Page, as written by him and revised by Sophia Page in the late 1870s, as well as Sophia's writings as a columnist in Europe in the 1850s. Notes, notebooks, diaries, and poems are also found. Personal Business Records include business records related to the sale and exhibition of artwork as well as financial and legal documents. A small number of memoranda and documents related to Page's work at the National Academy of Design are also found. Printed Materials include exhibition catalogs, published works by William and Sophia Page, and clippings and articles about Page.

Photographs consist mainly of portraits, most of them mounted cabinet photographs or cartes-des-visites, some of which appear to have been used as studies for Page's painted portraits. Among those pictured are William Page, James Russell Lowell, Henry Ward Beecher, Reuben Fenton, Wendell Phillips, Charles Sumner, William R. O'Donovan, and William Lloyd Garrison. Many of the photographic portraits are unidentified. Artwork includes sketches, drawings, prints, and a small number of notes made by Page in the course of painting portraits.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series. Glass plate negatives are housed separately and closed to researchers.

Series 1: Biographical Materials and Artifacts, 1847-1917 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1815-1942 (Boxes 1-4, 9-10; 3.2 linear feet)

Series 3: Notes and Writings, 1839-1888, 1949 (Boxes 4-5, OV 10; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1848-1932 (Boxes 5 and 9; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1845-1938 (Boxes 5-7, 9, OV 11; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1845-1947 (Boxes 7-9, OV 12, MGP 5-6; 1.4 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1856-1874 (Box 8, OV 13-16, rolled documents 17-19; 0.6 linear feet and 3 rolled documents)
Biographical Note:
The painter William Page was born in 1811 in Albany, NY. He attended public schools in New York City, and after working briefly in the law firm of Frederick de Peyster, was placed in the studio of the painter/engraver James Herring in 1825, where he received his first formal art training. He took classes at the National Academy of Design the year it was formed, in 1826, under Samuel F.B. Morse, and in 1827 he was awarded one of the National Academy's first annual student prizes.

Page joined the Presbyterian church and attended Phillips Academy and Amherst with the intention of becoming a minister, but his artistic ability won out, and by 1830 he was painting commissioned portraits in Albany, Rochester, and New York. He married Lavinia Twibill in 1833, and they had three daughters between 1834 and 1839. He joined the American Academy and served on its board of directors in 1835. He exhibited at the American Academy, the National Academy of Design, the Boston Athenaeum, and other venues throughout the 1830s. Favorable reviews brought steady portrait commissions, including John Quincy Adams and the New York governor William L. Marcy. He was made a full member of the National Academy in 1837.

In the 1840s, Page's reputation and maturity as a painter grew. His first wife left him around 1840, and in 1843 he married Sarah Dougherty. The couple moved to Albany, Boston, and back to New York seeking portrait commissions and patronage. He became friends with the poet James Russell Lowell and the writer and publisher Charles Frederick Briggs, two writers and editors who helped to promote his artwork in Boston and New York and published his theoretical writings. In 1844, Lowell dedicated his first published book of poetry to Page, and the following year, Briggs published a series of articles by Page in the Broadway Journal, entitled "The Art of the Use of Color in Imitation in Painting." The series described Page's arduous experiments with color and glazes, and his ideas about correspondences between spirituality and the natural world as expressed in art.

In 1850, Page traveled to Florence, Italy, where he painted several copies of the works of Titian in the galleries of the Uffizi and Pitti palaces, studying his use of color and further developing his own experimental techniques. He became friends with the sculptor Hiram Powers, who introduced him to the writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg, a Christian metaphysician whose ideas fueled Page's interest in the spiritual aspects of art. In 1852, Page moved to Rome, a city with an international artists' community and a strong market for art. Page found a loyal following in Rome's large circle of American ex-patriates, including the sculptors Thomas Crawford and Harriet Hosmer, the actress Charlotte Cushman, and the poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, all of whom sat for portraits by Page.

In 1854, Page's second wife left him amidst public scandal, and he sank deep in debt to his bankers at Packenham and Hooker, an English firm that by 1856 had a lien on all the paintings in his studio. That same year Page met Sophia Stevens Hitchcock, an American widow traveling in Rome with Bertha Olmsted, Frederick Law Olmsted's sister. Hitchcock was from Barnet, Vermont and came to Europe after her first husband died in 1852 after only a year of marriage. She traveled to England and Paris, where she wrote regular columns on local customs and events for the New York Tribune that were published under the by-line "An American Woman in Paris." She and Page met in Rome in 1856, and in October 1857, after Page traveled back the United States to obtain a divorce from Sarah Dougherty, he and Sophia married.

The couple stayed in Rome until 1860. His wife's three brothers, all businessmen, helped to promote his artwork in Europe and America. Page's paintings of this period include several Venus subjects, one of which was championed by his most loyal patrons, who raised $3000 by subscription to buy the painting for the Boston Athenaeum. A later Venus painting was rejected from the Paris salon for indecency, a controversy that was later leveraged for publicity in a touring exhibition in the United States.

The Pages returned to the United States in 1860 and settled in Tottenville, New York. They had six children between 1858 and 1870. Page had a studio at Eagleswood, NJ, and later in the Studio Building on 10th Street in Manhattan, where he held a large exhibition in 1867. In the 1860s, he painted a self-portrait and a companion portrait of Sophia set in Rome, as well as a series of civil war heroes including Robert Gould Shaw, Winfield Scott, and David Farragut. Photographs played a consistent part in Page's technique of portraiture, and he is known to have worked with the photographer Matthew Brady, who attended art classes early on with Page, as well as the photographers Sarony and Charles Williamson, who taught classes on drawing from enlarged photo-transparencies. Brady photographs taken for Page include David Farragut and Reuben Fenton.

Page lectured frequently on Titian and Venetian art, a subject in which he was considered an expert, and on painting technique and his philosophical ideas about nature, art, and spirituality. In 1871, Page was elected the president of the National Academy of Design, a post he held until 1873, but his poor health following a collapse in 1872 limited his accomplishments in office. Despite these limitations, he continued to paint, including portraits of General Grant, an idealized portrait of the president based on early photographs and Charles Sumner. He also became interested in portraiture of William Shakespeare around this time, and his studies resulted in a book, Shakespeare's Portraits, a bust based on existing portraiture, and a full-length portrait entitled "Shakespeare Reading," based on Page's measurements of a supposed death mask in Darmstadt, Germany, which he went to inspect against the advice of his doctor in 1874.

In 1877, another collapse left Page incapacitated for the remainder of his life. Sophia Page tried editing and publishing his writings and lectures, but with little success. Page died in 1885. A life marked by personal scandal ended the same, when two of his daughters from his first marriage contested his will, tying up his estate in a lengthy and public probate trial. Their suit was dismissed in 1889, and Sophia Page died in 1892.

This biography relies heavily on Joshua Taylor's William Page: The American Titian (1957).
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming (reel 1091) including letters from Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Lydia Maria Child, Charlotte Cushman, James Russell Lowell, Charles A. Dana, and others. Lent material was returned to the donor and is This material is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Provenance:
A portion of the collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Mrs. Lesslie S. (Pauline Page) Howell, William Page's grandaughter, in 1963. William S. Page, Pauline Page Howell's nephew, donated additional papers in 1964 and 1973. Pauline Page Howell and William S. Page also loaned a group of letters to the Archives in 1964 which were microfilmed on reel 1091 and then returned to the donors. Mrs. Howell's son, William Page Howell, donated material in 1980.

Letters of Charles F. Briggs to James Russell Lowell (Series 2.2) were a part of Pauline Page Howell's 1963 donation to the Archives of American Art. They had been given to Mrs. Howell by Charlotte Briggs, daughter of Charles F. Briggs, because of her father's lifelong friendship with William Page. Letters from Lowell to Briggs are in the James Russell Lowell papers in Houghton Library at Harvard University.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The William Page and Page Family 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:
Works of art  Search this
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Poems
Drawings
Diaries
Citation:
William Page and Page Family papers, 1815-1947, bulk 1843-1892. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pagewill
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Diary 1865 - 1867

Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 diary
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 20 Folder 3
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Illustrations
Place:
Yukon River
Fort Yukon
Koyukuk Mountain
Nulato Hills
Alaska
United States
Date Range:
1867
Start Date:
18670526
End Date:
18670713
Topic:
Koyukon Indians  Search this
Geology  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI7605
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Diary, European trip, 1914 (1 of 2)

Collection name:
Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 3 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Maps
Diary
Place:
Europe
Hungary
Soroksár
Danube River
Plzeň
Czech Republic
Bohemia
Austria-Hungary
Date Range:
1914
Start Date:
19140612
End Date:
19140722
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Geology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007082
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Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936
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Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI2968
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Diary, European trip, 1914 (2 of 2)

Collection name:
Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 3 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Maps
Diary
Place:
Europe
Rhine
Germany
Kaiserstuhl
Rhine
Mainz
Austria-Hungary
Date Range:
1914
Start Date:
19140723
End Date:
19140906
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Botany  Search this
Paleontology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007082
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Bohumil Shimek Papers, 1878-1936
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Shimek, Bohumil, 1861-1937
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI2970
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Journal of Richard E. Blackwelder, West Indies, vol. 6

Collection name:
Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 11
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Maps
Place:
Puerto Rico
Jamaica
Saint Croix
Virgin Islands of the United States
El Yunque
Date Range:
1936-1937
Start Date:
19361028
End Date:
19370307
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Beetles  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 96-099
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Richard E. Blackwelder Papers, 1926-1964
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Blackwelder, Richard E.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI2406
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Diary no. 7, June 14, 1929-August 14, 1929

Collection name:
David Crockett Graham Papers, 1923-1936
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
1 Box Folder 9
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
China
Sichuan
Leshan
Yibin
Emei Shan
Muping
Date Range:
1929
Start Date:
19290614
End Date:
19290814
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Herpetology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007148
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David Crockett Graham Papers, 1923-1936
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Graham, David Crockett
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI2144
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Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey, 1962-1963 : diary, November 24, 1962 - March 10, 1963 (1 of 2)

Collection name:
Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 114
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Antarctica
Palmer Land
Date Range:
1962-1963
Start Date:
19621024
End Date:
19630310
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007231
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Waldo L. Schmitt Papers, 1907-1978
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Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977
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Palmer Peninsula (Antarctica) Survey (1962-1963)
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1691
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Typewritten copy of field journal of Henry Cushier Raven written while in Singapore, Java and Borneo and vicinity, dated 22 February 1912 to 2 November 1914

Collection name:
Henry Cushier Raven field journal, 1912-1914
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Indonesia
Mahakam
Tenggarong
Samarinda
Karangtigau, Tanjung
Labuhankelambu
Borneo
Singapore
Jawa
Date Range:
1912-1914
Start Date:
19120222
End Date:
19141102
Topic:
Zoologists  Search this
Mammalogy  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Reptiles  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007178
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Henry Cushier Raven field journal, 1912-1914
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Raven, Henry Cushier, 1889-1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI1227
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Diary, August 31-September 8, 1908 and itinerary from Bering Island

Alternate Title:
1908, Bering Id, V  Search this
Collection name:
Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 26 Folder 7
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Russia
Beringa, ostrov
Nikol’skoye
Date Range:
1908
Start Date:
19080831
End Date:
19080908
Topic:
Northern fur seal  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007074
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Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943
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Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI683
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Diary, 1937

Alternate Title:
Diary: Far East Trip, January 12, 1937 - September 27, 1937  Search this
Collection name:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Japan
Indonesia
Sumatra
India
Thailand
India
Sudan
Egypt
China
Southeast Asia
Malaysia
Date Range:
1937
Start Date:
1937
End Date:
1937
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Zoos  Search this
Wild animal collecting  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007293
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
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Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
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National Geographic Society-Smithsonian Institution Expedition to the Dutch East Indies, 1937
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI41
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Diary, 1940

Alternate Title:
Diary: Firestone Expedition to Liberia, 1940 (February 15 - August 8, 1940)  Search this
Collection name:
William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 7 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Liberia
United Kingdom
France
Switzerland
Germany
Holland
Belgium
Belle Yella
Kakata
Grand Cape Mount
Monrovia
Bindaja
Date Range:
1940
Start Date:
19400215
End Date:
19400808
Topic:
Zoos  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Wild animal collecting  Search this
Kpelle (African people)  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007293
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William M. Mann and Lucile Quarry Mann field books, 1914-1940
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Mann, Lucile Quarry, 1897-1986
Mann, William M., 1886-1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI43
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Diary, 1866 - May 25, 1867

Alternate Title:
Wm H. Dall, Sci. Corps W.U.S. Exp., San Francisco, January 1866  Search this
Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 diary
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 20 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Illustrations
Place:
Alaska
United States
California
Date Range:
1866-1867
Start Date:
01011866
End Date:
05251867
Topic:
Invertebrates  Search this
Geology  Search this
Ornithology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI519
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Diary July 14 - November 30, 1867

Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 diary
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 20 Folder 4
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Yukon River
Nulato Hills
Alaska
United States
Date Range:
1867
Start Date:
18670714
End Date:
18671130
Topic:
Geology  Search this
Natural history  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI520
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Diary, December 1, 1867 - August 4, 1868

Collection name:
William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
Physical Description:
1 diary
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 20 Folder 5
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
Alaska
Nulato Hills
Kotlik
Unalakleet
United States
Date Range:
1867-1868
Start Date:
18671201
End Date:
18680804
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU007073
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William H. Dall Papers, circa 1839-1858, 1862-1927
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Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
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Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI522
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Mary Agnes Chase notes, 1922 trip

Alternate Title:
Chase Europe 1922  Search this
Collection name:
United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 17
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
Place:
France
Austria
Germany
Italy
Paris
Vienna
Berlin
Munich
Potsdam
Brennero
Tuscany
Pisa
Date Range:
1922
Start Date:
19220300
End Date:
1922
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Reconstruction (1914-1939)  Search this
Herbarium  Search this
Accession #:
SIA RU000229
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United States National Museum, Division of Grasses, Records, 1884, 1888, 1899-1965
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Chase, Mary Agnes, 1869-1963
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Smithsonian Field Book Project
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edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI77
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Field notebook, Colombia, 1941-1942

Alternate Title:
Colombia, 1942  Search this
Collection name:
Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 2
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
clippings (information artifacts)
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Colombia
Bogotá
Medellín
Cali
Date Range:
1941-1942
Start Date:
19410906
End Date:
1942
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Beetles  Search this
Paramo ecology  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-085
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Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
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Chapin, Edward A.
Murillo, L. M.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI82
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Field notebook, Chile, 1945

Alternate Title:
Chile -- 1945  Search this
Collection name:
Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
Physical Description:
1 folder
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1 Folder 3
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Diary
clippings (information artifacts)
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Chile
Puerto Varas
Puerto Octay
Nielol
Valdivia
Temuco
Puerto Montt
Date Range:
1945
Start Date:
19450208
End Date:
19450408
Topic:
Entomology  Search this
Entomologists  Search this
Insect-plant relationships  Search this
Parasitic insects  Search this
Plant Inspection  Search this
Accession #:
SIA Acc. 11-085
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Edward Albert Chapin Field Notebooks, 1937-1947
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Chapin, Edward A.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fbr_item_MODSI83
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William Robert Pearmain and Pearmain family papers, 1888-1955

Creator:
Pearmain, William Robert, 1888-1912  Search this
Subject:
Dole, Charles F. (Charles Fletcher),  Search this
Sanger, Margaret  Search this
Pearmain, Jack  Search this
Sanger, William  Search this
Pearmain, Margaret  Search this
Berkman, Alexander  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne  Search this
Trautmann, W. E. (William Ernst),  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
Upton, Sarah  Search this
Pearmain, Mary  Search this
Pearmain, Alice  Search this
Brooks, John Graham  Search this
Pearmain, Summer  Search this
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas  Search this
Industrial Workers of the World  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Diaries
Watercolors
Photographs
Writings
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8812
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210997
AAA_collcode_pearwill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210997
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Henri Vever Papers

Creator:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942  Search this
Names:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (circa 35 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Diaries
Place:
Le Havre (France)
Paris (France)
Date:
1867-1932
Summary:
The papers of Parisian jeweler and art collector Henri Vever (1854-1942) include six diaries; a ledger of his art acquisitions; original oil paintings by Vever; and photographs. The materials document Vever's circle of friends, patrons, and other art collectors in turn-of-the-century Paris.
Scope and Content Note:
The Henri Vever Papers measure 2.5 linear feet (35 items) and span the years 1875 --1932. The collection contains six diaries, an account ledger, 20 photographs, one guest list, one ceremonial pommel, and six original oil paintings by Henri Vever.
Arrangement note:
This collection is organized into five series:

Series 1: Diaries, 1878-1901

Series 2: Account Ledger, 1894, 1907-1917

Series 3: Photographs, 1867-1932, n.d

— Subseries 3.1: Henri Vever and Family

— Subseries 3.2: Vever Family Estate in Noyers, France

Series 4: Art Works, 1914-1915

— Subseries 4.1: Pommel

— Subseries 4.2: Le Havre, France

— Subseries 4.3: Château de Noyers
Biographical Information:
Henri Vever Chronology

1854 -- Vever born in Metz, France.

1870 -- Following the German annexation of Metz during the Franco-Prussian War, the Vever family leaves Metz for Luxembourg.

1871 -- Jean-Jacques Ernest Vever (father of Henri) buys a jewelry studio in Paris. Vever begins apprenticeship at Loguet and at Hallet and attends night classes at the Ecole des Art Décoratif in Paris.

1873 -- Vever enters the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the studios of M.A. Millet and J.L. Gérôme.

1881 -- Jean-Jacques Ernest Vever retires and Vever and his brother Paul assume control of the jewelry shop (Maison Vever). Henri Vever marries Jeanne Monthiers.

1882 -- Jeanne Vever gives birth to Marguerite Vever, the couple's only child.

1885 -- Vever buys first painting.

1891 -- Vever travels to Russia where the Maison Vever takes part in a jewelry exhibition in Moscow.

1892 -- Vever becomes a regular participant of the dîners japonisants organized by art dealer Siegfried Bing.

1893 -- Vever appointed commissioner for jewelry to the World's Columbian Exposition, in Chicago. Maison Vever exhibits jewelry at the Exposition.

1894 -- Vever donates forty Japanese prints to the Louvre.

1900 -- Vever joins the Société Franco-Japonasie and is elected the mayor of Noyers, France.

1906-1908 -- Vever publishes, Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle.

1913 -- With Georges Marteau, Vever authors, Miniatures Persanesa catalogue of the 1912 Exposition des Arts Musulmans.

1915 -- Paul Vever dies.

1919 -- Maison Vever commissioned to make sword of honor offered to Marshall Ferdinand Foch by the city of Paris to celebrate the end of World War I.

1921 -- Vever retires.

1939 -- Marguerite Vever dies.

1942 -- Henri Vever dies.

1982 -- Maison Vever closes.

Jeweler, art collector, and author Henri Vever was born in Metz, France in 1854. Together with his older brother Paul, Henri Vever managed the family jewelry firm, Maison Vever, from 1881 until Paul's death in 1915 and Henri's retirement in 1921. As an art collector, Vever amassed a large collection of European, Asian, and Islamic art. Through his work as a jeweler, art collector, and author, Henri Vever played an important role in the twentieth-century art world.

To equip him with the proper skills to run Maison Vever, Henri Vever apprenticed in the studios of Louguet and of Hallet and attended the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in 1871. Two years later, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts accepted Henri and he entered the studios of artists M.A. Millet and J.L. Gérôme. Jean-Jacque Ernest Vever retired from Maison Vever in 1881 and his two sons, Henri and Paul, assumed control.

The youngest son of Jean-Jacques Ernest Vever, Henri Vever was born into a family of jewelers. His grandfather, Pierre-Paul Vever, launched a successful jewelry shop in Metz in 1854. Upon retirement, Pierre-Paul Vever's son, Henri's father, assumed control of the shop. With the German annexation of Metz during the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, Jean-Jacque Ernest Vever took his family to Luxembourg and one year later acquired a jewelry shop at 19 Rue de la Paix in Paris and named the new shop Maison Vever.

That same year Henri married Jeanne Monthiers and she gave birth to the couple's only child, Margeurite, in 1882. Henri, Jeanne, and Margeurite Vever lived at 19 Rue de la Paix in the same building that housed Maison Vever. In 1892 Jeanne Vever inherited her family's estate in Noyers, France.

The Vever brothers ran a very successful jewelry studio. Not only did Maison Vever's clientele base expand during their tenure, but its designs were often prizewinners at various expositions around the world. The 1900 Exposition Universalle in Paris offers an example. The Maison Vever submission won a Grand Prix at this exposition in which the art movement Art Nouveau played a major role.

Henri Vever was a proponent of the Art Nouveau movement, a turn-of-the-century art movement whose adherents sought to forge a new, modern style, one that would, "reunite art and craft." According to curator Glenn Lowry, Vever's interest in Art Nouveau affected the Maison Vever's designs. "…during the 1880s many of the Maison Vever's designs were highly traditional, by the beginning of the 1890s the firm was at the vanguard of the art nouveau movement.

In addition to his work at Maison Vever, Vever amassed an enormous and influential collection of European, Asian, and Islamic art. Initially a collector of European art, by the late 1880s Vever's collecting interests expanded to include Asian and then Islamic art works. According to Lowry, Vever's interest in Islamic art was sparked in 1891 when he traveled to Moscow to participate in a jewelry exhibition. In approximately 1892 Vever joined Les Amis de l'Art Japonais, a group whose members met for dinners at which they discussed Japanese art. Claude Monet was also a member of this group.

From 1906 to 1908, Vever published a three-volume series, Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle . This set became the, "standard text on nineteenth-century jewelry". Through his art collections, writings, and profession, Henri Vever played an important role in the twentieth-century art world. He acquired a large art collection and often loaned pieces out for exhibition to various galleries and museums throughout the world. Henri Vever retired from Maison Vever in 1921 and the sons of Paul Vever, André and Pierre, took over the reigns. Henri Vever died in 1942 at the country estate in Noyers. Maison Vever continued operation until 1982 when it permanently shut its doors.
General note:
For a more detailed look at the life of Henri Vever, please see the following publication from which much of this biographical information originates: Lowry, G.D. with Nemazee, S. (1988). -- A jeweler's eye: Islamic arts of the book from the Vever Collection -- . Washington D.C.: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Insitution with Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Biographical Overview

1854 -- Vever born in Metz, France.

1870 -- Following the German annexation of Metz during the Franco-Prussian War, the Vever family leaves Metz for Luxembourg.

1871 -- Jean-Jacques Ernest Vever (father of Henri) buys a jewelry studio in Paris. Vever begins apprenticeship at Loguet and at Hallet and attends night classes at the Ecole des Art Décoratif in Paris.

1873 -- Vever enters the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the studios of M.A. Millet and J.L. Gérôme.

1881 -- Jean-Jacques Ernest Vever retires and Vever and his brother Paul assume control of the jewelry shop (Maison Vever). Henri Vever marries Jeanne Monthiers.

1882 -- Jeanne Vever gives birth to Marguerite Vever, the couple's only child.

1885 -- Vever buys first painting.

1891 -- Vever travels to Russia where the Maison Vever takes part in a jewelry exhibition in Moscow.

1892 -- Vever becomes a regular participant of the dîners japonisants organized by art dealer Siegfried Bing.

1893 -- Vever appointed commissioner for jewelry to the World's Columbian Exposition, in Chicago. Maison Vever exhibits jewelry at the Exposition.

1894 -- Vever donates forty Japanese prints to the Louvre.

1900 -- Vever joins the Société Franco-Japonasie and is elected the mayor of Noyers, France.

1906-1908 -- Vever publishes, Bijouterie Française au XIXe Siècle.

1913 -- With Georges Marteau, Vever authors, Miniatures Persanes a catalogue of the 1912 Exposition des Arts Musulmans.

1915 -- Paul Vever dies.

1919 -- Maison Vever commissioned to make sword of honor offered to Marshall Ferdinand Foch by the city of Paris to celebrate the end of World War I.

1921 -- Vever retires.

1939 -- Marguerite Vever dies.

1942 -- Henri Vever dies.

1982 -- Maison Vever closes.
Related Archival Materials note:
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery holds the, Vever Collection of Islamic Manuscripts. Additionally, the Archives holds, the Vever Family Photograph Album which contains photographs depicting the Vever family from 1881-1930 and the family estate in Noyers, France.
Provenance:
The Henri Vever Papers were donated to the Archives by the grandson of Henri Vever, François Mautin, in 1988. Additionally, Mr. Mautin donated six original oil paintings by Henri Vever to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in 1988. These paintings were transferred to the Archives in 1993.
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:
No restrictions on use.
Topic:
Art nouveau  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Jewelry -- History -- Twentieth century -- France  Search this
Art, Islamic  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Jewelry -- History -- Nineteenth century -- France  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Diaries
Citation:
Henri Vever Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Gift of François Mautin, 1988
Henri Vever Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of François Mautin, 1988
Identifier:
FSA.A1988.04
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1988-04
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William Page and Page family papers, 1815-1947, bulk 1843-1892

Creator:
Page, William, 1811-1885  Search this
Subject:
Beecher, Henry Ward  Search this
Wilmarth, Lemuel Everett  Search this
Page, Sophia Stevens  Search this
Hicks, Thomas  Search this
Olmstead, Mary  Search this
Tilton, Theodore  Search this
Curtis, George William  Search this
Cushman, Charlotte  Search this
Briggs, Charles F. (Charles Frederick),  Search this
Page, William  Search this
Stark, William  Search this
Scranton, William Walker  Search this
Perry, E. W. (Enoch Wood)  Search this
Beecher, Thomas Kinnicut  Search this
Phillips, Wendell  Search this
Lowell, James Russell  Search this
Fenton, Reuben E. (Reuben Eaton),  Search this
Shaw, Francis George  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph  Search this
Garrison, William Lloyd  Search this
Olmstead, Bertha  Search this
Sumner, Charles  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Poems
Diaries
Sketches
Works of art
Photographs
Topic:
Portrait painting  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8925
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211111
AAA_collcode_pagewill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211111
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