Warner, Langdon, 1881-1955

Alternative names
Birth 1881
Death 1955

Biographical notes:

Warner graduated from Harvard in 1903 and taught fine arts at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Langdon Warner, 1926-1954. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77069994

These rubbings were presented to Harvard by scholars and collectors Langdon Warner, Lawrence Sickman, Hamilton Bell, Adrian Rübel, and others. Langdon Warner collected many rubbings in north and northwest China during two Fogg Museum-sponsored expeditions in 1923-1924 and 1925, and he donated others between the 1950s and the 1970s. Seals on some of the rubbings indicate various sources, including the collectors Ruan Yuan (1764-1849) and Duan Fang (1861-1911), and the Graduate School at Beijing University.

From the guide to the Rubbings from China in the Rübel Collection, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University, 1800-1935, (Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Langdon Warner was a graduate of the Harvard College Class of 1903, a Harvard historian of East Asian art, and curator at the Fogg Art Museum.

From the description of Langdon Warner travel diary: Kobe to Luchu : manuscript, 1909 November 2-14. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 712905995

From the description of Langdon Warner letters to Horace Howard Furness Jayne, 1923-1953 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 631100036

From the description of Langdon Warner correspondence, 1906-1946. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612722350

From the guide to the Langdon Warner correspondence, 1906-1946., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Langdon Warner, 1881-1955, scholar in Oriental art and archeologist, born Cambridge, Mass., Harvard AB, University of California, LLD. Assistant curator of Oriental art at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston 1906-1913, director of Philadelphia Museum 1917-23, lecturer at Harvard, 1923-1950. Often away working in China.

William Orton Tewson, 1877-1947, born Penge, Surrey, England. Newspaper editor and literary editor New York Evening Post, 1924-26. Widely syndicated as author of "An Attic Salt Shaker," a weekly literary column.

From the description of Letter to Mr. Tewson, n.y. October 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 61115185


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  • Art, Chinese
  • Calligraphy, Chinese
  • Rubbing--China
  • Arts
  • Art--History
  • Art, East Asian
  • Rubbing
  • Gardens, Japanese
  • Travel


  • Art historians


  • Kōbe-shi (Japan) (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • London (England) (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)