Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912

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Painter, author, war correspondent, and illustrator.

From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Edward E.] Ayer, 1910 Dec. 3. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 38860956

Artist.

From the description of Letter of Francis Davis Millet, 1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454555

The American painter, draftsman, lithographer, muralist and writer Francis Davis Millet was born in Mattapoisett, Mass. He served in the Union army in 1864, and traveled the world as a correspondent for many American newspapers, and on various government cultural assignments. In 1884 he purchased a house in Broadway, a British town frequented by artists, where he helped establish an art studio. He died in the Titanic disaster.

From the description of Letters to Buffalo and Ticknor not before 1884. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84293056

Painter, muralist; Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. George Ticknor was a history professor and writer at Harvard University.

Millet established an artists' colony with close friends John Singer Sargent, Henry James, and Edwin Abbey in the village of Broadway, Worcestershire. He played a major role in the founding of the American Federation of the Arts, was extensively involved in the World Columbian Exposition, worked on the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C., during the terms of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Millet went down with the Titanic, April 15, 1912.

From the description of Francis Davis Millet letters to Miss Ward and Ticknor, [undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122595016

Francis Davis Millet (1846-1912) was a painter and muralist from Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y., and England.

Millet established an artists' colony with close friends John Singer Sargent, Henry James, and Edwin Abbey in the village of Broadway, Worcestershire. He played a major role in the founding of the American Federation of the Arts, was extensively involved in the World Columbian Exposition, worked on the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C., during the terms of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Millet went down with the Titanic, April 15, 1912.

From the description of Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 669910210

Painter, muralist; Washington, D.C., New York, N.Y. and England.

Millet established an artists' colony with close friends John Singer Sargent, Henry James, and Edwin Abbey in the village of Broadway, Worcestershire. He played a major role in the founding of the American Federation of the Arts, was extensively involved in the World Columbian Exposition, worked on the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C., during the terms of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Millet went down with the Titanic, April 15, 1912.

From the description of Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83826199

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referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. Lucius Fairchild papers, 1819-1943. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Francis Davis Millet letters to Miss Ward and Ticknor, [undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Autograph letter signed F.D. Millet to: "My dear Miss Pennell." November 15, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Donaldson, John M., 1854-1941. John M. Donaldson papers, 1873-1938. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Marsh" to "Mills". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Martiny, Philip, 1858-1927. Philip Martiny papers, 1858-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Fosdick, James William, b. 1858. Letters, 1899-1935. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. John Ferguson Weir papers, 1838-1957 (inclusive), 1861-1928 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Johnson, William F. (William Francis), 1837-1910,. Autograph letter signed from William F. Johnson, Philadelphia, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1886 February 10. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Art League Publishing Co. (Chicago, Ill.). Artists' biographical questionnaires, 1905. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Art Association. American Art Association records, 1853-1924. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Stanford White Papers, 1873-1928 © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Rogers, Francis Millet. Francis Millet Rogers research material regarding Francis Davis Millet, 1897-1955 (bulk 1945-1955). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923. Elihu Vedder papers, 1804-1969 (bulk 1840-1923). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911. [Letters, 1895-1905] / Howard Pyle. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn American Academy of Arts and Letters. American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Zalesch, Saul E. Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Crane, Albert, 1842-. Correspondence, 1891-1907. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Chase, J. Eastman. J. Eastman Chase papers, 1877-1917. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912,. Telegram and autograph letter signed from Francis Davis Millet, New York, to William Winter, New York [manuscript], 1886, 1906. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lukeman, Augustus, 1871-1935. Henry Augustus Lukeman papers, circa 1891-1935. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Letters to Buffalo and Ticknor not before 1884. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912,. Autograph letters signed from Francis Davis Millet to William Winter [manuscript], 1888-1909. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Loring, William Cushing, 1879-. William Cushing Loring papers, 1899-1961. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Charles Follen McKim Papers, 1838-1929, (bulk 1890-1910) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles Warren Stoddard Collection, 1868-1901 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn American Academy in Rome records, 1855-circa 1981 (bulk 1894-1946) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912,. Autograph letter signed from Francis Davis Millet, Broadway, Worcestershire, to William Winter [manuscript], 19th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. Andrew Carnegie letters, 1884-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. F.D. Millet letters to William H. Lippincott, 1906, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931. Letters to Thomas B. Clarke from artists, 1883-1918. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Century illustrated monthly magazine. Century Magazine letters, 1870-1918. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912,. Autograph letters signed from Francis Davis Millet, New York and Washington, D.C., to William Winter [manuscript], 1903. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Letter of Francis Davis Millet, 1912. Library of Congress
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Edward E.] Ayer, 1910 Dec. 3. Newberry Library
creatorOf American Academy in Rome. American Academy in Rome records, 1855-[ca. 1981] (bulk dates 1894-1946). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932. Gari Melchers letter to Millet concerning the acquisition of one of his paintings by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1911. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Dobbin, James C. (James Cochran), 1814-1857. Letter, Washington, Dobbin to M. Bainbridge regarding an application of Mr. Blanton for a position [manuscript] 1854 Feb. 9. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Francis Millet Rogers research material regarding Francis Davis Millet, 1897-1955 (bulk 1945-1955) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Goode, James M. James M. Goode papers, 1858-1982. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn James, Henry, 1843-1916. Papers of Henry James [manuscript], 1876-1915, 1930-1939. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Champney, James Wells, 1843-1903. James Wells Champney papers, 1802-1904. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Duveen, Albert,. Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. Papers 1838-1930 1866-1909. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn John White Alexander papers, 1775-1968, bulk 1870-1915 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929 (bulk 1890-1910). Library of Congress
creatorOf Baxter, Luther Loren, 1838-1915. Luther L. Baxter and family papers, 1853-1950. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Alexander, John White, 1856-1915. John White Alexander papers, 1870-1942. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Millet, Francis Davis, 1848-1912 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Francis Davis Millet Collection, 1876-1981 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912. Francis Davis Millet and Millet family papers, 1858-1984, bulk 1858-1955. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911. person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Alexander, John White, 1856-1915. person
associatedWith American Academy in Rome. corporateBody
associatedWith American Academy of Arts and Letters. corporateBody
associatedWith American Art Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Art League Publishing Co. (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927 person
associatedWith Baxter, Luther Loren, 1838-1915. person
associatedWith Booth, Hilda Millet. person
associatedWith Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919. person
associatedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Century illustrated monthly magazine. corporateBody
associatedWith Champney, James Wells, 1843-1903. person
associatedWith Chase, J. Eastman. person
associatedWith Clarke, Thomas B. (Thomas Benedict), 1848-1931. person
associatedWith Crane, Albert, 1842- person
associatedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Dobbin, James C. (James Cochran), 1814-1857. person
associatedWith Donaldson, John M., 1854-1941. person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert, person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Fairchild, Lucius, 1831-1896. person
associatedWith Fosdick, James William, b. 1858. person
associatedWith Francis Millet Rogers person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Goode, James M. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Johnson, William F. (William Francis), 1837-1910, person
correspondedWith Lippincott, William Harrison person
associatedWith Loring, William Cushing, 1879- person
associatedWith Lukeman, Augustus, 1871-1935. person
associatedWith Martiny, Philip, 1858-1927. person
correspondedWith McKim, Charles Follen, 1847-1909. person
correspondedWith Melchers, Gari, 1860-1932. person
associatedWith Millet, John A. P. (John Alfred Parsons), 1888-1976. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Pemberton, T. Edgar (Thomas Edgar), 1849-1905 person
associatedWith Pennell, Ethel Adele, 1875-1969. person
associatedWith Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911. person
associatedWith Rogers, Francis Millet. person
correspondedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925. person
associatedWith Sharpey-Schafer, Joyce A. person
associatedWith Stoddard, Charles Warren, 1843-1909 person
associatedWith Ticknor, George, 1791-1871. person
associatedWith Titanic (Steamship) corporateBody
associatedWith Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923. person
associatedWith Weir, John Ferguson, 1841-1926. person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917 person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
associatedWith Zalesch, Saul E. person
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Washington (D.C.)
United States
United States
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Art--Study and teaching
Manuscripts, American
Mural painting and decoration
Russo--Turkish War, 1877-1878
Painters
Painting, American
Artist's studios
Artists--Correspondence
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Birth 1846-11-03

Death 1912-04-15

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