Webb, Electra Havemeyer, 1888-1960

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Electra Havemeyer Webb (August 16, 1888 – November 19, 1960) was a collector of American antiques and founder of the Shelburne Museum. During World War I, Electra Webb drove an ambulance in New York City, and was named Assistant Director of the Motor Corps. In 1942, during World War II, she joined the Civilian Defense Volunteer Organization, and directed the Pershing Square Civil Defense Center and its blood bank. In 1947 Electra Havemeyer Webb gathered with her friends to create Shelburne Museum.
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referencedIn Bertha S. Adkins Papers. 1928 - 1983. Personal Files, 1928 - 1983 Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Havemeyer, Louisine Waldron Elder. The Havemeyer Family Papers relating to Art Collecting, 1901-after 1982 (bulk, 1901-1922). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Byard, John Kenneth, d.1960. Papers, 1928-1961, 1969-1975, 1945-1960 (bulk dates). Winterthur Library
creatorOf Webb, Electra Havemeyer. Papers, 1893-1966 (bulk 1947-1960). Shelburne Museum, Inc., Research Library
referencedIn Champlain Transportation Company. Ticonderoga collection, 1890-1994. Shelburne Museum, Inc., Research Library
referencedIn Mary Cassatt collection Archives of American Art
creatorOf Chambers, Eunice, d. ca. 1971. Papers, 1930-1967. Winterthur Library
creatorOf John Kenneth Byard papers Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926. Letters, 1908-1910. Shelburne Museum, Inc., Research Library
referencedIn Downtown Gallery records Archives of American Art
creatorOf Luigi Lucioni papers Archives of American Art
creatorOf Downtown Gallery records Archives of American Art
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referencedIn Oral history interview with Alice Winchester Archives of American Art
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correspondedWith Atwill, J. Sanger person
correspondedWith Bostwick, Dunbar person
correspondedWith Bostwick, Electra Webb, 1910-1980 person
associatedWith Byard, John Kenneth, 1886-1959. person
associatedWith Byard, John Kenneth, d.1960. person
associatedWith Carlisle, Lilian Baker. person
associatedWith Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926. person
associatedWith Chambers, Eunice, d. ca. 1971. person
correspondedWith Chorley, Kenneth, 1893-1974 person
associatedWith Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Downtown Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969 person
associatedWith Emerson, Sterling D. person
correspondedWith Gilbert, A. C. (Alfred Carlton), 1884-1961 person
correspondedWith Halpert, Edith Gregor, 1900-1970 person
associatedWith Havemeyer family. family
associatedWith Havemeyer, Horace, 1886-1956 person
associatedWith Havemeyer, Louisine Waldron Elder. person
associatedWith Hill, Ralph Nading, 1917-1987. person
correspondedWith Hogg, Ima person
correspondedWith Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990 person
associatedWith Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988. person
associatedWith Manning, Gordon Parker. person
correspondedWith McKearin, George S. (George Skinner), 1874- person
associatedWith M. Knoedler & Co. corporateBody
correspondedWith Murphy, Katharine Prentis, 1882-1969 person
associatedWith Old Print Shop (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Schoonover, Elsie. person
associatedWith Shelburne Museum. corporateBody
correspondedWith Sloane, Eric person
correspondedWith Sweet, Frederick A. (Frederick Arnold), 1903- person
associatedWith Webb family. family
associatedWith Webb, J. Watson (James Watson), 1884-1960. person
correspondedWith Webb, Vanderbilt, 1891-1956 person
associatedWith Webster, David. person
associatedWith Wiggins, Lewis N. person
associatedWith Winchester, Alice, person
associatedWith Winchester, Alice, 1907- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Burlington VT US
Babylon NY US
Collectors and collecting
Folk art
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945
Women benefactors
Women collectors
Women hunters


Birth 1888-08-16

Death 1960-11-19



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