Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933

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Fred Holland Day was an American publisher, "art" photographer, and leader of the aesthetic movement in fin-de-siècle Boston. Day was an enthusiastic collector of John Keats and he led the campaign which resulted in the first memorial to Keats being placed in Hampstead Church in 1894.

From the description of Correspondence relating to John Keats, 1889-1931 (inclusive), 1889-1894 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612371994

Fred Holland Day was an American publisher, "art" photographer, and leader of the aesthetic movement in fin-de-siècle Boston. Spoelberch de Lovenjoul was a Belgian-born aristocrat and literary scholar.

From the description of Fred Holland Day correspondence with Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, 1889-1892. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612367623

Fred Holland Day was an American publisher, "art" photographer, and leader of the aesthetic movement in fin-de-siècle Boston. Spoelberch de Lovenjoul was a Belgian-born aristocrat and literary scholar.

From the guide to the Fred Holland Day correspondence with Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, 1889-1892., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Day was a Boston, Massachusetts publisher, photographer, and historian. He had a strong interest in the life and poetry of John Keats.

From the guide to the Fred Holland Day papers concerning John Keats, 1849-1906., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Epithet: publisher, of Boston, Mass.,USA

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Photographer; Norwood, Mass.

Day began photography in the late 1880s. By 1895 he had established a reputation as a pictorial photographer, and was elected to the Brotherhood of the Linked Ring. In 1900 he arranged in London the first major exhibition of pictorial photography in Europe. A fire in his Boston studio destroyed over 2,000 glass negatives in 1904, which ended his photography career. Day was also a collector of Keatsiana. He published fine books of poetry and other literary works at his firm of Copeland and Day from 1893-1899.

From the description of F. Holland Day papers, 1858-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291203

Biographical Note

  • 1864, July 23: Born, South Dedham (later Norwood), Mass.
  • 1879: Spent time in Denver, Colo., with his mother
  • 1883: Graduated from Chauncy Hall School, Boston, Mass.
  • 1884 - 1889 : Depository secretary, A. S. Barnes and Co. booksellers, Boston, Mass.
  • 1889: Joined Boston Camera Club, Boston, Mass.
  • 1892: Published literary magazine, The Mahogany Tree, with a group of friends
  • 1892 - 1893 : Published literary magazine, The Knight Errant, with a group of friends
  • 1893: Founded Copeland and Day publishing company with Herbert Copeland
  • 1894: Presented a commemorative bust of John Keats to Hampstead Parish Church, Hampstead, London, England
  • 1895: Photographs exhibited at Third Photographic Salon of the Linked Ring, Dudley Gallery, London, England Elected to the Linked Ring photographic society
  • 1897: Photographic prints and Copeland and Day books exhibited at First Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, Copley Hall, Boston, Mass.
  • 1898: Photographs exhibited in First Philadelphia Photographic Salon, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1899: Closed Copeland and Day
  • 1900: Mounted “An Exhibition of Prints by the New School of American Photography Supplemented by an Additional Collection of One Hundred Examples of the Work of F. Holland Day of Boston,” Royal Photographic Society, London, England
  • 1901: Mounted New School of American Photography exhibition, Paris Photo-Club, Paris, France
  • 1902: Photographs exhibited in first Photo-Secession exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, N.Y.
  • 1903 - 1916 : Spent summers in Five Islands, Maine, and hosted visitors including fellow photographers and urban youth from Boston, Mass.
  • 1904: Fire destroyed his photographic studio including his negatives and prints.
  • 1905: Visited Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Hampton, Va.; photographed staff and students
  • 1919 - 1933 : Semi-invalid in his Norwood, Mass. home
  • 1933, Nov. 2: Died, Norwood, Mass.

From the guide to the F. Holland Day Papers, 1793-2010, (bulk 1883-1933), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Clarke, Mary Cowden, 1809-1898. Letter : Villa Novello, Genoa, to F. Holland Day, London, 1889 Oct. 12. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Fred Holland Day correspondence with Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, 1889-1892. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1819-1889 and undated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911. Papers of Howard Pyle [manuscript] 1887-1911. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Day, F. Holland. Day, F. Holland : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986 (bulk 1880-1986). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Costanza, Tony (Anthony), 1895-1968,. [F. Holland Day seated in a doorway with three children, including Pippy (Joe) Costanza in the center] [graphic]. Library of Congress
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kelsey, Rayner Wickersham, 1879-1934. Rayner Wickersham Kelsey papers, 1908-1916. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Clarke, Mary Cowden, 1809-1898. Letters : Genoa, to Louise Imogen Guiney, Auburndale, Mass., 1889 April 27 and May 1. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Guiney, Louise Imogene, 1861-1920. Letters sent, 1883-1899. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Fred Holland Day papers concerning John Keats, 1849-1906. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fred Holland Day correspondence with Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, 1889-1892. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933. F. Holland Day papers, 1858-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf F. Holland Day Papers, 1793-2010, (bulk 1883-1933) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Tabb, John B. (John Banister), 1845-1909. Letter : Ellicott City, Md., to F.H. Day, 1890 June. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Louise Imogen Guiney Papers, 1884-1920 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925. Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Parrish, Stephen Maxfield. Fred Holland Day: an American student of Keats : typescript, 1948 Dec. 14. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. XLI (ff. 309). 1887-1890.includes:f. 2 Countess Walburga Ehrengarde Helena de Paget,; née Hohenthal; wife of Sir A B Paget: Memorandum, rel. to socialists in South Austria, by: 1887.f. 2 Franz Josef I; Emperor of Austria: Memorandum by Lady ..., 1887-1890 British Library
referencedIn Copeland and Day. Correspondence, 1880-1900. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Papers, 1819-1889 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. IX (ff. 128). 1887-1890.includes:f. 1 George Bullen, FSA; Keeper of Printed Books, British Museum: Letters to W. C. Hazlitt: 1871, 1887. f. 2 H-? Rigg, schoolmaster, of Manchester: Letter to W. C. Hazlitt: 1887. ff. 3, 36 Reverend Samuel Savag..., 1887-1890 British Library
creatorOf Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933. Correspondence relating to John Keats, 1889-1931 (inclusive), 1889-1894 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Munby, Arthur Joseph, 1828-1910. Arthur Joseph Munby collection, 1868-1900. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933. Fred Holland Day letters to Sadakichi Hartmann, 1899, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Carl Björncrantz, [1901 Jan.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Munby, Arthur Joseph, 1828-1910. Arthur Joseph Munby collection, 1868-1900. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Holman, Louis A. (Louis Arthur), 1866-1939. Louis Arthur Holman collection of Keats iconography and related papers, 1752-1963. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Fred Holland Day papers concerning John Keats, 1849-1906. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fred Holland Day papers concerning John Keats, 1849-1906. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908. Letter : Cambridge, to Frederick Holland Day, 1892 Apr. 9. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Louis Arthur Holman collection of Keats iconography and related papers, 1752-1963. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933. Fred Holland Day correspondence with Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, 1889-1892. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Fred Holland Day papers concerning John Keats, 1849-1906. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. Letters : Boston, to F. Holland Day, 1889-1892. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. Letters : Boston, to Frederick Holland Day, Boston, 1889-1892. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Ireland, Alexander, 1810-1894. Letter to F. Holland Day. Southport, Eng. 1889 Nov. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf DAY, F. HOLLAND. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia O'Keeffe archive, 1728-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920. Papers of Louise Imogen Guiney, 1884-1916. Library of Congress
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. X (ff. 113). 1891-1897.includes:ff. 1, 18, 28, 40 b, 50, 59-65 Fred Holland Day: Letters to W. C. Hazlitt: 1889-1896. f. 3 William Hazlitt, essayist: Portrait of C. Lamb painted by: 1804.: Photogr. f. 3 Art. Portraits: C. Lamb, painted by W. H..., 1891-1897 British Library
referencedIn Fred Holland Day correspondence with Spoelberch de Lovenjoul, 1889-1892. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Louis Arthur Holman collection of Keats iconography and related papers, 1752-1963. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919. Autograph letter signed W. M. Rossetti to: Mr. Day October 27, [18]94. Wellesley College
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke correspondence, 1845-1872. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Keats portraits and artifacts, ca. 1817-1970 and undated. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Charlotte Brontë's hair and related papers, ca. 1850-1891. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919. [Letter, 1894] Nov. 3, 17 Shaftsbury Road, Hammersmith, W. [to] Mr. Day / C. Fairfax Murray. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846. John Keats life mask [art original], after 1816. Harvard University, Houghton Library
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associatedWith Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850. person
associatedWith Baston, Estelle. person
correspondedWith Beale, Jessie Fremont, 1860- person
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associatedWith Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, 1867- person
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associatedWith Copeland, Herbert. person
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associatedWith Craigie, Reginald. person
associatedWith Cram, Ralph Adams, 1863-1942. person
associatedWith Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928. person
correspondedWith Day, Anna Smith, 1836- person
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associatedWith Day, F. Holland (Fred Holland), 1864-1933 person
correspondedWith Day, Lewis, 1835- person
associatedWith Dilko families. family
associatedWith Dilko, Sir Charles Wentworth, bart., 1843-1911 person
associatedWith Evans, Frederick H. person
associatedWith Fields, Annie, 1834-1915. person
associatedWith Forman, Harry Duxton, 1842-1917 person
associatedWith Frances (Braune) Lindon person
associatedWith Frederick Holland Day person
associatedWith Gibran, Kahlil, 1883-1931 person
correspondedWith Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor, 1869-1924 person
associatedWith Guilloire, Joseph Stanislas, 1828- person
associatedWith Guiney, Louise Imogene, 1861-1920. person
associatedWith Harland, Henry, 1861-1905 person
correspondedWith Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1867-1944 person
associatedWith Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846. person
associatedWith H. K. Hudson person
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associatedWith Hollyer, Fred, 1837-1933. person
associatedWith Holman, Louis A. (Louis Arthur), 1866-1939. person
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associatedWith Ireland, Alexander, 1810-1894. person
associatedWith John Scott. person
associatedWith Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934. person
correspondedWith Keats, Fanny, 1803-1889 person
associatedWith Keats, John, 1795-1821. person
associatedWith Kelsey, Rayner Wickersham, 1879-1934. person
associatedWith Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900. person
associatedWith Ledger, Walter E. person
associatedWith Leroi, Paul, editor. person
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correspondedWith Matsuki, Kihachirō person
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correspondedWith Peirce, Florence E. person
associatedWith Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911. person
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associatedWith Tabb, John B. (John Banister), 1845-1909. person
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associatedWith Trolaway, Edward John, 1792-1881 person
associatedWith Tuley, E. S., Assistant Postmaster, Louisville, Ky. person
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associatedWith Ward-Perkins, Charlotte. person
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associatedWith Weil, Mathilde. person
associatedWith White, Clarence H., 1871-1925. person
correspondedWith White, Jane Felix, 1872-1943 person
associatedWith Woodbury, Jennie R. person
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Wrexham, Denbighshire
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Boston (Mass.)
Massachusetts
Hampstead, Middlesex
Denver (Colo.)
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World War, 1914-1918
Publishers and publishing--Massachusetts--Boston
Social settlements--Massachusetts--Boston
Photography--United States
Photographers
Earthquakes--Japan
Local history
Arts--United States
Epidemics--History--20th century
Photography--Early works to 1900
Photography--Societies, etc
Photography, Artistic
Aestheticism (Literature)
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English poetry--19th century
Literature--Periodicals
Urban youth--Massachusetts--Boston
Kanto Earthquake, Japan, 1923
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French literature--19th century
Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
Arts and crafts movement--United States
English literature--19th century
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Birth 1864-07-08

Death 1933-11-12

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