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Janet S. Byrne was a curator in the Department of Prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During her 47-year career at the Museum, she developed a picture file of bookbindings and their descriptions that was rediscovered in the fall of 1993 when the Department of Drawings and Prints was preparing a survey of British illustrated books. The file was presented to the Museum's Thomas J. Watson Library for conservation, organization and retention.

From the description of The Janet S. Byrne bookbinding picture file, 1995. (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 201734083

Founded in 1892 by William Macbeth and continued by his son, Robert W. Macbeth, the Gallery was the first to be devoted exclusively to the work of American artists, holding annual exhibitions of thirty paintings by thirty artists. Originally located at 237 Fifth Avenue in New York City, the Gallery moved to 450 Fifth Avenue in 1906, then to 15 East 57th Street in 1924, opening an annex at 19 East 57th Street in 1933 before relocating to smaller quarters at 11 East 57th Street in 1935.

From the description of Collection of Macbeth Gallery exhibition checklists and newspaper clippings, 1906-1944 (bulk 1906-1935) (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 78239657

The American silversmith and designer Edward C. Moore, whose firm manufactured silverware exclusively for Tiffany & Co. between 1851 and 1868, headed Tiffany's silver department from 1868 until his death. Moore bequeathed both his extensive art collection and personal library to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The library gift was noted in the Museum's 22nd annual report (year ending 1891) as numbering some 500 books, and in the 23rd annual report (year ending 1892) was stated as comprising 460 volumes. The Museum's 1915 annual report noted an additional 98 volumes and 87 photographs bequeathed to the Library by Moore's son, Edward C. Moore, Jr. All these works were kept together in a special room within the Library until Jan. 1965 when they were integrated into the general collection of the new Thomas J. Watson Library.

From the description of Metropolitan Museum of Art Library shelflist of books bequeathed to the Museum by Edward C. Moore, and by his son, Edward C. Moore, Jr., [before 1930]. (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 84607537

Daniel Cady Eaton (1837-1912) was Professor of Criticism and History of Art at Yale University for about thirty years. In 1911 he donated his collection of books, photographs and about ten thousand lantern slides to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

From the description of Bookplates for D. Cady Eaton collection, [ca. 1911] (Metropolitan Museum of Art). WorldCat record id: 84606402

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creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Bookplates, [ca. 1873-ca. 1960] Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. Matthew Arnold autograph presented to the Library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1890. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Hillbom, Henrik, 1863-1948. Studies for silver work / Hillbom, 1903-1933. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Du Bois, Emilie. Collection of early nineteenth-century French documents, 1813-1841. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Newspaper clippings relating to art treasures in Italy during World War II, 1943-1945 (bulk 1944) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Metropolitan Museum of Art Library accession books, 1881-1969 (bulk 1881-1941) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Heraldic papers, old leases, etc., 19th cent. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Architectural drawings, 1956-1985 (bulk 1958-1963) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf United States. Works Progress Administration. New York (N.Y.). Dance index; an annotated index in bibliographical form of dance references, composed of source material extracted from various works on anthropology, ethnology, comparative religion, travel, and the arts, contained in institutional libraries of Greater New York. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Worcestershire Record Office. Collection of papers concerning Croome Court and Croome Park, [ca. 1140]-2004. 1750-1935 (bulk) [microform] Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Artists' correspondence, 1894-1949 (bulk 1894-1897). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Collection of Macbeth Gallery exhibition checklists and newspaper clippings [microform], 1924-1942 (bulk 1924-1935) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Collection of Macbeth Gallery exhibition checklists and newspaper clippings, 1906-1944 (bulk 1906-1935) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. The Janet S. Byrne bookbinding picture file, 1995. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Metropolitan Museum of Art Library shelflist of books bequeathed to the Museum by Edward C. Moore, and by his son, Edward C. Moore, Jr., [before 1930]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art historical clippings and ephemera files, 1880-1980 [microform] Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Roentgen, David, 1743-1807. Papers, 1773-1820 (bulk 1773-1807). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Book arts exhibition program, 1982-1989 Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922. Letters from sculptors, from the correspondence files of the Curator of Ancient & Modern Statuary ; Miscellaneous letters from the correspondence files of the Curator of Ancient & Modern Statuary, 1892-1904. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Catalog of issues no 1-249 of Derrière le miroir, 1982. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Bookplates for D. Cady Eaton collection, [ca. 1911] Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Clouzot, Henri, 1865-1941. Histoire de la manufacture de Jouy et des ateliers français de toile imprimée, 1760-1815 / Henri Clouzot, 1911-1927. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Clifford, William, 1858-1942. Letters between F.E. Elwell and William Clifford pertaining to the creation of a reference library on ancient and modern sculpture, 1903. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918. Papers of Mary Elizabeth Brown, ca. 1885-ca. 1909. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Library. Autograph letters : alphabetical listing of record groups entered in RLIN (AMC file) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. person
associatedWith Brown, Mary Elizabeth, 1842-1918. person
associatedWith Byrne, Janet S. person
associatedWith Clifford, William, 1858-1942. person
associatedWith Clouzot, Henri, 1865-1941. person
associatedWith Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938. person
associatedWith Dieu Donné Papermill corporateBody
associatedWith Dinin, Kenneth, 1946- person
associatedWith Dougherty, Paul, 1877-1947 person
associatedWith Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952 person
associatedWith Dubansky, Mindell. person
associatedWith Du Bois, Emilie. person
associatedWith Eaton, D. Cady 1837-1912. person
associatedWith Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922. person
associatedWith Fancher, Louis D., 1884-1944. person
associatedWith Fletcher, Daisy. person
associatedWith Frieseke, Frederick C. 1874-1939 person
associatedWith Frost, John N. person
associatedWith Guild of Book Workers corporateBody
associatedWith Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935 person
associatedWith Hastings, Hugh, Sir. person
associatedWith Heap, Sarah J. person
associatedWith Henri, Robert, 1865-1929 person
associatedWith Hillbom, Henrik, 1863-1948. person
associatedWith Howard, Marion, 1883-1953. person
associatedWith Huntley, Samantha L. 1865-1949. person
associatedWith Inness, George, 1825-1894 person
associatedWith Kaldewey Press corporateBody
associatedWith Käsebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934. person
associatedWith Levy, Florence N. 1870-1947. person
associatedWith London and Middlesex Archaeological Society. corporateBody
associatedWith MacAllister, Donald A. person
associatedWith Macbeth Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Macbeth, Robert W. 1884-1940. person
associatedWith Macbeth, William, 1851-1917. person
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, Edward C. 1827-1891 person
associatedWith Moore, Edward C. d. 1937 or 8 person
associatedWith N, R. T. person
associatedWith Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 person
associatedWith Printed Matter, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Roentgen, David, 1743-1807. person
associatedWith Rothstein, Irma, 1896-1971. person
associatedWith Ryder, Chauncey F., 1868-1949 person
associatedWith Stout, Frank, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Tiffany and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933 person
associatedWith Tolegian, Manuel J. 1911-1983. person
associatedWith United States. Works Progress Administration. New York (N.Y.) corporateBody
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England
New York (State)--New York
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Painting, American--20th century--Exhibitions
Brasses
Artists--Archives--Catalogs
Sepulchral monuments
Acquisitions (Libraries)
Artists--Correspondence--Catalogs
Fine books--Exhibitions
Fine bindings--History--Pictorial works
Private libraries--Catalogs
Bookplates--Specimens
Artists books--Exhibitions
Art libraries--Collection development
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Art dealers

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