Kent, Henry Watson, 1866-1948

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Henry Watson Kent served as the first professional librarian of the Grolier Club from 1903 to 1906 and originated its classification scheme. He continued to serve the Club during the following decades through its Library, Publications and House committees, and its Council. From 1906 until his retirement in 1940 Kent was Secretary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

From the description of What I am pleased to call my education : typescript, 1948 / by Henry Watson Kent ; edited by Lois Leighton Comings. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79458498

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creatorOf Kent, Henry Watson, 1866-1948. Correspondence between Henry Watson Kent and J. Thomson Willing, 1936-1939. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Typed copy of a letter : London, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1929-1935 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Norman Morrison Isham papers, 1848-1937 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1934 Aug. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Grolier Club. Publications Committee. Records of the Committee on Publications, 1884-1983. Grolier Club
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : [London?], to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1929-1935 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 Mar. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996. Lincoln Kirstein and Richard Sherman Nutt research material on William Rimmer, 1849-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : [Golder's Green], to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1950. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, 1918 Oct. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Collection of autograph letters signed and revised typed and autograph copies of letters : England, New York, etc., to Henry Watson Kent, 1917-1945. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Edward Sanford Martin correspondence and compositions, 1882-1939 (inclusive), 1900-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1937 June 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1931 Dec. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1930 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bennett, Paul, 1897-1966,. Papers relating to Frederic Warde, 1921-1966. Grolier Club
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : [London], to Henry Watson Kent, [1933, copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Freedley, Durr, 1888-1938. Durr Friedley records, 1906-1918 (1917-1918). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Isham, Norman Morrison, 1864-1943. Norman Morrison Isham papers, 1848-1937 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Copenhagen, to Henry Watson Kent, 1934 Aug. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hogarth, D. G. (David George), 1862-1927. David George Hogarth letters to Henry W. Kent, 1920-1921. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. George Luks letter to Henry W. Kent, 1921. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Copenhagen, to Henry Watson Kent, 1937 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Danbury, to Henry Watson Kent, 1945 Mar. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Danbury, to Henry Watson Kent, 1943 Aug. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1930 Jan. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Office of the Secretary. Office of the Secretary records, 1870-[ongoing]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Grolier Club. Library. Records of the librarians, 1897-1970. Grolier Club
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Danbury, to Henry Watson Kent, 1945 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : Golder's Green, to Henry Watson Kent, 1929 July 7 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Typed letter : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1917 Feb. 21-27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : Mariehamn, to Henry Watson Kent, 1933 Sept. 1 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Henry Watson Kent, 1934 June 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Danbury, to Henry Watson Kent, 1945 Mar. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 Aug. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Martini, Giuseppe, 1870-1944,. Jean Grolier crests, bindings, and autograph manuscripts [scrapbook], [1890] Grolier Club
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : on board the Joseph Conrad, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1934-1945. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, 1920 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Typed copy of a letter : London, to Laurance B. Siegfried, 1930 Mar. 30 [copied ca. 1930 June 12]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Copenhagen, to Henry Watson Kent, 1937 Aug. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Danbury, to Henry Watson Kent, 1942 Oct. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1937 Feb. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kent, Henry Watson, 1866-1948. What I am pleased to call my education : typescript, 1948 / by Henry Watson Kent ; edited by Lois Leighton Comings. Grolier Club
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 Sept. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1929 Sept. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sloan, John, 1871-1951. John Sloan letter to Henry W. Kent, 1921. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Danbury, to Henry Watson Kent, 1940 Aug. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : Venice, to Henry Watson Kent, 1928 Sept. 27 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1934-1945. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph fragment of a letter : place not specified, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1917-1945. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bach, Richard F. Richard F. Bach records, 1913-1953 (bulk 1939-1953). Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Kent, Henry Watson, 1868-1948. Mosaic bookbindings : holograph manuscript, [ca. 1901-1902]. Grolier Club
referencedIn Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935. Childe Hassam letter to Henry W. Kent, 1929. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956. ALS: Boston, to Henry Watson Kent, New York, 1910 Oct. 27. Grolier Club
creatorOf Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Correspondence with Paul Philippe Cret, 1928. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1931 Oct. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, 1919 May 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1931 Nov. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : [London?], to Henry Watson Kent, [1933?, copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph notes signed : New Fairfield, 1950 June 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Howell, Alfred Corey, d. 1961,. Alfred Corey Howell collection of papers relating to Frederic Warde, 1924-1954. Grolier Club
referencedIn Letters of condolence and thanks, 1915. Houghton Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Peconic, to Henry Watson Kent, 1919 Sept. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1950. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, 1918 Apr. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kent, Henry Watson, 1866-1948. Shapiro Bruce Rogers Collection, 1895-1982. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1950. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, [1932] July 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 July 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : [London], to Henry Watson Kent, [1935 May 23, copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, [1932 July?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bruce Rogers collection, 1895-1965 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New Fairfield, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 Mar. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Kent, Henry Watson, 1866-1948. Correspondence between Henry Watson Kent and J. Thomson Willing, 1936-1939. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1931 Apr. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 July 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1930 Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Henry Watson Kent, [1944?] June 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Danbury, to Henry Watson Kent, 1942 June 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : London, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1929-1932 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Danbury, to Henry Watson Kent, 1942 Nov. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, to Henry Watson Kent, 1919 Nov. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1929 May 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bowdoin, William G. (William Goodrich), 1861-1947. William G. Bowdoin letters, 1917-1922. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1929 Feb. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : Ipswich, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1917-1945 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Moore, Charles Herbert, 1840-1930. Papers, 1894-1910. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : Nassau, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1917-1945 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1932 Aug. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Henry Munroe Rogers papers, 1812-1937 (inclusive), 1862-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : Peconic, to Henry Watson Kent, 1919 Oct. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Typed copy of a letter : London, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1929-1932 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to Henry Watson Kent, 1930 Nov. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph draft of a preface : [New Fairfield?], ca. 1950. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Osborn, William Church, 1862-1951. William Church Osborn records, 1904-1953. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Emmons, Earl H., 1888-. The Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers collection. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. Autograph copy of a letter : Locarno, to Henry Watson Kent, ca. 1917-1933 [copied ca. 1950]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Bach, Richard F. person
correspondedWith Bennett, Paul, 1897-1966, person
associatedWith Blumenthal Joseph, 1897-, person
associatedWith Bowdoin, William G. (William Goodrich), 1861-1947. person
associatedWith Comings, Lois Leighton, person
correspondedWith Dwiggins, W. A. (William Addison), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Freedley, Durr, 1888-1938. person
associatedWith Grolier Club corporateBody
correspondedWith Grolier Club. Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Grolier Club. Publications Committee. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935. person
correspondedWith Hogarth, D. G. (David George), 1862-1927. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howell, Alfred Corey, d. 1961, person
associatedWith Isham, Norman Morrison, 1864-1943. person
correspondedWith Kent, Henry Watson person
associatedWith Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996. person
associatedWith Livingston, Flora Virginia Milner, 1862- person
correspondedWith Luks, George Benjamin, 1867-1933. person
correspondedWith Martin, Edward Sanford, 1856-1939 person
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). corporateBody
associatedWith Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Office of the Secretary. corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, Charles Herbert, 1840-1930. person
associatedWith Osborn, William Church, 1862-1951. person
associatedWith Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957. person
correspondedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. person
correspondedWith Sloan, John, 1871-1951. person
correspondedWith Willing, John Thomson, 1860- person
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New York (State)--New York
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Museum directors--20th century.--New York (State)--New York
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Birth 1866

Death 1948

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