Mollie Garfield papers regarding President James Garfield 1874-1883


Mollie Garfield papers regarding President James Garfield 1874-1883

The Mollie Garfield papers regarding her father President James Garfield date from 1874 to 1883 and consist primarily of an illustrated memorial album presented to Mollie after the assassination of her father in 1881. The album contains 26 signed pencil sketches, ink drawings, and watercolors of various subjects by American painters and illustrators, including James Carter Beard, Harry Fenn, William Henry Holmes, Joseph Pennell, and others. Also found are a few items of correspondence and notes regarding the album and the artists, and a few scattered miscellaneous documents from the 1870s.


SNAC Resource ID: 6630502

Archives of American Art

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Fenn, Harry, 1838-1911 (person)

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Garfield, Mollie (person)

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