Century Magazine letters, 1870-1918.


Century Magazine letters, 1870-1918.

Correspondence of the Century Magazine and its predecessors, Scribner's Monthly, and St. Nicholas Magazine. Also included is material related to the Century War Series. Among the correspondents are: Cecilia Beaux, James C. Beckwith, Samuel G.W. Benjamin, William M. Chase, William A. Coffin, Timothy Cole (98 letters), Charles C. Coleman, Royal Cortissoz, Kenyon Cox, Reginald C. Coxe, Christopher P. Cranch, Henry H. Cross, Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, Thomas W. Dewing, Alexander W. Drake, Wyatt Eaton, George W. Edwards, Frank E. Elwell, Gaston Fay, Harry Fenn, Mary H. Foote, William L. Fraser, Charles L. Freer, Daniel C. French, Frank French, Isabella S. Gardner, Jay Hambidge, Charles H. Hart, Arthur Hoeber, George Inness, Jr., August F. Jaccaci, Arthur I. Keller, Edward W. Kemble, Knoedler M. & Company, Christopher G. La Farge, John La Farge, Charles R. Lamb, Florence N. Levy, Frank J. Mather, Leila Mechlin, Gari Melchers, Francis D. Millet, Thomas Moran, Edward L. Morse, Hobart Nichols, Elizabeth Nourse, Thornton Oakley, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, William O. Partridge, Elizabeth R. Pennell (83 letters & 55p. handwritten article), Joseph Pennell, Henry R. Poore, Eva A. Remington, Henry Reuterdahl, Boardman Robinson, Henry Sandham, DeCost Smith, Jessie W. Smith, Albert E. Sterner, Alfred Stieglitz, William J. Stillman (ca. 95 letters), Lorado Taft, Henry O. Tanner, Abbott H. Thayer, Gerald H. Thayer, Dwight W. Tryon, John C. Van Dyke, Douglas Volk, Irving R. Wiles, and others.

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Epithet: American collector British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000301.0x000033 Manufacturer and art collector. From the description of Charles Lang Freer letter, 1928. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450299 Art collector; Detroit, Michigan. Collected Asian, American, and European art, including a large collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. Founded the Freer G...

Coxe, H. Cleveland (Hanson Cleveland), 1859-

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Kemble, E. W. (Edward Windsor), 1861-1933

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E.W. Kemble (1861-1933), American cartoonist and illustrator. From the description of Letters to Ellis D. Robb, 1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863177 Illustrator, cartoonist and writer. From the description of Edward Windsor Kemble drawings, 1888 [and undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80910799 Kemble, an American cartoonist and caricaturist, illustrated many of the Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris, as well as the annotated Mark...

Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917

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Portrait painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of James Carroll Beckwith papers, 1878-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 227193635 From the description of James Carroll Beckwith diary (in the New York Historical Society), 1895. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86093784 From the description of James Carroll Beckwith papers (in the National Academy of Design), 1871-1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557679 Portrait painter, New York City. ...

Levy, Florence N. (Florence Nightingale), 1870-1947

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Arts administrator and educator, New York City. From the description of Florence Nightingale Levy papers, 1899-1946 (bulk 1908-1926). (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58778959 Florence Nightingale Levy (1870-1947) was an art editor and educator of New York City. From the description of Florence Nightingale Levy papers, 1890-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122378702 From the guide to the Florence Nightingale Levy papers, 18...

Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948

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Irving Ramsey (1861- 1948) was a portrait painter, illustrator and teacher in Utica, N.Y. From the description of Irving Ramsay Wiles papers, 1887-1935. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 669913101 Portrait painter, illustrator, teacher; Utica, N.Y.; b. 1861; d. 1948. From the description of Irving Wiles journals and address books, 1910-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220229069 From the description of Irving Ramsay Wiles journals and address books, 1910...

Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924

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American collector. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Fenway Court," to an unidentified recipient, [1908?] Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269568468 Art collector and patron; Mrs. Jack Gardner. From the description of Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum collection, [18--]-[19--]. (University of Mobile Library). WorldCat record id: 70925322 Art historian, critic, collector, and teacher; Flo...

Oakley, Violet, 1874-1961

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Muralist and illustrator, of Pennsylvania; 1896, student of Howard Pyle; d. 1961. From the description of Violet Oakley papers, 1897-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70975899 Violet Oakley died on 25 February 1961. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1935-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122584716 Muralist, painter; Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Violet Oakley autograph and photogra...

La Farge, C. Grant (Christopher Grant), 1862-1938

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American architect. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Arthur B. Turnure of Harper and brothers, 1891 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596782 ...

Smith, DeCost, 1864-1939.

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