Letters to Charles Henry Hart from artists, 1863-1915.

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Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. Letters to Charles Henry Hart from artists, 1863-1915.

Letters to Charles Henry Hart from artists, 1863-1915.

Letters from artists received by Hart largely in his capacity as director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and as an authority on portraiture. Letters regard paintings, engravings, requests for information, and acceptances of positions as a member of the jury of selection and committees at the Academy. Correspondents include: Thomas P. Anshutz, Thomas Ball, Edwin H. Blashfield, Francis B. Carpenter, William M. Chase, Howard C. Christy, Frederic E. Church, William A. Coffin, Kenyon Cox, Charles C. Curran, Thomas W. Dewing, Asher B. Durand, Thomas Eakins, John M. Falconer, Stephen J. Ferris, Jared B. Flagg, Charles Grafly, Clifford P. Grayson, Thomas A. Harrison, Thomas Hovenden, Daniel Huntington, Hugh B. Jones, George C. Lambdin, Charles Linford, Will H. Low, Frederick W. MacMonnies, George W. Maynard, William Page, Joseph Pennell, Roland H. Perry, William T. Richards, Peter F. Rothermel, Walter Shirlaw, William T. Smedley, James D. Smillie, Grancis H. Smith, George H. Story, Julian Story, Edmund Tarbell, Abbott H. Thayer, Frank H. Tomkins, Bernahrd Uhle, Edward Valentine, and Olin L. Warner. The James D. Smillie letter was refilmed in its entirety on reel 1079.

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