Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978.

ArchivalResource

White, Nelson C. Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978.

Nelson and Henry C. White research material, 1898-1978.

Letters, notes and writings, transcripts of diaries, printed material, photographs, and subject files are composed primarily of research materials for Nelson White's books, THE LIFE AND ART OF J. FRANK CURRIER (1936) and ABBOTT H. THAYER: PAINTER AND NATURALIST (1951), and article, "The Art of Thomas Wilmer Dewing" (1929), and for Henry C. White's book, THE LIFE AND ART OF DWIGHT WILLIAM TRYON (1930). Sixteen letters to Nelson White concerning family and research (1937-1951); typescripts about Currier and Dewing by White; a typescript on Tryon's pastels by George Alfred Williams; subject files on Thayer containing genealogical information, typescripts, and Thayer's letters to his first wife Kate, second wife Emma, various family members, Samuel Clemens, Royal Cortissoz, Dewing, Theodore Roosevelt (regarding wildlife preservation), and Franklin Roosevelt (concerning camouflage for war vehicles). Other correspondents include George Grey Barnard (1916-1917), Frank Benson (1915-1917), George de Forest Brush (1909-1917), Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1903-1905), John Singer Sargent (1915-1923), Charles Freer, George Alfred Williams, and J. Alex Donald. Writings concerning Thayer include a 5-page autobiography dictated by Thayer (1907); transcripts from his father's diary; reminiscences by his father and daughter, Gladys Thayer (1849-1921); lists of Thayer's works; his writings on wildlife preservation, camouflage, and other topics; and a typescript of White's biography. Printed material consists of clippings and an exhibition catalog (1922). Photographs show Thayer, his family, his house, and works of art. Henry White's research material on Tryon includes a copy of a 1916 letter to Beulah Strong from Tryon and 3 letters concerning Congressman Vestal's bill (1930-1931). The 20 clippings are primarily book reviews (1930-1931). Thirty-seven photographs show Tryon, his boyhood home, his works of art (1919-1923), and the Tryon Art Gallery at Smith College. Writings consist of an autobiographical account by Tryon (1924-1925) and a typescript of an article about Tryon by White. Notes concern publication of the book. A letter to White from Tryon briefly mentions his activities (1925). Autobiographical notes were written by Tryon and annotated by White (1925). Letters to Henry White, Nelson White, and Ida Rovetti White are from Edward Bell, Maria Oakey Dewing, Susan Eakins (concerning Franklin Schenck), Louisa and Wilson Eyre, Will Howe Foote, R.H. Ives Gammell, Harry L. Hoffman, Elizabeth Dewing Bender Kaup, Luigi Lucioni, Edwin and Henry Prellwitz, Franklin L. Schenck, Stow and Edith Wengenroth, Irving Wiles, and others (1911-1978). Eleven photographs show works of art by Currier. An article concerns "Daylight in Picture Galleries." Research material compiled by Nelson White on Dewing (1929) and Currier (1936) includes letters concerning Currier (1921-1967) and 8 letters from Dewing's daughter, Elizabeth Dewing Kaup (1928-1951). Subject files on Currier include a transcript of his 1870 diary, notes, clippings (1898-1936), exhibition catalogs (1931-1958), copy photographs of Currier and his family from 1860-1890, his works of art, and an exhibition installation (1958). Designs by White are on cardboard. There are also notes and drafts of the Dewing article, "Cremona", and "Laura Standish Brown Beaton." Research material on Thayer includes typescripts of letters, written between 1884 and 1919, from Thayer to Francis H. Allen (1910-1915), Royal Cortissoz (1910-1917), Dewing (1903-1910), and Theodore Roosevelt (1910-1912). A subject file contains notes, drafts of the Thayer book, a 1913 essay on "Edward Martin Taber's Drawings", and a draft of an appreciation of Thayer by Sidney Allen. Printed material about Thayer includes clippings (1903-1951), an exhibition catalog (1961), and reproductions of Thayer's work. Photographs show Thayer, his family, house, and art works. Henry White's research material on Tryon consists of transcripts of letters from Tryon to George Alfred Williams (1906-1925), from Charles Freer to Tryon (1907), and from James McNeill Whistler to Henri Fantin-Latour. Other correspondence (1927-1936) includes 2 letters from Alfred Vance Churchill (1927-1928). Various drafts of the book contain revisions by Mrs. Bender, Alfred Vance Churchill, and Mr. Rossiter. Printed material consists of galley proofs, a clipping by Cortissoz, a brochure about the book, and an exhibition catalog for Henry White's work (1954). Photographs show a work by Tryon and the Tryon Gallery at Smith College.

4.2 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 7 reels)

Related Constellations

There are 27 Constellations related to this resource.

Foote, Will Howe, 1874-1965

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60582bw (person)

Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v41fhf (person)

Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67948d9 (person)

Painter; New York, N.Y., Dublin, N.H.; b. 1855; d. 1941. From the description of George de Forest Brush and Brush family papers, circa 1909-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319940491 Painter; New York, N.Y. and Dublin, N.H. From the description of George de Forest Brush letters to Mr. Wilson, [ca. 1884]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122355147 American painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bayville, to Mrs. [John Cha...

Bell, Edward August, 1862-1953.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66d6cq2 (person)

Hoffman, Harry Leslie, b. 1880.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w644665f (person)

Wiles, Irving Ramsay, 1861-1948

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6w95ck2 (person)

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...

Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xg9s4r (person)

Florence 1856-1925 London. From the description of Portrait of Mrs. J.P. Morgan, Jr. (nee Jane Norton Grew, 1868-1925) [painting]. [ca. 1905] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270906593 Anglo-American painter. From the description of Letters, 1881-1916. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81028068 Sargent was an American-born painter who lived and worked in France, England and elsewhere. From the description of [Letter] Sunday, 33, T...

Schenck, Franklin L., d. 1926.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6q820bb (person)

Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ns0s96 (person)

American painter, etcher and author. From the description of Autograph letters, signed with his name : Lindsey Houses, Chelsea, and 28 Wimple Street, to [James Key] Caird and J.E. Millais, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588842 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Miss Cobden, [May 1881/1884]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587769 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chelsea, London, to Waldo Story, the sculptor, pos...

Wengenroth, Stow, 1906-1978

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z0398z (person)

White, Nelson C.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kh16r0 (person)

Painter, art historian, and collector; Hartford, Connecticut. White was a pupil of his father, Henry C. White, and later studied at the National Academy of Design. He was a trustee of the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. Henry Cooke Nelson was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He had private art lessons with Dwight Tryon in 1875. From 1884-1886, he also studied at the Art Students League with Kenyon Cox and Geor...

Lucioni, Luigi, 1900-1988

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60p1hnt (person)

Painter; Vermont, New York; b. 1900, d. 1988; Lucioni was a realist painter best known for his landscapes of Vermont and portraits of opera singers. From the description of Luigi Lucioni papers, circa 1933-1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 319939702 Painter and etcher, born Malnate, Italy. Moved to America with his family when he was a child. Studied at Cooper Union Art School and National Academy of Design. Painted explicitly and realistically, creating very detailed and...

Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63b61zf (person)

Painter; Dublin, New Hampshire. From the description of Abbott Handerson Thayer papers, 1861-1936 [microform]. 1962. (Defense Special Weapons Agency). WorldCat record id: 79732064 American painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dublin, N.H., to Mr. Clark, [no year] Jun. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571900 Artist Abbott Handerson Thayer was born in Boston and raised in rural New Hampshire, where he became an avid outdoorsman a...

Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6736scr (person)

Painters; New York, N.Y. Thomas studied with Boulanger and Lefebvre. Maria his wife studied with John La Farge in New York City and Couture in Paris. From the description of Thomas Wilmer Dewing and Dewing family papers, 1839-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220173772 Thomas (1851-1938) and Maria Dewing (1855-1927) were painters from New York, N.Y. Thomas studied with Boulanger and Lefebvre. Maria his wife studied with Jo...

White, Henry Cooke, 1861-1952

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6794k30 (person)

Gammell, R. H. Ives (Robert Hale Ives), 1893-1981

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6f192qv (person)

Painter, writer; Boston, Mass. From the description of R.H. Ives Gammell interviews, 1973 Mar. 21-1973 June 12 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79221014 R.H. Ives Gammell (1893-1981) was a painter and writer from Boston, Mass. From the description of Oral history interview with R.H. Ives Gammell, 1973 Mar. 21-June 12 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595169 Painter, writer; Boston, Mass. Studie...

Currier, J. Frank (Joseph Frank), 1843-1909

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kk9x3w (person)

Prellwitz, Henry, 1865-1940

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6f76xn7 (person)

Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60r9t50 (person)

Philadelphia architect. Eyre began his career in 1877 when he joined the Philadelphia office of architect James Peacok Sims. After Sims' death in 1879, Eyre took over the office. Between 1912 and 1939 he worked in partnership with John Gilbert McIlvaine. From the description of Wilson Eyre architectural drawings and papers, circa 1877-1945. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 505720001 ...

Freer, Charles Lang, 1854-1919

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6m047zc (person)

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...

Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69h69zb (person)

American sculptor, 1863-1938, also art collector and dealer. Trained at Chicago Art Institute and L'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Commissioned to do statues for the Capital in Harrisburg, Pa., a statue of Lincoln for Cincinnati, Ohio. He spent the last years of his life on a monument to peace entitled "Rainbow Arch" which was never realized. Barnard supported himself by selling Medieval art and artifacts. He built the "Cloisters" in New York City to house his personal collection and sold it in 1925 to...

Williams, George Alfred, 1875-1932

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6p567rs (person)

Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6m907r8 (person)

Sculptor. From the description of Papers of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, circa 1848-1907. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71071553 Sculptor and artist. From the description of Augustus Saint-Gaudens papers, 1891-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981198 Sculptor, New York. From the description of Letter, 1893 April 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553768 American sculptor. From the description of Saint-Gaudens National...

Dewing, M. O. (Maria Oakey), 1855-1927

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6th96h2 (person)

Churchill, Alfred Vance, 1864-1949

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zc8hw6 (person)

Alfred Vance Churchill was born on August 14, 1864 in Oberlin, Ohio. He was the son of Charles Henry Churchill, a professor at Oberlin College and his second wife, Henrietta Vance Churchill. Alfred was the second child of Henrietta Vance Churchill, and was the sixth of Charles Henry Churchill's nine children. After studies at Oberlin, Alfred studied art in Berlin, Leipzig, and Paris from 1887-1890. He married Marie Marschall in 1890. Their son Louis Nelson Churchill was born in 1897. In 1892 Chu...

Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pr7xqv (person)

American landscape painter Dwight William Tryon was born in Hartford, CT on August 13, 1849. When Tryon was about 2 years old, his father Anson Tryon was killed in a hunting accident and he was raised at his maternal grandparents' home. At the age of fourteen, Tryon began work as a machinist at Colt's Firearms Factory in Hartford to support his mother and himself. He enrolled in evening classes at Hannum's Business School and developed calligraphic skills which supplemented his inco...

Eakins, Susan Macdowell

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cr6d76 (person)

Painter; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lived 1851-1938. Full name Susan Hannah Macdowell Eakins. Married to painter, photographer Thomas Eakins. From the description of Susan Eakins letter, 1929 July 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122545833 ...