Clifford W. Ashley papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ashlclif
Creators:
Ashley, Clifford W. (Clifford Warren), 1881-1947
Sanborn Studio
Dates:
1903-1964
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 5 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence (ca. 900 letters), sketches, photographs, two exhibition catalogs, the manuscript of The Ashley Book of Knots, and miscellany. Much of the correspondence deals with Ashley's research for and the publication of his Yankee Clipper (1926). Among the correspondents are Henriette Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth (a 7 p. letter), Irving R. Wiles, Oliver LaFarge, Maxfield Parrish, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Booth Tarkington. One charcoal and three pencil sketches (34.8 x 24 cm. or smaller) are of a three mast sailing ship and pedestal for the Delano family cemetery monument designed by Ashley.
Scope and Contents
A pencil sketch and mechanical reproduction of an ink drawing (28 x 21.5 cm.) are of a map to Ashley's home near New Bedford used as an invitation to a party, 1936. Photographs are of Ashley, Ashley painting, works of art, artists' models, travels, and of a portrait of Ashley by Irving R. Wiles, 1926. Among the photos of Ashley are one taken by Robert H. Davis, ca. 1920's, and one by Sanborn Studio, Delaware, undated.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Marine painter, writer, illustrator. Dedicated most of his artistic and literary work to the subject of whaling.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 457-461 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Ashely's widow, Mrs. Stephen Delano, 1972.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Ashley, Clifford W., -- 1881-1947. -- Yankee whaler Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ashley, Clifford W., -- 1881-1944. -- Ashley book of knots Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whaling in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tombstones Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Massachusetts -- New Bedford -- Description and Travel Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marine painters -- Massachusetts -- New Bedford Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wyeth, Henriette, 1907- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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