Joel Wakeman Burdick papers

Collection ID:
Burdick, Joel Wakeman, 1853-1925
[ca. 1889-1909]
Physical Description:
211 Items
microfilm frames

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Approximately 78 letters to Burdick from Frederic Remington, some illustrated, in which Remington discusses mutual business concerns, his art work, family, and other personal matters. Also included are photographs of Burdick and Remington families on vacation, a photograph of the interior of Burdick's house with a Remington painting on the wall, a photo of Eva Remington, a group photo of friends, and a photo of "Remington's horse"; and a clipping advertising an art competition.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Businessman. Burdick helped develop the American railroad system in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition, he organized the West Penn Steel Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and Frederic Remington were good friends.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3828 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Essex County [New York] Historical Society.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
A grand-daughter of Burdick gave these papers to the Essex County [New York] Historical Society. The arrangement devised by the Society has been maintained.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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