John Kenneth Byard papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.byarjohn
Creators:
Byard, John Kenneth, 1886-1959
Dates:
1908-1960
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1,150 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers relating mainly to Byard's business as a dealer in American antique furniture. Included are correspondence, 1950-1960, with Henry N. Flynt, Robert B. Hanan, A. M. Adler (Hirschl & Adler), Ellerton M. Jette, Cornelius C. Moore, Dr. J. Reed McClure, Otto M. Wasserman, Electra Webb (Shelburne Museum), and others; a scrapbook, 1908; notes from lectures; an obituary notice; and letters to Mrs. Dorothy Byard after her husband's death.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art and antique dealer; Norwalk, Conn.. Byard graduated from Columbia Law School in 1911. Ill health prompted Byard to move to the country, where he made his interest in early American antiques into a business. The library at the Heritage Foundation in Deerfield, Massachusetts, bears his name.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 102 and 103 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1959-1961 by Mrs. John Kenneth Byard, widow of Byard.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Antique dealers -- Connecticut -- Norwalk Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jetté, Ellerton Marcel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McClure, J. Reed Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moore, Cornelius C., 1885-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wasserman, Otto M., 1901- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Webb, Electra Havemeyer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adler, A. M. (Abraham M), 1902-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Flynt, Henry N. (Henry Needham), 1893-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hanan, Robert B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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