Jefferson David Chalfant papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.chaljeff
Creators:
Chalfant, Jefferson David, 1856-1931
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Society of American Artists
American Art Association (Society)
Craig and Evans (Firm)
National Academy of Design (U.S.)
Dates:
1885-1976
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1.7 Items
linear feet (on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence with Chalfant's agent, H. Wood Sullivan, also George H. Sullivan, American Art Association and its successor Society of American Artists, Craig and Evans, George C. Folsom, Lawrence J. Morris, National Academy of Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Richard Robbins, and others; William D. Davis's research material on Chalfant; correspondence regarding Chalfant's portrait of Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr.; writings, drawings, specifications , and printed material relaitng to Chalfant's type justifying machine and other patents; financial material; exhibition catalogs, 1887-1890; photographs of Chalfant, his wife, and art works; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait painter, inventor; Wilmington, Delaware. An extremely meticulous painter; his facsimile of a one dollar note was so perfectly rendered, it was confiscated by the U.S. government.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2426-2427 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1976 by Mrs. Margaret E. Chalfant.

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
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Repository Contact
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