G. Alan Chidsey papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.chidg
Creators:
Chidsey, G. Alan
Dates:
1920-1979
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
6.6 Linear feet
(partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; scrapbooks; photographs; clippings; and catalogs, much of it relating to Marsden Hartley.
Scope and Contents
REEL 1708: 3 letters from Mardsen Hartley; Chidsey's correspondence with Elizabeth McCausland, Martha Jackson, E. Weyhe, Inc., Frank Noyes, Sanford Schwartz, and others regarding the Marsden Hartley Estate; appraisals and price lists of paintings; clippings; a photograph of Marsden Hartley by Alfred Steiglitz, and another of Hartley in France.
Scope and Contents
REEL N69-115: Photographs of Hartley paintings, 1908-1943, identified by their 1944 location (Rosenberg, Knoedler, or Lincoln warehouse) and, in some cases, their subsequent date of sale, purchaser, price, and estate number, going as late as 1969. A note by Alan Chidsey indicates that many of the paintings were sold before Hartley's estate was inventoried in 1951.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: 5,800 clippings concerning twentieth century American artists; 18 Parke-Bernet auction catalogs; and 3 scrapbooks, entitled "Artists and Models," containing cartoon clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Book dealer and lawyer; Plandom, N.Y. Chidsey served as trustee to the Marsden Hartley estate.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N69-115 and 1708 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1979 by Alan G. Chidsey.

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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
A list of artists included in Chidsey's clipping file available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Book dealers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lawyers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hartley, Marsden, 1877-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, Martha Kellogg Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCausland, Elizabeth, 1899-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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