Francis duPont Cornelius papers

Collection ID:
Cornelius, Francis duPont, 1907-
Physical Description:
12.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; biographical and personal documents; writings; photographs; etchings; conservation work files; business files; slides and negatives.
Scope and Contents
Biographical and personal documents; business correspondence; typescripts, notes, and published writings; photographs of Cornelius; 4 etchings by him; files on conservation work completed, containing correspondence, condition reports, bills, receipts, canvas fragments, photographs, transparencies, x-rays and slides.
Scope and Contents
Business daybooks, 11volumes, 1952-1978, listing Cornelius' transactions as a conservator of works of art. The listings include the date, client, artist and work, appraisal of the work's condition, conservation performed, and cost. Payments due are also listed.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Francis duPont Cornelius (1907-1990) was a conservator from Cincinnati, Ohio.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1419 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 1419: Originals returned to Francis duPont Cornelius after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unmicrofilmed material donated 1978 by Francis duPont Cornelius. Material on reel 1419 lent for microfilming 1978 by Cornelius.

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

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid available for unmicrofilmed material in Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Conservation and restoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Conservators -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001