Robert K. Fitzgerel collection of papers on Louis M. Eilshemius

Collection ID:
Fitzgerel, Robert K.
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, writings, printed material, small paintings, drawings, and photographs of Louis Eilshemius collected by Robert K. Fitzgerel. consisting largely of material of the previous collector/owner, William Schack.
Scope and Contents
Included are letters to William Schack relating to Shack's publication of his biography on Eilshemius, including references to the individual owners and institutions holding Eilshemius's artwork; other correspondents are Robert Tannahill and George L.K. Morris; writings, including self-published material by Eilshemius; promotional cards; and a handwritten play script, The Course of Love. The printed material consists of newspaper clippings about Eilshemius and an extensive group of Eilshemius' letters to the editors of New York dailies. Photographs include nineteenth century images of Eilshemius as a child and his family members and photographs of artists model nudes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Fitzgerel is a collector; Newcastle, Maine. William Schack was Louis Eilshemius's first biographer. Louis Eilshemius (1869-1941) was a painter, writer, and composer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 2001 by Robert K. Fitzgerel. The letters and epherema in the Fitzgerel collection were loaned to Steven Harvey, director of contemporary exhibitions at Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, who organized an exhibition on Eilshemius at the National Academy of Design (Sept.-Dec. 2001).

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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schack, William, b. 1898 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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