J. Bond Francisco papers

Collection ID:
Francisco, J. Bond (John Bond), 1863-1931
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Writings, including handwritten anecdotes of Francisco's life in Berlin in 1890, an evening at Cafe des Arts in Paris, his service on a coroner's jury in Los Angeles in 1919, early concerts by Adelina Patti, and an essay on music and painting; a 121 p. photo album, "Arizona Notes in Picture by and for Harold Bell Wright, 1911-1914," inscribed by the author to Francisco; photographs of Francisco, his studio, family and paintings; an ink sketch; articles; and reproductions of Francisco's paintings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, concert violinist, art and music teacher; Los Angeles, Calif. Studied art and music in Berlin, Munich, and Paris with Bouguereau.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1992 by Francisco's grandson, A. Bond McGaffey.

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
Artists' studios -- Photographs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arizona -- Pictorial works. Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- California -- Los Angeles Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patti, Adelina, 1843-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Harold Bell, 1872-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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