A Finding Aid to the Mollie Garfield Papers, 1874-1883, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.garfmoll
Creators:
Garfield, Mollie, 1867-1947
Dates:
1874-1883
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The Mollie Garfield papers measures 0.2 linear feet and date from 1874 to 1883 and consist primarily of an album of 26 signed pencil sketches, ink drawings, and watercolors of various subjects by American painters and illustrators, including James Carter Beard, Harry Fenn, William Henry Holmes, Joseph Pennell, and others. Also found are a few items of correspondence and notes regarding the album and the artists, and a few scattered miscellaneous documents from the 1870s.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The Mollie Garfield papers measures 0.2 linear feet and date from 1874 to 1883 and consist primarily of an album of 26 signed pencil sketches, ink drawings, and watercolors of various subjects by American painters and illustrators, including James Carter Beard, Harry Fenn, William Henry Holmes, Joseph Pennell, and others. Also found are a few items of correspondence and notes regarding the album and the artists, and a few scattered miscellaneous documents from the 1870s.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection, there is only one series consisting of five folders of 19 items. Items are arranged chronologically.

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Mary "Mollie" Garfield (1867-1947) was born in Washington, D.C. to James A. Garfield and Lucretia Rudolph Garfield. She was 14 when her father became President of the United States in January, 1881. On July 2, James Garfield was shot at Union Station in Washington, D.C. and Mollie and her mother were present when he died of his wounds on September 19. Mollie Garfield's education included Miss Mittleberger's School in Cleveland, Ohio and one semester at Miss Porter's Finishing School in Farmington, Connecticut. She lived with her mother at the Garfield family home, Lawnfield, in Mentor, Ohio until her marriage in 1888 to Joseph Stanley-Brown, who had been her father's private secretary. She died in Pasadena, California at the age of 80.

Administration
Alternative Forms Available
The papers of Mollie Garfield (later Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown) in the Archives of American Art were digitized in
2006
, and total
66
images.
Processing Information
The Mollie Garfield papers were microfilmed on reel 865, and the album was conserved in 1989. The collection was fully processed by Erin Corley and digitized in 2007 with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Author
Erin Corley
Sponsor
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Provenance
The collection was donated in 1970 by Mrs. Herbert (Ruth) Feis, daughter of Mollie Garfield.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Mollie Garfield papers, 1874-1883. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Restrictions on Access
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Mollie Garfield papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Related Material
The Mary Garfield Stanley-Brown papers, 1881-1967, are located at the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sketches Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- Ohio -- Cleveland Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beard, James Carter, 1837-1913 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fenn, Harry, 1838-1911 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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