Archives of American Art

Charles H. Gifford papers

Collection ID:
Gifford, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1839-1904
Physical Description:
31 Items
(on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, sketchbooks, sketches, a diary, photographs, a biographical account and poems.
Scope and Contents
REEL 438: Typescript (81 pages) of AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HENRY GIFFORD, ARTIST written by Henry's daughter, Helen Gifford James in 1935.
Scope and Contents
REEL 482: A diary, 1870, with notations of expenses and appointments; 4 letters from Gifford to his daughter; 4 sketches; a poem about Gifford by Mary Hathaway and a sonnet by Gifford; 4 photographs; notes and a manuscript of the autobiography by Helen Gifford James.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2523: A sketchbook and 8 sketches; and a calling card, ca. 1873.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Fairhaven, Mass.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 438, 482 and 2523 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 482: Originals returned to the lender, Isabel E. H. Gray, after microfilming.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 2523: Originals returned to the lender, Mrs. Edward W. Harbick, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 438 donated by Mrs. Elton E. Gray, Gifford's granddaughter, November 1972. Material on reel 482 lent for microfilming by Isabel E. H. Gray, Gifford's granddaughter, February 1973. Material on reel 2523 lent for microfilming by Mrs. Edward W. Harbick, March 1982.

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.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, Modern -- 19th century -- Massachusetts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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