Galvani's record of paintings in Louisiana

Collection ID:
Groves, W. E. (William E), 1906-
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(1 v. on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Clippings from New Orleans newspapers, particularly the DAILY PICAYUNE, a few notes, and four letters. Most clippings concern the sale of art works, especially auction sales. Letters also concern the sale of paintings and are from Samuel Putnman Avery, D. Alfredo Hitter (?), 1890, and two unidentified correspondents. The scrapbook was probably kept by New Orleans art dealer Charles Galvani in 1840s-1850s, and later by collector and publisher Armand Hawkins, late nineteenth century.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art collector; New Orleans, La.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D32 & 107 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The scrapbook, previously owned by Dr. I. M. Cline, was given to the Archives by William E. Groves. The microfilm copy made on reel 107 is apparently more complete than the ealier version on reel D32.

Other Title
Other Title
New Orleans Scrapbook (D32 Microfilm title)

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
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Orleans (La.) -- Art Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Galvani, Charles, b. 1805? Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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