Archives of American Art

Harper's Magazine Autograph Letter collection

Collection ID:
Harper & Brothers. Art Dept
Physical Description:
3 Reels
ca. 700 items (on 3 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from artists and writers to HARPER'S MAGAZINE dealing with late nineteenth-century illustrations and articles for that publication. A separate group concerns Whistler's suit against Harper and Brothers for its alleged libel in DuMauriers's TRILBY, and another comprises eighteen James Jackson Jarves letters, 1853-1855, on his articles. Some of the correspondents are Poultney Bigelow, William Merritt Chase, A.B. Frost, Richard Morris Hunt, Francis Millet, Maxfield Parrish, Howard Pyle, Charles S. Reinhardt, Albert E. Sterner and J.Q.A. Ward.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N709-N711 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1967 by Pierpont Morgan Library.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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