Phoebe A. Hearst letters to Carl O. Borg

Collection ID:
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919
Physical Description:
12 Items

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters from Phoebe A. Hearst to Borg, written from her California residences in McCloud, Pleasanton, and the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The letters reflect Heart's interest in Borg's career, her financial support of his European travels, and the closeness of their relationship.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Hearst was an art collector and patron; Pleasanton and San Francisco, Calif. She was the mother of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. Among the artists to whom she provided financial support was the Swedish born painter and etcher Carl Oscar Borg (1879-1947). Borg, who settled in Los Angeles in 1903, specialized in depicting Native Americans and landscapes of California and the Southwest.

Reproduction Note
All photocopies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of originals unknown. Lost after the death of Borg's widow Lilly Lindstrand Borg Elmberg.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1997 by Helen Laird.

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
Art patrons -- California -- San Francisco Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borg, Carl Oscar, 1879-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001