Carl Hirschberg papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hirscarl
Creators:
Hirschberg, Carl, 1854-1923
Dates:
1871-1951
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
5 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The bulk of collection consists of correspondence with his wife Alice Hirschberg and their son Laurence Nelson, but also included are letters to Hirschberg from Charles Yardley Turner and William St. John Harper, who write from abroad while studying art with Jean Paul Laurens and Leon Bonnat. Other correspondents include Walter Shirlaw, John Lavery, Edwin Austin Abbey, Arthur Hoeber and art patron J. Sanford Saltus. Nelson's correspondence relates to his experiences while studying abroad and with Birge Harrison at the Art Students League Woodstock Summer School. Also included are photographs, mainly of the family and a written work by Alice Hirschberg.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, illustrator; New York, N.Y. Born in Germany. Married to Alice Hirschberg (Alice Kerr-Nelson). Their son, painter and teacher Laurence Nelson, took his mother's name.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by William Dolan Fletcher in 1985.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 19th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Study and teaching -- France -- Paris Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bonnat, Léon Joseph Florentin, 1833-1922 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Laurens, Jean-Paul, 1838-1921 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirschberg, Alice, b. 1856 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harper, William St. John, 1851-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turner, Charles Yardley, 1850-1918 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoeber, Arthur, 1854-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nelson, Laurence, 1887-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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