R. Sturgis Ingersoll papers relating to Henry McCarter

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ingershm
Creators:
Ingersoll, R. Sturgis (Robert Sturgis), b. 1891
Dates:
1896-1944
bulk 1930-1943
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
(on 1 microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Material compiled by R. Sturgis Ingersoll preparatory to his biography of Henry McCarter (never completed), primarily Ingersoll's correspondence with McCarter's friends and associates, and McCarter's correspondence collected by Ingersoll.
Scope and Contents
Included are Ingersoll's correspondence requesting information and documents relating to McCarter; correspondence and clippings regarding the Henry McCarter Memorial Exhibition held at the J.B. Neumann Gallery, New York, N.Y. and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1943; and documents regarding McCarter's estate, 1943, 1944. Among the correspondents are Francis and Katherine Biddle, Mrs. Adolphe Borie (Edith), Alexander Crane, Royal Cortissoz, Charles Cullen, Bernard Davis, Daniel Garber, William Weeks Hall, Mrs. William Sergeant Kendall (Christine Herter), Joanna McCarter (McCarter's neice), Abraham Rattner, Lorna Gill Walsh, Franklin C. Watkins, and others.
Scope and Contents
McCarter's correspondence is with Albert C. Barnes, Cecilia Beaux, Francis and Katherine Biddle, Adolphe and Edith Borie, Bernard Davis, Lenora Owsley Herman, Anna Warren Ingersoll, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, William Sergeant Kendall, Nicholas Roosevelt, and others. Also included are a manuscript fragment by McCarter about individual expression and the "stifling' traditions of academic training, undated; Hannah Rile Weiman's handwritten notes of a lecture by McCarter at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1920 or 28; sketches by McCarter; 12 photographs of McCarter and others, ca. 1930; and clippings.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ingersoll was a lawyer, art collector, and President of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; McCarter a Philadelphia painter.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1994 by Mr. Perry Benson, Ingersoll's grandson.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lawyers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biddle, Francis, 1886-1968 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Borie, Adolphe, 1877-1934 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cortissoz, Royal, 1869-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crane, Alexander Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cullen, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Bernard Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hall, William Weeks, 1894-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Herman, Leorna Owsky Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ingersoll, Anna Warren, 1887-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garber, Daniel, 1880- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kendall, William Sergeant, 1869-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McCarter, Henry, 1866-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neumann, J. B. (Jsrael Ber) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rattner, Abraham Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roosevelt, Nicholas Guy, 1883?-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walsh, Lorna Gill Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watkins, Franklin Chenault, 1894-1972 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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