James Edward Kelly papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.kelljame
Creators:
Kelly, James Edward, 1855-1933
Dates:
1880-1957
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.4 Linear feet
(on 2 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Business correspondence; correspondence between Robert Bruce and George Hope Ryder (Kelly's patron) concerning Ryder's collection of sculpture by Kelly; a bound typescript of Kelly's memoirs with descriptions of New York City from the Civil War period to the 1930s and impressions of HARPER'S and SCRIBNER'S magazines, the National Academy of Design, Theodore Dreiser, Thomas A. Edison, Winslow Homer. Abraham Lincoln, Edgar Allen Poe, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Napoleon Sarony, Oscar Wilde, Admiral John L. Worden and others; and photos and reproductions of works of art. Also found are an inventory of George H. Ryder's art and furniture collection; and lists of pictures and bronzes of Ryder.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor, illustrator and painter; New York City. Kelly's primary work were Civil War monuments.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm rolls 1876-1877 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Mary C. Liberatore, is the niece of Leonard Clayton, who established a gallery in New York City in the 1920s. This collection was possibly organized by George Hope Ryder, Kelly's patron, acquired by the Gallery and then donated to the Archives.

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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Index to memoirs available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York (N.Y.) -- Pictorial works Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engravers Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, George Hope Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Worden, John Lorimer, 1818-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harper's Magazine Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Academy of Design (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scribner's magazine Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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