John Frederick Lewis selected letters

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lewijohn
Creators:
Lewis, John Frederick, 1860-1932
Dates:
1903-1929
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The letters, predominately incoming, relate to Lewis' activities on behalf of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts regarding exhibitions, prizes, hiring, and problems relating to the teaching staff. There are also letters relating to the Philadelphia Water Color Club, the Art Club of Philadelphia, Lewis' collecting, and letters from artists and others prominent in the arts including Cecilia Beaux and Albert C. Barnes.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Lawyer, art collector; Philadelphia, Penn. Served on the boards of many Philadelphia arts organizations, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Art Jury of Philadelphia.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 3903-3904 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, the American Philosophical Society, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by American Philosophical Society as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. The Lewis collection contains over 45,000 items which document Lewis' legal practice, collecting and business affairs. Only the art related letters were microfilmed.

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 -- Societies, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Exhibitions -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art Schools -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Function 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
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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