Archives of American Art

Francis Davis Millet letters to Miss Ward and Ticknor

Collection ID:
Millet, Francis Davis, 1846-1912
Physical Description:
5 Items
(partially microfilmed on 1 reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two letters to Miss Ward, one written while on board a sailing yacht, the Winsome, Aug. 23, in which Millet recommends "Mr. Lippincott who has taken charge of the Academy painting class" as a teacher; the second regarding an exhibition, March 13; and two letters to [George] Ticknor, making plans to meet, March 16 and April 21 (no years). Also included, but not on microfilm, is a photocopy of a page from Harper's magazine, 1917, alluding to Ticknor and Millet.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, muralist; Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. George Ticknor was a history professor and writer at Harvard University. Millet established an artists' colony with close friends John Singer Sargent, Henry James, and Edwin Abbey in the village of Broadway, Worcestershire. He played a major role in the founding of the American Federation of the Arts, was extensively involved in the World Columbian Exposition, worked on the Fine Arts Commission in Washington, D.C., during the terms of presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. Millet went down with the Titanic, April 15, 1912.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D9 (fr. 724-732) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased 1956 with funds provided by Alfred Brayer.

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.

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Ticknor, George, 1791-1871 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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