A Finding Aid to the John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke Papers, 1887-1965, bulk 1887-1925, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.mowbjohn
Creators:
Mowbray-Clarke, Mary Horgan, 1874 or 1875-1962
Mowbray-Clarke, John Frederick, 1869-1953
Dates:
1887-1965
bulk 1887-1925
Languages:
English
The collection is in English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of sculptor John Frederick and art critic Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1965, with the bulk of the material dating from 1887 to 1925. The collection consists of scattered biographical material, professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, and artwork. Some material relates to the Sunwise Turn Book Shop operated by Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of sculptor John Frederick and art critic Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1887 to 1965, with the bulk of the material dating from 1887 to 1925. The collection consists of scattered biographical material, professional and personal correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, and artwork. Some material relates to the Sunwise Turn Book Shop operated by Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke.
Sunwise Turn Book Shop material is found within the correspondence and business records series. A poster and a exhibition catalog for John Frederick Mowbray-Clarke were printed by the book shop.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 6 series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1887-1892 (2 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1901-1925, 1965 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1917-circa 1923 (4 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 4: Business Records, 1902-1925 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1919-1925 (3 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 6: Artwork, circa 1915 (1 folder; Box 1)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor John Frederick Mowbray-Clarke (1869-1953) and art critic and bookshop owner Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke (1874-1962) were active in New York City and Rockland County, New York.
John Frederick Mowbray-Clarke was born in Jamaica in 1869 and studied at the Lambeth School of Art in London, England. He later settled in New York City and helped to organize the 1913 Armory Show. As a sculptor, Mowbray-Clarke worked primarly with metals. He married Mary Hogan, art critic and owner of the Sunwise Turn Book Shop. The Sunwise Turn Book Shop and the Mowbray-Clarkes' studio, Brocken, were gathering spots for artists and others to discuss art and politics. John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke died in 1952 and 1962, respectively.

Administration
Processing Information
The John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke papers were microfilmed upon receipt onto reels D169-D169A. In 2013, they were further processed and a finding aid prepared by Jayna Josefson.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on 35 mm microfilm reels D169-D169A at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of the material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
Author
Jayna M. Josefson
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1964 to 1968 by William Wilson, whose relationship to the Mowbray-Clarkes is unclear.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
John Frederick and Mary Horgan Mowbray-Clarke papers, 1887-1965, bulk 1887-1925. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin holds the Sunwise Turn Bookshop Records, circa 1897-1958 (bulk 1916-1927).

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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