Spencer Baird Nichols and Nichols family papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.nichspen
Creators:
Nichols, Spencer Baird, 1875-1950
Dates:
1870-1994
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, photographs, clippings, and business records relating to the art careers of Spencer Baird Nichols, his brother Hobart Nichols, and their father Henry Hobart Nichols, in the New York and Connecticut area.
Scope and Contents
Letters, 1923-1974, concern Spencer's exhibitions and family matters, business-related correspondence and letters between Nichols daughter, Helen Jacobs, and the Theodore Lyman Wright Art Center, Beloit College, the Smithsonian and collector James Blinder, pertaining to Nichols' work. Photographs include one of the Jay-Oakley-Nichols family (1870); two tintypes of Hobart, ca. 1880, and one of Spencer, 1899; photos of Spencer's artwork and a few of Hobart's; and Spencer's house and studio. Business records consist of inventories and receipts from Spencer's exhibits in New York.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Spencer Baird Nichols was a portrait painter, landscape painter, muralist, book illustrator, and educator; Connecticut. He taught illustration at the Art Students League. In 1934, he became director of art at Marot Junior College, Thompson, Connecticut. Nichols' works include a portrait of Andrew Stephenson painted for the House of Representatives and murals executed in Connecticut.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1989 by Hobart Nichols, son of Spencer Baird Nichols and by Helen Jacobs, daughter of Spencer Baird Nichols, 1989, 1990, and 1994.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting -- Connecticut Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting -- New York (State) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painters -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nichols, Hobart, 1869-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nichols, Henry Hobart, b. 1836 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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