Edward Orton papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ortoedwa
Creators:
Orton, Edward, 1863-1932
Dates:
1921-1934
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.6 Linear feet
(on 3 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Mainly correspondence regarding the acquisition of portraits and paintings for the Orton Memorial Library of Geology, Ohio State University,Columbus; biographical sketches; sketches; financial material; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1814-1815: 634 letters regarding the acquisition of portrait paintings of state geologists and landscape paintings with rock formations for the library; 5 brief biographical sketches of artists and writers; clippings; 3 sketches; bills; and receipts.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3161: Correspondence, 1922-1926, regarding the acquisition by the library of one painting by Thomas Moran and two paintings by Albert Bierstadt.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Geologist; Columbus, Ohio. Orton was a long-time chairman of the Department of Geology, Ohio State University.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1814-1815 & 3161 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
All xerox copies.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1978-1979 by Frank M. Ludden, Chairman of the Art History Department at the University of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painting, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painting, American -- Collecting and Collectors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geologists -- Ohio -- Columbus Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moran, Thomas, 1837-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Orton Memorial Library of Geology (Ohio State University) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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