A Finding Aid to the William Ordway Partridge Papers, 1879-1920, 1957, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.partwill
Creators:
Partridge, William Ordway, 1861-1930
Dates:
1879-1920
1957
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of sculptor, author, and poet, William Ordway Partridge, who was active in New York City and Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879-1920, and 1957. This small collection consists primarily of letters to Partridge from artists, political figures, art historians, and authors; drafts and typescripts of Partridge's poems; and two clippings about Partridge's sculpture.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of sculptor, author, and poet, William Ordway Partridge, who was active in New York City and Washington, D.C., measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1879-1920, and 1957. This small collection consists primarily of letters to Partridge from artists, political figures, art historians, and authors; drafts and typescripts of Partridge's poems; and two clippings about Partridge's sculpture.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of the collection the papers are arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Parisian-born sculptor, author, and poet, William Ordway Partridge (1861-1930) was known for his sculptures of famous writers, artists, political figures, and poets.
Partridge attended Adelphi Academy and Columbia College in New York and then traveled abroad to study in Florence, Rome, and Paris. He exhibited at the Paris Salon in his early twenties before returning to New York to focus on sculpture, lecturing, poetry reading, and writing and publishing his own poetry and articles on art. In addition to busts of writers and artists and many distinguished New York figures, he executed a large bronze of Alexander Hamilton in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

Administration
Processing Information
The 1965 and 2019 accessions of the William Ordway Partridge papers were merged in 2019, and the collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Stephanie Ashley. The collection was digitized in 2019 with funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection was digitized in 2019 and is available on the Archives of American Art website.
Author
Stephanie Ashley
Sponsor
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1965 by Mrs. Jacob B. Shohan, and in 2019 by Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr., art historians and collectors in Milford, Pennsylvania.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
William Ordway Partridge papers, 1879-1920, 1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McGuigan, Mary K. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McGuigan, John F., Jr. (John Fuller) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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