Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.putnputn
Creators:
Putnam family
Dates:
1822-1978
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.2 Linear feet
(microfilmed on 2 reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence; genealogical information; a photo album; photographs and tintypes; an inventory notebook; contracts; clippings; and miscellaneous material.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2347: Selected papers, 1822-1967, from the Elbert H. Putnam and Henry W. Putnam Family archive at the Timken Art Gallery, San Diego, California, including correspondence of Anne R. Putnam and Amy Putnam; Irene Putnam's correspondence and poetry; a photo album, photographs and tintypes of the Putnam family; an inventory notebook of paintings and correspondence concerning the family art collection and library (mostly relating to Russian history and art); clippings about the family; and miscellany, including a few pencil drawings and cartoons, and personal documents.
Scope and Contents
REEL 2842: Papers, ca. 1867-1966, relating to the formation of the Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego (now the San Diego Museum of Art), including genealogical information on the Putnams; letters to Appleton S. Bridges, honorary president of the Fine Arts Society which managed the Gallery, regarding the purchase of 16 Pieter Veen paintings, 1916, and incorporation of the Society, 1925; correspondence between board members of the Society regarding the search for a Director of the Gallery and the selection of Reginald Poland; 2 letters from Poland, 1925; a typescript of a speech "The Putnam Sisters at Home" by Julia Gethman Andrews, 1966; contracts for the construction of the Gallery; a tintype; and photographs of Amy, Anne, Elbert, Henry and Irene Putnam. [The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego is incorrectly indentified as the Timken Art Gallery on the microfilm.]

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art patrons; San Diego, California. Henry William and Elbert H. Putnam were brothers. Amy, Anne and Irene were daughters of Henry.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2347 & 2842 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the Timken Art Gallery after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1981-1983 by the Timken Art Gallery. The Putnam Foundation and the Timken Foundation jointly founded the Timken Art Gallery.

Other Title
Other Title
Elbert H. Putnam and Henry W. Putnam Family Papers (microfilm title)

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art -- Societies, etc. -- California -- San Diego Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art patrons -- California -- San Diego Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums -- California -- San Diego Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges, Appleton S., 1848-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Putnam, Elbert H., d. 1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Putnam, Henry W. (Henry William), 1825-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Putnam, Anne R., 1867-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Putnam, Irene, 1869-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poland, Reginald Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Putnam, Amy, 1874-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fine Arts Society of San Diego (Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Timken Art Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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