Richard Rathbun letters

Collection ID:
Rathbun, Richard, 1852-1918
Physical Description:
13 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Artists files created by Rathbun while he was Assistant Secretary for the Smithsonian Institution including a letter from Thomas Wilmer Dewing about his painting "Summer," exhibited at the National Gallery; correspondence with the sculptor Lorado Taft; and correspondence between Elizabeth Johnson, wife of the painter Eastman Johnson, and the Smithsonian regarding the disposition of paintings from her husband's estate.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art administrator; Washington, D.C.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2227 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transfered from the vertical file of the Library of the National Museum of American Art and National Portrait Gallery, 1981.

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.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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