Francis W. Robinson papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.robifran
Creators:
Robinson, Francis W. (Francis Waring), 1907-1985
Dates:
1934-1971
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
50 Items
ca. 50 items; loan: 6 reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Research material, correspondence, notes, and biographical information.
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Material collected by Robinson on 150 American artists. Also included are material on Detroit artists prior to 1900, notes on architects, miniaturists, portrait painting and sculpture in America, and art in Detroit.
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A description prepared by Robinson in 1947 of Thomas Mickell Burnham's painting "The First State Election of Michigan"; and a letter from Robinson to Mary Ann Fluesmeier, April 28, 1954, containing information on Burnham.
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A letter from Robinson to Robert Price, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio. Robinson supplies biographical information on Thomas David Jones from published sources and from memory; he also discusses Jones's bust of Lewis Cass.
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A photograph of Clement J. Barnhorn, taken by Foyster, was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists I and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Robinson papers.
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A letter from Louise Billyard to Robinson, 1959, in which she encloses four handwritten pages written by a friend, Isabel Howland, who describes going to tea with Professor Bernard Berenson at the Villa i Tatti in Florence in 1937. Howland was a student at Cornell University.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Francis W. Robinson (1907-1985) was a museum curator in Detroit, Michigan. Worked at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1939-1972.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 511-514, 2787, and 3471 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reels 511-514: Originals returned to Francis W. Robinson after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reels 511-514 lent for microfilming by Robinson, 1973. Material on reel 2787, donor and date unknown.

Other Title
Other Title
Thomas Mickell Burnham papers (microfilm title reel 2787).

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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid listing artists' files available on microfilm reel 511.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Michigan -- Detroit Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- United States Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architects Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miniature painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum curators -- Michigan -- Detroit Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burnham, Thomas Mickell, 1818-1866 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Thomas David, 1811-1881 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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