Edward Wales Root letters from Louis Eilshemius

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rootedwa
Creators:
Root, Edward Wales, d. 1956
Dates:
[ca. 1930]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Items
(on 1 partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two letters to Root from Louis Michel Eilshemius. Eilshemius discusses a small oil painting purchased by Root that he admirers, his interest in art, the "struggle against irrecognition", his animosity toward the National Academy of Design, views on intellect, and his work other than painting.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art collector and art instructor; Clinton, N.Y. Collector of predominately American avant-garde art. Taught art at Hamilton College. He was the son of Elihu Root.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3471 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Mrs. Edward Root, 1964.

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
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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