A Finding Aid to the F.W. Sargent Papers, 1854-1960, bulk 1854-1888, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sargf
Creators:
Sargent, F.W., 1820-1889
Dates:
1854-1960
bulk 1854-1888
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of medical doctor F.W. Sargent measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1960. Found within the papers are letters to his family with references to his son, John Singer Sargent. Also included are letters and photographs of works of art by John Singer Sargent.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of medical doctor F.W. Sargent measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1960. Found within the papers are letters to his family with references to his son, John Singer Sargent. Also included are letters and photographs of works of art by John Singer Sargent.
Correspondence by F.W. Sargent to his parents, siblings, and aunt provide updates on the Sargent family's travels, activities, and health; commentary on current events in America and Europe; and inquiries into the health and well being of family members in America. There are also two original letters, three transcribed letters, and 2 photographs of paintings by John Singer Sargent.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 1 series.
  • Series 1: F.W. Sargent Papers, 1854-1960 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Medical doctor F.W. (FitzWilliam) Sargent (1820-1889) lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania until 1854, whereupon he and his wife, Mary Newbold Singer, traveled to Europe and eventually settled in Paris. The Sargents traveled seasonally with their children to sea and mountain resorts in Germany, France, Italy, and Switzerland. His eldest child is the painter John Singer Sargent.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
This collection was digitized in its entirety in 2016 and is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Processing Information
Materials received a preliminary level of arrangement after donation and the collection was microfilmed onto reel D317. The collection was prepared for digitization and described by Judy Ng in 2016, with funding provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Author
Judy Ng
Sponsor
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The F.W. Sargent papers were donated in 1963 by Sargent's great-nephew, Winthrop Sargent.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
F.W. Sargent papers, 1854-1960, bulk 1854-1888. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Conditions Governing Use
The F.W. Sargent papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicatd to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

Keywords
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Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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