Edwin Coupland Shaw papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.shawedwi
Creators:
Shaw, Edwin Coupland, 1863-1941
Dates:
1864-1937
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3 microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence with dealers, artists, museums, publishers, photography studios, and others regarding art purchases, loans, and Shaw's collection; and 16 v. of scrapbooks containing photographs, letters, and biographical information on artists. Much of the correspondence with artists relates to Shaw's requests for the information which was then used in the scrapbooks. Also included is one volume compiled in 1947 outlining the contents of the scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents
REELS 1124-1125: 16 vol. of scrapbooks, 1864-1930, relating to artists represented in Shaw's collection, containing letters, many from artists, photographs of artists and their work, biographical data, clippings and articles, and comments on their work; and 1 v., "Notes: Edwin C. Shaw Collection of Paintings," compiled in 1947, and annotated "Used at Women's Art League Meeting at Miss Shaw's in 1947 by Mrs. [Jane S.] Barnhardt, who compiled it, and then given to the Art Institute Library," containing an outline of the contents of the 16 v. of scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents
Artists represented in the scrapbooks include J. Carroll Beckwith, Frank W. Benson, Ralph Blakelock, Emil Carlsen, William Merritt Chase, Timothy Cole, Elliott Daingerfield, Cyrus B. Dallin, Charles Davis, Warren Davis, Gleb Derujinsky, Charles M. Dewey, Thomas W. Dewing, Paul Dougherty, Frank Duveneck, Charles Eaton, Frederick Frieseke, George Fuller, Lillian Genth, Childe Hassam, Charles Hawthorne, William Morris Hunt, George Inness, John Johansen, Isidore Konti, John La Farge, William Lathrop, Frederick MacMonnies, Hermon A. MacNeil, Willard Metcalf, Herman Dudley Murphy, J. Francis Murphy, A. Phimister Proctor, Henry Ward Ranger, William Ritschel, Felix Russmann, Albert P. Ryder, Eugenie F. Shonnard, Lars Gustaf Sellstedt, Elliot Torrey, Dwight Tryon, Helen M. Turner, John Twachtman, Elihu Vedder, Bessie P. Vonnoh, Robert Vonnoh, Horatio Walker, J. Alden Weir, Frederick Ballard Williams, Henry Wolf and "The Ten."
Scope and Contents
REEL 4597: Correspondence, ca. 1916-1941, concerning art acquisitions with dealers Erwin S. Barrie of Grand Central Art Galleries; Thomas Whipple Dunbar; Frederic Newlin Price and T.H. Russell of Ferargil Galleries; W. Frank Purdy of the Gorham Co. Dept. of Sculpture and later the School of American Sculpture; D.H. Hatfield of Hatfield & Clark; Thomas Gerrity of M. Knoedler & Co.; Robert Macbeth, Robert McIntyre and Henry Miller of the Macbeth Gallery; Albert Milch of E.& A. Milch, Inc.; Newman Montross of Montross Gallery; J.E. Batts of the Thurber Art Galleries; Robert C. Vose of R.C. & N.M. Vose and Vose Galleries, and their frame shop, Carrig-Rohane; Howard Young of Howard Young Galleries; and J.W. Young; correspondence with artists and/or their families requesting the artist's portrait, biographical information and background, including letters from Elliot Daingerfield, Charles Dewey, Thomas Wilmer Dewing, John C. Johansen, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Hervey W. Minns, Hermann Dudley Murphy, A.P. Proctor, Eugenie Shonnard, Elliot Torrey, Dwight W. Tryon, Helen M. Turner, and Horatio Walker, and the families of J. Carroll Beckwith, George Inness, Lars Gustaf Sellstedt, John Henry Twachtman and J. Alden Weir; correspondence with the Dayton Art Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art regarding works lent for exhibition; with publisher Frederic Fairchild Sherman; with photography studios; and other miscellaneous correspondence.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art collector; Akron, Ohio. Shaw, a BF Goodrich executive and avid collector of post-Civil War American art, was one of the founders of the Akron Art Institute, now the Akron Art Museum.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 1124-1125 and 4597 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Akron Art Museum.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1976 and 1992 by the Akron Art Museum. Shaw bequethed his art collection and papers to the Museum, then named the Akron Art Institute.

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, American -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ten American Painters (New York, N.Y.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- United States Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barrie, Erwin S., 1886-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Batts, J. E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beckwith, J. Carroll (James Carroll), 1852-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blakelock, Ralph Albert, 1847-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dallin, Cyrus E. (Cyrus Edwin), 1861-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Charles H. (Charles Harold), 1856-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Davis, Warren, 1865-1928 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Derujinsky, Gleb W., 1888-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dewey, Charles M., 1849-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dougherty, Paul, 1877-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dunbar, Thomas Whipple Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eaton, Charles Warren, 1857-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frieseke, Frederick C. (Frederick Carl), 1874-1939 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fuller, George, 1822-1884 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Genth, Lillian Mathilde, 1876-1953 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gerrity, Thomas F., 1873-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hatfield, D. H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hawthorne, Charles Webster, 1872-1930 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inness, George, 1825-1894 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johansen, John C. (John Christen), 1876-1964 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Konti, Isidore, 1862-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
La Farge, John, 1835-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lathrop, William Langson, 1859-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacMonnies, Frederick William, 1863-1937 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
MacNeil, Hermon Atkins, 1866-1947 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1858-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Milch, Albert, 1881-1951 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minns, Hervey W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montross, N. E. (Newman E), 1849-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murphy, Hermann Dudley, 1867-1945 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murphy, John Francis, 1853-1921 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Price, F. Newlin (Frederic Newlin) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Proctor, Alexander Phimister, 1862-1950 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Purdy, W. Frank, 1865-1943 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ranger, Henry Ward, 1858-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ritschel, William, 1864-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russell, T. H. (Thomas H) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Russman, Felix, 1888-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ryder, Albert Pinkham, 1847-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sellstedt, Lars Gustaf, 1819-1911 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, 1874-1940 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shonnard, Eugenie Frederica, 1886-1978 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Torrey, Elliot, 1867-1949 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tryon, Dwight William, 1849-1925 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turner, Helen Maria, 1858-1958 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Twachtman, John Henry, 1853-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vedder, Elihu, 1836-1923 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vonnoh, Bessie Potter, 1872-1955 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vonnoh, Robert William, 1858-1933 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, Horatio, 1858-1938 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, Frederick Ballard, 1871-1956 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wolf, Henry, 1852-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Young, J. W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Akron Art Institute Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carrig-Rohane Shop (Boston, Mass.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
E. & A. Milch, Inc. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ferargil Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gorham Company. Dept. of Sculpture (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Grand Central Art Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hatfield & Clark (Firm: Chicago, Ill.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Howard Young Galleries (New York, N.Y.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
J.W. Young (Gallery) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
M. Knoedler & Co. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Macbeth Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montross Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
R.C. & N.M. Vose (Firm) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robert C. Vose Galleries Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thurber Art Galleries (Chicago, Ill.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thomas Whipple Dunbar Art Galleries (Milwaukee, Wis.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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