Archives of American Art

Earl Shinn letters and diary from the collection at Swarthmore College

Collection ID:
Shinn, Earl, 1838-1886
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters to and from Earl Shinn describing his life as an art student in Paris, and the Philadelphia art scene. Correspondents include Thomas Eakins, William Trost Richards, William Merrit Chase and others. An undated diary records a journey to France.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art critic Earl Shinn wrote under the pseudonym Edward Strahan.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3580 (frames 324-1510) available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Swarthmore College.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Earl Shinn papers are part of the Richard Tapper Cadbury collection at Swarthmore College. They were microfilmed in the order established by the lender.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

More Information
Other Title
Other Title
Richard Tapper Cadbury collection (part).

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art students -- France -- Paris Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art critics -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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