A Finding Aid to the Charles Henry Turner Papers, 1875-circa 1973, bulk circa 1890-circa 1910, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.turnchar
Creators:
Turner, Charles Henry, 1848-1908
Dates:
1875-circa 1973
bulk circa 1890-circa 1910
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of Massachusetts and New Hampshire painter and printmaker Charles Henry Turner, measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1875-circa 1973, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1890-circa 1910. The collection includes an auction catalog and a price list of Turner's paintings, biographical material, five letters, artwork, miscellaneous printed material, photographs of Turner, his studio, European travel, and artwork, and two glass plate negatives.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Massachusetts and New Hampshire painter and printmaker Charles Henry Turner, measure 0.5 linear feet and date from 1875-circa 1973, with the bulk of the material dating from circa 1890-circa 1910. The collection includes an auction catalog and a price list of Turner's paintings, biographical material, five letters, artwork, miscellaneous printed material, photographs of Turner, his studio, European travel, and artwork, and two glass plate negatives.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Charles Henry Turner Papers, 1875-circa 1973 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, OV 2, MGP 1-2)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Massachusetts and New Hampshire painter and printmaker Charles Henry Turner (1848-1908) was known for his landscapes, portraits, illustrations, and genre scenes. Born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, Turner studied under Otto Grundmann at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School in the late 1870s. He studied in Europe in the 1880s, before returning to Boston, where he had a studio above his home on Mount Vernon Street.
Turner established a summer home in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and built a studio resembling a Swiss chalet on a hillside in Jackson, where he and his family spent many summers.
Turner was a member of the Unity Art Club and served as president of the Boston Art Club, where his work was exhibited many times. His work was also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
The collection is available on microfilm reels 2040 and 2062. The microfilm is available for interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in this finding aid may not reflect the order of the material on microfilm.
Processing Information
The collection was microfilmed on Reels 2040 and 2062 at some point after receipt. The glass plate negatives were re-housed in 2015 with a grant from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund. The collection was processed and a finding aid written by Stephanie Ashley in 2018.
Separated Materials
Robert and Connie Rosen loaned artwork, including drawings and a watercolor by Turner and two charcoal landscapes by Edmund H. Garrett and [Emil?] Carlsen, to the Archives of American Art in 1993. This material is available on microfilm reel 4781 but is not described in the container listing of this finding aid.
Author
Stephanie Ashley
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by G. Frances Souther, granddaughter of Turner, in 1973 and 1979.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Charles Henry Turner papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Charles Henry Turner papers, 1875-circa 1973, bulk 1890-1910. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists' studios -- France -- Paris -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- New Hampsire -- Jackson -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' studios -- Pictorial works Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Etching -- 19th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Lesrel, Adolphe Alexandre Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murray, Henry -- Art of painting and drawing in coloured crayons Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carlsen, Emil, 1853-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garrett, Edmund H. (Edmund Henry), 1853-1929 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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