A Finding Aid to the Tamara Webster Papers Relating to Frederick Hammersley, circa 1917, 1961-1996, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.webstama
Creators:
Webster, Tamara, 1917-2011
Dates:
1961-1996
circa 1917
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1917, 1961 to 1996. Webster was an art dealer and artist in Cambria, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico who befriended Hammersley. The papers include letters and holiday cards, exhibition catalogs, printed material, and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1917 and 1961 to 1996. Webster was an art dealer and artist in Cambria, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico who befriended Hammersley. The papers include letters and holiday cards, exhibition catalogs, printed material, and photographs.
All of the letters in this collection are written by Frederick Hammersley to Tamara Webster whom he affectionately refers to as "Tommy." There are several letters regarding sales of artwork and Christmas cards.
Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, and clippings.
Photographs are of Hammersley and his Albuquerque studio, his artwork, his exhibitions, and his cats.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 3 series.
  • Series 1: Letters, 1970-1996 (3 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Printed Material, 1961-1990 (2 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Photographs, circa 1917, 1972-1995 (8 folders; Box 1)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Tamara Webster (1917-2011) was an art dealer and artist in Cambria, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Webster befriended abstract painter Frederick Hammersley while in California and after Webster moved to New Mexico in 1971 the two artists corresponded with each other.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Rihoko Ueno in 2015.
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2015 via Karen Kile, the director of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

Using the Collection
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 Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley 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
Tamara Webster papers relating to Frederick Hammersley, circa 1917, 1961-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also has the Frederick Hammersley papers, 1897-2008.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artists -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Artists' studios -- Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- New Mexico -- Albuquerque Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- California Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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