A Preliminary Finding Aid to the Eugene C. Worman Research Material on William H. Bartlett,
1835-1995
, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.wormeuge
Creators:
Worman, Eugene C.
Dates:
1835-1995
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.1 Linear Feet
Repository:
The Eugene C. Worman research material on William H. Bartlett measures 4.1 linear feet and dates from 1835-1995. The collection reflects Worman's interest in Bartlett's career as an illustrator, and includes material on Bartlett's work and travels, his publisher, George C. Virtue, and the museums and institutions in which his artwork is represented. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notes, writings, articles, printed material, reproductions, photographs, slides, and transparencies.

Scope and Content Note
Scope and Content Note
The Eugene C. Worman research material on William H. Bartlett measures 4.1 linear feet and dates from 1835-1995. The collection reflects Worman's interest in Bartlett's career as an illustrator, and includes material on Bartlett's work and travels, his publisher, George C. Virtue, and the museums and institutions in which Bartlett's artwork is represented. Records include biographical material, correspondence, notes, drafts of Worman's writings, printed material including some rare reproductions of Bartlett prints, photographs, slides, and transparencies.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 5 series based primarily on material type. Each series is arranged in either chronological or alphabetical order.
  • Series 1: Correspondence, 1984-1995, undated (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
  • Series 2: Research Files, 1844-1995, undated (Boxes 1-3, OV 5; 2.3 linear feet)
  • Series 3: Writings, 1986-1995, undated (Boxes 3-4; 0.5 linear feet)
  • Series 4: Printed Material, 1835-1995, undated (Box 4, OV 5; 0.4 linear feet)
  • Series 5: Slides, photographs, transparencies, 1995, undated (Box 4, OV 5; 0.4 linear feet)

Biographical Note
Biographical Note
Print collector, Eugene C. Worman, was born in 1915. Worman's interest in illustrator Willian H. Bartlett (1809-1854), led him to compile research material in preparation of a study to date and authenticate Bartlett's prints. Bartlett, a British artist, primarily known as an illustrator of commercially popular travel books, apprenticed with British art historian and draftsman John Britton (1771-1857). His work was published by major London publisher of books and periodicals, Virtue and Company, owned and founded by George C. Virtue (1793?-1869). Bartlett's work was published in several of the company's periodicals including American Scenery.

Administration
Processing Information
The papers were processed to a minimal level in October 2004 by Justin Brancato in the Archives of American Art's New York office.
Author
Justin Brancato
Provenance
The Eugene C. Worman research material on William H. Bartlett was donated to the Archives in 1997 by Paul Worman.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Eugene C. Worman research material on William H. Bartlett is 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
Eugene C. Worman research material on William H. Bartlett, 1835-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Slides (photographs) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- Great Britain Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Book industries and trade -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Virtue, George, 1793-1868 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bartlett, William Henry, 1809-1854 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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