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
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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.
    Missing Title
  • 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.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
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) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- Great Britain Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Book industries and trade -- United States Topical 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

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