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Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) Papers

Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951) Papers

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SERIES I. Personal Papers
A. Correspondence
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12Letters received1905-1948, undated
3Letters sent to Daniel Henderson, Jr.1882
4Letters sent to Daniel Henderson, Jr.1883-1884
5Letters sent to Daniel Henderson, Jr.1894-1926
6Envelopes of Henderson correspondence1882-1926
7Letters sent to family1895-1917, undated
8Letters sent to family1918-1928
9Letters sent to family1929-1947
10Envelopes of family correspondence1887-1945, undated
B. Diaries
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21Diaries [2 volumes]1888-1909, 1917-1920
2Diaries [1 vol. and 16 pages]1916-1921
3Record of fish caught [1 volume]1924-1926
C. Photographs
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24Portraits and photos of Frank Weston Bensoncirca 1880-1900, undated
5Salmon fishing and duck huntingundated
6Album of hunting and fishing trips1924
D. Miscellany
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27Passport, birth record, autographs1883-1945
8Shooting licenses, miscellaneous (from Scrapbook #1)1911-1925, undated
SERIES II. Business Papers
A. Correspondence
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31Letters sent1895-1919, undated
2Letters sent1922-1947
3Letters received (from Scrapbook #1)1886-1912
4Letters received (from Scrapbook #1)1912-1916
5Correspondence with Adam E.M. Paff1916-1919
6Letters received (from Scrapbook #1)1917-1918
7Letters received (from Scrapbook #1)1919
8Letters received (from Scrapbook #1)1920
9Letters received (from Scrapbook #1)1921-1926
10Letters received (from Scrapbook #1)1927-1942
11Letters received (from Scrapbook #1)undated
12Letters received (from Scrapbook #2)1938-1939, undated
B. Manuscripts and Works on Paper
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313"Advice on Painting from FWB"undated
Notes for discussion on etchingundated
14Sketchbook: San Juan and Puerto Rico [1 volume]1883
15Ink drawings1882-1883
4(OS)2Drawings made as a studentundated [circa 1880-1886]
Portfolio: charcoal and crayon sketchesundated
C. Photographs
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5Scrapbook: clippings and photographs used for sketching (Scrapbook #3) [1 volume]undated
6Scrapbook: photographs of paintings and etchings (Scrapbook #5) [1 volume]undated
71Photograph reproductions of works [fragile]undated
2Photograph portraits of Benson1898, 1915, undated
3Photograph portraits of Benson, "The Ten"1904, 1908, undated
4Photo reproductions of works commissioned by Library of Congressundated
5Photo reproductions of worksundated
81Photo reproductions of works from Scrapbook #1undated
2Photo reproductions of works: Wildfowlundated
3Photo reproductions of works: Sporting & Landscapesundated
4Photo reproductions of works: Portraits & Figuresundated
5Photo reproductions of works: Still Life & Interiorsundated
6Photographs of art students taught by Bensoncirca 1882, circa 1900, undated
7Record with photos of works exhibited at MFA1935
91Glass plate negatives: Benson, subjects for paintingundated
2Safety Film negative: painting Autumnundated
D. Honors
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101Medal, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association1892
2Medal, World's Columbian Exposition1892-1893
3Chronological Medal, Carnegie Institute, for Portrait of a Boy1896
4Second Class Medal, Carnegie Institute for Children in the Woods1899
5Silver Medal, Exposition Universelle Internationale, for The Sisters1900
6Silver Medal, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, for The Sisters1901
7Gold Medal, Universal Exposition, St. Louis, for The Sisters1904
8Commemorative Medal, Universal Exposition, St. Louis1904
9Silver Medal, Corcoran Gallery of Art, for Against the Sky1907
10Norman Wait Harris Prize, for Solitaire1909
11Joseph Pennell Medal, Philadelphia Watercolor Club1919
12Frank A. Logan Medal, Art Institute of Chicago, for Still Life1922
13Frank A. Logan Medal, Art Institute of Chicago1924
14Gold Medal, Sesquicentennial International Exhibition1926
15XI Olympiad, Berlin1936
16Honorary Medal, International Business Machines1940
17William Brewster Medal, American Ornithologists Unionundated
18John Endecott Medal, Massachusetts Bay Tercentenaryc. 1930
19Society for Sanity in Art Medal1939
11Hood worn by Benson while receiving Honorary Master of Fine Arts degree at Tufts College1935
4(OS)1Clarke Prize, National Academy of Design, for Twilight1891
Associate Membership, National Academy of Design1898
Silver Medal, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, for The Sisters1901
Membership Certificate to the Tavern Club, Boston1902
Gold Medal, Carnegie Institute, for A Woman Reading1903
Gold Medal, Universal Exposition, St. Louis, for The Sisters1904
Gold Medal, Universal Exposition, St. Louis, for The Hilltop1904
Commemorative diploma, Universal Exposition1904
Academician membership, National Academy of Design1905
Memorial Certificate, American Artists' Professional League1945
121List of Medals, Carnegie Institute Award (from Scrapbook #1)1899, undated
2National Institute of Arts & Letters1945
E. Financial Records
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123List of prices of works, list of buyersundated
4Account book [1 volume]1919-1932
5Account book [1 volume]1932-1951
6Record of works1920-1925
7Records of watercolors and wash drawings1936-
8Inventory of works including galleries, sales, and ownersundated
F. Printed Materials
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13Scrapbook: Memorial shows, obituaries for Benson, Tarbell (Scrapbook #2) (1 vol.)1938-1956
14Clippings from Scrapbook #1 [restricted]undated
151Copies of clippings from Scrapbook #11899-1921
2Copies of clippings from Scrapbook #11922-1929
3Copies of clippings from Scrapbook #11930-1973, undated
4Copies of clippings from Scrapbook #1multiple, undated
5Copies of clippingsundated
6Ephemera from Scrapbook #11904-1921
7Ephemera from Scrapbook #11921-1944, undated
8Auction and exhibit catalogues, invitations1906-1951
9Exhibit catalogues, invitations to exhibitionsundated
161Exhibit catalogues1942-1976
2Clippings of reproductionsundated
3Proofs from Paff's Etchings and drypoints…cataloguepublished 1917
4The Art Student, Brush and Pencil1882-1900
5Harper's Monthly MagazineJune 1909
6Country Life1920
7The Print Connoisseur1922
8The Sportsman1927
9Yankee1940
10Boston Public Library Quarterly, Newsweek1952, 1973
SERIES III. Family Papers
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171Papers of Sylvia Benson Lawson1966-1976, undated
2Correspondence1922-1955
3Diary of Ellen Perry Peirson1864
4Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes]1881-Feb. 1882
5Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes]Sep.-Nov. 1882
6Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes]Nov. 1882-Jan. 1883
7Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes]Jan. 1883-Apr. 1883
8Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes]Apr. 1883-Jul. 1883
9Photographsundated
18Family photograph album1907-1908, undated
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