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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 received 1905-1948, undated
13Letters sent to Daniel Henderson, Jr. 1882
14Letters sent to Daniel Henderson, Jr. 1883-1884
15Letters sent to Daniel Henderson, Jr. 1894-1926
16Envelopes of Henderson correspondence 1882-1926
17Letters sent to family 1895-1917, undated
18Letters sent to family 1918-1928
19Letters sent to family 1929-1947
110Envelopes of family correspondence 1887-1945, undated
B. Diaries
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21Diaries [2 volumes] 1888-1909, 1917-1920
22Diaries [1 vol. and 16 pages] 1916-1921
23Record of fish caught [1 volume] 1924-1926
C. Photographs
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24Portraits and photos of Frank Weston Benson circa 1880-1900, undated
25Salmon fishing and duck hunting undated
26Album of hunting and fishing trips 1924
D. Miscellany
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27Passport, birth record, autographs 1883-1945
28Shooting licenses, miscellaneous (from Scrapbook #1) 1911-1925, undated
SERIES II. Business Papers
A. Correspondence
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31Letters sent 1895-1919, undated
32Letters sent 1922-1947
33Letters received (from Scrapbook #1) 1886-1912
34Letters received (from Scrapbook #1) 1912-1916
35Correspondence with Adam E.M. Paff 1916-1919
36Letters received (from Scrapbook #1) 1917-1918
37Letters received (from Scrapbook #1) 1919
38Letters received (from Scrapbook #1) 1920
39Letters received (from Scrapbook #1) 1921-1926
310Letters received (from Scrapbook #1) 1927-1942
311Letters received (from Scrapbook #1) undated
312Letters received (from Scrapbook #2) 1938-1939, undated
B. Manuscripts and Works on Paper
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313"Advice on Painting from FWB" undated
3Notes for discussion on etching undated
314Sketchbook: San Juan and Puerto Rico [1 volume] 1883
315Ink drawings 1882-1883
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4(OS)2Drawings made as a student undated [circa 1880-1886]
4(OS)Portfolio: charcoal and crayon sketches undated
C. Photographs
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5Scrapbook: clippings and photographs used for sketching (Scrapbook #3) [1 volume] undated
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6Scrapbook: photographs of paintings and etchings (Scrapbook #5) [1 volume] undated
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71Photograph reproductions of works [fragile] undated
72Photograph portraits of Benson 1898, 1915, undated
73Photograph portraits of Benson, "The Ten" 1904, 1908, undated
74Photo reproductions of works commissioned by Library of Congress undated
75Photo reproductions of works undated
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81Photo reproductions of works from Scrapbook #1 undated
82Photo reproductions of works: Wildfowl undated
83Photo reproductions of works: Sporting & Landscapes undated
84Photo reproductions of works: Portraits & Figures undated
85Photo reproductions of works: Still Life & Interiors undated
86Photographs of art students taught by Benson circa 1882, circa 1900, undated
87Record with photos of works exhibited at MFA 1935
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91Glass plate negatives: Benson, subjects for painting undated
92Safety Film negative: painting Autumn undated
D. Honors
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101Medal, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association 1892
102Medal, World's Columbian Exposition 1892-1893
103Chronological Medal, Carnegie Institute, for Portrait of a Boy 1896
104Second Class Medal, Carnegie Institute for Children in the Woods 1899
105Silver Medal, Exposition Universelle Internationale, for The Sisters 1900
106Silver Medal, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, for The Sisters 1901
107Gold Medal, Universal Exposition, St. Louis, for The Sisters 1904
108Commemorative Medal, Universal Exposition, St. Louis 1904
109Silver Medal, Corcoran Gallery of Art, for Against the Sky 1907
1010Norman Wait Harris Prize, for Solitaire 1909
1011Joseph Pennell Medal, Philadelphia Watercolor Club 1919
1012Frank A. Logan Medal, Art Institute of Chicago, for Still Life 1922
1013Frank A. Logan Medal, Art Institute of Chicago 1924
1014Gold Medal, Sesquicentennial International Exhibition 1926
1015XI Olympiad, Berlin 1936
1016Honorary Medal, International Business Machines 1940
1017William Brewster Medal, American Ornithologists Union undated
1018John Endecott Medal, Massachusetts Bay Tercentenary c. 1930
1019Society for Sanity in Art Medal 1939
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11Hood worn by Benson while receiving Honorary Master of Fine Arts degree at Tufts College 1935
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4(OS)1Clarke Prize, National Academy of Design, for Twilight 1891
4(OS)Associate Membership, National Academy of Design 1898
4(OS)Silver Medal, Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, for The Sisters 1901
4(OS)Membership Certificate to the Tavern Club, Boston 1902
4(OS)Gold Medal, Carnegie Institute, for A Woman Reading 1903
4(OS)Gold Medal, Universal Exposition, St. Louis, for The Sisters 1904
4(OS)Gold Medal, Universal Exposition, St. Louis, for The Hilltop 1904
4(OS)Commemorative diploma, Universal Exposition 1904
4(OS)Academician membership, National Academy of Design 1905
4(OS)Memorial Certificate, American Artists' Professional League 1945
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121List of Medals, Carnegie Institute Award (from Scrapbook #1) 1899, undated
122National Institute of Arts & Letters 1945
E. Financial Records
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123List of prices of works, list of buyers undated
124Account book [1 volume] 1919-1932
125Account book [1 volume] 1932-1951
126Record of works 1920-1925
127Records of watercolors and wash drawings 1936-
128Inventory of works including galleries, sales, and owners undated
F. Printed Materials
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13Scrapbook: Memorial shows, obituaries for Benson, Tarbell (Scrapbook #2) (1 vol.) 1938-1956
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14Clippings from Scrapbook #1 [restricted] undated
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151Copies of clippings from Scrapbook #1 1899-1921
152Copies of clippings from Scrapbook #1 1922-1929
153Copies of clippings from Scrapbook #1 1930-1973, undated
154Copies of clippings from Scrapbook #1 multiple, undated
155Copies of clippings undated
156Ephemera from Scrapbook #1 1904-1921
157Ephemera from Scrapbook #1 1921-1944, undated
158Auction and exhibit catalogues, invitations 1906-1951
159Exhibit catalogues, invitations to exhibitions undated
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161Exhibit catalogues 1942-1976
162Clippings of reproductions undated
163Proofs from Paff's Etchings and drypoints…catalogue published 1917
164 The Art Student, Brush and Pencil 1882-1900
165 Harper's Monthly Magazine June 1909
166 Country Life 1920
167 The Print Connoisseur 1922
168 The Sportsman 1927
169 Yankee 1940
1610 Boston Public Library Quarterly, Newsweek 1952, 1973
SERIES III. Family Papers
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171Papers of Sylvia Benson Lawson 1966-1976, undated
172Correspondence 1922-1955
173Diary of Ellen Perry Peirson 1864
174Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes] 1881-Feb. 1882
175Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes] Sep.-Nov. 1882
176Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes] Nov. 1882-Jan. 1883
177Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes] Jan. 1883-Apr. 1883
178Benson Family Journals, photocopy [2 volumes] Apr. 1883-Jul. 1883
179Photographs undated
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18Family photograph album 1907-1908, undated
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