TABLE OF CONTENTS

Collection Overview

Administrative Information

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of the Papers

Selected Search Terms

Series Descriptions

Genealogical and biographical data, 1880-1930, no date

Correspondence, 1860s-1920

Series 3: Diaries, 1889-1919

Series 4: Writings and Notes

Series 5: Art Inventories, 1901-1921

Series 6: Financial materials

Series 7: Exhibition Loan Files

Series 8: Biblical manuscript files

Series 9: American School of Archaeology in China, 1912-1914

Series 10: Printed Material

Series 11: Gift and bequest to Smithsonian Institution

Series 12: Photographs

Series 13: Reproductions

Series 14: Architectural drawings

Series 15: Rubbings

Series 16: Artifacts

Index

Index

Index

Index

Other Finding Aid

Bibliography


Charles Lang Freer

A Finding Aid to The Charles Lang Freer papers at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Inventory prepared by Colleen Hennessey; edited by Rachael Cristine Woody

2002

Collection Overview

Creator and collector: Charles Lang Freer
Title: Charles Lang Freer Papers
Dates: 1876-1931
Abstract: The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs.
Extent: 145 linear feet

Administrative Information

Location of Originals

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Material

The Archives of American Art microfilmed portions of the Freer papers in 1992. The microfilm is available at the Archives of American Art's Washington, D.C., office, the Freer Gallery of Art Library, and through interlibrary loan.

Processing Information

Processed by archivist Colleen Hennessey and Linda Machado. Additional processing by archivist Rachael Cristine Woody.

Preferred Citation

The Charles Lang Freer papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Restrictions on Access

Due to the fragility of the letterpress books, access is limited. Researchers are asked to view the microfilm version of the letterpress books. There are no other restrictions on the use of this collection.

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Biographical Note

Date Event
1854 February 25 Born in Kingston, New York
1873 Appointed accountant and paymaster of New York, Kingston and Syracuse Railroad by Frank J. Hecker (1846-1927)
1876 Moves to Indiana to work, with Hecker, for the Detroit and Eel River and Illinois Railroad
1880 Moves to Detroit, participates in organization of the Peninsular Car Works with Hecker
1883 Becomes vice president and secretary of Peninsular Car Company when it succeeds Peninsular Car Works
1883 Begins collecting European prints
1884 Peninsular Car Company constructs plant on Ferry Avenue
1887 Meets Howard Mansfield (1849-1938)
1887 Acquires proofs of 26 etchings, Venice, Second Series(1886), by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
1887 Purchases a small Japanese fan attributed to Ogata Karin(1658-1715)
1887 Buys land on Ferry Avenue
1889 Meets Frederick Stuart Church (1842-1924) and Dwight William Tryon (1849-1925) in New York
1890 Commissions Wilson Eyre (1858-1944) to design house on Ferry Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
1890 On first trip to London, meets James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)
1892 Moves to Ferry Avenue house
1892 Tryon and Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) undertake decoration of reception rooms
1893 Lends American paintings to World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893 Purchases first piece of Chinese art, a small painting of white herons by an anonymous Ming dynasty (1368-1644) artist
1894 Begins yearlong trip around the world, which includes visit to the Whistlers in Paris and first trip to Asia, stopping in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), India, China, and Japan
1896 Meets Matsuki Bunkya (1867-1940) in Boston
1899 Takes part in consolidation of railroad-car building companies, then retires from active business
1900 Attends Exposition International Universelle in Paris
1900 Buys villa in Capri with Thomas S. Jerome
1901 Meets Siegfried Bing (1838-1905) in Paris and Ernest Fenollosa(1853-1908), who visits Freer in Detroit
1902 Meets Dikran Kelekian (1868-1951)
1902 Spends summer in Britain building Whistler collection
1902 Views Whistler's "Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room"
1904 Purchases Whistler's Peacock Room
1904 Offers his art collections and funds to build a museum in which to house them to the Smithsonian Institution
1905 Smithsonian committee visits Freer in Detroit
1906 United States government formally accepts Freer's gift on January 24
1906 Freer signs Deed of Gift to Smithsonian Institution on May 5
1907 On second tour of Asia, meets Hara Tomitaro (1868-1939) in Yokohama, Japan
1908 Takes third trip to Asia, specifically to West Asia to study Raqqa ware
1909 Tours Europe to study art museums
1909 On fourth trip to Asia, attends memorial ceremony for Fenollosa (d.1908 Sept.) at Miidera, Japan, and meets Duanfang (1861-1911) in China
1910 On last trip to Asia, visits Longmen Buddhist caves in China
1911 Suffers stroke
1912 Lends selection of objects for exhibition at Smithsonian Institution
1913 Meets Eugene (1875-1957) and Agnes E. (1887-1970) Meyer
1913 Commissions Charles Adams Platt (1861-1933) to design museum building in Washington
1914 Meets Katharine Nash Rhoades (1885-1965) in Detroit
1915 Settles in New York City
1915 Site of future Freer Gallery of Art is determined
1916 Platt's plans for Freer Gallery are approved by Smithsonian Regents and Commission of Fine Arts and ground is broken in September
1918 After falling ill in Detroit, Freer travels to New York for treatment
1918 Work on the museum building is delayed by World War I
1919 Freer appends codicil to will permitting acquisitions of Asian, Egyptian, and Near Eastern (West Asian) art
1919 Dies in New York City on 25 September and is buried in Kingston, New York
1919 Construction of Freer Gallery completed
1920 John Ellerton Lodge (1876-1942) is appointed director of the Freer Gallery
1923 Freer Gallery opens to the public on May 9
1930 Memorial ceremony for Freer is held at Koetsuji, Kyoto

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Scope and Content Note

The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, financial materials, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeill Whistler and other press clippings, architectural drawings, stone rubbings, artifacts, files regarding the biblical manuscripts, and photographs.

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Selected Search Terms

Names:
    Bacher, Otto H. (Otto Henry), 1856-1909
    Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959
    Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903
Organizations:
    Freer Gallery of Art
    Smithsonian Institution
Subjects:
    Art -- Collectors and collecting
    Art, American -- Collectors and collecting
    Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting
Document Types:
    Business records
    Correspondence
    Diaries
    Financial records
    Inventories
    Notes
    Photographs
    Rubbings

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Organization of the Papers


This collection is organized into sixteen series.

Series 1: Genealogical and biographical data

Series 2: Correspondence

Subseries 2.1: Charles Lang Freer correspondence

Subseries 2.2: Charles Lang Freer letterpress books

Subseries 2.3: James McNeill Whistler correspondence

Subseries 2.4: Beatrix Godwin Whistler correspondence

Subseries 2.5: Richard Albert Canfield correspondence

Subseries 2.6: Katharine Nash Rhoades correspondence

Series 3: Diaries

Subseries 3.1: Charles Lang Freer diaries

Subseries 3.2: Joseph Stephens Warring diary

Series 4: Writings and notes

Series 5: Art inventories

Series 6: Financial materials

Subseries 6.1: Railroad manufacturing business records

Subseries 6.2: Detroit Ferry Avenue house

Subseries 6.3: Yearly financial reports

Subseries 6.4: Personal accounts and stock holdings

Subseries 6.5: Vouchers

Subseries 6.6: Banking records

Subseries 6.7: Cashbooks

Series 7: Exhibition loan files

Series 8: Biblical manuscript files

Series 9: American School of Archaeology in China file

Series 10: Printed material

Subseries 10.1: Whistler scrapbooks

Subseries 10.2: Press cuttings books

Subseries 10.3: Newspaper clippings

Series 11: Gift and bequest to the Smithsonian Institution

Series 12: Photographs

Series 13: Reproductions

Series 14: Architectural drawings

Series 15: Rubbings: Fenollosa and Freer memorial stone in Kyoto, Japan

Series 16: Artifacts

Subseries 16.1: Death mask

Subseries 16.2: Memorial plaque

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Series Descriptions

 

Series 1:  Genealogical and biographical data, 1880-1930, no date 


Newspaper clippings mostly regarding Freer family members and their French Huguenot ancestry, including articles from, The Independent of New Paltz, New York. There is also a reprint of an 1800 article from the, Ulster County Gazette, a newspaper first published in Kingston, New York, by Samuel S. Freer and Son in 1798.

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1 1  Genealogy chart and note, no date
2-3  Newspaper clippings, 1880, 1896-1916, 1930, no date
4  List of memberships, compiled by Katharine Nash Rhoades, no date
5  Awards, 1915-1916
 

Series 2: Correspondence, 1860s-1920 

 Subseries 2.1: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence, 1876, 1886-1920 


Internal evidence suggests that Freer may have retained such an arrangement, and he often annotated the top left corner of incoming letters with the date answered. Letters following Freer's death were answered by Katharine Nash Rhoades.

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2 1  Abbott, Holker, 1904   
2  Abe, Shojiro, [1911?]-1913  
3  Abrams, Alfred W., 1919  
4  Adachi, Kiroku, 1911-1913  
5  Adler, Elmer, 1915  
 Albright[-Knox] Art Gallery   
See: Sage, Cornelia Bentley; Warring, Joseph Stephens
6  Alder, W. Brooke, 1912   
7  Alexander, W. C., 1909  
8  Alger, Frederick M., 1917   
9  Alger, George W., 1914-1919  
See also: Warner, Langdon
10  Alger, Russell A., Senator, 1916-1919  
See also: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
11  Allen, Edgar Pierce, 1913-1914, no date  
12  Allen, Horace N., 1907  
13  Ali, Arbi, 1907  
14  American Express Company, 1919  
See also: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
15  Anderzon, E. A., 1917  
16  Andrews, Robert H., 1918  
17  Angell, Bodman, and Turner, 1913-1918  
18  d'Ardenne de Tizac, Henri , 1912  
19  Art Association of Indianapolis, 1916  
20-24  Art Institute of Chicago, 1914-1919  
25  Art Institute of Chicago, 1914-1919  
Acknowledgement for reproductions of paintings by Li Lung-mien
26  Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1906   
27  Ayscough, Florence, 1917  
28  Bacher, Mary H., 1908-1915  
29  Bacher, Otto H., 1891-1908   
30  Backhouse, Edmund, 1915-1917  
31  Bagley, John N., 1917  
32-33  Bahr, A. W., 1914-1919  
34  Bahr, Peter J., 1917  
35  Baldwin, Frank Conger, 1916  
36  Balken, Edward Duff, 1919   
See also: Beatty, John W.; Whiting, Frederic Allen
37  Banks, Edgar J., 1919  
38  Barr, Eva, 1912-1920  
39  Barrington, Lewis, 1917  

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3 1  Battersea, Cyril, Lord, no date  
2  Bauer-Folsom Company, 1909  
3  Beaham, Grace Hecker, 1917  
4-5  Beatty, John W., 1896-1919  
6  Beavan, John, 1915  
7-8  Bell, Hamilton, 1914-1919  
9  Bell, William, 1890-1891  
10  Beltramini and Rush, 1918  
11  Bendann, David, 1907-1919  
12  Benedite, Leonce, [190?-1905]  
See also: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
13  Berenson, Bernard, 1915  
14  Berenson, Mary, 1917  
15-16  Biele, Charles F., and Sons Company, 1917-1919  
17  Bing, Marcel, 1916  
18  Bing, Siegfried, 1904-1906  
19-20  Binyon, Laurence, 1908-1918  
21  Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1915  
22-29  Bixby, William K., 1896-1919  
See also: Donaldson, Bruce
30  Blake, James H. W., Mrs., 1910  
31  Bland, J.O.P., 1914  
32  Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1915  
33  Boisseree, L.H.H., 1917  
34  Bok, Edward, 1916  
35  Bone, Karl, 1907-1908  

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4 1-4  Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien, 1915-1919  
5  Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien, 1918  
Acknowledgement letter for reproductions of paintings by Li Lung-mien.
6  Boynton, H.G., 1917  
7  Bradstreet, John S., 1918  
8  Braun, W.A., 1919  
9-10  Breck, Joseph, 1914-1918  
11  Brooks, Alexander, 1918  
12  Brown, Bolton Coit, 1904   
13  Browne, Archibald, 1918, no date   
14  Brush, George de Forest, 1918  
15  Bruyns, T. Mirzen, Mrs., 1919  
16  Burlage, Katharine, 1917  
17  Burrell, William, 1903  
18  Butler, Hamilton, 1910  
19  Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1919  
20  Bynner, Witter, 1918  
21  Caffin, Charles H., 1909  
22  Calvert, George C., 1917  
23  Campbell, Colin, Lord, 1914-1915  
24-25  Canfield, Richard Albert, 1902-1914  
See also: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
26  Carroll, Dana H., 1916-1918  
27  Carroll, Mitchell, 1917  
28  Carus, Paul, 1912-1914   
29  Cassell, James C., 1915  
30  Cassidy, Gerald, 1915  
31  Chalfin, Paul, 1913  
32  Chapman, Alfred, 1901-1915  
33  Chase, William Merritt, 1889-1891, no date  
34  Chun, Chik-yu, 1916-1919  
35  Chun, Tong, 1916  
36-44  Church, Frederick Stuart, 1888-1915, no date   

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5 1-15  Church, Frederick Stuart, 1888-1915, no date   

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6 1-2  Churchill, Alfred V., 1914-1918   
3  Clark, Arthur B., 1915-1919   
4  Clark, Emory W., 1916-1919, [191-]-  
5  Clearwater, A. T., 1915-1917   
6  Cliff, V. D., 1919   
7  Cole, Alphaeus Philemon, 1919   
8  Coleman, Charles C., 1904-1915   
9  Collin de Plancy, Victor, 1910   
10  Collison, Harry, 1919   
11  Conger, Sarah Pike, 1919   
12  Coomaraswamy, Anada, 1915-1916   
13  Corey, Newton J., 1918   
14  Cortissoz, Royal, 1916-[1919]   
15  Couling, Samuel, 1919  
16  Cowan, John J., 1901-1904  
17  Cowsill, Arthur, 1915   
18  Cox, Stafford M., 1919  
19  Coykendall, S.D., 1876   
20  Creelman, Alice B., 1916   
21-23  Currie, Cameron, 1901-1919, no date  
24  Cust, Henry, 1913-1914  
25  Cust, Nina, 1913   
26  Dallam, S. Field, 1915   
27  Dan, Ino, 1918-1919  
28  Dan, Takuma, 1917-1918  
29  Dattari, Giovanni, 1909-1911  
30  Day, Olive I., 1919  
31  Demarest, W.H.S., 1916-1919  
32  Deming, Zell Hart, 1917  
33  Denby, Charles, 1916   
34  Denby, Edwin, 1913  
35  Dennison, Walter, 1915   
36  Dennison, Walter, Mrs., 1918  
37  Dent, V., 1911-1912  
38  Depuy, E. Cora, 1916  
39  Detroit Museum of Art, 1916-1918  
See also: Moore, Charles; Weber, William C.

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7 1-25  Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1891-1917, no date  
See also: Art Institute of Chicago; Wunderlich and Company

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8 1  Dickinson, J. M., 1911   
2  Donaldson, Bruce, 1916  
3  Donaldson, John M., 1914-1918  
See also: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
4  Dow, Arthur Wesley, 1912-1917  
5  Dowdeswell, C. W., 1914  
6  Draper, Dorothy, 1919,   
7-12  Draper, Dr. George, 1917 Sept. 11,   
13  Dunthorne, Robert, 1904  
14  Duret, Theodore, 1904-1914   
15  Dyar, Clara, 1917,   
16  Egbert, James C., 1908   
17  Elba, Khamis G., 1919   
18  Eliot, Charles, 1917-1918  
19  Ely, Theodore N., 1912-1916   
20  Embden, Oscar, 1914  
21  Enjoji, Y., 1911  
22  Esen, Gustavus, 1915,   
23  Evans, William T., 1890-1904  
24  Eyre, Laurence, 1917  
25  Eyre, Wilson, Jr., 1917   
26  Fairbairns, W. H., 1920  
27  Fenning, John, 1915  
28-34  Fenollosa, Ernest Ferdinand, 1901-1907,   
35  Fenollosa, Mary McNeil Scott, 1908-1915   
36-39  Ferguson, John C., 1914-1919  
40  Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1916  
41  Fischer, Michel, 1919  
42  Fischer, V.G., 1910  

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9 1  Fletcher, Louise H., 1920  
2  Fletcher, Richard, 1918  
3  Foord, John, 1917-1918  
4  Foote, Frederick J., 1919  
5-6  Forbes, Edward, 1917-1918   
7  Ford, John, 1915  
8  Foster, Frederick E., 1916-1919  
9  Franke, Ida M., [1915?]-[1919]  
10  Fuller, George A., 1918  
11  Gale, Walter, 1919  
12  Gallatin, Albert E., 1912-1918   
13  Gellatly, John, 1915-1917  
See also: Knoedler, M., and Company
14  Getty, Alice, [1914?]  
15  Goodrich, C.F., 1916   
16  Goodrich, Henry W., 1919  
17-25  Gookin, Frederick William, 1910-1918  
26  Gordon, George Bryon, 1915-1918  
27  Gorham Company Architectural Bronze, 1917  
28  Gottheil, Richard, 1911  
29  Gottschalk, E., 1907  
30  Graham, William, 1908-1909   
31  Graves, Andrew, 1916-1917  
32-33  Greene, [Bella de Costa?], [1915]-1916   

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10 1-2  Guaranty Trust Company (New York), 1916-1919   
See also: Yue, Seaouke
3  Guest, Grace Dunham, 1919,   
4  Gunn, Chu Su, 1919   
5  Hall, Elizabeth W., 1904  
6  Hamilton, Alexander, 1914  
7  Hamilton, Anita Sargent, 1911  
8  Hamilton, George, 1913-1916  
9  Hanford, John, 1917-1918   
10  Hanna, H. B. (Henry Bathurst), Col., 1907-1908  
11  Happer, J.S., 1907  
12  Hara, Tomitaro, 1907-1916  

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FB30  Hara, Tomitaro, 1907; 1914  
Scroll letters

Box

Folder
10 13  Hara, Zenichir, 1916  
14  Harada, J., 1919  

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Folder
FB30  Harada, J., 1919  
Scroll letter

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10 15  Harris, William, 1912  
16  Harrison, Charles C., 1919  
17-18  Harshe, Robert B., 1911-1919  
19  Hartmann, Sadakichi, 1896-1910  
20  Hauss, Edward A., 1917  
21  Havemeyer, Louisine Waldron Elder, 1914-1917  
22  Hawkins, Edward M., 1919  
23  Hayashi, Aisaku, 1915-1919  
24  Hayashi, S., 1915-1916  
25  Heaton, W.J., 1913  
26-34  Hecker, Frank J., Col., 1892-1917,   
See also: Allen, Horace N.

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11 1-10  Hecker, Frank J., Col., 1892-1917,   
See also: Allen, Horace N.

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Folder
FB30  Hecker, Frank J., Col., 1895   
Scroll letters

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11 11  Hedley, John, 1913-1916  
12  Hinckley, Frank E., 1917,   
13  Hirth, Friederich, 1912-1918  
14  Hobson, R. L. (Robert Lockhart), 1913-1914  
15  Hogarth, David, 1913  
16  Hoggan, Frances Elizabeth, 1906-1907   
17  Hoi, Yung, 1910  
18  Hollington, Richard D., 1916  
19  Holmes, William Henry, 1914-1915   
See also: Lien, Hai Ch'ing Collection
20  Homma, K., 1904   
21  Hoornbeek, L., 1918   
22  Howland, Henry R., 1916  
23  Hoyt, H.W., 1919   
24  Hughes, Katherine, 1916  
25  Hughett, Marvin, 1914   
26  Hull, Edward S., Jr., 1898   
27  Hultman, J.E., 1917   
28  Humphreys, Alexander C., 1917-1918  
29  Hwang, Chung-huei, 1914-1915  
30  Ito, S., 1912  

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12 1  Jackson, Elmer E., 1915  
2  Jameson, James, 1911-1920  
3-4  Japan Society (New York), 1914-1918  
5  Jerome, Thomas Spencer, 1911-1914  
6  Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1914-1919  
7  Johnstone, J.H., 1919  
8  Joy, Henry B., 1914  
9  Kalebdjian Frères, 1905-1910   
10  Kaneko, K., 1907,   
11  Karlbeck, Orvar, 1915   
12  Kast, Ludwig, 1916-1917   
13  Katen, K., 1908-1909  
14  Keena, James T., 1919-1920   
15-20  Kelekian, Dikran G., 1903-1919  
21  Kelly, Ernest A., 1915  
22  Kennedy and Company, 1914 November  
23-24  Kennedy, John M., 1904-1917  
See also: Knoedler, M., and Company
25  Keppel, Frederick, 1887-1904  
See also: Unidentified correspondents
26  Keresy, James F., 1919  
27  Kershaw, Francis S., 1914-1919,   
28  Kevorkian, Hagop., 1913-1914,   

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13 1  Key, John R., 1914   
2  Khan, Mirza Ali-Kuli, 1918  
3  Khayet, Azeez, 1908   
4-6  Kingsley, Elbridge, 1891-1898,   
7  Kirby, Gustavus T., 1918  
8  Kita, T., 1912-1917  
9  Klare, H. William, 1918-1919  
10  Knabenschue, Samuel S., 1912  
11-14  Knoedler, M., and Company, 1900-1919  
15-16  Kobayashi, Bunshichi, 1902-1906  
17  Koch, Theodore Wesley, 1919  
18  Koechlin, Raymond, 1914-1916   
19  Kohlmann, A.R., 1914   
20  Konantz, Emma, 1919  
21  Krom, Jane, 1903   
22  Kuki, R., Baron, 1910-1913  
23  Kunz, George F., 1915-1918  
24  Kuroda, Takuma, 1915   
25  Kurtz, Charles M., 1894   
26  LaFarge, C. Grant, 1912-1917  
27  Laiyuan Co., 1916  
28  Lane, Gardiner Martin, 1912  
29  Lane, John, 1914  
30  Lansing, J.H., 1919  
31  Larkin, Frederick J., 1915  
32-37  Laufer, Berthold, 1912-1919  
38  Laufer, Berthold, 1912-1919  
Acknowledgement letter for reproductions of paintings by Li Lung-mien.

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14 1  Laurvik, J. Nilsen, 1918-1919  
2  Ledyard, Henry B., 1915-1917,   
3  Lee, Van Ching, 1915-1919  
See also: Wong, K. T.
4  Leland, Wilfred C., 1915  
5-6  Li, Chi-ch'un, 1914-1915  
7-9  Lien, Hui Ch'ing, Collection, 1911  
10  Lindsay-Brown Insurance Bureau, 1918   
11  Liu, D.K., 1917-1918  
12-17  Livingstone, W.A., 1915-1919  
18  Lodge, John Ellerton, 1916-1919  
19  Lodge, John Ellerton, 1918  
Acknowledgement letter for reproduction of paintings by Li Lung-mien.
20-21  Loo, C.T. (Ching Tsai), 1916  

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15 1  Low, W.,   
2  Lowell, A. Lawrence, 1918  
3  Ma, S., 1917-1918  
4  MacMonnies, Frederick, 1896  
5  Madjar, Vitali, 1909  
6  Makino, Katsuji, 1913  
7  Mallon, Paul, 1914  
8  Manachy, Lorenzo Y., 1910  
9  Mann, Frederick W., 1912-1915  
10  Mansfield, Howard, 1892-1904  
See also: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
11  Manship, Paul, 1914-1915  
12-14  Marchant, William, 1899-1916  
15  Marcopoli, Vincenzo, 1908-1910  
16  Marshall, Seth, 1915  
17  Marshall, Seth, Mrs., 1916-1919  
18  Masaki, Naohiko, 1917-1918  
19  Masuda, Takashi, 1911-1917  
20-23  Matsuki, Bunkio (Bunkyo), 1898-1910,   
24  Matsuki, Kichachiro, 1910-1913  
25  McClure, J. Rosser, Mrs., 1918  
26-28  McCormick, Frederick, 1911-1917  
See also: Li, Chi-ch'un

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16 1-7  McCormick, Frederick, 1911-1917  
8  McGrath, C.D., 1918-1919  
9  McKibbon, Emily, 1914  
10  McKim, Charles F., 1904  
11  McMillan, James, Senator, 1899  
12  McMillan, Philip H., 1915,   
13  Mechlin, Leila, 1918  
14  Mehta, Fetah del, 1895  
15-16  Melchers, Gari, 1908-1919  
17  Meredith, Howard G., 1914-1920  
18-19  Metcalf, Willard Leroy, 1917-1919  
20  Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1918   
See also: Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chretien; Robinson, Edward
21  Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1918  
Acknowledgements for reproductions of paintings by Li Lung-mien.
22-23  Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1912-1919,   
24-31  Meyer, Eugene, Jr., 1913-1919,   

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17 1-4  Meyer-Riefstahl, Marie, 1913-1915  
5  Michael, M. J., 1913-1915  
6  Michigan Central Railroad Co., 1915  
7  Migeon, Gaston, 1904-1918,   
8  Millard, George, 1914  
9  Miller, Sydney T., 1920  
10  Millet, Francis D., 1910  
11  Minnigerode, C. Powell, 1918-1919  
12  Montross, Newman E., 1893-1905  
See also: Thayer, Abbott Handerson
13-17  Moore, Charles, 1912-1919,   
See also: Pewabic Pottery
18  Moore, R.E., 1892-1897   
19  Moore, William, Mrs., 1916  
20  Mori, Sosen H., 1919   
21  Morrison, Arthur, 1910-1911  
22  Morse, Charles J., 1907  
23  Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1901-1917  
24  Mott, Charles Stewart, 1918  
25  Munsterberg, Hugo, 1912  
26  Munsterberg, Oskar, 1912-1913  
27  Murphy, J. Francis, 1892  
28  Nahman, Maurice, 1909   
29-30  Nan, Ming-yuan, 1909-1919  
See also: Lien, Hui Ch'ing Collection
31  Naobayashi, Keiyen, 1912  
32  Newberry, Truman H., 1913-1919  
33  Nichols, Rose Standish,   

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18 1-5  Nomura, Yozo, 1907-1918   
6  North, Ernest Dressel, 1908  
7  Nulia, J.M., 1915  
8-9  Obach and Company, 1903-1908,   
10  Oberlin College, 1912-1919  
See also: Williams, Charles Whiting
11  Ohan, N., 1908-1909  
12  Orange, J., 1913-1917  
13  Osborn, Chase S., 1918  
14  Pang, Lai-ch'en, 1915-1919   
15  Pang, Lai-ch'en, 1917   
16  Pang, Tszu-ch'en, 1915-1919  
17  Pang, Yuan-chi, 1912  
See also: Pang, Lai-ch'en
18  Pardo, Roberto S., 1908-1909   
19  Parish-Watson, M., 1919  
20-21  Parke, Davis and Company, 1914-1919   
22  Parker, Margaret Watson, 1908  
23  Parmelee, James, 1913-1915  
24  Paterson, R.W., 1916  
25  Patten, William, 1903  
26  Peabody, J. Endicott, 1897  
27  Peabody Academy of Science, 1917  
28  Pecorini, D., 1910-1914  
29  Pecorini, D., 1910  
30  Pennock, James W., 1917-1918  
31  People's State Bank (Detroit), 1915-1917  
32  Perzynski, Friedrich, 1913  
33-36  Peters, Samuel T., 1913-1918  

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19 1  Peterson, Frederick, 1914-1916  
2  Pewabic Pottery, 1915  
3-29  Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1902-1920,   
See also: Barr, Eva

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20 1  Pier, Garrett C., 1914   
2-12  Platt, Charles Adams, 1912-1919  
See also: Biele, Charles F., and Sons Company; Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
13  Plumb, Helen, 1914  
14  Pond, Ashley, 1915  
15  Pong, T. C., 1915  
16  Pope, Arthur Upham, 1918  
17  Portland Art Association, 1917  
18  Potter, Ashton, 1914  
19  Pratt, William, Mrs., 1912  
20  Purcell, W., 1904  
21  Rand, E.K., 1917  
22  Randall, Davies, 1917  

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21 1-4  Rathbun, Richard, 1906-1919  
See also: Karlbeck, Orvar
5  Ravenel, William deC., 1919   
See also: Rathbun, Richard
6  Rea, Paul M., 1916   
7  Reid, Alexander, 1904  
See also: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
See also subseries: James McNeill Whistler Correspondence
8  Rhen, Frank K. M., 1919  
9  Rhoades, Katharine Nash, 1919  
10  de Ricci, Seymour, 1916  
11-13  Rice, Richard A., 1889-1917,   
See also: Storm van's Gravensande, Carel Nicholaas
14  Robins, William, 1919  
15  Robinson, Edward, 1913-1918  
16  Robinson and Farr, 1917  
17  Robinson, Vincent, and Company, Ltd., 1913,   
18  Rogerson, James C., 1919-1920  
19  Roosevelt, Theodore, 1906-1913  
20  Rosenbach, A.S.W., 1918  
21  Ross, Denman W., 1912-1919;   
22  Roullier, Albert, 1909   
23  Sachs, Paul J., 1917-1919  
24  Sage, Cornelia Bentley, 1918   
25-29  Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1903-1916  
30  Sanders, Henry A.,   
31  Sanders, J. Kent, 1915  
32  Sanders, William B., 1915  
33  Sarton, George, 1916  
34  Schilling, Alexander, 1891-1892  
See also: Bacher, Otto H.
35  Schneider, A.K., 1918   
36  Schulze, Otto, & Co., 1915-1916  
37  Seamen, Frank, 1915  
38  Seaver, Mrs., 1917  
39  Seitz, Don C., 1913  
40  Seligmann, Jacques, 1916  
41  Shah, Syed Bahadur, 1897  
42  Sherman, Frederic Fairchild, 1918  
43  Shugio, Heromich, 1904  
44  Sickert, Walter, 1905, 1912, n.d  
45  Singer, Isador, 1919  
46  Singh, Harry, 1895   

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22 1  Siren, Osvald, 1917-1918  
2  Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge, 1912  
3  Society of American Artists, 1903  
4  Speight, E.E., 1910  
5  Spreckels, A.B., Mrs., 1915  
6  Stanton, Anna Whistler, 1914-1918  
7  Stevens, Henry Glover, 1914  
8  Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1917  
9  Storm van's Gravensande, Carel Nicholass, 1886-1905  
10  Straight, Willard, 1913   
11  Street, Julian, 1914   
12  Streng, Mary, 1918  
13  Studd, Arthur, 1910-[1914?]  
14  Sumitomo, K., 1911-1912  
15  Swift, Charles M., 1915  
16  Tabbagh Freres et Cie, 1909  
17  Takahashi, G., 1918  
18  Takayanagi, Tozo, 1892-1894  
19-32  Thayer, Abbott Handerson, ; 1892-1919  

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23 1-5  Thayer, Emma B., 1891-1919  
6  Thayer, Gerald H., 1917  
7  Thayer, Gladys, 1917,   
8  Theobald, H.S., 1902  
9  Thibaudeau, A.W., 1887  
10  Thompson, D. Croal, 1909-1914  
11  Toledo Museum, 1914  
12  Tomkinson, Michael, 1902-1911  
13  Townsend, James B., 1914  
14-15  Trask, John E.D., 1912-1915  
See also: Knoedler, M., and Company
16  Trevor, John B., 1917  
17  Trevor, John B., 1918  
Acknowledgement for reproductions of paintings by Li Lung-mien.
18  Truesdale, Melville W., 1917  
19-27  Tryon, Dwight William, 1889-1919  

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24 1-10  Tryon, Dwight William, 1889-1919  
11-12  Tse, Tsan Tsai, 1918-1919  
13  Turner, Percy Moore, 1919   
14-17  University of Michigan, 1912-1919,   
18  Van Derlip, John R., 1914-1917  
See also: Breck, Joseph
19  Van Derlip, John R., 1918  
Acknowledgements for reproductions of paintings by Li Lung-mien.
See also: Breck, Joseph
20  Van Dyke, John C., 1919   
21  Vanderbilt, George W., 1907  
22  Vigouroux, J., 1918-1919   
23-24  Voretzsch, Ernst Arthur, 1910-1919  
25  Wado, Hikojiro, 1910  

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25 1-15  Walcott, Charles D., 1908-1919  
See also: Warner, Langdon
16  Walcott, Frances M., 1916   
See also: Walcott, Charles D.
17  Wallace, A.W., and Company, 1916   
18-22  Warner, Langdon, 1911-1918  

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26 1-8  Warner, Langdon, 1911-1918   
9  Warner, Lorraine d'O., 1914-1918,   
10  Warring, Grace K., 1919  
11-17  Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1902-1919,   

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27 1-10  Warring, Joseph Stephens, 1902-1919,   
11  Watson, J., & Son, 1897  
12  Way, A.E., 1913  
13-14  Way, Thomas R., Jr., 1902-1908,   
15  Webb, William,   
See also: Philip, Rosalind BirnieSee also:James McNeill Whistler Correspondence subseries
16  Weber, William C., 1912   
17  West Point, U. S. Military Academy, 1907-1909  
See also: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
18  Whibley, Ethel, 1904-1911   
19  Whistler, Beatrix Godwin, 1890-1902  
20-21  Whistler, James McNeill, 1893-1903   
See also: Cowan, John J.; Philip, Rosalind Birnie; Reid, Alexander; Society of American Artists; Whistler, Beatrix Godwin; Unidentified correspondents

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28 1  White, J. Martin, 1902-1908  
2  White, Stanford, 1901-1906  
3-4  Whiting, Frederick Allen, 1917-1919   
See also: Li, Chi-ch'un
5  Wickenden, Robert, 1890  
6  Williams, Charles F., 1914  
7  Williams, Charles Whiting, 1912  
See also: Oberlin College
8  Williams, E., 1911  
9  Williams, Max, 1893  
10  Williams, Rose Sickler,   
11  Williamson, George C., 1915   
12  Willys, John N., 1914  
13  Wilson, Harry L., Mrs., 1915  
14  Winter, Jefferson, 1915  
15  Witherspoon, A. S., 1916  
16  Wolf, Henry, 1904-1907  
17  Wolf, Herbert W., 1917  
18-23  Wong, K. T., 1916-1920   
24  Woodruff, Frederick W., 1913  
25  Woolley, Clarence M., 1913-1917  
26-27  Worch, Edgar, 1914  
28-30  Worrell, W.H., 1912-1917   

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29 1  Wright, Helen, 1917  
2  Wunderlich, H., and Company, 1888-1908  
3  Yamamoto, H.R., 1905  
4-13  Yamanaka and Company,1895-1919,   
14  Yardley, F.C., 1909  
15  Yendall, Edith, 1917  
16  Yoshio Fujii,   
17-22  Yue, Seaouke, 1917-1919  
23  Zimmerman, Frederick A., 1916  
24  Zug, George Breed, 1910-1917  
25-26  Unidentified correspondents, 1908,   

 Subseries 2.2: Correspondence - Charles Lang Freer Letterpress Books, 1892-1910  


Bound copies of outgoing letters, mostly typescripts, arranged chronologically. Each volume included a selective name index. A number annotated across the top of a letter referred to the previous page in that volume to reference the correspondent. Originals are in fragile condition, and text is faint on film, especially volumes 1-3.

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32  Letterpress book. Volume 1, 1892 March 18 - 1893 October 2  
 Letterpress book. Volume 2, 1893 July 31 - 1898 February 28  

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33  Letterpress book. Volume 3, 1893 October 6 - 1896 November 9  
 Letterpress book. Volume 4, 1896 November 13 - 1898 October 31  

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34  Letterpress book. Volume 5, 1898 November 5 - 1900 February 19  
 Letterpress book. Volume 6, 1900 February 19 - November 5   

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35  Letterpress book. Volume 7, 1900 November 7 - 1901 April 4   
 Letterpress book. Volume 8, 1901 April 4 - December 31  

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36  Letterpress book. Volume 9, 1902 January 3 - October 24  
 Letterpress book. Volume 10, 1902 October 25 - 1903 March 10  

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37  Letterpress book. Volume 11, 1903 March 10 - October 13  
 Letterpress book. Volume 12, 1903 October 15 - 1904 January 23  

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38  Letterpress book. Volume 13, 1904 January 25 - April 26  
 Letterpress book. Volume 14, 1904 April 26 - September 13  

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39  Letterpress book. Volume 15, 1904 September 13 - 1905 January 13  
 Letterpress book. Volume 16, 1905 January 7 - March 15  

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40  Letterpress book. Volume 17, 1905 March 25 - August 24  
 Letterpress book. Volume 18, 1905 August 24 - December 30  

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41  Letterpress book. Volume 19, 1905 December 8 - April 16  
 Letterpress book. Volume 20, 1906 April 1 - September 24  

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42  Letterpress book. Volume 21, 1906 September 24 - 1907 April 9  
 Letterpress book. Volume 22, 1907 April 10 - October 21  

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43  Letterpress book. Volume 23, 1907 October 22 - 1908 March 5  
 Letterpress book. Volume 24, 1908 March 5 - August 10  

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44  Letterpress book. Volume 25, 1908 August 10 - December 3  
 Letterpress book. Volume 26, 1908 December 3 - 1909 March 10  

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45  Letterpress book. Volume 27, 1909 March 12 - June 26  
 Letterpress book. Volume 28, 1909 June 29 - 1910 January 5  

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46  Letterpress book. Volume 29, 1910 January 6 - March 18  
 Letterpress book. Volume 30, 1910 March 22 - April 16  

 Subseries 2.3: Correspondence - James McNeill Whistler Correspondence, 1860s-1902 


Freer actively collected letters of James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), and the artist's wife Beatrix. Correspondence, mostly outgoing letters (some are copies), is arranged alphabetically, and there under chronologically. Many are autograph letters signed.

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47 1  Bacher, Otto H., 1881  
2-3  Campbell, Colin, Lady, 1886-1888,   
4  Deschamps, C.W., [1872?]  
5  Fantin-Latour, Henri, [circa 186-]   
6  George, Mrs.,   
7  Graham, William,   
8  Haden, Deborah Whistler, [1880?]-[1900?]  
9  Hamilton, Major, [circa 1878]   
See also: Vivian, Herbert
10  Harry, Gerard,   
11  Morgan, Mr., [1881]  
12  Morris, May, Miss,   
13  Painter Etchers' Society, Committee, 1887  
14  Pall Mall Gazette, [1885]   
15  Rawlinson, W.J.,   
16-18  Reid, Alexander, 1892-1894  
19  Singleton, Mrs.,   
20  Starr, Sidney, 1892-1893  
21  Stimson, Mrs.,   
22  Symons, W. Christian, [1888]   
23  Verity and Sons, 1878  
24  Vivian, Herbert, [1890]  
25  Ward, T. Humphrey,   
26  Way, Thomas R., Sr., [1878 or 1879]  
27-32  Way, Thomas R., Jr., [1881]-1895  

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48 1  Webb, William, 1902  
2  Whistler, Anna Mathilda McNeill, 1876  
3  Whistler, Nellie, [1892]-1903  
4  Whistler, William McNeill, 1894-1900  
5  Whistleriana, 1889-1892  
6  White, Gleason, 1894  
7-8  Unidentified correspondents   
9  Miscellaneous typescripts, 1909  

 Subseries 2.4: Correspondence - Beatrix Godwin Whistler Correspondence, 1892-1894  


Collected correspondence, mostly outgoing letters, of Beatrix Godwin Whistler (1857-1896) is arranged alphabetically, and there under chronologically.

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48 10  Reid, Alexander, 1892-1893  
11  Way, Thomas R., Jr., [circa 1892]-[1894]  

 Subseries 2.5: Correspondence - Richard Albert Canfield Correspondence, 1904-1913 


Correspondence of Richard Albert Canfield (1855-1914) relate to his collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. It is arranged alphabetically, and thereunder chronologically.

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48 12  Grier, J., 1904  
13  Kurtz, Charles M., 1908  
14  Sage, Cornelia Bentley, 1909-1913  

 Subseries 2.6: Correspondence - Katharine Nash Rhoades Correspondence, 1920-1921 


Correspondence of Freer's assistant Katharine Nash Rhoades (1885-1965), is arranged alphabetically, and thereunder chronologically. Letters mainly concern the settlement of his estate, and her plans to print a volume of his letters. Although no publication resulted, these efforts may account for the many original outgoing letters in the collection.

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48 15  American Railway Express Company, 1920  

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42 16  Bixby, William K., 1920-1921  

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48 17  Bourdelle, Pierre, 1920  
18  Clark, Emory W., 1920  
19  Currie, Cameron, 1920-1921  
20  Defnet, William A., Mrs., 1920  
20  Fletcher, Louise H., 1920  
22  Hecker, Frank J., 1920  
23  Kenna, James T., 1920  
24  Meredith, Howard G., 1920  
25  Miller, Sidney T., 1920  
26  Parker, Margaret Watson, 1920  
27  Philip, Rosalind Birnie, 1920  
28  Russel, Walter, S., 1920  
29  Lists of Freer letters considered for publication  
 

 Series 3: Diaries, 1889-1919 

 Series 3: Diaries of Charles Lang Freer, 1889-1919  


Pocket diaries for the years 1889-1890, 1892-1898, and 1900-1919 with selectively recorded daily activities and the people and places visited, occasionally with terse comments. Includes miscellaneous notes, accounts, and addresses.

29 volumes.

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49 1  Diary. Volume 1, 1889 circa June 4 - 1890 January 3  
2  Diary. Volume 2, 1890 January - 1 December 31  
3  Diary. Volume 3, 1892 January 1 - December 30  
4  Diary. Volume 4, 1893 January 1 - December 31  
5  Diary. Volume 5, 1894 January 1 - December 31   
6  Diary. Volume 6, 1895 January 1 - September 13  
7  Diary. Volume 7, 1896 January 1 - December 31  
8  Diary. Volume 8, 1897 January 8 - December 31  
9  Diary. Volume 9, 1898 January 1- December 31  
10  Diary. Volume 10, 1900 January 1 - December 31  
11  Diary. Volume 11, 1901 January 1 - December 31  
12  Diary. Volume 12, 1902 January 1 - December 31  
13  Diary. Volume 13, 1903 January 1 - December 31  

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50 1  Diary. Volume 14, 1904 January 1 - December 30  
2  Diary. Volume 15, 1905 January 1 - December 31  
3  Diary. Volume 16, 1906 January 1 - 1907 January 5  
4  Diary. Volume 17, 1907 January 1 - December 30  
5  Diary. Volume 18, 1908 January 1 - 1909 January 7   
6  Diary. Volume 19, 1909 January 1 - December 31  
7  Diary. Volume 20, 1910 January 1 - December 31  
8  Diary. Volume 21, 1911 January 1 - December 30  
9  Diary. Volume 22, 1912 January 1 - 1913 January 6  
10  Diary. Volume 23, 1913 January 5 - 1914 January 1  
11  Diary. Volume 24, 1914 January 1 - 1915 January 1  
12  Diary. Volume 25, 1915 January 1 - 1916 January 19  

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51 1  Diary. Volume 26, 1916 January 17 - December 31  
2  Diary. Volume 27, 1917 January 1 - December 31  
3  Diary. Volume 28, 1918 January 1 - December 31  
4  Diary. Volume 29, 1919 January 1 - September 12  
Intermittent entries.

 Subseries 3.2: Diaries - Joseph Stephens Warring Diary, 1907 - 1910 


A ledger kept by Freer's caretaker Joseph Stephens Warring (1863?-1944) that included intermittent entries describing daily activities within the Detroit household.

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 Diary. Volume 1, 1907 December 23 - 1910 December 16  
 

 Series 4: Writings and Notes 


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52 1-2  Address books,
2 v.
3  Copies of poems and quotation,
4  Notes regarding Yondotega Club (Detroit),
5  Writings for an exhibition of European and American etchings, [1887]
6  List of letters sent to Rosalind Birnie Philip for copying,
7  Biographical notes about Whistler,
8-10  Notes about art collection, philosophy on art and life,
11-12  Notes about Chinese artist Li Lung-mien,
13  "Chinese Bronze Vessels of the Chou Period:...From the Family of Prince in Peking."
[typescript, with prices]
14  Writing about Chinese ceramic objects, illustrated with drawings of caves and photographs by A. Grainger [fragment]
15  Typescripts describing Chinese ceramics in possession of Chun Chik-yu,
[written by Rose Sickler Williams?]
16  Typescript describing Chinese paintings, accompanied by photographs,
[possibly sent from dealer?]
17  Notebook recording Japanese works at "Prints Department;"
18  Travel itinerary; list of letters sent from Honolulu and San Francisco,
19  Typescripts of paintings and private collectors to see in Japan,
[by Fenollosa or C. J. Morse? Annotated by Freer]
20  Writing regarding travels in India,
21  Typescripts for lecture regarding travels in Ceylon [Sri Lanka],
22-23  Notes, writings, and annotated typescripts for lecture regarding travels to Longmen Caves, Honan Province, China,
24  "The Collection of Mr. Charles L. Freer" by Ernest Fenollosa,
[annotated typescript for article published in Pacific Era, 1907 Nov.]
 

 Series 5: Art Inventories, 1901-1921 


Inventories compiled by Freer and assistants to catalogue his collection of art objects, books, documents, and sundries, particularly in preparation for the formal acceptance of his gift by the United States government, and the distribution of his personal estate. Extant lists [mostly typescripts], and bound volumes [partially handwritten], are generally arranged by form of material or country of origin. Cataloguing may have included number assigned, country of origin, title, artist, a brief description, dimensions, cost, and provenance information such as from whom the object was purchased, where it was found, or its disposition. Many of the inventories have been annotated, sometimes by Freer Gallery staff, with subsequent series of accession numbers for the objects.

Note: Inventories labeled "reserved" may have regarded those objects set aside for further consideration as possible gifts to the Smithsonian Institution.



Arrangement:

 Subseries 5.1: Art inventories - paintings - American and European 


Oil Paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings, works by artists other than Whistler.

See also: Prints - Carel Nicholass Storm van's Gravenande

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53 1  Dewing, Thomas Wilmer,  
"List of the works of Thomas W. Dewing"
1  Dewing, Thomas Wilmer ,  
"Catalogue of Paintings in Oil and Pastel and Drawings in Silver Point by Thomas W. Dewing." List B
1  Dewing, Thomas Wilmer,  
"List of American Paintings--Oil Paintings, Pastels, Silver Points, by Thomas W. Dewing",
2  Kingsley, Elbridge,  
"List of Wood Engravings, by Elbridge Kingsley."
3  Thayer, Abbott Handerson,  
"List of paintings by Abbott H. Thayer: Paintings in Oil, Paintings in Water Color"
4  Tryon, Dwight William,   
"Oil Paintings and Water Colors: D. W. Tryon"
4  Tryon, Dwight William,  
"List of American Paintings--Oil Paintings, Pastels, Water Colors, by Dwight W. Tryon"
5  Miscellaneous artists, 1906   
"American Paintings, Other than by Whistler, Acquired Since Making up Smithsonian Inventory, May 1906." List A
5  Miscellaneous artists, 1911  
"Miscellaneous List, Jan. 1, 1911: Paintings in Oil, Pastel, and Silver Point by Dewing, Tryon, and Thayer."
5  Miscellaneous artists, 1911  
"Miscellaneous List, Jan. 1, 1911: Paintings in Oil, Water Color, and Pastel by Artists other than Whistler, Dewing, Tryon, and Thayer."
5  Miscellaneous artists,  
Lists of American and European painting
5  Miscellaneous artists,   
"Paintings in Oil by Miscellaneous American Artists"
5  Miscellaneous artists, 1917   
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Paintings in Oil, by Artists other than Whistler."

 Subseries 5.2: Art inventories - Paintings and prints, etc. - James McNeill Whistler 


See also: lithographs; copper plates.

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53 6  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings], 1902   
List of paintings purchased from H. S. Theobald
6  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings],  
"Paintings"
6  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings],  
Lists of paintings.
6  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings], 1904   
"The Peacock Room"
6  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings], [1906 or later]  
"Whistler Drawings"
6  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings],  
"Oil Paintings by James McNeill Whistler"
6  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings],  
"List of Paintings by Mr. Whistler"
7  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings],  
"Water Colors by James McNeill Whistler"
8  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings],  
"Pastels by James McNeill Whistler." and Peacock Room,
9  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings], [1898]  
"Whistler Drawings and Sketches in Haden Collection"
9  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings],  
"Drawings and Sketches by James McNeill Whistler"
9  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings],  
"Wood Engravings by James McNeill Whistler"
9  Paintings [oil paintings, pastels, water colors, drawings],  
List of portraits of Whistler [handwritten by Freer]
10  Etchings, [1903 or later]  
"Etchings"
10  Etchings,   
"List of Etchings and Dry Points by James McNeill Whistler"
10  Etchings,  
"James McNeill Whistler: Undescribed"
10  Etchings, [1898 or later]   
"The Francis Seymour Haden Collection of Whistler's Dry Points, Etchings and Drawings, as per Catalogue at Mr. Freer's House, Kept with Collection"See also: Copper plates
10  Etchings, [before spring 1901]  
"List of Etchings owned by Mr. Freer: Loaned to Mr. Whistler for an Exhibition of his Work to be held in Paris during the Spring of 1901"
10  Etchings,   
Accounting summary of Whistler etchings
10  Etchings,   
"Etchings by Mr. Whistler, owned by C. L. Freer"
11  Etchings, [1904 or later]  
Lists of prints received from Miss Birnie Philip
11  Etchings, 1905 May 1  
"Memorandum of Etchings by Mr. Whistler: Wanted"
11  Etchings,  
"Memorandum of Etchings by Mr. Whistler: Wanted"
11  Etchings, 1905 May 1   
"Memorandum of Undescribed Etchings"
11  Etchings,  
"Memorandum of Undescribed Etchings"
11  Etchings, 1906 January 12   
"Memorandum Showing Number of Etchings by Mr. Whistler, in Mr. Freer's Possession"
11  Etchings,  
"Memorandum Showing Number of Etchings by Mr. Whistler in Mr. Freer's Possession"
11  Etchings, 1906 September 14   
"List of Etchings by Whistler-Wanted."
11  Etchings, 1906 September   
"List of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler Reserved At the time of making up Inventory for Smithsonian Institution."
11  Etchings, 1906 October 24  
"Number of Etchings and Dry--Points by Mr. Whistler in Mr. Freer's Possession, Oct. 24th., 1906."
11  Etchings, 1908 April 1  
"List of Etchings and Dry Points by Mr. Whistler, Reserved to January 1, 1908"
11  Etchings, 1908 April 1   
"Number of Etchings and Dry--Points by Mr. Whistler in Mr. Freer's Possession, April 1st, 1908"
11  Etchings, 1908 April 1  
"List of Etchings by Whistler--Wanted"
11  Etchings, 1914 September 1  
"List of Etchings and Dry Points by Whistler: Reserved, September 1, 1914"
12  Lithographs, 1914 September 1   
"List of Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler Reserved, ."
12  Lithographs, [1905 or later]  
"Undescribed lithography by J.M. Whistler"
12  Lithographs, [1902 or later]   
"Photographs"
12  Lithographs,  
Accounting summary of Whistler lithographs
12  Lithographs, [1898 or later]   
"List of Lithographs by Mr. Whistler, owned by C. L. Freer"
12  Lithographs,  
"Index to Mr. Way's Catalogue of the Lithographs of Mr. James McNeill Whistler"
12  Lithographs,  
"Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler"
12  Lithographs,  
"James McNeill Whistler" Undescribed
12  Lithographs,  
"Original Copper Plates by James McNeill Whistler"
12  Lithographs, 1906 September 8   
"List of Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler Reserved at the Time of making up Inventory for Smithsonian Institution."
12  Lithographs, 1905 May 1  
"Memorandum of Undescribed Lithographs"
12  Lithographs,  
"Memorandum of Undescribed Lithographs"
12  Lithographs,   
"Memorandum of Undescribed Lithographs"
12  Lithographs,  
"Lithographs" [handwritten list]
12  Lithographs, 1905 May 1  
"Lithographs Wanted"
12  Lithographs,  
"Lithographs Wanted"
12  Lithographs, 1906 January 12  
"Memorandum Showing Number of Lithographs by Mr. Whistler, in Mr. Freer's Possession"
12  Lithographs, 1906 September 14   
"List of Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler in Mr. Freer's Collection Undescribed."
12  Lithographs,  
"Undescribed Lithographs by Mrs. Whistler"
12  Lithographs, 1906 September   
"List of Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler-Wanted"
12  Lithographs, 1906 October 24   
"Number of Lithographs by Mr. Whistler in Mr. Freer's Possession, October 24th, 1906"
12  Lithographs, 1908 April 1   
"Number of Lithographs by Mr. Whistler in Mr. Freer's Possession, April 1, 1908"
12  Lithgographs, 1908 April 1  
"List of Lithographs by Mr. Whistler, Reserved to January 1st, 1908."
12  Lithographs, 1908 April 1  
"List of Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler--Wanted"
12  Lithographs, 1908 April 1  
"List of Lithographs by James McNeill Whistler in Mr. Freer's Collection--Undescribed"
12  Lithographs, 1908 April 1  
"Undescribed Lithographs by Mrs. Whistler"
12  Lithographs,  
Miscellaneous notes
13  Copper plates, [1901 or later]   
"Whistler Plates"
13  Copper plates, [1898 or later]  
"Whistler Drawings"
13  Copper plates, [1902 or later]  
"Whistler Plates"
13  Copper plates,  
"Miscellaneous Whistler Items"
13  Copper plates, 1906 May 9  
Plates purchased from Obach and Company
13  Copper plates,  
List of original copper plates
14  Miscellaneous lists, [1901]  
"James McNeil Whistler"
14  Miscellaneous lists, 1914 September  
"Miscellaneous List of Whistler's Work, including Oil Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, Wood Engravings, and Photographs, Reserved September 1, 1914"
14  Miscellaneous lists,  
"Miscellaneous List of Whistler's Work still in Reserve to be put into 'S.I.' or to be Kept in Reserve for Study"
14  Miscellaneous lists, 1921 January 3  
"List of Whistler Oil Paintings, Pastels, Water Colors, Pen and Ink Sketches, Etchings, Lithographs, and Wood Panels Transferred to S.I. on January 3, 1921"
14  Miscellaneous lists, 1921 January 11  
"List of Whistler Oil Paintings, Pastels, Water Colors, Pen and Ink Sketches, Etchings, Lithographs, and Wood Panels Transferred to S.I. on January 3, 1921"
15  Whistleriana, [1905 or later]  
"Portraits of Whistler." and "Wood Engravings"
15  Whistleriana, [1917 or later]  
"Purchases Since the Time of making up Smithsonian Inventory"
15  Whistleriana, [1909 or later]   
"Reserved list of Whistleriana"
15  Whistleriana, 1921 January 5   
"Reserved list of of Whisterliana"
16  Insurance valuations, [1920]  
"Insurance Valuations for the Following Works of Art by James McNeil Whistler"
17  Bibliography, [1904 or later]  
"Index" [to articles about Whistler]
18  Miscellaneous documents,  
Lists of works owned by collectors [handwritten]
18  Miscellaneous documents,  
Notes about Whistler works [handwritten]
18  Miscellaneous documents,  
"Memorandum of Paintings by Mr. Whistler owned by Mr. Way, Sr., House 21, Brunswick Square, London." and "Memorandum of Paintings by Mr. Whistler owned by Mr. Thomas R. Way, #110 Regent Park Road, London." and "Memorandum of Paintings in Mr. Whistler's Studio"
18  Miscellaneous documents,  
Works "Due from Mr. Whistler." and "Received from Mr. Whistler but not yet paid For." and "Ordered from Mr. Whistler, but not paid for nor Delivered"
18  Miscellaneous documents,  
"Studies by J. McN. Whistler."[exhibition list?]
18  Miscellaneous documents,  
List of six Whistler works [handwritten
18  Miscellaneous documents,  
List of Whistler works at Venice Exposition
18  Miscellaneous documents,  
List of prints with prices [handwritten by Whistler]
18  Miscellaneous documents, 1896 November 28   
List of prints with prices, 1896 Nov. 28 [handwritten by Whistler
18  Miscellaneous documents, [1899]  
List of purchases from Whistler, London, 1899 Aug. 31
18  Miscellaneous documents, 1902 June 16  
Memorandum of payments to Whistler
18  Miscellaneous documents, 1902 June  
Memorandum of paintings belonging to Freer, left with Whistler, London, 1902 June 18 [handwritten]

 Subseries 5.3: Art inventories - Prints and drawings - American and European  


[by artists other than Whistler]

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54 1  Prints by artists other than Whistler, 1917 April 23   
"Etchings, Lithographs, Engravings, etc., Other than Whistler reserved at the time of Compiling Inventory for Smithsonian Institution"
1  Prints by artists other than Whistler, 1916 July 17   
"Etchings, Lithographs, Engravings, etc., Other than Whistler Reserved at the time of Compiling Inventory for Smithsonian Institution"
1  Prints by artists other than Whistler, 1914 September  
"List of Prints Missing at the time of Recataloguing . Miscellaneous Etchings, Lithographs...other than Whistler" [handwritten]
1  Prints by artists other than Whistler,  
"American." and "European" [prints, drawings, and reproductions arranged alphabetically: Amsdell - Zwart; wood engravings arranged alphabetically: Bernstorm - Wolf
2  Prints given to Z. Hara, 1916  
"List of forty (40) 'prints' presented to Mr. Z. Hara, New York City, by C.L. Freer, Esq." [Includes photocopy of letter found in box 31, Freer to Zeniricho Hara, 1916]
3  Charles Storm van Gravesande,  
List of prints and drawings [handwritten]
3  Charles Storm van Gravesande,  
"List of Pictures in the Gravesande Collection, Presented to the Detroit Museum of Art, by Mr. Charles L. Freer."
3  Charles Storm van Gravesande, [1895 or later]   
"Catalogue of Paintings in Water Color, Drawings in Pencil and Etchings and Dry Points by Charles Storm Gravesande."
4  English, French, and American - Autograph etchings.  
"English and French" and "European" and "American" [arranged alphabetically, generally: Autograph etchings - Way]

 Subseries 5.4: Art inventories - Pottery - American and European 


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54 5  American and European pottery,  
See also: Pottery: Oriental
"American and European Pottery, Reserved" Pewabic and Italian

 Subseries 5.5: Art inventories - Paintings - Oriental 


[Screens; Albums; Panels; Kakemonos (hanging scrolls); and Makimonos (handscrolls)]

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54 6  Painting - Chinese and Japanese, [1911 or later]   
"Catalogue of Kakemono by Japanese and Chinese Artists." [partial list: nos. 489-784, pages 120-232]
7  Paintings - Chinese, [1917 or later]   
List of Chinese paintings [partial list: nos. 987-1180, pages 336-438
8  Paintings - Chinese, [1917 or later]  
"List of Chinese paintings in Mr. Freer's Collection, bearing inscriptions which have not yet been translated"
8  Paintings - Chinese,  
"Important translations to be made by Chinese scholars"
8  Paintings - Chinese,  
"Questions to refer to Kelekian." [concerning Persian bowl and lamp]
9  Paintings - Chinese,  
List of painters and paintings to refer to Dr. Laufer [handwritten]
9  Paintings - Chinese,  
List of Chinese paintings attributed to, or copies after, Li Lung-mien, with notes by Mr. T. Y. Leo for Agnes Meyer
11  Paintings - Chinese, 1919 January   
"List of Twelve Paintings and one Tapestry, in Kakemono form, Suggested as a Group from the Freer Collection, to be Exhibited with other Chinese Paintings in the Corcoran Gallery"
11  Paintings - Chinese, 1918 October 29  
Telegram from Eugene Meyer, Jr. and memorandum concerning proposed exhibition of Chinese paintings in Washington
12  Paintings - Japanese,  
"Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions, Reserved"
12  Paintings - Japanese, 1911 January 1   
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions"
12  Paintings - Japanese, 1917 May   
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions" [for presents]
12  Paintings - Japanese, 1917  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Japanese Paintings, Prints, Drawings, and Reproductions" [for study]
13  Paintings - Screens, [1907 or later]   
"List of Screens owned by Mr. C. L. Freer" [nos. 1-124, pages 1-36]
13  Paintings - Screens, [1917 or later]   
"Catalogue of Paintings on Screens [pages 1-45] and Panels [pages 1-57]: by Japanese and Chinese Artists
13  Paintings - Screens,  
Accounting summary of screens and panels
13  Paintings - Screens, [1907 or later]   
"Catalogue of Paintings on Screens [Freer's nos. 4-132, pages 1-41] and Panels [Freer's nos. 1-42, pages 1-13] by Japanese and Chinese Artists"
13  Paintings - Screens,  
Handwritten note on Yamanaka and Company stationary concerning a pair of screens by Sesson
13  Paintings - Screens, [1916 or later]   
List of Japanese screens [partial list: Freer's nos. 54-153, pages 13-56]
14  Paintings - Screens,  
"Memorandum: Screens in Boston Museum"
14  Paintings - Screens,  
"List of Chinese and Japanese Screens"
14  Paintings - Screens, 1914  
"Screens Rejected, August 1914"
14  Paintings - Screens, 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Screens Rejected" [for house use]
14  Paintings - Screens, [1904 or later]  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Screens Reserved." [for study]
14  Paintings - Screens, [before 1920]   
"List of Japanese and Chinese Screens - Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"
14  Paintings - Screens,  
List of Screens owned by Mr. C. L. Freer [partial list: nos. 125-132, pages 37-41]

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55 1  Paintings - Albums,  
"List of Books and Albums of Drawings owned by Charles L. Freer"
1  Paintings - Albums,  
"List of Chinese and Japanese Albums"
1  Paintings - Albums,  
Summary of accounting for Japanese albums and books
1  Paintings - Albums, [before 1920]   
"List of Chinese and Japanese Albums: Cost Price and Insurance Valuation"
2  Paintings - Albums, 1911  
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Albums, Reserved"
2  Paintings - Albums, 1917 June  
"Miscellaneous List, June 1917: Albums Reserved: for Comparative Study."
2  Paintings - Albums,  
"Albums Reserved"
2  Paintings - Albums, 1917 June  
"Miscellaneous List, June 1917: Albums Rejected" dead list
3  Paintings - Albums, 1911 January 1  
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Japanese Printed and Manuscript Books, Albums, Etc"
3  Paintings - Albums, 1911 January 1   
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Rejected Japanese Books and Albums"
3  Paintings - Albums, 1917 April   
"Miscellaneous List, April 1917: Japanese Printed and Manuscript Books, Albums, etc., Reserved"
3  Paintings - Albums,  
"Japanese Printed and Manuscript Books, Albums, etc., Reserved"
3  Paintings - Albums, 1917 April   
"Miscellaneous List, April 1917: Rejected Japanese Books and Albums" - dead list
4  Paintings - Panels,  
"List of Panels owned by Charles L. Freer"
4  Paintings - Panels,  
"Screens Reserved"
4  Paintings - Panels, 1920   
"One Japanese Painting in Kakemono Form [by Hokusai] included in Shipment of September 1920"
4  Paintings - Panels,  
"List of Chinese and Japanese Panels"
4  Paintings - Panels, 1920 June  
"List of Chinese and Japanese Panels - Their Cost Prices and Insurance Valuation"
5  Paintings - Panels, 1917  
Estimates and lists of Chinese and Japanese works paneled by Miura brothers and Hatashita, 1915-1917
6  Paintings - Panels,  
"Panels Reserved"
6  Paintings - Panels, 1915 October  
"Panels Reserved: October 1915"
6  Paintings - Panels, 1917   
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Panels Reserved: for Comparative Study"
7  Paintings - Panels, 1914 August  
"Panels Rejected, August 1914"
7  Paintings - Panels, 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Panels Rejected: for Presents"
8  Paintings - Panels,  
"List of Chinese Kakemono now in Panel Form"
8  Paintings - Panels,  
"List of Chinese Kakemono now in panel Form - Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"
9  Paintings - Panels,  
"List of Japanese Kakemonos Now in Panel Form"
9  Paintings - Panels,  
"List of Japanese Kakemonos Now in Panel Form--Cost Price and Insurance Valuation"
10  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], [1900 or later]   
"List of Kakemonos owned by Charles L. Freer"
10-12  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], 1904  
List of Kakemonos [purchased from M. Tomkinson, et al.]

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56 1  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls],  
Summary of accounts
1  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls],  
"Memorandum: Kakemono in Boston Museum"
1  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls],  
"Catalogue of Kakemono by Japanese and Chinese Artists" [partial list: Freer's nos. 1-488, pages 1-119]
2-6  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], [1892-1919]   
"Catalogue of Kakemono by Japanese and Chinese Artists"

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56;57 7;1  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], [1911-1919]  
"Catalogue of Kakemono by Japanese and Chinese Artists"[partial list: nos. 785-1381, pages 233-545]Note: Pages 482-545 filmed in reverse sequence

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57 2  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], [1917-1919]   
List of kakemonos and makimonos by Japanese and Chinese artists [partial list: nos. 1181-1381, pages 439-562]
3  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls],  
"Kakemono - Reserved."
3  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], 1914 July   
"Kakemono Reserved, July 1914"
3  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Kakemono Reserved: for Comparative Study"
4  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], 1914 July   
"Kakemono Rejected, July 1914"
4  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Kakemono Rejected: to Present"
5  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls],  
Lists of Chinese kakemonos, S.I. nos. 1-19 [3 sets]
5  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls],  
"List of Chinese Kakemono"
5  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls],  
"List of Chinese Kakemono - Cost Price and Insurance Valuation"
5  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], 1917 July 21   
List of pictures to be exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago [with signatures corrected by Mr. Ma]
5  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls], 1917 July 21  
List of pictures with signatures corrected by Mr. Ma
6  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls],  
"List of Japanese Kakemono"
6  Paintings - Kakemonos [hanging scrolls],  
"List of Japanese Kakemono - Cost Prices and Insurance Valuation"
7  Paintings - Makimonos [handscrolls],  
"Lists of Chinese and Japanese Makimono"
7  Paintings - Makimonos [handscrolls],  
"Lists of Chinese and Japanese Makimono - Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"
7  Paintings - Makimonos [handscrolls],  
"Makimono Reserved"
7  Paintings - Makimonos [handscrolls], 1914 July  
"Makimono Reserved, July 1914"
7  Paintings - Makimonos [handscrolls], 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Makimono Reserved: for Comparative Study"
8  Paintings - Tibetan,  
"List of Tibetan Paintings"
8  Paintings - Tibetan,  
"List of Tibetan Paintings - Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"
8  Paintings - Tibetan,  
Description of Tibetan painting, no. 504 [handwritten]
9-10  Paintings - Indian and Persian, 1907 October  
List of Indian and Persian miniatures and manuscripts purchased in 1907 October [nos. 1492-1593]
11  Paintings - Indian and Persian, 1907 October  
"List of Persian and Indian drawings and books of Manuscripts" [purchased 1907 October]
12  Paintings - Indian and Persian, 1917 January  
"Miscellaneous List, January 20, 1917: Persian Miniatures--Reserved."
12  Paintings - Indian and Persian,  
"Persian and Indian Drawings and Books of Manuscripts" [2 lists]
12  Paintings - Indian and Persian,  
"List of Persian Drawings and Books of Manuscripts"
12  Paintings - Indian and Persian, [1906-1912]  
"Catalogue of Persian Drawings and Books of Manuscripts"
12  Paintings - Indian and Persian,  
"Persian Miniatures Reserved" [2 lists]
12  Paintings - Indian and Persian,  
"Persian and Indian Miniature Paintings and Books of Manuscripts: Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"
13  Paintings - Indian and Persian, 1916 October 18  
Freer's instructions about Indian and Persian illuminations in the Hanna Collection, [handwritten]
13  Paintings - Indian and Persian, 1917 January 20   
"Miscellaneous List, January 20, 1917: Persian Manuscripts - Reserved"
13  Paintings - Indian and Persian,  
"Persian Manuscripts, Reserved"

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58 1  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
Title page and prefaceNote: Frederick William Gookin, then curator of the Buckingham collection of Japanese prints at the Art Institute of Chicago, created these unpublished, annotated typescripts [portions handwritten with illustrations] during 1915 to 1916 in preparation for a descriptive catalogue of Freer's Japanese paintings.
2  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916   
"Buddhist paintings: Kose, Kasuga, Takuma, Tosa, and Sumiyoshi Schools"
3  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
Table of contents
3  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"The Schools of Buddhist Painting"
4  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Tosa School"
5  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Ashikaga Idealistic School"
6  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Kano School"
7  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Koyetsu School"
8  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Maruyama School"
9  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Shijo School"
10  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Eclectic Artists"
11-13  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Ukiyoe School"
14-15  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Copies of Famous Paintings owned in Japan"
16  Paintings - Japanese - Frederick William Gookin Typescripts, 1916  
"Index"

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59 1  Paintings - Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese Paintings in the Charles Lang Freer Collection, 1916  
Typescript with suggestions for printing
2  Paintings - Descriptive lists of Japanese paintings, 1920  
Final corrected copies of descriptions [with annotation "1920 corrected descriptions - sent by Mr. Gookin]
3  Paintings - Descriptive lists of Japanese paintings, 1915-1916  
Paintings described by Gookin
4-10  Paintings - Descriptive lists of Japanese paintings,  
Descriptions of paintings

 Subseries 5.6: Art inventories - Pottery - Oriental 


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60 1  Pottery - Oriental - Near Eastern  
"List of Near Eastern Pottery"
1  Pottery - Oriental - Near Eastern,  
"List of Near Eastern Pottery: Cost Price and InsuranceValuations"
1  Pottery - Oriental - Near Eastern,  
List describing Near Eastern pottery, nos. 1403-1417 [handwritten]
2  Pottery - Oriental - Egyptian,  
"List of Egyptian Pottery in the Freer Collection"
2  Pottery - Oriental - Egyptian,  
"List of Egyptian Pottery - Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"

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66; 61 3-8; 1-5  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous [Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Siamese, Egyptian; Near Eastern; Greek; European; and Pewabic], [1896-1919]  
"Pottery" See also: Financial Material series and voucher series

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61 6  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous, 1909 April 15  
List of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese pottery presented to Smithsonian Institution
6  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous,  
Notes about Near Eastern pottery [handwritten]
6  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous,  
"List of Pottery [Chinese and Japanese] which has been Re-described by Mr. Freer"
7  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous,  
"Oriental Pottery." [Chinese, Japanese, and Korean]
7  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous,  
"Pottery" included translations of seals [handwritten]

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62 1  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous,  
"Oriental Pottery: Reserved"
1  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous,  
"Pottery and Porcelain Reserved"
1  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous, [1898-1916]  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Oriental Pottery Reserved: For Study"
1  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous, [1898-1916]   
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Pottery and Porcelain: For Study" Reserved
1  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous,  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Pottery and Porcelain: For House Use"
1  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous,  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Pottery and Porcelain: To Present"
1  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous, [1920 or later]  
List of pottery given away in 1920 March
1  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous, 1921 July 14  
"List of Reserved Art Objects Not Appearing on Any Other Reserved List"
2  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous, 1911  
"Oriental Pottery Rejected, January 1, 1911"
2  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous, 1911  
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Pottery and Porcelain"
2  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous, 1917  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Oriental Pottery Rejected: For House Use"
2  Pottery - Oriental - Miscellaneous, 1917  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Oriental Pottery Rejected: To Present"
3  Pottery - Oriental - Chinese,  
"S.I. Chinese Pottery: Listed according to Dynasties," 1 v. [handwritten]
4  Pottery - Oriental - Chinese,  
"List of Chinese Pottery to be Shown to Dr. Laufer"
5  Pottery - Oriental - Chinese,  
"List of Chinese Pottery"
5  Pottery - Oriental - Chinese, 1920  
"List of Chinese Pottery - Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"
6  Pottery - Oriental - Japanese,  
"List of Japanese Pottery"
6  Pottery - Oriental - Japanese,  
"List of Japanese Pottery - Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"
6  Pottery - Oriental - Japanese,  
"SI Pottery." List 4C "Koyetsu, Kenzan, Kuchu, Ninsei Potteries: Considered good genuine specimens by Mr. Freer and the Yamanakas"
6  Pottery - Oriental - Japanese,  
"Koyetsu, and Kenzan Potteries, which are considered to be, not good specimens of this school by Mr. Freer and the Yamanaka's"
6  Pottery - Oriental - Japanese,  
Essays on the history of Raku ware in Japan
6  Pottery - Oriental - Japanese,  
Shipping statement from Bunkio (Bunkyo) Matsuki for kakemonos, pottery, a Kenzan box, and a printed book of Hokusai [handwritten]
6  Pottery - Oriental - Japanese,  
Descriptions of Buddhist sculptures, tablets, stands, tile, and pagodas, S.I. nos. 116-137
7  Pottery - Oriental - Korean,  
"List of Corean [sic] Pottery"
7  Pottery - Oriental - Korean,  
"List of Korean Pottery: Cost Prices and Insurance valuations"
7  Pottery - Oriental - Korean, [1920]   
"Copy of a Certified Catalogue of a Collection of Ancient Korean Pottery Purchased and owned by Horace N. Allen, U.S. Minister, Seoul Korea"
7  Pottery - Oriental - Korean,  
Illustrated descriptions of Korean pottery [handwritten by Freer with drawings by S. Hatashita?]

 Subseries 5.7: Art inventories - Prints - Japanese 


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62 8  Prints - Japanese,  
List of prices of prints [partial list]
8  Prints - Japanese, 1904  
Accounting summaries of prints
8  Prints - Japanese,  
"List of Prints owned by Charles L. Freer"
8  Prints - Japanese,  
"Sketches by Hokusai"

 Subseries 5.8: Art inventories - Bronze 


Box

Folder
63 1-3  Bronze, [1892-1919]   
List of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean bronzes
4  Bronze,  
"Bronze Reserved"
4  Bronze,  
"Bronze and Other Metal in the Freer Collection Listed According to Countries and Periods"
4  Bronze,  
"Chinese, Japanese, Korean Bronze and Metal"
4  Bronze,  
"List of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Bronze and Metal: Cost Price and Insurance Valuations"
4  Bronze,  
"List of Bronze and Metals from various countries: Cost Price and Insurance Valuations"
4  Bronze,  
"Bronze and Other Metals in the Freer Collection Listed According to Countries and Periods"
4  Bronze, 1911  
Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Bronzes"
4  Bronze, 1917  
Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Bronze: for Study" Reserved
4  Bronze, 1917  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Bronze: for House Use"
5  Bronze,  
Summary of total number of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean mirrors in S.I., [handwritten]

 Subseries 5.9: Art inventories - Metalwork 


Box

Folder
63 6  Metalwork,   
"Metal Work Excluding Bronze: Reserved"
6  Metalwork, 1911   
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Metal Work Excluding Bronze"
6  Metalwork, 1917   
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Metal Work Excluding Bronze: for House Use" dead list
6  Metalwork, 1917  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Metal Work Excluding Bronze: to Present"
6  Metalwork, 1917  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Metal Work Excluding Bronze: for Study" reserved

 Subseries 5.10: Art inventories - Frames - Chinese and Japanese Panels 


Box

Folder
63 7  Frames - Chinese and Japanese panels, 1917  
Specifications for white pine frames with cherry wood mouldings

 Subseries 5.11: Art inventories - Jade 


Box

Folder
63 8  Jade,  
"Cost Price List of Chinese Jade in Freer Collection"

 Subseries 5.12: Art inventories - Egyptian objects 


See also: Stone Sculpture; Miscellaneous Objects

See also : Financial Material, Vouchers series

Box

Folder
63 9  Egyptian objects, 1917 April   
"Miscellaneous List, April 1917: Egyptian Articles not in Smithsonian - entered on Reserved Pottery and Various Miscellaneous Lists - but Not Priced on Any Other List than This: for Study" reserved
9  Egyptian objects, 1909  
"A Collection of Ancient Egyptian Glass, purchased from G.Dattari, Cairo,. . . 1909"

 Subseries 5.13: Art inventories - Lacquers, carvings, and sundries 


See also: Financial material, vouchers series.

Box

Folder
63 10  Lacquers, carvings, and sundries, 1911 January 1   
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Lacquers"
10  Lacquers, carvings, and sundries, 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Lacquers: for Study" reserved
10  Lacquers, carvings, and sundries, 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Lacquers: for House Use"
10  Lacquers, carvings, and sundries,  
"Lacquers - Reserved"

Box

Folder
63; 64 11-12; 1-2  Lacquers, carvings, and sundries, [1894-1919]  
"List of Lacquers, Carvings and Sundries owned by Charles L. Freer"

 Subseries 5.14: Art inventories - Minor arts 


[Egyptian, Cypriote, Byzantine; Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, Cambodian, Javanese, Italian]

Box

Folder
64 3  Minor arts, 1920  
"List of Miscellaneous Minor Arts: Cost Price and Insurance Valuations"
3  Minor arts,  
"List of Miscellaneous Minor Arts: Cost Price and Insurance Valuations" dead list
3  Minor arts,  
"S.I. from Misc. List"

 Subseries 5.15: Art inventories - Stone sculpture 


Box

Folder
64 4  Stone sculpture,  
"Egyptian Stone Sculpture in the Freer Collection"
4  Stone sculpture,  
"Egyptian Stone Sculpture: Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"
4  Stone sculpture,  
"Freer Collection: Cost Price List of Stone Sculpture, etc.: Stone Sculpture going to Washington"
4  Stone sculpture,  
"Chinese, Korean and Japanese Stone Sculpture in the Freer Collection"
4  Stone sculpture,  
"Reserved List of Stone Sculpture [and Terra Cotta] in the Freer Collection"

 Subseries 5.16: Art inventories - Textiles 


Box

Folder
64 5  Textiles,  
"Miscellaneous Textiles: Reserved"
5  Textiles,  
List of miscellaneous textiles, reserved [partial list]
5  Textiles, [1902-1917]   
"Miscellaneous List of Textiles." Selections for Washington made by Platt with Rhoades, as requested by Freer
5  Textiles,  
"List of Textiles, Rugs, etc., in the Freer Collection"
5  Textiles,  
"List of Textiles, Rugs, etc.: Cost Price and Insurance Valuations"
5  Textiles, 1917  
List of reserved and rejected textiles purchased through 1917 Feb. 1
5  Textiles, 1917 February 1  
"Miscellaneous List of Textiles, Feb. 1, 1917: Textiles in use by Japanese Mounters on February 1, 1917" dead list

 Subseries 5.17: Art inventories - Wood blocks 


See also Minor arts

Box

Folder
64 6  Art inventories - Wood blocks, 1911  
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Wood Blocks"
6  Wood blocks, 1905 February 15  
"List Showing Japanese Prints and Surimono Sent Mr. Charles J. Morse on February 15th, 1905"

 Subseries 5.18: Wood carvings 


Box

Folder
64 7  Wood carvings,  
"Wood Carvings: Reserved"
7  Wood carvings, 1911 January 1  
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Wood Carvings"
7  Wood carvings, 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Wood Carvings: for House Use" dead list
7  Wood carvings, 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Wood Carvings: for Study" reserved

 Subseries 5.19: Art inventories - Wood sculpture 


Box

Folder
64 8  Wood sculpture,  
"List of Chinese and Japanese Wood Sculpture: Cost Price and Insurance Valuations"
8  Wood sculpture,  
"Chinese and Japanese Wood Sculpture and Lacquer in the Freer Collection"

 Subseries 5.20: Art inventories - Miscellaneous objects 


Box

Folder
64 9  Miscellaneous objects,  
"List of Stone, Marble, Wood Carvings, Chinese and Japanese Lacquers in the Freer Collection Arranged According to Countries and Periods" [partial list, only Egyptian objects described] See also: Stone Sculpture
9  Miscellaneous objects, 1911 January 1  
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Includes the following: Stone, Marble, Jade, Terra Cotta, Plaster, Glass, Crystal, Bone, Ivory, Shell"
9  Miscellaneous objects, 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Stone, Marble, Jade, Terra Cotta, Plaster, Glass, Crystal, Bone, Ivory, Shell, and Writing Set of various material: for Study"
9  Miscellaneous objects, 1911 January 1  
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Sundries"
9  Miscellaneous objects, 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Sundries: for House Use"
9  Miscellaneous objects, 1917 May  
"Miscellaneous List, May 1917: Sundries: for Study" reserved

Box

Folder
64A  Miscellaneous objects, Art Inventories Register  

Box

Folder
64B  Miscellaneous objects, Description for Objects in the Freer Collection  

Box

Folder
64C  Miscellaneous objects, Description for Objects in the Freer Collection  

 Subseries 5.21: Art inventories - Biblical manuscript and East Christian paintings 


Box

Folder
64 10  Biblical manuscripts and East Christian paintings,  
Note regarding these works, S.I. nos. 1465-1491
10  Biblical manuscripts and East Christian paintings, 1917 April  
"Miscellaneous List, April 1917: Ancient Biblical Manuscripts and East Christian Paintings"
10  Biblical manuscripts and East Christian paintings,  
"List of Biblical Manuscripts and East Christian Paintings"
10  Biblical manuscripts and East Christian paintings,  
"List of Biblical Manuscripts and East Christian Paintings: Cost Prices and Insurance Valuations"

 Subseries 5.22: Art inventories - Printed books 


See also: Paintings - Oriental - Albums

Box

Folder
64 11  Printed books,  
"List of Reserve Books to Go to Washington"
11  Printed books,  
"List of Reserve Books to Go to Freer Building in Washington"
12  Printed books, 1911 January 1  
"Miscellaneous List, January 1, 1911: Catalogs of Oriental Art Collections"
13  Printed books,  
Price list of library books [handwritten]

 Subseries 5.23: Art inventories - Photographs 


Box

Folder
64 14  Photographs,  
"List of Miscellaneous Photographs" original list

 Subseries 5.24: Art inventories - List of objects transferred to Washington during 1920-1921 


[partial list: parts II-V]

Box

Folder
64 15  List of objects transferred to Washington during, 1920-1921  
"II: List of Whistler Oil Paintings, Pastels, Water Colors, Pen and Ink Sketches, Etchings, Lithographs, and Wood Panels Transferred to S.I. on January 3, 1921"
15  List of objects transferred to Washington during, 1920-1921  
"Duplicate List" of above [one page]
15  List of objects transferred to Washington during, 1920-1921  
"III: S.I. Library of Books, Slides, Negatives, Plates, and Wood Blocks"
15  List of objects transferred to Washington during, 1920-1921  
"IV: List of Reserved Objects Sent from Detroit to the Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art: 1920"
15  List of objects transferred to Washington during, 1920-1921  
"V: Document List"

 Subseries 5.25: Art inventories - Estate distribution of personal property 


Box

Folder
65 1  Estate distribution of personal property,  
"Distribution of Mr. Charles L. Freer's Personal Property: Vol. I: Rejected Art Objects" [alphabetical: Alger--Warring]
2  Estate distribution of personal property,  
Distribution of Mr. Charles L. Freer's Personal Property: Vol. II: Library Books" [alphabetical: Angell - Young]
3  Estate distribution of personal property - to individuals, 1917 May  
Lists of objects presented or to be presented to Freer family members
4  Estate distribution of personal property - to individuals, 1917 May  
Lists of objects presented or to be presented to various individuals [alphabetical: Alger - Warring]
5  Estate distribution of personal property - to institutions, 1912 August  
"List of Art Objects Presented to Oberlin [College], August, 1912"
5  Estate distribution of personal property - to institutions, 1917 May  
"Art Objects Presented to the Farrand School"
5  Estate distribution of personal property - to institutions, 1917 May  
"List of Art Objects to be Presented to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Minneapolis, Minn."
5  Estate distribution of personal property - to institutions, 1917 May   
"List of Art Objects to be Given [to] Peabody Museum"
5  Estate distribution of personal property - to institutions, 1917 May   
"Art Objects to be Presented to The University Club"
5  Estate distribution of personal property - to institutions, 1917 May  
"Painting to be Presented to the Memorial Hall of the University of Michigan"
5  Estate distribution of personal property - to institutions, 1917 May 9   
"List of Art Objects to be Presented to Smith College, Northampton, Mass."
5  Estate distribution of personal property - to institutions,  
Lists of art objects presented to the Art Department of Williams College
5  Estate distribution of personal property - to institutions, 1917 May 9  
"Art object[s] to be Presented to the Yondotega Club"
6  Estate distribution of personal property ,  
List of objects destroyed and burned by Freer

Box

Folder
66 1  Estate distribution of personal property, 1916-1919  
Ledger of objects purchased and distributed, 1v
2  Estate distribution of personal property ,  
"Re-Described S.I. Objects," 1v. [handwritten]

 Subseries 5.26: Art inventories - Smithsonian art inventories 


Inventories, mostly bound volumes, some printed, of objects designated for the Smithsonian Institution. Volumes labeled "An Inventory" with accompanying appendices I-IX, privately printed from 1906-1920 (and a small group of Whistler paintings and prints which were transferred to the Smithsonian after the printing of Appendix IX), described the Freer Collection proper.

Note: Selected bound printed inventories may also be found in the Freer Gallery Library and in official records of the Freer Gallery (including issues presented to Secretary Walcott of the Smithsonian Institution, signed and sealed on 5 May 1906)

Box

Folder
66 3  Smithsonian art inventories - Handwritten inventory, 1907   
"I. An appendix to an Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution. Acquisitions to December 31, 1907", bound
4  Smithsonian art inventories - Handwritten inventory, 1907  
"II. An appendix to an Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution. Acquisitions to from January 1, 1908 to April 1, 1909", bound
5  Smithsonian art inventories - handwritten inventory, 1907   
"III. An appendix to an Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution. Acquisitions from April 1, 1909 to July 1, 1910", bound

Box

Folder
67 1  Smithsonian art inventories - handwritten inventory, 1906-1920  
"IV. An appendix to an inventory. Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution", bound
2  Smithsonian art inventories - handwritten inventory, 1906-1920  
"V. An appendix to an inventory. Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution", bound
3  Smithsonian art inventories - handwritten inventory, 1906-1920  
"VI. An appendix to an inventory. Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution", bound
4  Smithsonian art inventories - handwritten inventory, 1906-1920  
"An appendix VII to an inventory", bound

Box

Folder
68 1  Smithsonian art inventories - Handwritten inventory, 1906-1920  
"VIII. No. 1. An appendix to an inventory. Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution", bound
2  Smithsonian art inventories - handwritten inventory, 1906-1920  
"VIII - No. 2. An appendix to an inventory. Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution", bound
3  Smithsonian art inventories - handwritten inventory, 1906-1920  
"IX. An appendix to an inventory. Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution", bound
4  Smithsonian art inventories - handwritten inventory, 1906-1920  
"IX cont'd. An appendix to an inventory. Collections of Charles L. Freer presented to the Smithsonian Institution", bound
5  Smithsonian art inventories - handwritten inventory, 1906-1920   
"Price list of all objects included in appendix 9", unbound.

Box

Folder
69 1  Smithsonian art inventories - printed and typescript inventories,  
"American Paintings, Drawings, Etchings, Sketches, Etc.," 1v. annotated
2  Smithsonian art inventories - printed and typescript inventories,  
"Oriental Paintings," 1v. annotated
3  Smithsonian art inventories - printed and typescript inventories,  
"Oriental Pottery," 1v. annotated
4  Smithsonian art inventories - printed and typescript inventories,  
"Miscellaneous," 1v. annotated

Box

Folder
70 1  Smithsonian art inventories - printed and typescript inventories,  
Art library. Smithsonian Institution. (Freer collection), [A-K]
2  Smithsonian art inventories - printed and typescript inventories,  
Art library. Smithsonian Institution. (Freer collection), [L-Z]

Box

Folder
71 1-2  Smithsonian art inventories - printed and typescript inventories, [1919]   
"Index to Chinese Paintings," 1v.
3  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1906   
"An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer"
4  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1908  
"An Appendix (I) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy owned by Charles L. Freer]
5  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1909  
"An Appendix (II) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy owned by Charles L. Freer]
6  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1910  
"An Appendix (III) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy owned by Charles L. Freer]
7  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1912  
"An Appendix (IV) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy owned by Charles L. Freer]

Box

Folder
72 1  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1914  
"An Appendix (V) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy owned by Charles L. Freer]
2  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1915  
"An Appendix (VI) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy owned by Charles L. Freer]
3  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1916  
"An Appendix (VII) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy owned by Charles L. Freer]
4  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1918  
"An Appendix (VIII) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy owned by Charles L. Freer]
5  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1920  
"An Appendix (IX) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy owned by Charles L. Freer]
6  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1906  
"Collections of Charles L. Freer" [set with prices]
7  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1908  
"An Appendix (I) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [set with prices]

Box

Folder
73 1  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1910  
"An Appendix (III) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [set with prices]
2  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1912  
"An Appendix (IV) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [set with prices]
3  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1914  
"An Appendix (V) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [set with prices]
4  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1915  
"An Appendix (VI) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [set with prices]
5  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1916  
"An Appendix (VII) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [set with prices]
6  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1918  
"An Appendix (VIII) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [set with prices]
7  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1920  
"An Appendix (IX) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [set with prices]

Box

Folder
74 1  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1908  
"An Appendix (I) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [Stephen Warring's working set]
2  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1909  
"An Appendix (II) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [Stephen Warring's working set]
3  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1910  
"An Appendix (III) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [Stephen Warring's working set]
4  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1912  
"An Appendix (IV) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [Stephen Warring's working set]
5  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1914  
"An Appendix (V) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [Stephen Warring's working set]
6  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1915  
"An Appendix (VI) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [Stephen Warring's working set]
7  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1916  
"An Appendix (VII) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [Stephen Warring's working set]
8  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1918  
"An Appendix (VIII) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [Stephen Warring's working set]
9  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1906   
"An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [Stephen Warring's working set] and enclosures

Box

Folder
75 1-3  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1908  
"An Appendix (I) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy 2, 3, and 4]
4-9  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1909  
"An Appendix (II) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8]
10-14  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1910  
"An Appendix (III) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7]

Box

Folder
76 1-6  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1910  
"An Appendix (IV) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy 1,2,4,6, 7, and 8]
7-13  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1914  
"An Appendix (V) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9]

Box

Folder
77 1-7; 8-12  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1915   
"An Appendix (VI) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6] and An Appendix (VII) [copy 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9]

Box

Folder
78 1-2; 3-7  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1916 and 1918  
"An Appendix (VII) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy 7, and 9] and An Appendix (VIII) [copy 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7]

Box

Folder
79 1-2  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1918  
"An Appendix (VIII) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy 8 and 9]
3-7  Smithsonian art inventories - printed inventory, 1920  
"An Appendix (IX) to An Inventory of the Collections of Charles L. Freer" [copy 2, 3, 5, 6, and 8]
 

 Series 6: Financial materials 

 Subseries 6.1: Financial materials - Railroad manufacturing business records 


Box

Folder
80 1  Peninsular Car Works file, 1879-1884   
2  Peninsular Car Company file, 1892  
3  Annual reports of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company, 1892   
3v., [printed]
4  Railway passes, 1894  

 Subseries 6.2: Financial materials - Detroit Ferry Avenue house 


Box

Folder
80 5  "Cost of Mr. Charles L. Freer's Ferry Avenue Property,"   
6  Property and life insurance policy, 1893-1900  

 Subseries 6.3: Financial materials - Yearly financial reports 


Box

Folder
80 7-9  Yearly financial reports, 1894-1910  

Box

Folder
81 1-2  Yearly financial reports, 1911-1918  
3  Yearly gifts and charities reports, 1899-1916   

 Subseries 6.4: Financial materials - Personal accounts and stock holdings 


Box

Folder
81 4  Ledger of personal accounts and stocks, 1880-1893  
1v.See also: Box 87 for "Ledger A", 1 v. 1893-1899
5-6  Ledgers of accounts and stock dividends, 1892 and 1910-1912  
2v.

Box

Folder
81A  Receipts 1881-1896: Petty Cash, Disbursements and Related Letters  

Box

Folder
81B  Union Trust Co. Ledger of Cash Receipts and Disbursements, 1914-1918  

Box

Folder
81C  Trial Balance Sheets, 1893-1906  

Box

Folder
81D  Trial Balance Sheets, 1907-1916  

 Subseries 6.5: Financial materials - Vouchers 


Extensive documentation concerning Freer's purchases of art works and library books, commissioned publications, and miscellaneous household and personal expenses. Extant vouchers were meticulously indexed in voucher registers that listed expenditures in categories such as "art," "library," "house repairs," "gifts and charities," "Berkshire Farm," etc. Relevant correspondence and receipts were sometimes attached to the voucher. Note: Searching may be required under various voucher categories, e.g., frames are found under art vouchers and general vouchers.

Box

Folder
 Subseries 6.5.1: Financial materials - Vouchers - Voucher registers  

Box

Folder
82  "Voucher Register A" and "Index to Voucher Register A" , 1893 January 7 - 1897 June 30  
2v.

Box

Folder
83  "Voucher Register B" and "Index to Voucher Register B" 1897 July 1 - 1902 October 22   
2v.

Box

Folder
84  "Voucher Register C" and "Index to Voucher Register C", 1902 October 1 - 1911 January 9  
2v.

Box

Folder
85  "Voucher Register D" and "Index to Voucher Register D" , 1906 October 1 - 1911 January 9  
2v.

Box

Folder
86  "Voucher Register E" 1911 January 3 - 1918 November 30  
1v.

Box

Folder
87  "Journal A" 1893 January 1 - 1899 December  
1v.
 "Ledger A" 1893 January 1 - 1899 December 31  
1v.

Box

Folder
 Subseries 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers  

Box

Folder
88 1  Box list of vouchers, 1893-1919   
[former locations, typescript]
2-3  Unidentified voucher fragments, payment to Tryon,   
4  Invoices prior to 1893, 1887-1892  
List of prints
5  Invoices prior to 1893, 1891-1892   
American Art Association
6  Invoices prior to 1893, 1884-1887  
Hanna and Ives
6  Invoices prior to 1893, 1891  
Hanna and Noyes
7  Invoices prior to 1893, 1889-1892  
Keppel, Frederick, and Company
8  Invoices prior to 1893, 1887-1892  
Klackner, C., and Meder, F.
9  Invoices prior to 1893, 1887-1890  
Knoedler, M., and Company
10  Invoices prior to 1893, 1890-1892  
Reichard and Company
11  Invoices prior to 1893, [18__]  
Rice, R. A.
12  Invoices prior to 1893, 1890-1892  
Wunderlich and Company
13-29  Invoices after 1883, 1884-1894   
Invoices 1884-1894

Box

Folder
89  Invoices after 1883, 1895-1899  
Invoices 1895-1899

Box

Folder
90 1-15  Invoices after 1883, 1900-1902  
Invoices 1900-1902
16  Invoices after 1883, 1902-1904   
Lists of purchases from M. Tomkinson

Box

Folder
91  Invoices after 1883, 1903  
See also: Art vouchers - invoices after 1883 - "Lists of purchases from M. Tomkinson, 1902-1904"

Box

Folder
92  Invoices after 1883, 1904-1905  
Invoices 1904-1905See also: Art vouchers - invoices after 1883 - "Lists of purchases from M. Tomkinson, 1902-1904"

Box

Folder
93  Invoices after 1883, 1906-1907  
Invoices 1906-1907

Box

Folder
94  Invoices after 1883, 1908  
Invoices 1908

Box

Folder
95 1-9  Invoices after 1883, 1909  
Invoices 1909
10  Invoices after 1883, 1909  
Art inventory of objects purchased abroad
11  Invoices after 1883, 1909  
Shipping receipts for objects purchased abroad

Box

Folder
96 1-7  Invoices after 1883, 1910  
Invoices 1910
8  Invoices after 1883, 1911  
Art inventory of Near Eastern pottery
9  Invoices after 1883, 1911  
Art inventory of objects purchased abroad

Box

Folder
97 1-7  Invoices after 1883, 1911  
Invoices 1911
8  Invoices after 1883, [1911]  
Price list of objects shipped from China and Japan

Box

Folder
98  Invoices after 1883, 1912-1913  
Invoices 1912-1913

Box

Folder
99  Invoices after 1883, 1914  
Invoices 1914

Box

Folder
100  Invoices after 1883, 1915  
Invoices 1915

Box

Folder
101  Invoices after 1883, 1916   
Invoices 1916

Box

Folder
102 1-12  Invoices after 1883, 1917  
Invoices 1917
13  Invoices after 1883, 1917  
Art inventories of Chinese and Korean objects

Box

Folder
103  Invoices after 1883, 1918-1919  
Invoices 1918-1919

Box

Folder
 Subseries 6.5.3: Financial materials - Vouchers - Library vouchers  

Box

Folder
104  Library vouchers, 1893-1899  

Box

Folder
105  Library vouchers, 1900-1904  

Box

Folder
106  Library vouchers, 1905-1910  

Box

Folder
107  Library vouchers, 1911-1914  

Box

Folder
108  Library vouchers, 1915-1919   

Box

Folder
 Library vouchers, 1893-1899  

Box

Folder
 Library vouchers, 1893-1899  

Box

Folder
 Library vouchers, 1893-1899  

Box

Folder
 Library vouchers, 1893-1899  

Box

Folder
 Library vouchers, 1893-1899   

Box

Folder
 Subseries 6.5.3: Financial materials - Vouchers - Biblical manuscripts publications vouchers  

Box

Folder
109  Vouchers, 1908-1910; 1912-1918  

Box

Folder
 Subseries 6.5.4: Financial materials - Vouchers - General vouchers  

Box

Folder
110-111  General vouchers, 1893  

Box

Folder
112-113  General vouchers, 1894  
 General vouchers, 1894-1895  
Foreign travel receipts

Box

Folder
114  General vouchers, 1895   

Box

Folder
115-116  General vouchers, 1896  

Box

Folder
117-118  General vouchers, 1897   

Box

Folder
119-120  General vouchers, 1898   

Box

Folder
121-123  General vouchers, 1899   

Box

Folder
124-126  General vouchers, 1900  

Box

Folder
127-129  General vouchers, 1901  

Box

Folder
130-132  General vouchers, 1902  

Box

Folder
133-135  General vouchers, 1903  

Box

Folder
136-139  General vouchers, 1904  

Box

Folder
140-141  General vouchers, 1905  

Box

Folder
142-145  General vouchers, 1906  

Box

Folder
146-148  General vouchers, 1907  

Box

Folder
149-151  General vouchers, 1908  

Box

Folder
152-154  General vouchers, 1909  

Box

Folder
155-157  General vouchers, 1910  

Box

Folder
158-160  General vouchers, 1911  

Box

Folder
161-164  General vouchers, 1912  

Box

Folder
165-166  General vouchers, 1913  

Box

Folder
167-170  General vouchers, 1914  

Box

Folder
171-172  General vouchers, 1915  

Box

Folder
173-174  General vouchers, 1916  

Box

Folder
175-176  General vouchers, 1917  

Box

Folder
177-178  General vouchers, 1918  

Box

Folder
179-180  General vouchers, 1919 September  

 Subseries 6.6: Financial Materials - Banking records 


Box

Folder
181 1  Bank book, 1880-1882  
Second National Bank
2  Bank book, 1883-1885  
Detroit National Bank
3  Bank books, 1885-1887  
4  Bank book, 1887-1891  
State Savings Bank
5  Check stubs, 1888 July  
State Savings Bank
6  Check stubs, 1884 January - June  
7  Check stubs, 1884 July - April 1885  
State Savings Bank
8  Check stubs, 1885 April - 1886 January   
State Savings Bank
9  Check stubs, 1886 January - November  
State Savings Bank
10  Check stubs, 1886 November - 1887 February   
11  Check stubs, 1887 February - June  
State Savings Bank
12  Check stubs, 1887 June - November   
State Savings Bank
13  Check stubs, 1887 November - 1888 February   
State Savings Bank
14  Check stubs, 1888 February - July   
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
182 1  Check stubs, 1888 July - October   
State Savings Bank
2  Check stubs, 1888 October - 1889 May   
3  Check stubs, 1889 May - November  
State Savings Bank
4  Check stubs, 1889 November - 1890 May  
State Savings Bank
5  Check stubs, 1890 June - 1891 August   
State Savings Bank
6  Check stubs, 1891 August - 1893 January   
7  Check stubs, 1893 January - July  
State Savings Bank
8  Check stubs, 1893 July - 1894 January  
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
183 1  Check stubs, 1894 January - July   
State Savings Bank
2  Check stubs, 1894 July - 1895 April  
State Savings Bank
3  Check stubs, 1895 April - 1896 January  
State Savings Bank
4  Check stubs, 1896 January - August   
State Savings Bank
5  Check stubs, 1896 August - 1897 August   
State Savings Bank
6  Check stubs, 1897 August - 1898 August  
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
184 1  Check stubs, 1898 August - 1900 January   
State Savings Bank
2  Check stubs, 1900 January - 1901 April  
State Savings Bank
3  Check stubs, 1901 April - 1902 July  
State Savings Bank
4  Check stubs, 1902 July - 1903 August   
State Savings Bank
5  Check stubs, 1903 August - 1904 July  
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
185 1  Check stubs, 1899 January - June 1900  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
2  Check stubs, 1900 October - 1901 June  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
3  Check stubs, 1901 July - 1902 August   
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
4  Check stubs, 1902 August - 1904 July  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
5  Check stubs, 1904 July - 1907 May  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
6  Check stubs, 1907 April - 1909 November  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
7  Check stubs, 1910 February - 1914 August  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New YorkSee also: Oversize folder for 1914-1918
8  Bank book, 1915  
[Guaranty Trust Co. of New York?]

Box

Folder
186 1  Check stubs, 1905 April - April 1906  
State Savings Bank
2  Check stubs, 1904 July - 1905 April  
State Savings Bank
3  Check stubs, 1906 April - 1907 July  
State Savings Bank
4  Check stubs, 1904 May - 1909 September  
People's State Bank
5  Check stubs, 1907 July - 1908 July  
People's State Bank

Box

Folder
187 1  Check stubs, 1909 October - December  
People's State Bank
2  Check stubs, 1908 May - 1909 May   
People's State Bank
3  Check stubs, 1909 March - 1910 March   
People's State Bank
4  Check stubs, 1910 March - 1911 March  
People's State Bank
5  Check stubs, 1910 August - 1911 February  
6  Check stubs, 1911 February - September  

Box

Folder
188 1  Check stubs, 1911 May - December  
People's State Bank
2  Check stubs, 1912 January - November  
People's State Bank
3  Check stubs, 1912 November - 1914 July  
People's State Bank
4  Check stubs, 1911 September - 1913 April  
People's State Bank
5  Check stubs, 1913 April - 1915 August  
People's State Bank
6  Check stubs, 1915 January - April   
People's State Bank
7  Check stubs, 1915 August - 1916 January  
People's State Bank

Box

Folder
189 1  Check stubs, 1916 February - July  
People's State Bank
2  Check stubs, 1916 August - December  
People's State Bank
3  Check stubs, 1917 January - April  
People's State Bank
4  Check stubs, 1917 April - July   
People's State Bank
5  Check stubs, 1918 January - August  
People's State Bank
6  Check stubs, 1918 August - December  
People's State Bank
7  Bank book, 1918   
People's State Bank
8  Check stubs, 1919 January   
People's State Bank

Box

Folder
190 1  Cancelled checks, 1887  
State Savings Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1888  
State Savings Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1889   
State Savings Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1890  
State Savings Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1891  
State Savings Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1891  
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
191 1  Cancelled checks, 1892 January - July   
State Savings Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1892 August - December  
State Savings Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1893 January - April   
State Savings Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1893 May - August  
5  Cancelled checks, 1893 September - December  
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
192 1  Cancelled checks, 1894 January - April  
State Savings Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1894 May - August  
State Savings Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1894 September - December  
State Savings Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1895 January - August  
5  Cancelled checks, 1895 September - December  
State Savings Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1896 January - April  
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
193 1  Cancelled checks, 1896 April - August  
State Savings Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1896 September - December  
State Savings Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1897 January - April  
4  Cancelled checks, 1897 May - August  
5  Cancelled checks, 1897 September - December  
State Savings Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1898 January - February   
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
194 1  Cancelled checks, 1898 March - August  
State Savings Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1898 September - December  
State Savings Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1899 January - April  
State Savings Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1899 April 25 - August  
State Savings Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1899 September - December   
State Savings Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1900 January - April  

Box

Folder
195 1  Cancelled checks, 1900 May - August  
State Savings Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1900 September - December  
State Savings Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1901 January - April  
State Savings Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1901 May - August  
State Savings Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1901 September - December  
State Savings Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1902 January - March   
State Savings Bank
7  Cancelled checks, 1902 May - August  
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
196 1  Cancelled checks, 1902 September - December  
State Savings Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1903 January - April  
State Savings Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1903 May - September  
State Savings Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1903 September - December  
State Savings Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1904 January - April   
State Savings Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1904 May - June  
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
197 1  Cancelled checks, 1904 August - October  
State Savings Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1904 November - December  
State Savings Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1905 January - April   
State Savings Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1905 May - August  
State Savings Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1905 August - December  
State Savings Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1905 February - 1906 July  
State Savings Bank

Box

Folder
198 1  Cancelled checks, 1906 January - April  
State Savings Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1906 May - September  
State Savings Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1906 October - December  
State Savings Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1907 January - August  
People's State Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1907 September - December  
People's State Bank

Box

Folder
199 1  Cancelled checks, 1908 January - April  
People's State Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1908 May - September  
People's State Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1908 October - December  
People's State Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1909 January - April  
People's State Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1909 May - August  
People's State Bank

Box

Folder
200 1  Cancelled checks, 1909 September - December  
People's State Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1910 January - March  
People's State Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1910 April - June   
People's State Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1910 July - December  
People's State Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1911 January - August  
People's State Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1911 September - December  
People's State Bank

Box

Folder
201 1  Cancelled checks, 1912 January - March  
People's State Bank
2  Cancelled checks, 1912 April - June  
People's State Bank
3  Cancelled checks, 1912 July - September  
People's State Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1912 October - December  
People's State Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1913  
People's State Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1914  
People's State Bank

Box

Folder
202 1  Promissory notes, 1880-1884  
Second National Bank of Detroit
2  Cancelled checks, 1880-1882  
Second National Bank of Detroit
3  Cancelled checks, 1883  
Detroit National Bank
4  Cancelled checks, 1884  
Detroit National Bank
5  Cancelled checks, 1885  
Detroit National Bank
6  Cancelled checks, 1886  
Detroit National Bank
7  Cancelled checks, 1887  
Detroit National Bank
8  Cancelled checks, 1891  
Detroit National Bank
9  Cancelled checks, 1899 January - June  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
10  Cancelled checks, 1899 July - December  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
11  Cancelled checks, 1900 January - June   
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
12  Cancelled checks, 1900 July - December  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York

Box

Folder
203 1  Cancelled checks, 1901 January - June  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
2  Cancelled checks, 1901 July - December  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
3  Cancelled checks, 1902 January - June  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
4  Cancelled checks, 1902 July - December  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
5  Cancelled checks, 1903  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
6  Cancelled checks, 1904  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
7  Cancelled checks, 1905  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York

Box

Folder
204 1  Cancelled checks, 1906  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
2  Cancelled checks, 1907  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
3  Cancelled checks, 1908  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
4  Cancelled checks, 1909  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
5  Cancelled checks, 1910  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
6  Cancelled checks, 1911  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
7  Cancelled checks, 1912  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
8  Cancelled checks, 1913  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York
9  Cancelled checks, 1914  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York

 Subseries 6.7: Financial Materials - Cashbooks 


This subseries contains Charles Lang Freer's records of receipts and disbursements.

The books are arranged chronologically.

Box

Folder
205 1  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1893 - 1894 May  
v. 1
2  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1894 June - 1897 December  
v. 2
3  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1897 December - 1899 November  
v. 3
4  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1899 December - 1901 May  
v. 4
5  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1901 June - 1903 July  
v. 5
6  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1903 August - 1905 May  
v. 6

Box

Folder
OB  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1903 August - 1905 May  
v. 7

Box

Folder
206 1  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1915-1919  
v. 8
2  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1916-1918  
Guaranty Trust Co. of New York "special account"
3  Cashbook of receipts and disbursements, 1915-1917  
Receipts and disbursements pertaining to house on Ferry Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
 

 Series 7: Exhibition Loan Files 


This series of records reflects the loaning habits of Charles Lang Freer to outside entities prior to his gift bequest to the Smithsonian Institution.

Box

Folder
231 1  Loans to Exhibitions, 1914-1919
2  Albright Gallery, Buffalo, 1913-1914
3  Arden Studios, New York, NY, 1918-1919
4  Lamegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1919
5  Caxton Club, Chicago, 1900
6  Cleveland Museum of Art, no date
7  Grolier Club, New York City, 1914
8  Japan Society, 1914
9  Kansas City Exposition, 1912
10  Copley Society, Boston 1903-1905
11  Detroit Museum of Art, 1913-1918
12  Art Institute of Chicago, 1917
13  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, 1916-1918
14  University of Missouri, 1908
15  Montross Gallery, NYC 1892, 1909
16  National Museum (Smithsonian)
17  Society of Art Collectors [Society of American Artists], NYC, no date
18  Paris Exhibitions of Whistler's Works, 1905
19  Pan-Pacific Exposition, 1915
20  Pan-American Exhibition, 1901
21  World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 [World's Fair, St. Louis, 1904]
 

 Series 8: Biblical manuscript files 


This portion of the collection includes correspondence regarding the Biblical manuscripts and gold treasure purchased by C. L. Freer in Egypt and the scholarly study and publication of these manuscripts.

 Subseries 8.1: Correspondence with Individuals 


Comprises correspondence concerning the Biblical manuscripts and gold treasure purchased by C. L. Freer in Egypt, especially with respect to the publication of scholarly monographs about these objects. In Subseries 1.1, most of the correspondence is with Francis W. Kelsey of the University of Michigan. Subseries 1.2 consists of acknowledgements of receipt thanking C. L. Freer for copies of the published works. Most are formal documents from colleges and universities; a few are from individuals commenting on the importance or date of a manuscript.

Box

Folder
226 1  Bishop, William W. (Librarian, University of Mich.), 1915, 1920  
2  Buchanan, E.S., 1915   
3  Clearwater, Judge A.T. (Kingston, N.Y.), 1918   
4  Dennison, Walter, 1915   
5  Greene, Bella Da Costa (Mr. Morgan's Library), 1913   
6  Gregory, Caspar Renee, 1908, 1913  
7  Hecker, Frank, 1920   
8  Hutchins, H.B. (University of Michigan), 1918   
9  Kelsey, Francis W., undated and 1907   
10  Kelsey, Francis W., January-February 1908   
11  Kelsey, Francis W., March-May 1908   
12  Kelsey, Francis W., June-August 1908   
13  Kelsey, Francis W., September-October 1908   
14  Kelsey, Francis W., November-December 1908   
15  Kelsey, Francis W., 1909   
16  Kelsey, Francis W., 1910-1911  
17  Kelsey, Francis W., January-May 1913   
18  Kelsey, Francis W., June-July 1913   
19  Kelsey, Francis W., August-September 1913   
20  Kelsey, Francis W., October-December 1913   
21  Kelsey, Francis W., January-April 1914   
22  Kelsey, Francis W., May-July 1914   
23  Kelsey, Francis W., August-September 1914   

Box

Folder
227 1  Kelsey, Francis W., October-December 1914   
2  Kelsey, Francis W., January-September 1915   
3  Kelsey, Francis W., October-December 1915   
4  Kelsey, Francis W., January-August 1916   
5  Kelsey, Francis W., September-December 1916   
6  Kelsey, Francis W., 1917   
7  Kelsey, Francis W., January-May 1918   
8  Kelsey, Francis W., June-December 1918  
9  Kelsey, Francis W., January 1919   
10  Kelsey, Francis W., February-October 1919   
11  Kelsey, Francis W., 1920  
12  Muller, W. Max, 1916   
13  Piazza, Henri 1910   
14  Rhoades, Katherine N., 1920   
15  Sanders, Henry A. 1908-1917   
16  Worrell, William H., 1911, 1915-1916   

 Subseries 8.2: Correspondence Acknowledging Receipt of Publications 


Box

Folder
228 1  Acknowledgements, undated   
2  Acknowledgements, February 1908, July-August 1910   
3  Acknowledgements, September 1910   
4  Acknowledgments, October 1910   
5  Acknowledgements, November-December 1910   
6  Acknowledgements, 1911-1912   
7  Acknowledgements, March 1913   
8  Acknowledgments, March 1913   
9  Acknowledgements, April 1913   
10  Acknowledgements, May 1913   
11  Acknowledgements, June-July 1913   
12  Acknowledgements, August-November 1913  
13  Acknowledgements, 1914-1916   
14  Acknowledgements, May-June 1918   
15  Acknowledgements, July 1918-August 1919   

 Subseries 8.3: Documentation, 1907-1920 


Includes information about the purchase and provenance of the biblical manuscripts, their publication, and the distribution of copies. This series also includes a printer's proof of Walter Dennison's monograph about the gold treasure partly owned by C. L. Freer.

Box

Folder
229 1  Notes Re: Purchases from Ali Arabi  
2  Miscellaneous Re: Egyptian Purchases  
3  Photos of Ruined Ptolemaic Citadel at Dimay  
4  Sanders' Instructions Re: Care of Manuscripts  
5  Plans for Publication of Freer Manuscripts  
6  Distribution Lists for Biblical Manuscript Publication  
7  Financial Papers: Purchase and Publication of Manuscript  
8   Illustrations for Gold Treasure Monograph  
9  Record of Shipment of Genizah Fragments to R. Gottheil  
10  Unfinished Business for Freer's Estate  
11  Envelope Cuttings Identifying Markers  

Box

Folder
230  Printer's Proof: "A Gold Treasure of the Later Roman Period," by Walter Dennison, September 1915  
 

 Series 9: American School of Archaeology in China, 1912-1914 


A brief series on the American School of Archaeology in China of which Charles Lang Freer was a major key player in its founding. This series contains correspondence relating to the school's set up and function, articles surrounding its foundation, and the first set of meeting minutes.

Box

Folder
232 1  Correspondence and Notes 1912-1914
2  Clippings 1913
3  General Meeting Minutes 1913
 

 Series 10: Printed Material 

 Subseries 10.1: Whistler scrapbooks 


Box

Folder
OS  Whistler scrapbook, 1888-1931  
5 vols.

 Subseries 10.2: Press cutting books 


Box

Folder
OS  Press cutting books, 1900-1930   
3 vols.

 Subseries 10.3: Newspaper Clippings, 1830-1931 


Newspaper clippings Charles Lang Freer's involvement in the Detroit community as well as the greater art community.

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Folder
233 1  Comments on C.L. Freer's Life  
2  "A Lesson Needed by Critics."  
3  "Varied Types CCCXIII-Charles Freer."  
4  Proposed Bicentennial Memorial  
5  Pamphlets  
 

 Series 11: Gift and bequest to Smithsonian Institution 


Documentation concerning Charles Lang Freer's gift bequest to the Smithsonian Institution. Documentation includes: correspondence, floor plans, vouchers, photographs, and legal agreements.

Box

Folder
234 1  Correspondence Re: Gift to Nation 1902; 1904-1905 (January Only)
2  Correspondence Re: Gift to Nation 1905
3  Correspondence Re: Gift to Nation 1906
4  Correspondence Re: Gift to Nation 1908, 1912, 1916

Box

Folder
235 1  Freer's Drawing Plan for Freer Gallery of Art (Plaza Stationary)
2  Freer Sketches of Gallery
3  Photographs of Buildings
4  "Building for Freer Collections" Floor Plans
5  1918 Budgets for Freer Collections Building
6  Freer Notes on Building Sources
7  Offer of Gift and Bequest, December 27th, 1904 To Secretary Langley from Mr. Freer
8  Issue of Art World of Arts and Decoration," 1918 with Freer Gallery of Art Building Plans
9  Freer Notes Regarding Cases and Exhibition Plans
10  Miscellaneous Notes about Finances, Meetings with Platt
11  Legal Agreements with Platt
12  Drafts of Freer's Last Will and Testament (Handwritten and typescripts)
13  Copies of Freer's Last Will and Testament, May 4th, 1919
14  Offer of gift and Bequest, December 15th, 1905 To the President from Mr. Freer
15  Duplicate Copy: Transfer of Sale May 1st, 1906
16  Copy of Document of Gift Transferring 2000 Shares Stock of Park, Davis and Co. to Smithsonian Institution, 1902
17  Copy of Hodgkin's Fund Bequest to Smithsonian Institution 1902
18  Voucher, December 1915, Gift of $1,000,000 Building Fund to Smithsonian Institution and Related Documents
19  Removed from Freer's Book of Suggestions (KNR writing?)
20  Freer's Book of Suggestions
21  Statement on FGA
22  View of a Museum's Function from His Notes, 1920
23  Copy of Mr. Freer's Contract with Smithsonian Institution May 5th, 1906 Re: Gift to Nation
24  Book - Notes on Near East Pottery
25  Miscellaneous Items
26  Curatorial Position as dictated to KNR by Mr. Lodge, spring 1919
 

 Series 12: Photographs 

 Subseries 12.1: Charles Lang Freer Photographs, Portraits 


Photographs of artists and others, including Thomas Dewing, Ernest Fenellosa, Katharine Rhoades taken by Alfred Stieglitz, Rosalind B. Philip, Augusts Saint-Gaudens, Abbott H. Thayer, and Dwight William Tryon.

Box

Folder
207  Portraits of Freer, 1930  

Box

Folder
208  Portraits of Freer, 1880-1919  

Box

Folder
209  Coburn portraits of Charles L. Freer, undated  

Box

Folder
210  Freer portraits by Steichen; Rhoades by Steiglitz  

Box

Folder
211  Portraits of artists and colleagues  

Box

Folder
212  Fenollosa memorial service (artists & colleagues)  

 Subseries 12.2: Charles Lang Freer Photographs, Whistleriana 


Photographs of Whistler's Peacock Room, art works depicting him, grave and memorial monuments, works of art, and Whistler's memorial exhibition at the Copley Society. Also included are a few photographs of Freer's home in Detroit.

Box

Folder
213  Whistleriana (portraits of Whistlers; artists and colleagues)  

Box

Folder
214  Whistleriana 1  

Box

Folder
215  Whistleriana 2  

Box

Folder
216  Whistleriana. Peacock Room, Prince's Gate  

Box

Folder
217  Peacock Room (Detroit); Freer's home; miscellaneous  

Box

Folder
218  Whistleriana - works and Peacock Room (London), Obach & Co.  

Box

Folder
219  Whistleriana - Copley Society, Freer house  

Box

Folder
220  Glass plate negatives - Whistler in Paris studio, St. Gaudens' Whistler memorial  

Box

Folder
221  Glass plate negatives - Peacock Room (Detroit)  

Box

Folder
222  Glass plate negatives - Peacock Room (Detroit), room with wood paneling  

 Subseries 12.3: Charles Lang Freer Photographs, Collected Photographs 


Photographs collected by Chalres Lang Freer during his travels to countries including China, Ceylon, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Japan, and Syria. Many of the photos depict temples, mosques, castles, landscapes, and people, with a special focus on architecture.

Box

Folder
223  Photo album   
Chinese arts, Seaouke Yu Collection2 v.

Box

Folder
224  Photo album  
"Ruined Cities of Ceylon", v. 1

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225  Photo album  
"Ruined Cities of Ceylon", v. 2

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239  Original Prints: India, Architecture (Bourne and Shepherd, etc.) Part 1 of 2  

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240  Original Prints: India, Architecture (Bourne and Shepherd, etc.) Part 2 of 2  

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241  Prints of Sri Lanka Part 1 of 2  

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242  Prints of Sri Lanka Part 2 of 2  

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243  Egypt: Prints by Bonfils; A. Beato; et al., 1930  

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244  Photographs of Japan, Syria (architecture), 1930  

 Subseries 12.4: Charles Lang Freer Photographs, Expeditions 


Photographs collected by Chalres Lang Freer during his travels to countries including China, Ceylon, India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Japan, and Syria. Many of the photos depict temples, mosques, castles, landscapes, and people, with a special focus on architecture.

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226  Original Prints: India, Architecture (Bourne and Shepherd, etc.) Part 1 of 2  
 

 Series 13: Reproductions 

 

 Series 14: Architectural drawings 

 Subseries 14.1: Architectural drawings - Great Barrington 


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MC 1 1  Platt Drawings of Cases, and Freer F2 Basement Level, no date  
2  Vellum Photo of Freer Gallery Blueprint, Platt #?  
3  Platt Blueprints Pedestals and Cases  
4  Sketch of Charles Platt's Second Suggestion for the Storage Racks  
5  FGS Bookcases Platt, 1921  
6  Blueprint of Charles A. Platt's 3rd Suggestion for Picture Racks, April 15th, 1920  
7  Blueprint of Charles Platt's Fourth Schemes for Picture Racks, April 30th, 1920  
8  Blueprints of wall cases for Japanese Scrolls DTD, June 3 18__  
9  FGA Records, Building Superintendent's files - Display Cases  
10  Blueprint of Revision of Service Stair for FGA  
11  Platt Nos. 136 and 137  
12  Blueprints (National Museum), Pipe and Cable Tunnel, 1909  
 

 Series 15: Rubbings 


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237  1. Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco. East and West, the Discovery of America and other poems by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa. 2. Fenollosa, Ernest Francisco. Notes taken before Mr. Freer's Collection in Detroit.

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238  Rubbings and Documents Related to the Fenollosa and Freer memorial stone in Kyoto, Japan
 

 Series 16: Artifacts 

 Subseries 16.1: Artifacts - Death mask 

 Subseries 16.2: Artifacts - Memorial plaque 


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236  Memorial Plaque

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 Index

Index to cross-referenced correspondents in the series Charles Lang Freer correspondence

Beal, Junius E. See: Warring, Joseph Stephens
Black, George M. See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Board of Education (Kingston, New York) See: Michael, M. J.
Bonner, Campbell See: University of Michigan
Boughton, George H. See: Yardley, F. C.
British Museum See: Binyon, Laurence; Hobson, R. L.
Brown, Harold H. See: Art Association of Indianapolis
Buchner, Evelyn B. See: Knoedler, M., and Company
Buckholder, C. H. See: Art Institute of Chicago
Butler, S. B. See: Unidentified correspondents
Carnegie Institute See: Balken, Edward Duff; Harshe, Robert B.
Carpenter, Newton H. See: Art Institute of Chicago
Caulkins, Horace James See: Pewabic Pottery
Chao, Shih-chin See: Gunn, Chu Su
Chicago & North Western Railway Co. See: Hughett, Marvin
Clark, Charles Upson See: Clark, Arthur B.
Cleveland Museum of Art See: Whiting, Frederic Allen
Columbia University See: Braun, W. A.; Gottheil, Richard; Hirth, Friederich
Commission of Fine Arts See: Moore, Charles
Corcoran Gallery of Art See: Minnigerode, C. Powell
Crocker, Anna B. See: Portland Art Association
Dannenberg, D. E. See: Karlbeck, Orvar
De Menoncal, Beatrice See: Lien, Hui Ch'ing Collection
De Ricci, Seymour See: Ricci, Seymour de
Defnet, William A., Mrs., See: Franke, Ida M.
DeMotte See: Vigouroux, J.
Detroit Institute of Arts See: Detroit Museum of Art
Detroit Publishing Company See: Livingstone, W. A.
Detroit School of Design See: George Hamilton; Stevens, Henry
DeVinne Press See: Peters, Samuel T.; Witherspoon, A. S.
Dyrenforth, P. C. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Eddy, Arthur J. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Eggers, George Williams See: Art Institute of Chicago
Farr, Daniel H. See: Robinson and Farr
Farrand School (Detroit) See: Yendall, Edith
Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago) See: Laufer, Berthold
Flagg, Frederick J. See: Allen, Horace N.
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University See: Forbes, Edward; Pope, Arthur Upham; Sachs, Paul J.
French, M. R. See: Art Institute of Chicago
Fu, Lan-ya See: Pang, Lai-ch'en
Fujii, Yoshio See: Yoshio, Fujii
Gerrity, Thomas See: Knoedler, M., and Company
Goupil Gallery See: Marchant, William
Gray, William J. See: Barr, Eva
Great Lakes Engineering Works See: Hoyt, H. W.
Grolier Club See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Heinemann, W. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Holden, Edward S. See: West Point, U. S. Military Academy
Hudson, J. L. See: Weber, William C.
Hutchins, Harry B. See: University of Michigan
Hutchins, Charles L. See: Art Institute of Chicago
Kelekian, H. G. See: Kelekian, Dikran G.
Kelsey, Francis W. See: Warner, Langdon
Kent, H. W. See: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lee, Kee Son See: Li, Chi-ch'un
Levy, John See: Schneider, A. K.
Library of Congress See: Rice, Richard A.; Wright, Helen
Louvre (Paris, France) See: Midgeon, Gaston
Matsuki, Z. See: Matsuki, Kihachiro
McKim, Mead and White See: White, Stanford
Mills, A. L., Colonel See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Miner, Luella See: Lien, Hui Ch'ing Collection
Minneapolis Institute of Arts See: Breck, Joseph; Van Derlip, John R.
Monif, R. Khan See: Rathbun, Richard
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston See: Lodge, John Ellerton
Naser, Katen & Nahass See: Katen, K.
Nordlinger, Marie, Miss See: Meyer-Riefstahl, Marie
Panama Pacific International Exposition See: Moore, Charles C.; Trask, John E. D.
Peabody Museum See: Morse, Edward Sylvester
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts See: Trask, John E. D.
Perry, Mary Chase, Miss., See: Pewabic Pottery
Philip, Ronald M. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Pope, G. D. See: Barr, Eva
Reinhart, A. G. See: Gottschalk, E.
Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien Bosch See: Bosch-Reitz, Sigisbert Chrétien
Rutgers College See: Van Dyke, John C.
Saint-Gaudens, Augusta H. See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Saint-Gaudens, Homer See: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Samurai Shokai See: Nomura, Yozo
San Francisco Art Association See: Laurvik, J. Nilsen
Scribner's, Charles, Sons See: Van Dyke, John C.
Shaw, Wilfred B. See: University of Michigan
Shirae, S. Z. See: Yamanaka and Company
Smith College See: Clark, Arthur B.
Smithsonian Institution See: Holmes, William Henry; Rathbun, Richard; Ravenel, William deC.; Walcott, Charles D.
Society of Arts and Crafts (Detroit) See: Plumb, Helen
Societe des Beaux-Arts See: Reid, Alexander
Stevens, George W. See: Toledo Museum of Art
Stratton, Mary Chase Perry See: Pewabic Pottery
Tanaka, Kichijiro See: Yamanaka and Company
Tuttle, William F. See: Art Institute of Chicago
Union Trust Company (Detroit) See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
United States Military Academy See: West Point, U. S. Military Academy
University of Chicago See: Zug, George Breed
University of Pennsylvania, Univ. Mus. See: Gordon, George Bryon
Ushikubo, D. J. R. See: Yamanaka and Company
Wallis & Son See: Barr, Eva; Thompson, C. Croal Ward, Clarence See: Oberlin College
Warren, Edward K. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Warring, Stephen See: Warring, Joseph Stephens
Watkin, Williams R. T. See: Philip, Rosalind Birnie
Watson, Margaret, Miss See: Parker, Margaret Watson
Whistler, Anna See: Stanton, Anna Whistler
Whiting, Almon C. See: Toledo Museum of Art
Williams College See: Rice, Richard A
Wright, F. G. See: Orbach and Company
Yatsuhashi, H. See: Yamanaka and Company

 Index

Index to cross-referenced correspondence in the series Whistler correspondence

Bell, William See: Unidentified correspondents
Brown, Ernest See: Painter Etchers' Society, Committee
Cowen, John T. See subseries: Charles Lang Freer Correspondence
Ford, Sheridan See: Reid, Alexander
Haden, Francis Seymour See: Painter Etchers' Society, Committee
Haden, Francis Seymour, Lady See: Haden, Deborah Whistler
Leighton, Frederick, Baron See: Campbell, Lady Colin
Moore, Albert See: Reid, Alexander
Morley, Charles See: Pall Mall Gazette
Morris, Harrison S. See: Reid, Alexander
Pennell, Joseph See: Miscellaneous typescripts
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts See: Reid, Alexander
Prange, F. G. See: Reid, Alexander
Societe des Beaux-Arts See: Reid, Alexander
Society of Portrait Painters See: Reid, Alexander
Stevens Fine Art See: Reid, Alexander
Studd, Arthur See: Miscellaneous typescripts
[Vanderbilt?], George, Mrs. See: George, Mrs.
Whistler, William McNeill, Mrs. See: Whistler, Nellie
Whistler Memorial Committee See: Miscellaneous typescripts

 Index

Index to cross-referenced correspondence in the series Richard Albert Canfield correspondence

Albright[-Knox] Art Gallery See: Kurz, Charles M.; Sage, Cornelia Bentley
Linde, Max See: Grier, J.
Oppenheimer, Joseph See: Grier, J.
Pennell, Joseph See: Sage, Cornelia Bentley

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Index to cross-referenced correspondence in the series Katharine Nash Rhoades correspondence

Franke, Ida M. See: Defnet, Mrs. William A.
Watson, Margaret, Miss See: Parker, Margaret Watson

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Other Finding Aid

Biblical Manuscripts and Gold Treasure collection

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Bibliography

Brunk, T.W. "Annontated Charles L. Freer Ceramic Records Inventory." PhD thesis, Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1997.

Lawton, T. & Merrill, L. "Freer a Legacy of Art." Washington D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1993.

Merrill, L. ed. "With Kindest Regards: The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903." Washington, D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1995.

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