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Forbes, Edward W. (Edward Waldo), 1873-1969


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Bernard and Mary Berenson papers

Collection Identifier: BER -8
Scope and Contents:

The papers contain for both Mary and Bernard Berenson biographical material, diaries, correspondence, and writings, both published and unpublished. There is also an extensive file of "Berensoniana," writings about Berenson and Villa I Tatti, but excluding reviews of publications. The papers are organized into seven series: I. Biographical, II. Collections, Villa I Tatti, and Harvard, III. Diaries, IV. Correspondence, V. Research and Writings, VI. Berensoniana, and VII. Photographs.

Correspondence between Byzantine Institute fund contributors and Edward Forbes, January 1957 - July 1958

File Identifier: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 1, Series 1, Boxes 6 - 13, Folder 184
Scope and Contents:

Box 12 (folders 169 - 17) specifically contains correspondence related to the transfer of the Byzantine Institute Library in Paris to the French government and fieldwork, administrative, and financial affairs related to Kariye Camii. Also includes discussions about equipment requirements, work permits, and contributor information.

Papers of Edward Waldo Forbes and the Forbes family

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 139

Edward Waldo Forbes (1873-1969) was director of the Fogg Art Museum and lecturer in art history at Harvard University, an accomplished artist, and a world traveler. These papers document the personal and professional life of Edward Waldo Forbes and the lives of members of the Forbes family.

Papers of Edward Waldo Forbes, 1867-2005

Collection Identifier: HC 2
Overview: These papers of Fogg Museum director Edward Waldo Forbes document his administration of the museum and a wide range of personal and professional activities and interests. The bulk of the collection dates from 1909 to 1944. The papers consist primarily of correspondence, including a series of correspondence with art dealers, and also include photographs, reports, expedition field notes and journals, printed material, newspaper clippings, blueprints, meeting minutes, letters of recommendation,...

Teaching and Research Materials Collection, 1891-1968

Collection Identifier: HC 20
Overview: The papers in this collection document Edward Waldo Forbes’s career as a professor of Fine Arts, Director of the Fogg Museum, and his research interests in the technical study of works of art. The bulk of the collection dates from 1909 to 1940. The papers consist of correspondence, lecture notes and outlines, assignment descriptions, visual materials for lectures, student work, recipes, technical notes, clippings, photographs, letters of introduction, paint samples, lists, invoices, and a...

Exhibition Records of the Harvard Art Museums, 1905-2008

Collection Identifier: HC 6
Overview: These records were created by museum staff in the course of planning and installing exhibitions. They pertain primarily to exhibitions held in the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, but they also include materials related to traveling or off-site exhibitions. The records date from 1905-2008 and include correspondence on a wide range of topics, exhibition proposals, photographic prints and negatives, object lists, loan forms, press releases, clippings,...

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, Reef Point, Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert, Maine, July 27-29, 1938

File — Box: B: 2, Folder: 35Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1938.07.27
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter dated July 27, 1938 and July 29, 1938 with handwritten signature from Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand (Trix) tells her it is distressing news to hear about the illness and surgery of Robert Millikan. Mildred comments on Farrand's letter of July 12 and 14, 1938 on Helen Reid and prices for Nerines, and she lists questions and comments on Casa Dorinda. Mildred Bliss addresses Dumbarton Oaks building new wing and the landscape, seeking out consultation about trees from Van...

Letter from Paul J. Sachs, Dumbarton Oaks, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. to Mrs. Max Farrand, 1650 Orlando Road, San Marino, California, December 1, 1940

File — Box: D: 1, Folder: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, D:PJS 1940.12.01
Scope and Contents:

Original and duplicate typescript letter with handwritten signature from Paul J. Sachs to Beatrix Farrand informs her of the Corporation of Harvard's appointment of an Administrative Committee [Dumbarton Oaks Administrative Committee] to administer Dumbarton Oaks' matters and expresses his desire that Beatrix Farrand continue to remain involved in the gardens. Paul J. Sachs wonders if she might meet with John Thacher either in Washington, D.C. or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Records of the Boston Committee of Sauvegarde de l'art Français, 1925-1938

Collection Identifier: SC 6

This collection includes the meeting minutes, correspondence, and financial records of the Boston Committee of Sauvegarde de l'art Français ("Protection of French Art") from the years 1925-1938. Also included are maps, floor plans, publicity and notes of the French town of Larressingle, which this committee raised money to purchase and restore.


Collection 6
Archival Record 3
American literature--20th century 1
Antiquities-- Conservation and restoration 1
Antiquities-- Collection and preservation 1
Architecture and history--France 1
Architecture, Medieval--Europe--Conservation and restoration--History 1
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Architecture, Medieval--France--Conservation and restoration--History 1
Architecture--France--Conservation and restoration 1
Art Museums--Educational Aspects 1
Art Museums--Massachusetts 1
Art Patronage--Massachusetts 1
Art dealers 1
Art historians 1
Art in universities and colleges 1
Art museum curators 1
Art objects, African--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Byzantine--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Indian--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Ancient--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Asian--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, European--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, German--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Islamic--Exhibitions 1
Art objects, Medieval--Exhibitions 1
Art objects--Conservation and Restoration--Exhibitions 1
Art objects--United States--Exhibitions 1
Art, American--Exhibitions 1
Art, French--Conservation and restoration 1
Art, Italian 1
Art, Modern--20th Century--Exhibitions 1
Art, Modern--21st Century--Exhibitions 1
Art, Renaissance 1
Art--Collectors and Collecting 1
Art--Collectors and collecting. 1
Art--Criticism and Interpretation 1
Art--Exhibition Techniques--History--20th Century 1
Art--Exhibitions 1
Art--Exhibitions--Catalogs 1
Art--Exhibitions--history 1
Art--History 1
Art--Scholarships, fellowships, etc. 1
Art--Study and Teaching--Massachusetts 1
Boston (Mass.)--Social life and customs--20th century 1
Cambridge (Mass.)--Social life and customs--20th century 1
Castles--France 1
Clubs--Massachusetts 1
College art museums--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
Correspondence 1
Cultural property-- Protection-- France-- History-- 20th century. 1
Drawing--Exhibitions 1
Exhibitions 1
Exhibitions--Massachusetts--Cambridge 1
Financial records 1
Floor plans 1
France-- History-- 14th century 1
France--Antiquities 1
Fund raising-- France 1
Fund raising--Massachusetts 1
Fund raising--United States--History--20th century 1
Gascony (France)--Antiquities 1
Gascony (France)-- Buildings, structures, etc. 1
Harvard University--Museums 1
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--France 1
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration--France 1
Historic preservation--France 1
Larressingle (France) 1
Larressingle (France)-- Buildings, structures, etc. 1
Larressingle (France)-- Historical geography-- Maps 1
Manuscripts for publication 1
Maps 1
Monuments -- Conservation and restoration 1
Museum loans 1
Museum exhibits--Planning 1
Museum exhibits--United States--History 1
Museums--Massachusetts 1
Painting, Renaissance 1
Photography--Exhibitions 1
Prints--Exhibitions 1
Renaissance, Italy 1
Sculpture, Renaissance 1
Sculpture--Exhibitions 1
Travel--Europe 1
Travel--France 1
Village communities – France, Southwest –History – to 1500 1
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