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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 1412

James McNeill Whistler letters to Henry Graves

Correspondence between American-born painter James McNeill Whistler and English art dealer Henry Graves.


  • 1878-1891

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.16 linear feet (1 volume)

Also includes letters from Whistler to Algernon Graves, as well as documents concerning Whistler's accounts with Henry Graves and Co.

Biographical / Historical

Whistler was an American-born painter and graphic artist, active mainly in England. Henry Graves, of Henry Graves and Co., was an art dealer in London, England.


Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

42M-1355F. Material presented by the Estate of Grenville Lindall Winthrop; received: 1943 June.
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903. James McNeill Whistler letters to Henry Graves, 1878-1891: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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