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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 1861

Letters to Constantine Alexander Ionides and family

Late 19th-century letters from various correspondents to English art patron and collector, Constantine Alexander Ionides.

Dates

  • circa 1880-1907 and undated

Creator

Language of Materials

English and French

Physical Description

GEN

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

.08 linear feet (1 volume)

Collection is comprised of letters from eight correspondents to Constantine Alexander Ionides and a daughter (presumably), with one photograph and three sketches from John Macallan Swan; letters largely concern painting and related endeavors.

Biographical / Historical

Constantine Alexander Ionides, born in England in 1833, was a commodity trader in his father's firm; subsequently a London stock exchange trader with Clapham Bros. and later with his own firm; and an art patron and collector.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2019M-56. Purchased from Trevanion & Dean Auction with funds from the Hellenic Women's Book Club (EOK) Greek Book Fund and the Katherine B. Loker Fund for Widener Library, 2018 November.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019.
Link to catalog

Creator

Title
Letters to Constantine Alexander Ionides and family, circa 1880-1907 (MS Eng 1861): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 January 26
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
EAD ID
hou03086

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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