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INVENTORY OF THE CHARLES M. KURTZ ARCHIVE, 1870-1910
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Series I.  Correspondence, 1870-1910

Physical Description: ca. 340 items

Scope and Content Note

Series I contains correspondence from prominent figures in the late 19th century and early 20th century art world, arranged alphabetically. These letters pertain to Kurtz's role as the director of a gallery and art academy and discuss exhibitions, the sale of works, patronage, atelier visits, and submissions to "Academy Notes" and "Illustrated Art Notes."
Correspondents include William Merritt Chase (1 letter, 1908), Frederick Stuart Church (3 letters and 2 sketches, 1904, undated), Thomas Eakins (3 letters, 1882, 1884), Charles Lanman (3 letters, 1883) and James D. Smillie (3 letters, 1882, 1884), the German artists Hans Hermann and Franz Skarabina (1 letter, 1906), the Scottish artists Edward Atkinson Hornel (1 letter, 1906) and William Kennedy (12 letters, 1903-1908), the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Luigi Palma di Cesnola (9 letters, 1882-83, undated), and the director of the American Art Union, Enoch Wood Perry (19 letters, 1883, undated). In 20 letters to his parents Julia Maria and Davis Brooks Kurtz (1881-1905), Kurtz discusses speculation in the art market, New York art dealers, patrons such as Jay Gould, planning of exhibitions, and the growth Kansas City. Also included are 19 letters ordering the Crabbe sale catalogue (1890) and 37 letters from various correspondents to Enoch Wood Perry regarding their nominations to the American Art Union (1883).
Box 1

Letters received

Box 1, Folder 1

Alexander, D.S., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 1

Allen, R., 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 1

Andrews, E.F., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 1

Angus, Craibe, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 1

Annan, J. Craig, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 1

Ault, Charles H., 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 1

Austin, R. S., 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 1

Avery, Samuel Putnam, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 2

Bacher, Otto H., 1884

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 2

Baker, F. L., 1884

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 2

Beatty, John W., 1898

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 2

Beckwith, J. Carroll, 1904, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 2

Bell, Curtis, 1904

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 2

Belmont, August, 1883

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 1, Folder 2

Bénéntz, Léonce, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 2

Benjamin, Marcus, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 2

Berwind, John E., 1909

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 2

Blackburn, Henry, 1881

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 3

Bower, A. de, 1881

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 3

Brandt, Carl L., 1882, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 3

Bricker, A. T., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 3

Bridgman, Charles, 1883

Physical Description: 1 postcard
Box 1, Folder 3

Burleigh, Lemoyne, 1881, 1883

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 1, Folder 3

Bristol, J. B., 1883, 1889, 1906

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 1, Folder 3

Brown, W. M., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 3

Browne, Waldo R., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 3

Brownell, W. C., 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 3

Brush, George de Forest, 1907

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 4

Carter, Thomas, 1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 4

Casilear, John William, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 4

Cauldwell, John B., 1902

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 4

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di, 1882-1883, undated

Physical Description: 9 letters
Box 1, Folder 5

Champlin, John D., 1905, undated

Physical Description: 4 items
Box 1, Folder 5

Champney, J. Wells, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 5

Chapin, J. H., 1907

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 5

Chapman, Carlton T., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 5

Chase, Harry, 1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 5

Chase, William Merritt, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 5

Church, Frederick Stuart, 1904, undated

Physical Description: 5 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes 2 sketches.
Box 1, Folder 6

Clarenbach, Max and Franz Von Stuck, 1907

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 6

Clarke, Thomas S., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 6

Clendenin, W. B., 1880

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 6

Coffin, William Anderson, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 6

Corliss, George, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 6

Cornoyer, Paul, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 6

Coyney, W., 1882, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 6

Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1882-1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 6

Cunningham, Jno., 1881

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 7

Daughaday & Becker, publishers, 1870

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 7

Davidson, George, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 7

De Haas, M. F. H., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 7

De Kay, Charles, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 7

Dickson, H. G., 1881

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 7

Dielman, Frederick, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 7

Dolph. J. H., 1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 7

Dun, R. G., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 7

Dyan, Anthony, undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 8

Eakins, Thomas, 1882, 1884

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 1, Folder 8

Eaton, Charles Harry, 1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 8

Eddy, Marvin, 1904

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 8

Ehrich, Louis R., 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 8

Emmet, Rosina, 1882-1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 8

Ericson, David, 1907

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 8

Eschke, Richard, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 8

Eu?, Joseph P., 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 8

Evans, W. W., 1881

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 1, Folder 9

F., 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 9

Faulds, James, undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 9

Feld, Otto, 1905

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 9

Fischel, W. E., 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 9

Flincher?, Fritz, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 9

Forster, D. K., 1882

Physical Description: 2 letterqs
Box 1, Folder 9

Fowler, Frank, 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 9

Freer, Charles L., 1907

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 9

Freer, Frederick Warren, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 9

French, W. M. R., 1903, 1908

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 10

Genéri, C. G., 1903

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Good, M.?, 1909

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Goodman, William O., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Goodyear, William Henry, 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Graves, Algernon, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Grayson, Clifford P., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Greatorex, Kate, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Grenet, Edward, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Gribayedoff, V., 1881

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Griffith, A. H., 1905, 1908-1909

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 1, Folder 10

Grolle, Johon, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Gruppe, Charles P., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 10

Gurlitt, Fritz, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 11

Harrison, Birge Lowell, 1908

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 11

Henry, Edward Lamson, 1883

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 1, Folder 11

Henseler, Ernst, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 11

Herrmann, Curt, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 11

Herrmann, Hans, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 11

Hicks, Thomas, 1882-1883, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 1, Folder 11

Hirschler, E., 1906

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 11

Hitchcock, J. R. W., 1884

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Hoeber, Arthur, 1909

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Holst, Herrmann, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Hornel, Edward Atkinson, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Hovenden, Thomas, 1882-1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 12

Howard, Wendell Stanton, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Howland, Wadsworth M., 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Hubbard, R. W., 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Hüber, Heinrich, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Huntington, Archer W., 1908-1909

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 12

Huntington, C. R., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Huntington, Daniel, 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 12

Hurlbert, W. H., 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 13

Irwin, Benoni, 1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 1, Folder 13

Isham, Edwin, 1909

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 13

Ives, Halsey C., 1898, 1908

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 1, Folder 13

Johnson, David, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 13

Johnson, R. M., 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1, Folder 13

Jones, Hugh Bolton, 1883, 1904

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2

Letters received

Box 2, Folder 1

Kegel, Emil, 1906-1908

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2, Folder 1

Kennedy, William, 1903-1906, 1908

Physical Description: 12 letters
Box 2, Folder 1

Kirby, ?, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 1

Kirkpatrick, Fr. L., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 1

Koehler, Robert, 1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 1

Koehler, S. R., 1883

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 2, Folder 1

Kracht, Ulrich, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 1

Kunz, George F., 1904

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 2

Lamb, Charles R., 1902

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 2

Lambdin, George C., 1882-1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 2

Lanman, Charles, 1883

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 2, Folder 2

Leavitt?, W. H., 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 2

Lee, Gerald Stanley, 1907

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 2

Lee, Henry C., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 2

Lemley, 1904

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 2

Lent, Frank T., 1882-1883, undated

Physical Description: 5 letters
Box 2, Folder 2

Levy, Florence L., 1907

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 2

Lippincott, William H., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 2

Loop, Henry A., 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 2

Lußmann, J. Herm., 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Mc Clelland, 1879

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Mc Cord, George Herbert, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Mc Entee, Jervis, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Mc Ewen, Walter, 1907

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Mac Leod, William, 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Marcus, Otto, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Marks, Montagu, 1884

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Mayer, Constant, 1883-1884

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 3

Mayor, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Merritt, Anna Lea, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 3

Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1907, undated

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 4

Moore, George H. (NY), 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 4

Moore, George H. (KY), 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 4

Moore, Harry Humphrey, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 4

Moore, R. E., 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 4

Moran, Peter, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 4

Morgan, E. D., 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 4

Morgan, William, 1881, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2, Folder 4

Morris, Edmund, undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 4

Morris, Harrison S., 1896

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 4

Moser, J. H., 1882-1883, undated

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2, Folder 4

Murphy, Hermann Dudley, undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 5

Newell, G. Glenn, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 5

Nikutovski, Erich, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 5

Ogden, Marion M., 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 5

Parrish, Stephen, 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 5

Parton, Arthur, 1882-1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 5

Parton, Ernest, 1881

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 5

Partson?, Emil., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 5

Paulus, Adolf, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 5

Pearce, Charles Sprague, 1906

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 5

Pearce, S. H., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 6

Enoch Wood Perry, April-July 1883

Physical Description: 9 letters
Box 2, Folder 7

Enoch Wood Perry, Aug-Nov 1883, undated

Physical Description: 10 letters
Box 2, Folder 8

Potter, Henry C., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 8

Preyer, D. Charles, undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 8

Price, W. J., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 8

Rehn, Frank Knox Morton, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 8

Reisinger, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

Second page only.
Box 2, Folder 8

Rhodes, Charles Ward, 1902, 1904

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 8

Richards, J.?, 1909

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 8

Richards, T. Addison, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 8

Rondel, F., 1883

Physical Description: 4 letters
Box 2, Folder 9

Sartain, William, undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Satterlee, Walter, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Schaus, William, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Schulke?, Emil, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Schutz, L. H., 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Sely, George Carliss, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

[Missing.]
Box 2, Folder 9

Shellman, Harry J, 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Shiras, George C., 1881

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 9

Shurtleff, Roswell Morse, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Skarabina, Franz, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Smillie, George H., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Smillie, James David, 1882, 1884

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 2, Folder 9

Sonntag, William Louis, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Springer, Reuben R., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Struck, Hugo, undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 9

Sorolla-y-Batisda, Juan, 1908

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 10

Tarbell, Edmund C., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 10

Thurber, Caroline, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 10

Tozetti, Virgilio, 1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 10

Trotter, Newbold H., 1882

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 10

Tryon, D. H., 1908

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 10

Turner, C. Y., 1882-1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 10

Turnure, Arthur B., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 10

Tyler, James Gale, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 11

Vanderhoof, P., undated

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 11

Von Reden, Ido, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 11

Wadsworth Bros. & Howland, 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 11

Walker, Henry Oliver, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 11

Waller, Frank, 1883

Physical Description: 3 letters
Box 2, Folder 11

Watrous, Harry Willson, 1904

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 11

Weir, Robert Walter, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 11

Weldon, Charles Dater, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 11

Wenke, Sophie, 1906

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Whitering, Richard, 1884

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Wiggins. J. Carleton, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Wiles, Lemuel Maynard, 1883

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 12

Wilson, K. De N., 1908

Physical Description: 2 letters
Box 2, Folder 12

Wolfe, Jno., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Wood, George B., 1882

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Wood, Thomas Waterman, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Wuerpel, Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Henry, 1902

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Wyand, Alexander Helwig, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Wyatt, Alexander Helwig, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

[Missing.]
Box 2, Folder 12

Yelland, R. D., 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Yewell, George Henry, 1883

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 2, Folder 12

Zugel, H., 1907

Physical Description: 1 letter

Scope and Content Note

Carl Rustner.
Box 3

Letters received, letters sent by Kurtz, ephemera, and notebooks

Box 3, Folder 1

Letters received regarding the Crabbe sale catalogue, 1890

Physical Description: 19 letters

Scope and Content Note

From J. J. Albright, F. S. Barbarian, William Buchanan, John T. Davis, C. H. De Silver, Durand-Ruel, Abe Falmerloeb?, James R. Hatmaker, James H. Lockhart, Loeb, D. C. Lyall, Charles Sannin?, Charles Sedelmeyer, Quincy Shaw, Albert Smith, James B. Townshend, Will L. Van Kirk, W. C. Van Sloane and G. H. Wynkoop.
Box 3, Folder 2

Letters received by E. Wood Perry, 1883

Physical Description: 19 letters

Scope and Content Note

regarding the American Art Union; from W. H. Appleton, Jno. W. Britton, George William Carter, F. E. Church, John Jay Cisco, Robert Collifer?, Charles P. Daly, Noah Davis, William de Leftwich Dodge, William Dorsheimer, Joseph W. Duxel, Horace Fairbanks, Charles Franz?, Parke Godwin, Robert Gordon, John H. Gourdie, Joseph W. Harper, Jr., and Abram S. Hewitt.
Box 3, Folder 3

Letters received by E. Wood Perry, 1883

Physical Description: 18 letters

Scope and Content Note

regarding the American Art Union; from Percy Ives, H. E. Howland, John Jay, John Taylor Johnston, A. A. Low, Seth Low, H. H. Marbury, D. O. Mills, O'Connor, N. Oercaran?, F. A. Otis, William Page, J. W. Pinchot, D. H. Powers, Roosevelt, George I., Henry F. Spaulding, A. Webb, and unknown.
Box 3, Folder 4

Letters from Kurtz to his parents Julia Maria and Davis Brooks Kurtz, 1881-1886

Physical Description: 6 letters

Scope and Content Note

With 2 clippings and a few ephemeral items.
Box 3, Folder 5

Letters from Kurtz to his parents Julia Maria and Davis Brooks Kurtz, 1887

Scope and Content Note

Four letters, with invitations and descriptions of Munkacsy's "Christ Before Pilate" and 3 press clippings.
Box 3, Folder 6

Letters from Kurtz to his parents Julia Maria and Davis Brooks Kurtz, 1895-1905

Physical Description: 10 letters

Scope and Content Note

1 letter to Kurtz's wife Julia Stephenson Kurtz and daughter, 1909; 1 letter addressed to "Dear President," 1903; 1 letter to Laura Sedgwick Collins, 1901 (duplicate); 2 letters of introduction copied by Kurtz, 1879, undated
 

Series II.  Manuscripts, ephemera, notebooks, and address books, 1873-1909

Physical Description: ca. 210 items

Scope and Content Note

Series II contains 3 short manuscripts and typescripts, including an article criticizing "L'Art Nouveau" (4 pp., undated). The ca. 200 ephemeral items consist of gallery catalogues, exhibit and social invitations, material pertaining to the American Union of Art, business cards, press clippings, images cut from publications, and material from the Glasgow School and School of Denmark exhibits organized by Kurtz. The notebooks kept by Kurtz are a diary (1908), 4 address books, an exhibition notebook, and a curatorial notebook from the Southern Exposition, Louisville KY, 1885, which contains lists of artists and 25 sketches of gallery plans (1885). Also included is one published sale catalogue of Kurtz's art collection (1910).
Box 3, Folder 7

1 manuscript, 2 typescripts, 1908, undated

Scope and Content Note

"Art Notes," handwritten manuscript, undated "Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Report of the Art Director," typescript, 13 pp., 1908; "L'Art Nouveau," typescript, 4 pp., undated
Box 3, Folder 8

Ephemera, 1873-1899

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 40 items, including exhibit invitations, small catalogues of paintings, and material regarding the American Art Union and Munkacsy's "Christ Before Pilate."
Box 3, Folder 9

Ephemera, 1890-1899

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 45 items regarding the Glasgow School of Painting Exhibit and the Artists of Denmark exhibit, receipts, and exhibit invitations.
Box 3, Folder 10

Ephemera, 1900-1904

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 20 items, including programs, small exhibit catalogues, and exhibit and social invitations.
Box 3, Folder 11

Ephemera, 1905-1906

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 12 items regarding the sale of paints at the Glasgow Art Exhibit, a petition, receipts, and exhibit invitations.
Box 3, Folder 12

Ephemera, 1907-1909

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 30 items, including a program, small exhibit catalogues, receipts, exhibit invitations, a list of paintings for exhibit, and 1 copy of Academy Notes (1909).
Box 4

Ephemera, notebooks and address books, 1880-1910

Box 4, Folder 1

Ephemera, 1880, 1901, undated

Scope and Content Note

Ca. 50 items, including exhibit invitations, 2 lists of paintings for an exhibition at Buffalo, 25 business cards from Kurtz and his associates, and ca. 3 press clippings.
Box 4, Folder 2

Images from publicatons, undated

Scope and Content Note

20 black & white images, some with annotations by Kurtz.
Box 4, Folder 3

Curatorial notebook for the Southern Exposition, Louisville, KY, 1885

Scope and Content Note

With lists of artists, paintings, prices and 25 detailed sketches of gallery plans.
Box 4, Folder 4

Diary, 1908

Scope and Content Note

with a few pages of addresses. 1 press clipping tipped in.
Box 4, Folder 5

Address book, ca. 1900

Scope and Content Note

With a few ephemeral items tipped in.
Box 4, Folder 6

2 address books, undated

Box 4, Folder 7

1 address book

Box 4, Folder 8

"Illustrated Handbook," undated

Scope and Content Note

Contains lists of artists by nation (from an exhibition?) and notes on specific paintings.
Box 4, Folder 9

Catalogue of the Oil Paintings, Water Colors, and Drawings of the late Charles M. Kurtz, Ph.D. 1910

Scope and Content Note

178 pp.,