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John Pope-Hennessy papers, 1617-1995, bulk 1930-1995

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Pope-Hennessy (John) Papers
Series I. Correspondence, 1914-1994 5 Linear Feet (13 boxes)
Series I contains both personal and professional correspondence sent to and from Pope-Hennessy. This section includes letters to his parents and brother from 1914 to 1971 that provide a glimpse into his relationship with his family and their influence on his scholarly interests. Also included is correspondence from art historical figures such Everett Fahy and Bernard Berenson, essayist and critic Logan Pearsall Smith, and music critic Andrew Porter. Other correspondents are filed alphabetically by name or under miscellaneous. Lastly, this series documents Pope-Hennessy's important life events including congratulatory correspondence for his museum appointments and knighthood, as well as condolence letters after his brother James's death. Additional professional correspondence, particularly letters relating to his knowledge of Italian sculpture and Sienese painting, is contained in Series III. Professional consultations; Series IV. Museum files contains additional correspondence pertaining to his museum career. Personal correspondence can also be found in Series VII. Pope-Hennessy family papers.
Arrangement note
Organized into four groups: family correspondence; correspondence with individuals, organized alphabetically by name; correspondence by subject; miscellaneous.
Family correspondence, 1914-1971
box folder
1 1-2 Pope-Hennessy, Ladislas Herbert Richard, 1914-1932
1 3-9 Pope-Hennessy, Una, 1935-1939
box
2 Pope-Hennessy, James, 1948-1971
Correspondence with individuals, 1931-1994
box folder
3 1-2 Berenson, Bernard and Mary, 1947-1972
Contains letters to Pope-Hennessy from the Berensons and their secretary, Nicky Mariano.
3 3-5 Curtiss, Mina, 1962-1986
Contains letters from Curtiss and photocopies of letters from Pope-Hennessy.
Fahy, Everett, 1962-1994
box
4 To Pope-Hennessy, 1962-1994
box
5 From Pope-Hennessy, 1962-1993
Porter, Andrew, 1951-1994
box folder
6 1-11 To Pope-Hennessy, 1951-1991
6 12-13 From Pope-Hennessy, between 1991-1994
Photocopies of letters to Porter between 1972-1988. Also includes photocopies of letters from Porter between 1991-1994.
box folder
7 1 Preston, Stuart, 1948-1966, 1991
7 2 Prichard, Matthew, 1931, 1987
Letters to Pope-Hennessy. Also contains 1987 correspondence from Andrew Gray related to Prichard.
7 3 Smith, Logan Pearsall, 1937
Letters to Pope-Hennessy.
7 4-5 Wrightsman, Charles and Jayne, 1960-1993
Letters to and from the Wrightsmans. Also includes miscellaneous papers.
Various letters to Pope-Hennessy, 1931-1994
A-L, 1931-1994
box
8 Papers, 1931-1994
box folder
45 1 Color photographs, 1991
Two prints with correspondence from R. Bethusy-Huc.
box
9 M-Z, 1936-1994
By subject, 1962-1994
box
10 Condolence letters regarding James Pope-Hennessy's death, 1974
box folder
11 1-4 Knighthood, 1971
11 5-6 Victoria and Albert Museum appointment, 1966-1967
box folder
12 1-2 British Museum appointment, 1973
12 3 British Museum resignation, 1976-1977
12 4-5 Metropolitan Museum of Art appointment, 1976-1977, 1986
Also includes reception program for Pope-Hennessy in 1986.
12 6 New York University, Institute of Fine Arts teaching position, 1976-1993
12 7 Awards and honors, 1979-1994
Publication requests, 1977-1990
box folder
13 1-2 Papers, 1977-1990
box folder
45 2 Color Polaroid, 1983
One photograph with correspondence from House & Garden magazine.
Memberships and organizations, 1974-1993
box folder
13 3-4 Papers and black-and-white photographs
box folder
45 3 Color photographs
box folder
13 5 Mitchell Prize, 1992-1994
Miscellaneous, 1933-1994
Contains some black-and-white photographs.
box folder
13 6-7 Unsorted correspondence, 1982-1994
Letters to and from Pope-Hennessy during his years of retirement in Florence, Italy.
13 8 Unidentified, 1933-1994


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