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J. Paul Getty family collected papers, 1880s-1989, undated (bulk 1911-1977)

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Getty (J. Paul) family collected papers, circa 1880s-1989, undated
Series I. J. Paul Getty papers, 1909-1977, 1982-1984, 1989, undated (bulk 1912-1976) 17.6 Linear Feet (22 boxes, 1 flat file)
Series I.A. Art collecting and collections, 1934-1974, 1977, 1982, undated (bulk 1934-1974) 2.4 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Material includes correspondence, inventories, photographs, invoices, reports, import/export documents, curators' notes, and clippings regarding J. Paul Getty's art collections and art collecting activities, dating 1934 to 1974, 1977, 1982, and undated. The records provide information on purchases, shipping, and insurance of works of art. Correspondence with art dealers comprises the bulk of the material. The inventories primarily concern Getty's art collection at Sutton Place, his estate in England. The Sutton Place tapestry inventory includes clippings about the estate after Getty's death. The curators' notes are diary excerpts and notes taken by Getty Museum curators who were given a brief opportunity to examine Mr. Getty's diaries after his death. The notes relate to the curators' areas of interest, such as the provenance and acquisition of art objects and the collecting habits of Mr. Getty; the notes do not reflect the contents of the diaries as a whole.
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Material is arranged by type of material, beginning with correspondence, which is followed by inventories, curators' notes, and insurance policies.
Art collections correspondence, 1934-1959, 1970-1972
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Material is arranged alphabetically by the surname or corporate name of the correspondent.
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1986.IA.48-01 1 B miscellaneous, 1939-1954
1986.IA.48-01 2 William L. Bane and Co., 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-01 3 Mario Bellini, 1953-1954
1986.IA.48-01 4 Benardout and Benardout, London, undated, 1938-1943
1986.IA.48-01 5 J.M. Botibol, undated, 1939-1940
1986.IA.48-01 6 Brill and Brill, Croydon Galleries, undated, 1937-1942
1986.IA.48-01 7 Gerald L. Brockhurst, 1938-1946
1986.IA.48-01 8 C miscellaneous, 1937-1952
1986.IA.48-01 9 Camerons, 1949-1951
1986.IA.48-01 10 Christie, Manson and Woods, Ltd., 1938-1950
1986.IA.48-01 11 T. Crowther and Son, 1937-1940
1986.IA.48-01 12 D miscellaneous, 1938-1941
1986.IA.48-01 13-16 Duveen Brothers, Inc., 1939-1951 (4 folders)
1986.IA.48-01 17 F miscellaneous, 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-01 18 Augustus Frank, 1934-1940
1986.IA.48-01 19-22 French and Company Inc., 1937-1941 (4 folders)
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1986.IA.48-02 1-7 French and Company Inc., 1942-1959, 1970-1972 (7 folders)
1986.IA.48-02 8 French and Company Loan, 1958
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1987.IA.16-01 Furnishings: correspondence regarding works of art, antiques, furniture, carpets and other furnishings for Mr. Getty's home, 1934-1945
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1986.IA.48-02 9 G miscellaneous, 1938-1939, 1950
1986.IA.48-02 10 Gill and Reigate, 1938
1986.IA.48-02 11 Grosvenor Galleries, 1937-1938
1986.IA.48-02 12 H miscellaneous, 1939, 1950
1986.IA.48-02 13 Henry John Hatfield and Sons, Ltd., 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-02 14 Hudson Forwarding and Shipping Co., Inc., 1938-1940
1986.IA.48-02 15 Hyde (J.A. Lloyd) through Knudson ( Arvid O.), 1948
1986.IA.48-02 16-19 Insurance correspondence, 1934-1939 (4 folders)
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1986.IA.48-03 1-2 Insurance correspondence, 1940-1945 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 3 J miscellaneous 1940, 1951
1986.IA.48-03 4-5 Jansen, Inc., 1937-1945 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 6 Maison Jemont, 1936-1937
1986.IA.48-03 7-9 Jenkins House 1937-1945 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 9 K miscellaneous, 1938-1940
1986.IA.48-03 10 Kende Galleries, Inc., Gimbel Brothers, 1945-1946
1986.IA.48-03 11 Kingsley House, undated, 1941
1986.IA.48-03 12-15 Charles F. Krug Jr., 1937-1942 (4 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 16 L miscellaneous, 1939-1940, 1944
1986.IA.48-03 17-20 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1933-1954 (4 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 21-22 Leon LeCroix, 1938-1950 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 23 Levi: Correspondence with/re: Gaston Levi, art restorer, 1939-1940
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1986.IA.48-04 1 M miscellaneous, 1938-1952
1986.IA.48-04 2 Rayner McConnal, 1938-1940
1986.IA.48-04 3 Lady Mendl purchases, 1949-1950
1986.IA.48-04 4 Mensing auction Amsterdam, 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-04 5 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940-1949
1986.IA.48-04 6 N. Mitchell, 1940
1986.IA.48-04 7 Mystic Art Association, Connecticut, 1938
1986.IA.48-04 8 N miscellaneous, 1938-1941
1986.IA.48-04 9 New York World's Fair, 1939
1986.IA.48-04 10 Parish-Watson and Co., 1941
1986.IA.48-04 11 Parke-Bernet, 1940
1986.IA.48-04 12 Frank Partridge and Sons, 1938-1972
1986.IA.48-04 13-15 Penson and Co., 1938-1942 (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-04 16 Petit, Marcel and Gilbert, 1939-1940
1986.IA.48-04 17 Philidelphia Museum of Art, 1940-1948
1986.IA.48-04 18 Pitt and Scott, 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-04 19 Rosenberg and Steiebel, 1951-1953
1986.IA.48-04 20 H. L. Rowland, undated, 1939
1986.IA.48-04 21 Schaeffer Galleries, 1939
1986.IA.48-04 22 F. Schnitterjer and Son, 1937
1986.IA.48-04 23 Security First National Bank vault 1, 1942-1943, undated
1986.IA.48-04 24-25 Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Co., Inc., 1939 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-04 26 Sorolla paintings, 1934, 1942
1986.IA.48-04 27 Sotheby and Co., 1938-1940
1986.IA.48-04 28-29 Spink and Son, Ltd., 1949-1953 (2 folders)
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1986.IA.48-05 2 Stendahl Gallery, 1934, 1939
1986.IA.48-05 3 T-V miscellaneous, undated, 1939-1952
1986.IA.48-05 4 Tessier's Ltd., 1939
1986.IA.48-05 5 Thierard Freres, 1937
1986.IA.48-05 6 Duc De Trevise, Paris, undated 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-05 7 Vardi, New York, 1937
1986.IA.48-05 8 Arthur S. Vernay, 1948-1949
1986.IA.48-05 9 W-Z miscellaneous, 1938-1950
1986.IA.48-05 10 Michael Williams, Ltd., undated, 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-05 11 Woog Meyer, Paris, 1938-1939
Inventories, curators' notes, and insurance policies, 1938-1974, 1977, 1982, undated
Arrangement
Materials are arranged in chronological order.
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1986.IA.48-05 18-20 Consular invoices, oceanic shipments, declaration of free entry, Port de France, Volendam, Champlain, 1938 (3 folders)
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1986.IA.22-01 17-18 Curators' notes: typed excerpts from J. Paul Getty's diaries related to art, selected by Museum curators after Getty's death, 1938-1974 (2 folders)
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1986.IA.48-05 17 "History of Antique and Fine Art Purchases," 1939
1986.IA.48-05 21-23 Consular invoices, oceanic shipments, declaration of free entry, SS Pacific Grove, SS Excambion, SS Wisconsin, SS Northern Prince, 1940 (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-05 24 French and Co. Inc. storage inventory, 1941
1986.IA.48-05 25-26 "J. Paul Getty Art Objects and Antiques as of August 31, 1942" and related correspondence, 1942 (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-05 27 Inventory, 1942
1986.IA.48-05 28 Inventories, undated, 1942, 1946, 1948-1950
1986.IA.48-05 29 Inventory, 1951
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1986.IA.48-06 1 Inventory compiled by Charles Packer, 1952
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1986.IA.48-10 1 Insurance policies on art objects, 1954-1958
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1986.IA.48-15 2-6 Sutton Place inventory, 1964 (5 folders)
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1986.IA.22-01 3 Inventory of tapestries at Sutton Place, undated, 1982
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1986.IA.48-06 4 Inventories, undated
1986.IA.48-06 2-3 Inventory of books, undated (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-06 5 Silver inventory, undated


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