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Frederick Porter Vinton Correspondence, 1875-1911

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Adams, Charles Francis Sr. A.L.S.  to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Appleton, J.G. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; New York

Atkinson, Edward A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Bartlett, Samuel Colcord A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Hanover, N.H.

Brooks, Phillip A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Choate, George F. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Salem, Mass.

Eliot, Charles M. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.

Ellis, George E. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Goddard, D.A. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Hale, Ellen A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Roxbury, Mass.

Haskell, E.B. A.L.S to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Hoar, George Frisbee A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Worcester, Mass.

Hoar, George Frisbee A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Washington D.C.

Lathrop, George Parsons A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.; Boston

Laurence, W. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.

Laurence, W. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.

Lord, Otis P. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p.

Millify, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p.

Millify, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p.

Millify, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p.

Packard, A.S. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Brunswick, Me.

Packard, A.S. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Brunswick, Me.

Peabody, A.P. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.

Peabody, A.P. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.

Phillips, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p.

Rideing, William H. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Scudder, Horace E. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.

Shim, John A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p.

Shintaw A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p.

Sibley, Charlotte A.L. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Groton, Mass.

Sibley, John Langdon A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.

Sullivan, J.R. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Trowbridge, J. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Arlington, Mass.

Twachtman, J.H. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cincinnati, Ohio

Vinton, Alex A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; [Pomfret, Conn.?]

Whuston, W.B. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Williams, John J. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Green, Samuel A. A.L.S. to Mrs. Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Green, Samuel A. A.L.S. to Mrs. Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass.

Phillips, Wendell L.S. to John; n.p.


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Collection Overview

Title: Frederick Porter Vinton Correspondence, 1875-1911Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates: 1875-1911

Collection Identifier: MS 7042

Primary Creator: Various.

Extent: 42.0 Items

Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.

Date Acquired: 03/00/1983

Subjects: Artists -- 19th Century, Artists -- United States, Vinton, Frederick Porter, 1846-1911 -- Correspondence.

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains letters from 31 correspondents to Boston artist Frederick Porter Vinton, 1846–1911, between 1875 and 1911. The letters contain information regarding sittings for portraits, the satisfaction of the clients, and the reception of the finished portraits.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains letters from thirty-one correspondents to Frederick Porter Vinton that document requests for sittings, scheduling of sittings, and plans for the receipt of portraits.

In addition, the collection contains three letters which are not written to Frederick Porter Vinton; rather they are written about him. One of the letters is from Wendell Phillips to his nephew, John, and the other two are from Samuel A. Green of the Massachusetts Historical Society to Vinton's wife after his death.

Collection Historical Note

Frederick (also spelled Frederic) Porter Vinton was born in Maine on January 29, 1846. When he was ten years old, his family relocated to Chicago. In 1860, Vinton moved to Boston where he studied drawing and painting under William M. Hunt, and eventually became a bookkeeper so he would have time to devote to his painting.  In 1875, he was taught by Leon Bonnat in Paris. The next year, he attended the Royal Academy in Munich and worked under Professors Mauger and W. Diez. In 1877, he entered the atelier of Jean Paul Laurens and became his first American pupil. After his return from studying abroad, he opened a studio in Boston where he began painting portraits of the city’s prominent citizens. In 1882, he was elected associate of the National Academy of Design, and elected academician in 1891. He was also a member of the Society of American Artists. Vinton died in Boston on May 19, 1911.

Frederick Porter Vinton specialized in portraits, although he also painted several landscapes during his lifetime that were very well received. He is most known for his portraits of Charles Francis Adams, Sr., Wendell Phillips, Otis P. Lord, George F. Choate, A.P. Peabody, and George F. Hoar.

Subject/Index Terms

Artists -- 19th Century
Artists -- United States
Vinton, Frederick Porter, 1846-1911 -- Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Repository: Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database

Access Restrictions: Collectiion is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/Rare Books."

Acquisition Method: Purchased from J. Walsh, Antiquarian Books in 1983.

Related Materials: Frederick Porter Vinton to [Truman Howe] Bartlett, n.d.  Ch. F. 5.89

Preferred Citation: Frederick Porter Vinton Correspondence, MS 7042. Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, Boston Public Library. Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library.

Processing Information: Finding aid written by Alissa Lind, November 2012.


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[Folder 1: Adams, Charles Francis Sr. A.L.S.  to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 6 November 1879],
[Folder 2: Appleton, J.G. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; New York, 18 February n.y.],
[Folder 3: Atkinson, Edward A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 30 December 1893],
[Folder 4: Bartlett, Samuel Colcord A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Hanover, N.H., 19 March 1885],
[Folder 5: Brooks, Phillip A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 29 December 1881],
[Folder 6: Choate, George F. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Salem, Mass., 30 August 1885],
[Folder 7: Eliot, Charles M. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 9 November 1892],
[Folder 8: Ellis, George E. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 19 August 1880],
[Folder 9: Goddard, D.A. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 12 June 1875; 15 March 1875],
[Folder 10: Hale, Ellen A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Roxbury, Mass., 9 April 1884],
[Folder 11: Haskell, E.B. A.L.S to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 30 December 1878],
[Folder 12: Hoar, George Frisbee A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Worcester, Mass., 7 August 1885],
[Folder 13: Hoar, George Frisbee A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Washington D.C., 1 February 1889],
[Folder 14: Lathrop, George Parsons A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.; Boston, 9 June 1875; 24 March 1875],
[Folder 15: Laurence, W. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 20 November [1893]],
[Folder 16: Laurence, W. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 24 November 1893],
[Folder 17: Lord, Otis P. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 18: Millify, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 19: Millify, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., 1881],
[Folder 20: Millify, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 21: Packard, A.S. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Brunswick, Me., 21 Februrary 1881],
[Folder 22: Packard, A.S. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Brunswick, Me., 17 June 1881],
[Folder 23: Peabody, A.P. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 9 April 1885],
[Folder 24: Peabody, A.P. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 21 April 1887],
[Folder 25: Phillips, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., 1881],
[Folder 26: Rideing, William H. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 11 January 1887],
[Folder 27: Scudder, Horace E. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 8 September 1875],
[Folder 28: Shim, John A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 29: Shintaw A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 30: Sibley, Charlotte A.L. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Groton, Mass., 19 April 1887],
[Folder 31: Sibley, John Langdon A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 30 December 1884],
[Folder 32: Sullivan, J.R. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 2 May 1883],
[Folder 33: Trowbridge, J. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Arlington, Mass., 3 March 1884],
[Folder 34: Twachtman, J.H. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cincinnati, Ohio, 22 February 1886],
[Folder 35: Vinton, Alex A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; [Pomfret, Conn.?], 4 May 1888],
[Folder 36: Whuston, W.B. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 26 November 1883],
[Folder 37: Williams, John J. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 22 March 1895],
[Folder 38: Green, Samuel A. A.L.S. to Mrs. Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 19 August 1911],
[Folder 39: Green, Samuel A. A.L.S. to Mrs. Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 24 August 1911],
[Folder 40: Phillips, Wendell L.S. to John; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
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Folder 39: Green, Samuel A. A.L.S. to Mrs. Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 24 August 1911Add to your cart.
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Browse by Folder:

[Folder 1: Adams, Charles Francis Sr. A.L.S.  to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 6 November 1879],
[Folder 2: Appleton, J.G. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; New York, 18 February n.y.],
[Folder 3: Atkinson, Edward A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 30 December 1893],
[Folder 4: Bartlett, Samuel Colcord A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Hanover, N.H., 19 March 1885],
[Folder 5: Brooks, Phillip A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 29 December 1881],
[Folder 6: Choate, George F. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Salem, Mass., 30 August 1885],
[Folder 7: Eliot, Charles M. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 9 November 1892],
[Folder 8: Ellis, George E. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 19 August 1880],
[Folder 9: Goddard, D.A. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 12 June 1875; 15 March 1875],
[Folder 10: Hale, Ellen A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Roxbury, Mass., 9 April 1884],
[Folder 11: Haskell, E.B. A.L.S to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 30 December 1878],
[Folder 12: Hoar, George Frisbee A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Worcester, Mass., 7 August 1885],
[Folder 13: Hoar, George Frisbee A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Washington D.C., 1 February 1889],
[Folder 14: Lathrop, George Parsons A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass.; Boston, 9 June 1875; 24 March 1875],
[Folder 15: Laurence, W. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 20 November [1893]],
[Folder 16: Laurence, W. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 24 November 1893],
[Folder 17: Lord, Otis P. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 18: Millify, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 19: Millify, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., 1881],
[Folder 20: Millify, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 21: Packard, A.S. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Brunswick, Me., 21 Februrary 1881],
[Folder 22: Packard, A.S. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Brunswick, Me., 17 June 1881],
[Folder 23: Peabody, A.P. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 9 April 1885],
[Folder 24: Peabody, A.P. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 21 April 1887],
[Folder 25: Phillips, Wendell A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., 1881],
[Folder 26: Rideing, William H. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 11 January 1887],
[Folder 27: Scudder, Horace E. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 8 September 1875],
[Folder 28: Shim, John A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 29: Shintaw A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
[Folder 30: Sibley, Charlotte A.L. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Groton, Mass., 19 April 1887],
[Folder 31: Sibley, John Langdon A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cambridge, Mass., 30 December 1884],
[Folder 32: Sullivan, J.R. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 2 May 1883],
[Folder 33: Trowbridge, J. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Arlington, Mass., 3 March 1884],
[Folder 34: Twachtman, J.H. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Cincinnati, Ohio, 22 February 1886],
[Folder 35: Vinton, Alex A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; [Pomfret, Conn.?], 4 May 1888],
[Folder 36: Whuston, W.B. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 26 November 1883],
[Folder 37: Williams, John J. A.L.S. to Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 22 March 1895],
[Folder 38: Green, Samuel A. A.L.S. to Mrs. Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 19 August 1911],
[Folder 39: Green, Samuel A. A.L.S. to Mrs. Frederick Porter Vinton; Boston, Mass., 24 August 1911],
[Folder 40: Phillips, Wendell L.S. to John; n.p., n.d., n.y.],
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