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Germain Seligman: Correspondence, 1954 July-December

The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and it contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of artworks which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings. Germain Seligman became a partner in the firm and ran the US operations beginning in 1920, and then later became president, a position he held until his death in 1978. These files from his personal correspondence contain information about sales and the day-to-day running of the galleries while he was commuting back and forth between the firm's Paris and New York locations. Special project instructions: Germain Seligman was fluent in French. Nearly all correspondence files contain some text in French. Please keep the transcription in the original language and include diacritics when present. Please do not offer translation of the document. Seligman sometimes handwrote long responses to gallery staff directly in the margins of their own typewritten letters. In these cases, please transcribe each full letter on the page separately as two continuous wholes. For Seligman's shorter annotations in the margins of staff letters, please see Advanced Instructions for marginalia.

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Germain Seligman: Correspondence, 1955

The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and it contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of artworks which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings. Germain Seligman became a partner in the firm and ran the US operations beginning in 1920, and then later became president, a position he held until his death in 1978. These files from his personal correspondence contain information about sales and the day-to-day running of the galleries while he was commuting back and forth between the firm's Paris and New York locations. Special project instructions: Germain Seligman was fluent in French. Nearly all correspondence files contain some text in French. Please keep the transcription in the original language and include diacritics when present. Please do not offer translation of the document. Seligman sometimes handwrote long responses to gallery staff directly in the margins of their own typewritten letters. In these cases, please transcribe each full letter on the page separately as two continuous wholes. For Seligman's shorter annotations in the margins of staff letters, please see Advanced Instructions for marginalia.

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Germain Seligman: Correspondence, 1955 cont'd

The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and it contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of artworks which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings. Germain Seligman became a partner in the firm and ran the US operations beginning in 1920, and then later became president, a position he held until his death in 1978. These files from his personal correspondence contain information about sales and the day-to-day running of the galleries while he was commuting back and forth between the firm's Paris and New York locations. Special project instructions: Germain Seligman was fluent in French. Nearly all correspondence files contain some text in French. Please keep the transcription in the original language and include diacritics when present. Please do not offer translation of the document. This project also contains shorthand. Seligman sometimes handwrote long responses to gallery staff directly in the margins of their own typewritten letters. In these cases, please transcribe each full letter on the page separately as two continuous wholes. For Seligman's shorter annotations in the margins of staff letters, please see Advanced Instructions for marginalia.

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Germain Seligman: Correspondence, 1956

The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and it contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of artworks which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings. Germain Seligman became a partner in the firm and ran the US operations beginning in 1920, and then later became president, a position he held until his death in 1978. These files from his personal correspondence contain information about sales and the day-to-day running of the galleries while he was commuting back and forth between the firm's Paris and New York locations. Special project instructions: Germain Seligman was fluent in French. Nearly all correspondence files contain some text in French. This project also contains German. Please keep the transcription in the original languages and include diacritics when present. Please do not offer translation of the document. Seligman sometimes handwrote long responses to gallery staff directly in the margins of their own typewritten letters. In these cases, please transcribe each full letter on the page separately as two continuous wholes. For Seligman's shorter annotations in the margins of staff letters, please see Advanced Instructions for marginalia.

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Germain Seligman: Correspondence, 1957

The Jacques Seligmann & Co. records in the Archives of American Art are among the world's foremost resources for provenance research. The collection documents the business dealings of international art galleries which were active for nearly a century, and it contains invaluable information for tracing the provenance of artworks which passed through the Jacques Seligmann & Company holdings. Germain Seligman became a partner in the firm and ran the US operations beginning in 1920, and then later became president, a position he held until his death in 1978. These files from his personal correspondence contain information about sales and the day-to-day running of the galleries while he was commuting back and forth between the firm's Paris and New York locations. Special project instructions: Germain Seligman was fluent in French. Nearly all correspondence files contain some text in French. Please keep the transcription in the original language and include diacritics when present. Please do not offer translation of the document. Seligman sometimes handwrote long responses to gallery staff directly in the margins of their own typewritten letters. In these cases, please transcribe each full letter on the page separately as two continuous wholes. For Seligman's shorter annotations in the margins of staff letters, please see Advanced Instructions for marginalia.

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Mississippi Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Jackson (Subasst. Comm.), Miscellaneous Records, 1865–68, Part 1

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of Mississippi, Series 3.22: Subordinate Field Offices: Jackson (Subassistant Commissioner).

 

Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women during the Reconstruction Era.

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Mississippi Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Jackson (Subasst. Comm.), Register of Claimants at Canton and Jackson

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of Mississippi, Series 3.22: Subordinate Field Offices: Jackson (Subassistant Commissioner).

 

Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women during the Reconstruction Era.

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Mississippi Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Jackson (Subasst. Comm.), Registers of Complaints, Vol. 1, Aug.–Nov. 1867

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of Mississippi, Series 3.22: Subordinate Field Offices: Jackson (Subassistant Commissioner).

 

Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women during the Reconstruction Era.

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Mississippi Field Offices, Subordinate Field Offices: Jackson (Subasst. Comm.), Registers of Complaints, Vol. 2, Jan.–Dec. 1868

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen’s Bureau, was established on March 3, 1865. The duties of the Freedmen’s Bureau included supervision of all affairs relating to refugees, freedmen, and the custody of abandoned lands and property. These documents come from the Records of the Field Offices for the State of Mississippi, Series 3.22: Subordinate Field Offices: Jackson (Subassistant Commissioner).

 

Additional resources are available on the Freedmen's Bureau Instructions Page. Please help us transcribe these records to learn more about the lives of formerly enslaved men and women during the Reconstruction Era.

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Project PHaEDRA - Annie Jump Cannon - Annie Cannon Notebooks #149

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Women Astronomical Computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they cataloged stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. In these books, follow the work of Annie Jump Cannon, who in 1901 devised a robust and elegant stellar classification scheme that astronomers still use today. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. PLEASE NOTE: The Project PHaEDRA Instructions for Women Computers Notebooks were heavily revised and republished on August 18, 2023. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these instructions.

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Project PHaEDRA - Annie Jump Cannon - Annie Cannon Notebooks #162

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Women Astronomical Computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they cataloged stars, identifying variables, interpreting stellar spectra, counting galaxies, and measuring the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. In these books, follow the work of Annie Jump Cannon, who in 1901 devised a robust and elegant stellar classification scheme that astronomers still use today. Interested in historical women? Love astronomy? Help us transcribe the work of the Harvard Observatory's women computers and see which stars shine the brightest. PLEASE NOTE: The Project PHaEDRA Instructions for Women Computers Notebooks were heavily revised and republished on August 18, 2023. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new instructions.

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Project PHaEDRA - Muriel & Sylvia Mussells - Examination of A Plates, A'. #G72

At Harvard College Observatory (now the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian), Women Astronomical Computers studied glass plate photographs of the night sky. Here they cataloged stars, identified variables, interpreted stellar spectra, counted galaxies, and measured the vast distances in space. Several of them made game-changing discoveries in astronomy and astrophysics. In these books, you can follow the work of Sylvia and Muriel Mussells, two sisters who worked at the Harvard College Observatory in the 1920s and 1930s. Muriel Mussells discovered three new ring nebulae in the Milky Way and Sylvia Mussells discovered the first dwarf galaxy. You can help us find out what else we can learn about them and their work! PLEASE NOTE: The Project PHaEDRA Instructions for Women Computers Notebooks were heavily revised and republished on August 18, 2023. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new instructions.

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