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Collection Overview

Shipman, Charles M.
Charles M. Shipman Papers
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3


Consists of correspondence between Charles Shipman and various artists and institutions, most notably George deForest Brush and Elliott Dangerfield.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The colletion consists of papers of American art collector Charles M. Shipman. Included are correspondence (1882-1916) between Shipman and various artists, most notably Ralph Albert Blakelock, George de Forest Brush, Frederic Stuart Church, and Elliott Daingerfield, and art societies and institutions; a journal of Lillie Brush, sister of George de Forest Brush; photographs of paintings by artists of Shipman's acquaintance; clippings about these artists and their works and reproductions of paintings of interest to Shipman; birch bark-bound lists of George de Forest Brush's works; and printed material, much of it related to exhibitions of Brush's work. Among the photographs is a large advertisement (ca. 1888) for Duke Cigarettes that features Lillie Brush.

Collection Creator Biography:

Shipman, Charles M.

Charles M. Shipman was an American art collectorcorresponded with various artists and institutions, most notably, the American painters, George deForest Brush and Elliott Dangerfield.

Collection History


Gift of Margaret J. Bance in 2005 (AM 2005-139).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Lisa Yankowitz 2013 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Charles M. Shipman Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3