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Shipman, Charles M.
Charles M. Shipman Papers
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
3 boxes
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): 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


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 photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

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 (mss): Box 1-3