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Charles R. Knight papers, bulk (1892-1952)

Title
Charles R. Knight papers, 1867-1964, bulk (1892-1952)
Author
Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
3.6 linear feet (9 boxes)
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Photographic prints.
  • Sketches.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
  • available on microfilm;
Source (note)
  • Steel, Lucy Knight
Biography (note)
  • Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953) was an artist, writer and paleontologist.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1658
Author
Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953.
Title
Charles R. Knight papers, 1867-1964, bulk (1892-1952)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, sketches, photographs, and printed matter. Correspondence, 1892-1952, is with museums, libraries, societies, academic institutions, magazine and newspaper publishers, and associates and relates to Knight's work as an artist and writer. Family correspondence, 1885-1949, includes letters between Knight and Hardcastle family members. Correspondence of Lucy Knight Steel, 1847-1964, concerns her father's work as well as her work and family. Writings of Charles R. Knight contain typescripts and drafts of his work, including his autobiography. Also, papers of the Hardcastle and Steel families, photographs of Knight and his work, sketches, and printed matter.
Additional Formats
Three articles by Knight available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Autobiography available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biography
Charles Robert Knight (1874-1953) was an artist, writer and paleontologist. He did paintings and models of prehistoric animals for the U.S. government and museums in New York City and elsewhere. He also painted a series of murals for the American Museum of Natural History. In addition to his art work, Knight wrote books and articles on animal anatomy and psychology and on prehistoric man.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository.
Connect to:
Occupation
Artists.
Authors.
Paleontologists.
Added Author
Osborn, Henry Fairfield, 1857-1935.
Steel, Lucy Knight.
American Museum of Natural History.
LCCN
ms 79001860
Research Call Number
MssCol 1658
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