Collection Summary


Title:George Grey Barnard Papers

Date:1895-1941

Creator(s):Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938

Extent:19 linear feet

Code:GGB

Repository:Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Abstract:George Grey Barnard was an American sculptor and collector of Medieval art, locating and arranging the pieces that eventually became "The Cloisters," now of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. His papers are comprised primarily of correspondence and financial and business records documenting both his collecting and creation of art. The collection includes a significant amount of personal correspondence, biographical information, and family financial records as well.