Sub-subseries 1. General


Scope and Content Note

Included here are letters from Auguste Rodin addressed to Emile Bergerat, Roger Marx, T.H. Bartlett, and Felix Bracquemond. There is also a volume of contemporary correspondence and other writings compiled by Claude Roger-Marx, who along with his father Roger Marx, were accomplished art critics and historians and friends of Rodin. Correspondence between the Estate of Jules Mastbaum and Rodin Museum administrators including, Henri Marceau, are included here. The bulk of this subseries consists of the administration and reference correspondence which reflects the work of John Tancock and the European Painting Department regarding the Rodin Museum.

The subseries includes the correspondence related to the acquisition of works, authentications, and reference inquires. Correspondence with Professor Albert Elsen [Rodin scholar], Georges Grappe [Curator at the Musèe Rodin], Sturgis Ingersoll, Kirk Varnedoe [Rodin Scholar], Madame Cecile Goldscheider [Curator at the Musèe Rodin], Elizabeth Geissbuhler [Rodin Scholar], Hobart Williams [Executive Assistant to the Director and Curator of the Rodin Museum] and E.H. Turner are of interest.