J. B. Carrington papers
Scope and Contents
- 1886 - 1934
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
1.17 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
J. B. Carrington (1860-1929)
Carrington joined the staff of Scribner's Magazine when it was founded in 1887 and remained associated with the journal through his death, both as an editor and an author of feature articles, poems, and photographic essays. An active member of the Salmagundi Club in New York, he wrote for other periodicals and lectured publicly on the topics of art and illustration. Carrington had a particular interest in the technique of wood engraving and its practitioners, and contributed the biographical notes and bibliography to Philip Hamerton's two-volume work The Art of the American Wood-engraver (Scribner's, 1894).
J. B. Carrington died at his home on Nod Hill Road in Ridgefield, Connecticut, on July 14, 1929; he was survived by his wife Eva Doolittle Carrington, who died on August 6, 1942.
Materials comprising the J. B. Carrington Papers were received by the Yale University Library in 1946 from Walter Henry Cook (1896-1978), a graduate of Yale University (1919), and a resident on Nod Hill Road in Ridgefield, Connecticut. After they arrived at the library, the Carrington Family Papers were divided at some point, with papers related to Henry Beebee Carrington remaining in Sterling Memorial Library (Manuscripts and Archives Department) and parts of the papers distributed to other divisions of the library.
James B. Carrington's correspondence and papers related to his career at Scribner's Magazine were placed in the Yale Collection of American Literature and were moved into the Beinecke Library in 1963. This material had been classified as Za Carrington and is now in Series I, II, and IV. Within those papers, the records describing the Scribner company's literary assets had been sealed by the library from their arrival in 1946 through 1996.
Most of Carrington's letters from wood engravers remained in the Manuscript and Archives Department until they were transferred to the Beinecke Library in March 1978, and added to Za Carrington; this material is now in Series III.
The rest of Carrington's correspondence and research papers related to wood engraving were placed with Yale University Library's Arts of the Book Collection when that department was formed in 1967, and the papers kept there with the department's Prints and Plates Collection. That print collection was transferred to the Beinecke Library in 1999 and renamed the General Print Collection. The Carrington material was removed from the General Print Collection and reunited with the J. B. Carrington papers in 2012, where it is also now in Series III.
The set of twenty-five art photographs taken by Carrington were transferred from Manuscripts and Archives to the Beinecke Library in 1979 and placed under the call number Za Objects Art; they were reunited with the J. B. Carrington papers in 2012 and are now in Series V.
- Aikman, Walter M., 1857-1939
- Alexander, John White, 1856-1915
- Blashfield, Edwin Howland, 1848-1936
- Carrington, J. B. (James Beebee), 1860-1929
- Chadwick, C. W. (Charles Wesley)
- Charles Scribner's Sons
- Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924
- Closson, William Baxter Palmer, 1848-1926
- Connolly, James B. (James Brendan), 1868-1957
- Cox, Kenyon, 1856-1919
- Davis, John Parker, 1832-1910
- Del'Orme, Edward G. H.
- Del'Orme, George
- French, Frank, 1850-1933
- Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928
- Galley proofs -- United States -- 20th Century
- King, Francis Scott, 1850-1913
- Kingsley, Elbridge, 1842-1918
- Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
- Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900
- Kruell, Gustave, 1843-1907
- Linton, W. J. (William James), 1812-1897
- Magazine illustration -- 20th Century
- Parrish, Maxfield, 1870-1966
- Periodical editors -- United States
- Periodical editors -- United States -- 20th Century
- Pettit, Frederick, 1842-1864
- Photographs -- United States -- 20th Century
- Powell, Caroline Amelia, 1852-1934
- Putnam, S. G. (Sarah Gooll), 1851-1912
- Salmagundi Club
- Scribner's magazine
- Taft, Lorado, 1860-1936
- Tietze, R. G. (Richard G.)
- Van Laer, Alexander Theobald, 1857-1920
- Watson, Rosamund Marriott, 1863-1911
- Waugh, Frederick Judd, 1861-1940
- Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892
- Wolf, Henry, 1852-1916
- Wood-engraving, American -- 19th century
- Wood-engraving, American -- 20th Century
- Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945
- Yeto, Genjiro
- Guide to the J. B. Carrington Papers
- by Sandra Markham
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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