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John Baskett papers

Call Number:  S022

Collection material pertains to correspondence, exhibition catalogs, art-related publications, brochures, and loose-leaf notebooks of art reproductions that document the life and career of John Baskett, art dealer and close friend of Paul Mellon.

Dates: 1915-2021, bulk 1962-1999

Paul and Rachel Mellon dealer files

Call Number: S008
Scope and Contents: The Paul and Rachel Mellon Dealer Files contain records relating to the purchase of rare books and artwork, including prints, etchings, engravings, drawings, sculpture, and paintings, by the Paul Mellon family. The records comprise correspondence, records, images, and invoices between various dealers, Paul Mellon, and his assistants and art advisors. Many files include detailed provenance, biographical, and conservation information for the artworks, as well as photocopied exhibition...
Dates: 1933-1997

Paul Mellon collection of Basil Taylor papers

Call Number: S006
Scope and Contents: This collection consists primarily of correspondence between Basil Taylor, Paul Mellon, and Mellon's advisors, including Mellon's first curator, the art dealer John Baskett, regarding the development of Mellon's British art collection. These papers cover the years 1959 through 1975, the year of Taylor's death, with the bulk spanning 1960-1969, the years of Mellon, Baskett, and Taylor's most active collaboration and collection building. The correspondence includes telegrams, letters, lists of...
Dates: 1959-1975