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The archive includes over 250 objects ranging from childhood toys to pre-Columbian artifacts from his travels abroad; from photographs of friends and family to newspaper clippings detailing his movements in Europe.

Sketchbook diaries, letters, and work given to Hartley by his artist friends are also included in the collection.

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Below are listed items in the collection which belonged to Hartley and had some sentimental significance. Many represent his international travels and interests in cultural artifacts.

Title/Description: Rings
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Jade
Dimensions: 1) 1 1/8 x 2 5/8 2) 3/16 x 2 1/2 3) 7/16 x 3
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.01 -- 51.02.0

Title/Description: Carved ivory
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions: 2 5/8 x 1/2
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.10

Title/Description: Carved shell- Nativity-Gloria in Excelsis
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions: 5 3/4
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.11

Title/Description: Cat's head with gold earring in left ear
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: bronze
Dimensions: 3 5/8 x 2 3/4
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.12

Title/Description: Ornate Greek (?) Crucifix
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Brass
Dimensions: 4 1/4 x 2 1/2
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.13

Title/Description: 2 pins
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.153.11a & 51.02.153.11b

Title/Description: one broken pin shaped like a coat of arms
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.153.12

Title/Description: 1/2 million Mark
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.153.13

Title/Description: 2 small plastic horses
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.153.14a & 51.02.153.14b

Title/Description: 3 charms
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.153.8a - 51.02.153.8c

Title/Description: 2 necklaces
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.153.9a & 51.02.153.9b

Title/Description: Luristan Bronze, decorative figure incense holder.
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 2 3/4
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.16

Title/Description: Incense Holder
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 7 x 1 7/8
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.17

Title/Description: Luristan Bronze lotus plant incense holder
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 3 3/8 x 15/16
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.18

Title/Description: Purple and Yellow Basket
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Straw
Dimensions: 3 x 5 1/2 x 6
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.20.1

Title/Description: String of 10 Chinese coins, varying sizes, four chipped
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: metal
Dimensions:
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 51.02.20.2a --51.02.20.2j

Title/Description: Three Chinese coins attached by red ribbon
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: metal and ribbon
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.20.3a -- 51.02.20.3d

Title/Description: Chinese coin w/ tag that reads: "Ancient Chinese Cash Date about 620 A.D." Pink string.
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: metal/paper/string
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.20.4

Title/Description: Four illegible aluminum coins
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: aluminum
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.20.6a -- 51.02.20.6d

Title/Description: 2 roughly textured pieces of ivory
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: ivory
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.20.7a & 51.02.20.7b

Title/Description: Large green marble bead
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: marble
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.20.8

Title/Description: Three pieces of broken stone bead
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: stone
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.20.9a -- 51.02.20.9c

Title/Description: Luristan bronze, two-headed ram incense holder.
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 1 3/4
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.21

Title/Description: Mexican face carving
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Jade in silver frame
Dimensions: 3 5/8 x 2 3/16
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.22

Title/Description: Necklace
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: stone beads
Dimensions: 18
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.23

Title/Description: Mexican string beads
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: large greenish beads; center plaque/face carved
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.24

Title/Description: Mexican stringed beads (40)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: small with large rect. beads at ends; 1 with smiling face, 2 flat with X; Greenish stone
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.25

Title/Description: Mexican stringed beads (26)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: stone beads
Dimensions: 16
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.26

Title/Description: Mexican stringed beads (31)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: stone
Dimensions: 6
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.27

Title/Description: Chinese Necklace and Beads
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Beads
Dimensions: 1) 19 2) range from 3/8 -- 1 1/8 (diameter 1 -- 1 3/4)
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.28.1 - 51.02.28.2f

Title/Description: Necklace
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Glass and silver
Dimensions: 74
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.28.a -- 51.02.28.c

Title/Description: 1. Necklace; 2a. bead; 2b. bead
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Shell and jade
Dimensions: 20 (lozenges 1 1/4 long)
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.29.1 -- 51.02.29.2b

Title/Description: Egyptian palette
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: greenish stone
Dimensions: 7 1/2 outside, 2 inside in diameter
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.30

Title/Description: Plaques (2) with stylized carving
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: stone
Dimensions: 1) 2 7/8 x 2 1/16 2) 3 1/8 x 1 3/4
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.32

Title/Description: Horseshoe nails
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: steel; in tan leather case
Dimensions: 2 1/2
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.37

Title/Description: Necklace
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Silver cord with silver beads, adjustable
Dimensions: 88
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.38

Title/Description: Jewelry Box
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Wood covered w/black leather, purple velvet lining
Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 9 x 6
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.53.1

Title/Description: 8 beads
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.53.2a - 51.02.53.2h

Title/Description: 6 bracelets
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.53.3a - 51.02.53.3f

Title/Description: 8 buttons
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.53.4a - 51.02.53.4h

Title/Description: 1 silver crucifix; 1 large blue cross w/ gold chain
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.53.6a & 51.02.53.6b

Title/Description: 18 cuff links
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.53.7a - 51.02.53.7r

Title/Description: Pearl stud in black case (leather with gold)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: turquoise velvet & gray silk lining marked Ludwig Simon, Berlin W.8, Friedrich Str. 85a
Dimensions: case: 4 x 1 1/8 x 3/4
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.59

Title/Description: Chalice cover, silk, lined, brown with gray beading; monogram
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: silk
Dimensions: 17 x 17
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.74

Title/Description: Coptic textiles (14)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: handwoven, irregular shapes
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.75

Title/Description: square of white silk with gold embroidery lined with green velvet edged with gold
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material:
Dimensions: 52 3/4
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.76

Title/Description: beads (30)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: polished wood
Dimensions:
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.77

Title/Description: Faces (2)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Plaster sculpture; one black, one white
Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 2 1/2
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.103

Title/Description: Mexican masks (2)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: terracotta sculpture
Dimensions: 1) 1 3/8; 2) 1 5/8
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.112

Title/Description: Plaque
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Silver/ornamentation/loop in corners on back
Dimensions: 3 1/8 x 2 1/8
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.115

Title/Description: Indian purse; triple
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Woven basketry; wine, green, lavender, brown
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 12 3/4 4 1/4 x 12 4 1/4 x 11 1/2
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.117

Title/Description: cup & saucer (2 pair)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: earthenware
Dimensions: 1&2a) 2 1/2 x 4 1&2b) 1 1/8 x 5 1/2
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.126.1a -- 55.01.126.2b

Title/Description: Mug "A Present from Blackpool"
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: English; white & gold; earthenware
Dimensions: 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.127

Title/Description: Corncob Pitcher
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Earthenware
Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 5 3/8
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.128

Title/Description: Pitcher, sheaf of wheat design
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Earthenware; natural with silver, wheat, grapes, butterflies
Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 6
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.129

Title/Description: Japanese pitcher
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Ceramics: brown; horizontal fluting
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 6 1/2
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.130

Title/Description: Pressed flowers: Edelweiss from Garmisch, Bavaria and heather from Schleswig-Holstein in 2 envelopes
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: felt and wire
Dimensions: 7 x 4 9/16
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.138

Title/Description: Spikes with ring through one end (5)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: black steel
Dimensions: 6 3/8 long; ring 1 1/8
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.148

Title/Description: Teaspoons (2)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: silver; H on handle; English
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 1 1/16 5 1/4 x 1
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.149

Title/Description: Steel chains (2)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: steel
Dimensions: 17 1/2
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.150

Title/Description: Misc. Chinese items; silk neckpiece, cotton shoes, baby slippers, doll shoes, purse, coins
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: silk, cotton, metal
Dimensions:
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.152

Title/Description: Box and contents
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: covered with blue fabric
Dimensions: 2 5/8 x 9 5/8 x 8
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.157

Title/Description: Assorted stones in round box
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: stone
Dimensions:
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.210

Title/Description: Handkerchief (novelty): "God Save the Couple/ King George VI Queen Elizabeth
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Silk
Dimensions: 14
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.211

Title/Description: Mexican mantilla
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: wool
Dimensions: 5' 10 1/4" x 2' 9 1/2"
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.212

Title/Description: Scarf
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: cotton; brown, fringed with floral embroidery
Dimensions: 37 x 36
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.213

Title/Description: Square (novelty) marked Constitution of the U.S. Preamble and 10 original Amendments
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Silk; black with white printing
Dimensions: 33 1/2 x 33
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.216

Title/Description: Squares (4)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: silk; maroon & gray; maroon & natural (2); black and natural
Dimensions: 36 x 36
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.217

Title/Description: Squares (2)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: cotton; brown & turquoise geometric print
Dimensions: 52 1/2 x 53
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.218

Title/Description: Tin Soldiers (4): Scot, Bugler, Guard, and Galloping Lancer
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Toys
Dimensions: 2 1/2, 2 3/4, 2 1/2, 3 x 3 1/2
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.221

Title/Description: Bowl
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: wood, painted brown, red, black
Dimensions: 2 5/8 x 4 1/2
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.222

Title/Description: Wood tray
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: carved wood
Dimensions: 1 x 4
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.223

Title/Description: Candlestick
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Brass with pusher; American
Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 4 3/16
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 68.07.01

Title/Description: Sarong
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: handwoven cotton; elephant and fish design; wine, blue, black with yellow embroidery
Dimensions: 104 x 72
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 68.07.02

Title/Description: Salt dishes
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Glassware
Dimensions: 3 1/4 x 3
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 68.07.03.a & 68.07.03.b

Title/Description: Brownie camera; Model 2-A; box-shaped; gift from Hartley
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Camera
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 3 7/16 x 6 1/4
Source: William Dixon
Accession No: 68.08.02

Title/Description: Pitcher
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Ceramic
Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 6
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 76.03.03

Title/Description: Jug with painted text ("Dinna let/ yer modesty/ wrange ye")
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: brown and natural stoneware
Dimensions: 6 x 5 1/2
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 76.03.12

Title/Description: Teapot (inscribed: "Those who love good tea/ Must please remember me/ be sure all-the water to boil/ then the tea will not spoil// Happy may you be/ and long may you live/ to drink of me.")
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: Ceramic
Dimensions: 6 3/4 x 8
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 76.03.14

Title/Description: Strip of embroidered linen used on blue dress
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: petitpoint; blue, rose, brown, green
Dimensions: 3 1/2 x 17
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 76.03.37

Title/Description: Napkin holder (gift to Norma Berger)
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: beaded needlepoint, silk lined; claps, brass
Dimensions: 1 1/8 x 20
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 76.03.38

Title/Description: Sarape
Artist: Marsden Hartley 1877-1943
Material: wool; scarlet, black, natural; larger center
Dimensions: 59 1/2 x 78 (4 3/4 inch fringe)
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 76.03.40

Title/Description: Mask
Artist: Unknown Wei period
Material: stone sculpture
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 5
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.14

Title/Description: Plaques (2) carved with stylized figures
Artist: Unknown
Material: Jade
Dimensions: 3 5/8 x 1 3/8 x 7/16; 2 x 1 3/4 x 7/16
Source: Marsden Hartley Estate
Accession No: 51.02.31

Title/Description: Mexican smiling figure
Artist: Unknown
Material: Terracotta sculpture
Dimensions: 4 7/8
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.106

Title/Description: Mexican face
Artist: Unknown
Material: Terracotta sculpture
Dimensions: 1 3/4
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.109

Title/Description: Mexican partial face
Artist: Unknown
Material: Terracotta sculpture
Dimensions: 5 1/4
Source: Norma Berger Estate
Accession No: 55.01.110

 

 


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