Samuel Putnam Avery and the Founding of the Avery Library, Columbia University

Goodman, Edward C.; Giral, Angela

The Avery Library was founded in 1890 by Mr. Samuel Putnam Avery and his wife Mary Ogden Avery as a memorial to their son Henry Ogden Avery. This essay discusses Samuel Putnam Avery's career as an engraver, his transformation into one of the premier art dealers in New York, his patronage of various cultural institutions, the founding of Avery Library, and some of the collections of Avery Library.


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Art Documentation: Journal of the Art Libraries Society of North America

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Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
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July 1, 2015