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Georgia O'Keeffe to Shearson, Hammill & Co., New York, 1941-12-16

 Item — Box: 5
Identifier: 2016.6.106
Georgia O'Keeffe to Shearson, Hammill & Co., New York

Scope and Content Note

From the Collection:

The bulk of the collection consists of handwritten letters from Georgia O'Keeffe to her sister, Anita O'Keeffe Young, dating from the 1940s to the 1970s. The letters largely relate to personal matters, daily activities, and the management of O'Keeffe's paintings. There is some correspondence between O'Keeffe and Robert R. Young, Anita O'Keeffe Young's husband, and his assistant Florence McCormick, related to financial matters. Additionally, there are five small photographs and one article clipping.

Accruals for this collection include additional correspondence, primarily of a business nature relating to Georgia O'Keeffe paintings in the possession of Anita Young and her estate. Also included are over 40 family photographs, over 100 photographs of O'Keeffe paintings, and some images of Ireland, as well as ephemera related to Isabel Dunham Wyckoff Totto (Georgia O'Keeffe's grandmother) and legal documents concerning O'Keeffe's lawsuit with Doris Bry and the settlement of O'Keeffe's estate.


  • Creation: 1941-12-16

Access Restrictions

Series II: Photographic Material and Series III: Ephemera contain some fragile materials. See Archivist for handling.

Series IV: Legal Documents is restricted until March 4, 2059. Access restrictions are consistent with the wishes of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and the restrictions for The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and Georgia O'Keeffe's Legal and Litigation Records housed at the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. See the Archivist for more information.

The remainder of the collection is open to the public for research purposes.

Copyright Management


1 item (1 page)


From the File: English


A Trading Authorization with Privilege to Withdraw Money and/or Securities form letter, signed by Georgia O'Keeffe and notarized by Florence V. Kenny. The letter is addressed to Shearson, Hammill & Co., New York, and authorizes Robert R. Young to buy, sell, and trade in for O'Keeffe's account.

Ownership and Rights

Copyright Not Evaluated

Explanation of Rights

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US