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Call Number/Catalog Number MS 0020
Title Barney Studio visitors book
Additional identifier 6408
Collection Barney Studio visitors book
Object Name Manuscript
Description Book is alphabetized by last name, and lists who visited, their place of residence, and the day of reception. The script in the book is neatly printed in browned ink, yet there are also scrawled pencil marks on some of the pages and some names have been crossed out with lead. Included with the book is a typewritten copy of entries.


Subjects Visitor's book -- Washington (D.C)
Arts centers -- Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.) -- Intellectual life
Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.)
Arts -- Washington (D.C.)
Date ca. 1905
Admin/Biographical History Alice Pike Barney was born in 1857 to a wealthy Cincinnati, Ohio family. She was married in 1876 to Albert Barney, a wealthy banker, and they settled in Washington D.C. in 1889. Always a lover of the arts, Pike Barney traveled extensively through Europe before and after her marriage and studied with several of the great artists of her time. In 1902, shortly before her husband's death, she began to design the Barney Studio House with help from architect Waddy B. Wood. It opened at 2306 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, in 1903.
Archival History Gift of Laura Dreyfus Barney, 1983.020.
People Barney, Alice Pike, 1857-1931
Dates of Creation ca. 1905
Extent 0.25 cubic ft.
Level of description Item
Notes The repository also has a typescript copy of the book for clarification purposes.
Finding Aids Finding aid in the repository.
Finding Aid ms0020.pdf