Alexander Johnston Cassatt letterbook index, 1894-1896; 1898-1903


Date: 1894-1903 | Size: 3 Volumes


These indexes contain individual, corporate, and subject entries, which include descriptive notations of letters received and sent concerning civil engineering, the Pennsylvania Railroad, and personal business (horses, racing, billings, meetings). Volume One includes notations of exhibits of the paintings by his sister Mary Cassatt (p. 269). There are also notations on paintings by Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, and James Whistler.

Background note

Civil engineer Alexander Johnston Cassatt served as president of the Pennsylvania Railroad (1899-1906). He was the brother of artist Mary Cassatt.

Collection Information

Physical description

3 volumes.


Gift from Bessy L. Greenawald and accessioned, 05/15/1979 (1979 1133ms).


The repository does not hold the letters themselves, and does not know of their whereabouts.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania Railroad


  • Letterbooks.

Personal Name(s)

  • Cassatt, Alexander J. (Alexander Johnston), 1839-1906
  • Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926
  • Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916
  • Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925
  • Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903


  • Civil engineering -- United States.
  • Horse racing -- United States.
  • Painting, American.