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Price, Eli Kirk, 1860-1933

 Person

Named after his grandfather, who was a highly regarded real estate attorney in Philadelphia, Eli Kirk Price (1860-1933) also shared the elder's sense of civic duty. Just as the grandfather established the city's 8,900-acre Fairmount Park, both men served on its Commission. At the time the younger Price was serving as its vice president, the Fairmount Park Commission was charged with overseeing the construction of a new building on a hill in Fairmount for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Commission was also responsible for the Museum's public funding. Price was a critical player in that project and remained a vital associate of the Museum, serving on its Board of Trustees and as the corporation president from 1926 until his death in 1933. In 1928, Price received the Philadelphia Award, an annual recognition of a citizen's service on behalf of the community. Eli Kirk Price was a descendant of Philip ap Rhys, who came to America from Wales at the end of the 17th century. On a deed for a tract of land in the Haverford, Pennsylvania area, the family name was recorded as "Price." His parents were John Sergeant Price (1831-1897) and Sarah Anne (nee Baker) (1837-1908). Price's wife was Evelyn Taylor, whom he married in 1896.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Draft foreward for the Arensberg catalogue, volume I, 1954 May 21

 Object — Box: 181, Folder: 7
Identifier: FKR_B181_F007_003
Scope and Contents Draft foreward for the Arensberg catalogue, volume I. Written by Fiske Kimball, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dates: 1954 May 21

Foreward for the Arensberg catalogue, volume I, 1954 May 21

 Object — Box: 181, Folder: 7
Identifier: FKR_B181_F007_002
Scope and Contents Foreward for the Arensberg catalogue, volume I. Written by Fiske Kimball, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Dates: 1954 May 21

Price, Eli Kirk, 1926-April 1927

 File — Box: 103, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The most prominent correspondent represented in this subseries is Eli Kirk Price, who served as vice president of the Commission until his death in 1933. Price was also the Museum's corporate president from 1927 to 1933. The other individual correspondents are Thomas Martin, Commission secretary until 1937, and William Frey, who served as assistant secretary and later as assistant treasurer. His papers are included within Martin's folders. After their tenures, Kimball kept his Commission papers...
Dates: 1926-April 1927

Price, Eli Kirk, May-December 1927

 File — Box: 103, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The most prominent correspondent represented in this subseries is Eli Kirk Price, who served as vice president of the Commission until his death in 1933. Price was also the Museum's corporate president from 1927 to 1933. The other individual correspondents are Thomas Martin, Commission secretary until 1937, and William Frey, who served as assistant secretary and later as assistant treasurer. His papers are included within Martin's folders. After their tenures, Kimball kept his Commission papers...
Dates: May-December 1927

Price, Eli Kirk, January-April 1928

 File — Box: 103, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The most prominent correspondent represented in this subseries is Eli Kirk Price, who served as vice president of the Commission until his death in 1933. Price was also the Museum's corporate president from 1927 to 1933. The other individual correspondents are Thomas Martin, Commission secretary until 1937, and William Frey, who served as assistant secretary and later as assistant treasurer. His papers are included within Martin's folders. After their tenures, Kimball kept his Commission papers...
Dates: January-April 1928

Price, Eli Kirk, May-December 1928, undated

 File — Box: 103, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The most prominent correspondent represented in this subseries is Eli Kirk Price, who served as vice president of the Commission until his death in 1933. Price was also the Museum's corporate president from 1927 to 1933. The other individual correspondents are Thomas Martin, Commission secretary until 1937, and William Frey, who served as assistant secretary and later as assistant treasurer. His papers are included within Martin's folders. After their tenures, Kimball kept his Commission papers...
Dates: May-December 1928, undated

Price, Eli Kirk, 1929

 File — Box: 103, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The most prominent correspondent represented in this subseries is Eli Kirk Price, who served as vice president of the Commission until his death in 1933. Price was also the Museum's corporate president from 1927 to 1933. The other individual correspondents are Thomas Martin, Commission secretary until 1937, and William Frey, who served as assistant secretary and later as assistant treasurer. His papers are included within Martin's folders. After their tenures, Kimball kept his Commission papers...
Dates: 1929

Price, Eli Kirk, 1930

 File — Box: 103, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The most prominent correspondent represented in this subseries is Eli Kirk Price, who served as vice president of the Commission until his death in 1933. Price was also the Museum's corporate president from 1927 to 1933. The other individual correspondents are Thomas Martin, Commission secretary until 1937, and William Frey, who served as assistant secretary and later as assistant treasurer. His papers are included within Martin's folders. After their tenures, Kimball kept his Commission papers...
Dates: 1930

Price, Eli Kirk, 1931

 File — Box: 103, Folder: 7
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The most prominent correspondent represented in this subseries is Eli Kirk Price, who served as vice president of the Commission until his death in 1933. Price was also the Museum's corporate president from 1927 to 1933. The other individual correspondents are Thomas Martin, Commission secretary until 1937, and William Frey, who served as assistant secretary and later as assistant treasurer. His papers are included within Martin's folders. After their tenures, Kimball kept his Commission papers...
Dates: 1931

Price, Eli Kirk, 1932-1933, undated

 File — Box: 103, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The most prominent correspondent represented in this subseries is Eli Kirk Price, who served as vice president of the Commission until his death in 1933. Price was also the Museum's corporate president from 1927 to 1933. The other individual correspondents are Thomas Martin, Commission secretary until 1937, and William Frey, who served as assistant secretary and later as assistant treasurer. His papers are included within Martin's folders. After their tenures, Kimball kept his Commission papers...
Dates: 1932-1933, undated