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John William Casilear papers, 1832-1962

Creator:
Casilear, John William, 1811-1893
Subject:
Burr, Grace Casilear
Casilear, John W.
Kensett, John Frederick
Rice, Foster Wild
Woolson, Elinor
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
80 items (on partial microfilm reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence, including two letters to engraver and landscape painter John Frederick Kensett, 1832-1833, four to his son, John W. Casilear, Jr. 1891-1892; typed excerpts from a diary kept by Kensett, 1840-1841; genealogical and biographical material including family documents, articles and publication extracts about Casilear, compiled and/or annotated by Grace Casilear Burr, John W. Casilear, Jr., and historian Foster Wild Rice; five original Casilear engravings; reproductions of art works; lists of art work; and family photographs, including a daguerreotype of Casilear, and two unidentified ambrotypes.
Citation:
John William Casilear papers, 1832-1962. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel D177 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Original Kensett diary in: Whitney Museum of Art.
Biography Note:
Engraver, painter. The Casilear family were engravers of bank notes. In 1840, Casilear along with friends John Frederick Kensett, Asher B. Durand and others, went to Europe to study art.
Provenance:
Donated by Lawrence Fleischman, who received them from Foster Wild Rice, 1962. Rice, the great-grandson of bank note engraver Nathaniel Jocelyn, wrote a brief history of the Jocelyn family of engravers, The Jocelyn Engravers (1948), with whom Casilear was associated in the bank note engraving business. He acquired the papers from Grace Casilear Burr (d. 1906), and Miss Elinor Woolson, Casilear descendents.
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Ambrotypes
Bank notes
Daguerreotypes
Daguerreotypes
Diaries
Engravers
Engravings
Landscape painters
Painters
Photographs
Works of art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7349
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209502
AAA_collcode_casijohn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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