The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters, 1879-1918, of Adelaide Deming: She writes to Victor Hugo, 1879, requesting an autographed photo of him; the reply from his secretary includes the photo. Booker T. Washington requests a painting for the Tuskegee Institute, and in a second note acknowledges a drawing which she sent. Other letters are from Julia Marlowe Sothern, Hamilton Holt, William Beebe, and Helen Woodrow Bones.
Adelaide Deming letters, 1879-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 865(frames 1-28) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to the Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Conn. after microfilming.
Adelaide Deming, born in Litchfield, Conn., was a mural and landscape painter.
The correspondence with Victo Hugo is in French.
Litchfield Historical Society lent the Adelaide Deming letters in addition to the Anson Dickinson sketchbook and sketches, which have been described separately.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001