The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Two diaries, October 1889 to March 1890, one kept by George, and one by Lewis during a sailing trip on the Mississippi River; seven sketches made by George during the trip; two short stories by George; a family scrapbook compiled by George's wife, Jessie, which contains, among other things, photographs of Lewis's paintings, and sketches by Lewis; an autograph book; photographs of Lewis's paintings; and clippings.
Lewis L. and George H. Cross papers, 1883-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 1331 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to lender, Ruth E. Cross, after microfilming.
Lewis L. Cross was a still-life painter from Michigan; George H. Cross is, likely, his brother.
Lent for microfilming 1977 by Ruth Cross, George Lewis's niece.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001