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Herring's handwritten autobiography, March 13, 1863, accompanied by a typescript.
James Herring autobiography, 1863. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm roll 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in New York Historical Society.
Portrait painter and engraver; New York City. Born in London, moved to U.S. in 1805. Worked as teacher, distiller, librarian, gallery operator and painter. Died in Paris.
The donor, Mrs. Helen Adams, is the grand-daughter of Caroline Herring and the great-grand-daughter of James Herring.
Lives of American Artists
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