The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
A brief biography of Stanley by George B. Catlin; 320 letters, 1830-1973, including personal correspondence, 1830-1872, between Stanley and his wife Alice English Stanley, and letters to Alice Stanley Acheson and the Bayles family, 1939-1973, about their grandfather, John Mix Stanley, and his paintings; a diary, undated, kept by Stanley for his fiancee on a trip home from San Francisco; a diary, 1853, kept by Alice Stanley containing her poems and writings; a sketchbook; newspaper clippings and articles; catalogs; 100 photographs of Stanley's paintings and 4 family photographs; and miscellany.
John Mix Stanley papers, 1830-1973. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 687 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals returned to Alice Stanley Acheson after microfilming.
Painter; Detroit, Mich. Specialized in scenes of Indian life in the West.
Lent for microfilming 1974 by Alice Stanley Acheson, granddaughter of Stanley.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001