William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904
Cranch, Christopher Pearse
Edmonds, Francis William
Miller, Charles Henry
Gignoux, Régis François
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni
Dix, Charles Temple
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)
Noble, Louis L.
Smillie, James David
Hall, George Henry
Brown, Henry Kirke
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)
Robbins, Horace Wolcott
Alexander, John White
Ehninger, John Whetten
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)
Mayer, Frank Blackwell
White, Edwin D.
Brown, John George
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson)
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry),
La Farge, John
Ward, John Quincy Adams
Noble, Thomas Satterwhite
O'Donovan, William Rudolph
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)
Howland, Alfred Cornelius
Rowse, Samuel Worcester
Brown, George Loring
Weir, Robert Walter
Brackett, Edward Augustus
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard
Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout),
Wood, Thomas Waterman
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
Place of publication, production, or execution:
200 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters and printed material.
Reel N5: Correspondence of Bryant and Godwin.
Correspondents include: John White Alexander, William H. Beard, Eugene Benson, Albert Bierstadt, William Bispham, Edward A. Brackett, George L. Brown, Henry Kirke Brown, John G. Brown, John G. Chapman, William A. Coffin, Frederick S. Cozzens, Christopher P. Cranch, Charles T. Dix, Francis W. Edmonds, John W. Ehninger, Regis F. Gignoux, Horatio Greenough, George H. Hall, Thomas Hicks, Alfred C. Howland, Daniel P. Huntington, Laurence Hutton, Joseph Jefferson, Eastman Johnson, John LaFarge, Louis Lang, Samuel Laurence, William H. Lippincott, Jervis McEntee, Frank B. Mayer, Charles H. Miller, Samuel F. B. Morse, Louis L. Noble, Thomas S. Noble, William R. O'Donovan, Johannes A. S. Oertel, Thomas A. Richards, Horace W. Robbins, John Rogers, Thomas P. Rossiter, Samuel W. Rowse, Napoleon Sarony, James D. Smillie, Bayard Taylor, Cephas G. Thompson, Launt A. Thompson, John Q. A. Ward, John F. Weir, Robert W. Weir, Edwin D. White, Worthington Whittredge, and Thomas W. Wood.
Reel N25: A calling card of Herbert Adams; a letter to Mrs. Frederic N. Goddard from Adams, returning photographs of Bryant; and a letter to Bryant from F. Tabbot about his painting of a forest.
William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel N5 (frames 646-1152) & N25 (frames 1136-1140) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
Poet; New York City. Bryant's son-in-law, Parke Godwin, was an author, one of whose books was a biography of Bryant, THE LIFE AND WORKS OF WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, 1883.
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001