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William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901

Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904
Hicks, Thomas
Cranch, Christopher Pearse
Edmonds, Francis William
Miller, Charles Henry
Jefferson, Joseph
Benson, Eugene
Adams, Herbert
Gignoux, Régis François
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni
Dix, Charles Temple
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson)
Noble, Louis L.
Bispham, William
Bierstadt, Albert
Sarony, Napoleon
Smillie, James David
Hall, George Henry
Brown, Henry Kirke
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook)
Hutton, Lawrence
Laurence, Samuel
Whittredge, Worthington
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
McEntee, Jervis
O'Donovan, William Rudolph
Taylor, Bayard
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison)
Howland, Alfred Cornelius
Huntington, Daniel
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
Lang, Louis
Johnson, Eastman
Thompson, Launt
Greenough, Horatio
Rogers, John
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Physical Description:
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.
Additional Forms:
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.
Biography Note:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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