The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Correspondence, including c. 60 letters to his brother-in-law, George W. Whistler, father of the painter James McNeill Whistler.
Joseph Gardner Swift letters, 1821-1862. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel N26 (frames 646-1222) 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.
Army General, Civil Engineer; New York City.
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