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Creator:
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891  Search this
Names:
Baird, Henry Carey, 1825-1912  Search this
Barnard, Mr  Search this
Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890  Search this
Campbell, Charles, 1905-  Search this
Doty, L. L.  Search this
Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891  Search this
Dwight, Theodore F.  Search this
Parsons, Charles R., 1821-1910  Search this
Taylor, Anna Tuthill Harrison, 1813-1865  Search this
Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on 3 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1854-1880
Scope and Contents:
Letters to Lossing from the following people: Henry Carey Baird, Mr. Barnard, William W. Belknap, Charles Campbell, L. L. Doty, Lyman C. Draper, Theodor F. Dwight, Charles W. Parsons, Anna T. Harrison, and James Grant Wilson. Most of the correspondents are historians, government officials, or relatives of prominent political figures.
Biographical / Historical:
Wood engraver; Poughkeepsie and New York City, N.Y. Apprenticed to a watchmaker in Poughkeepsie, but became joint editor of a newspaper and literary magazine soon thereafter. Learned wood engraving from Joseph Alexander Adams and in 1838 established himself in New York City as an engraver. In 1848, he began work on his PICTORIAL FIELD-BOOK OF THE REVOLUTION and subsequently produced many works based on American history and biographies.
Related Materials:
Benson John Lossing papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Donated 1958 by Argosy Book Stores of New York City.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Engravers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Wood-engraving -- Printing  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lossbens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lossbens