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Selected papers from the Edward Carey Gardiner Collection

Creator:
Gardiner, Edward Carey, ca. 1879-1945  Search this
Names:
Pennington family  Search this
Baird, Henry Carey, 1825-1912  Search this
Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879  Search this
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Duval, Peter S., 1804 or 5-1886  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859  Search this
Mason, William, fl. 1808-1844  Search this
Page, William, 1811-1885  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Tanner, Benjamin, 1775-1848  Search this
Thorpe, Thomas Bangs, 1815-1878  Search this
Extent:
Partial microfilm reel.
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1794-1872
Scope and Contents:
Selected papers from the Carey and Pennington family papers, and the Henry Carey Baird papers, relating to art, artists, engraving and publishing.
Included are: nine letters from Benjamin Tanner to Mathew Carey, Mar.12, 1794-Dec. 3, 1794, about engraving maps of China and Russia from copper plates for Carey; letters to Henry C. Carey from Thomas Buchanan Read, 1856, inviting Carey to spend an evening with him to meet Frank Goodrich, Paris correspondent of the New York Times; from Rembrandt Peale, 1859, announcing an exhibition of his paintings at his home with a view of disposing of them; from D.H. Mason, 1872, regarding an exchange of portraits and other subjects; from Charles Robert Leslie, 1834-1859 (7 items), about Leslie's position as Drawing Master at West Point, a proposed visit to England, Leslie's opinion of Paris, and other subjects;
from Daniel Huntington, 1850-1870 (5 items), concerning borrowing a printing copies of Carey's paintings; from Thomas Sully, 1862, thanking Carey for his approval of Sully's son's conduct as a soldier; and three receipts to Carey for subscriptions to the Sully Fund for the years 1868, 1869, and 1871, signed by James Claghorn, Treasurer. Edward L. Carey papers include a letter from F.O.C. Darley, April 21, 1845, about designs for "Simon Luggs"; from William Page, Mar. 17, 1843, wishing to exhibit "Young Traders" at the National Academy; and from John Cheney, Nov. 18, 1843, about his brother and the artist Daniel Huntington; an account of Powers' bust of Proserpine once owned by Carey; and a resoultion of the National Academy of Design regarding the death of Carey, June 23, 1845.
Items selected from the Henry Carey Baird papers include: copyright papers and letters to Baird, 1845-1855, relating to the publication of Thomas Bangs Thorpe's book The Mysteries of the Backwoods; two letters from Thomas Sully, July 6, 1856, reminding Baird of the portrait, and Dec. 2, 1857, regarding Baird's paper on the "money panic"; a letter from John Sartain, May 24, 1850, ordering 75 cuts of flowers for some books being prepared; from John Rogers, Nov. 28, 1872, about Carey's "Unity of Law"; from William Mason, June 5, 1851, concerning some drawings of Mason's spinning machine; from Daniel Huntington, May 22 and July 27, 1850 about two paintings loaned by Carey and the delay in returning them; and a letter from P.S. Duval, Jan. 5, 1852, about drawings of 8 plates of flowers, done to test lithography for that type of work.
Two items from the Pennington family section include a clipping of "Penn's Treaty with the Indians" by Benjamin West, owned by Henry Pennington; and a letter to John Pennington from G. McMurtrie, 1853, regarding Thomas Sully.
Biographical / Historical:
Carey, Baird and Pennington families were prominent in publishing, politics, and cultural and economic affairs of Pennsylvania.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.gardedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gardedwa

Benson J. Lossing letters

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

The practical metal-worker's assistant containing the arts of working all metals and alloys, forging of iron and steel, hardening and tempering, melting and mixing, casting and founding, works in sheet metal, the processes dependent on the ductility of the metals, soldering, and the most improved processes, and tools employed by metal-workers : with the application of the art of electro-metallurgy to manufacturing processes : collected from original sources, and from the works of Holtzapffel, Bergeron, Leupold, Plumier, Napier, and others : the original matter is purely American : the whole arranged with numerous engravings on wood, to suit the American metal worker by Oliver Byrne

Author:
Byrne, Oliver  Search this
Publisher:
Baird, Henry Carey 1825-1912  Search this
Printer:
T.K. & P.G. Collins (Firm),)  Search this
Former owner:
United States Navy Bureau of Ordnance DSI  Search this
American Military Institute DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, [1], 18-464, [569]-577 pages illustrations 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1851
Topic:
Metal-work  Search this
Electrometallurgy  Search this
Catalogs, Publishers'  Search this
Publishers' catalogs  Search this
Call number:
TS205 .B99 1851
TS205.B99 1851
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334386

Gothic album for cabinet makers : comprising a collection of designs for Gothic furniture, illustrated by twenty-three large and beautifully engraved plates

Publisher:
Baird, Henry Carey 1825-1912  Search this
Former owner:
Cooper Union Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[2] leaves, XXIII leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 18 x 28 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
United States
Date:
1868
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Furniture, Victorian  Search this
Cabinetwork  Search this
Gothic revival (Art)  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Gothic  Search this
Call number:
NK2390 .G68 1868
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523690

Victorian Gothic & Renaissance revival furniture : two Victorian pattern books published by Henry Carey Baird / with a new introduction by David Hanks

Author:
Baird, Henry Carey 1825-1912  Search this
Physical description:
[12, 4, 5] p., [36] leaves of plates : chiefly ill. ; 23 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Furniture design--History  Search this
Call number:
NK2260.V645 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_106436

Bvt. Maj. Gen. Henry J. Hunt (1819-1889), (painting)

Painter:
Smith, T. Henry  Search this
Baird, Henry Carey 1825-1912 (formerly attributed to)  Search this
Subject:
Hunt, Henry J  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
United States Department of the Army West Point Museum West Point New York 10996 Accession Number: 10,341
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Military--Major General  Search this
Control number:
IAP 38470066
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_50774

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