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Stearns-Ames collection

Creator:
Ames Manufacturing Company. Bronze Foundry  Search this
Names:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Ames, James Tyler, 1810-1883  Search this
Ames, Nathan Peabody, 1803-1847  Search this
Ball, Thomas, 1819-1911  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1838-1894]
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, castings record, financial materials, photographs and printed materials relating primarily to the work of the Bronze Division of the Ames Manufacturing Company.
Professional and personal correspondence, chiefly of James Tyler Ames, with sculptors, architects, government officials, and colleagues, including his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames, Henry Kirke Brown, Randolph Rogers, and Thomas Ustick Walter. A castings record (16 p.) contains expenses and final prices of bronze castings, a printed list of "Bronze Works Executed by the Ames Manufacturing Company," and photographs of completed work. There are also an expense account for the Lincoln National Monument artillery and cavalry groups, lists of expenses relating to "Bronze Castings for Washington and his Horse," the (Benjamin) "Franklin Statue," and other works. Photographs are of works cast by the Ames Company and of unidentified works, of Ames' artisans, of a room in James Ames' house with framed medallions of Washington and Franklin on the wall, and of a head of Washington and a head of his horse in Thomas Ball's studio; reports by the architect of the Capitol extension, and the U.S. Art Commission (1860); Ames Company promotional items; a printed narrative of the incidents connected with the statue of Washington in Union Square by Henry Kirke Brown; and clippings relating to various statues.
Biographical / Historical:
The Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts, was founded in 1835 by James Tyler Ames and his brother, Nathan Peabody Ames. The company manufactured small tools, cotton machinery, swords, cannons, and did casting of bells. It began manufacturing large bronze statuary circa 1850.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by Malcolm Stearns, Jr., who purchased them from Parke Bernet, New York, in the 1960s. There are numerous notations on the backs of letters and photographs. It is not known who added this information.
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:
Sculptors  Search this
Topic:
Bronze founding -- Massachusetts -- Chicopee  Search this
Bronze sculpture, American  Search this
Metal-workers  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Function:
Memorials -- United States
Identifier:
AAA.amesmanu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw933d5637c-ef74-49e1-876f-607be174da5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amesmanu

George Washington [sculpture] / (photographed by Underwood & Underwood)

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910  Search this
Photographic firm:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1853-1856
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000335
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127041
Online Media:

George Washington [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1853-1856
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000336
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127042
Online Media:

George Washington [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1853-1856
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000337
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127043
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George Washington [sculpture] / (photographed by Three Lions)

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910  Search this
Photographic firm:
Three Lions  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1853-1856
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000338
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127044
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George Washington [sculpture] / (photographed by Ewing Galloway)

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910  Search this
Photographic firm:
Ewing Galloway (Agency)  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1853-1856
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000339
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127045
Online Media:

Abraham Lincoln [sculpture] / (photographed by Three Lions)

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Photographic firm:
Three Lions  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Erected 1866
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000340
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127046
Online Media:

Abraham Lincoln [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
Erected 1866
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000341
See more items in:
Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127047
Online Media:

Abraham Lincoln [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1869
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Political--President  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000342
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127048
Online Media:

Indian and Panther [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1849-1850
Topic:
Figure male--Full length  Search this
Figure male--Nude  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Animal--Panther  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000343
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Photograph Study Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art Study Collection of American Sculpture Photographs
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_127049
Online Media:

Henry Kirke Brown: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF000457
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Photograph Study Collection
Data Source:
Photograph Study Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_137374

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Brown, Henry Kirke 1814-1886  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin  Search this
Medium:
Bronze relief in period-style frame
Type:
Sculptures
Sculptures-Relief
Owner/Location:
Conner-Rosenkranz New York New York 10021
Date:
1852
Topic:
Portrait male--Profile  Search this
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Occupation--Political--Diplomat  Search this
Occupation--Science--Inventor  Search this
Control number:
IAS 67390249
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_479531

Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Subject:
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Fuller, George  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Lang, Louis  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Stone, Horatio  Search this
Udall, Lydia Louise  Search this
United States.. Art Commission  Search this
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern--19th century  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6842
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208969
AAA_collcode_browhenr
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208969

Henry Kirke Brown letter to John George Brown

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Brown, John George, 1831-1913  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1872 January 22
Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown. Henry Kirke Brown letter to John George Brown, 1872 January 22. Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6822
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6822
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George Loring Brown, Worcester, Mass. letter to Henry Kirke Brown, Boston, Mass.

Creator:
Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1839 August 21
Citation:
George Loring Brown. George Loring Brown, Worcester, Mass. letter to Henry Kirke Brown, Boston, Mass., 1839 August 21. Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6823
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6823
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William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers

Creator:
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Godwin, Parke, 1816-1904  Search this
Names:
Adams, Herbert, 1858-1945  Search this
Alexander, John White, 1856-1915  Search this
Beard, W. H. (William Holbrook), 1824-1900  Search this
Benson, Eugene, 1837-1908  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Bispham, William  Search this
Brackett, Edward Augustus, 1818-1908  Search this
Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889  Search this
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Brown, John George, 1831-1913  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889  Search this
Coffin, William A. (William Anderson), 1855-1925  Search this
Cozzens, Frederic S. (Frederic Swartwout), 1818-1869  Search this
Cranch, Christopher Pearse, 1813-1892  Search this
Dix, Charles Temple, 1840-1873  Search this
Edmonds, Francis William, 1806-1863  Search this
Ehninger, John Whetten, 1827-1889  Search this
Gignoux, Régis François, 1816-1882  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Hall, George Henry, 1825-1913  Search this
Hicks, Thomas, 1823-1890  Search this
Howland, Alfred Cornelius, 1838-1909  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Hutton, Lawrence  Search this
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905  Search this
Johnson, Eastman, 1824-1906  Search this
La Farge, John, 1835-1910  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
Laurence, Samuel, 1812-1884  Search this
Lippincott, William H. (William Henry), 1849-1920  Search this
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899  Search this
McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891  Search this
Miller, Charles Henry, 1842-1922  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Noble, Louis L.  Search this
Noble, Thomas Satterwhite, 1835-1907  Search this
O'Donovan, William Rudolph, 1844-1920  Search this
Oertel, Johannes Adam Simon, 1823-1909  Search this
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900  Search this
Robbins, Horace Wolcott, 1842-1904  Search this
Rogers, John, 1829-1904  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871  Search this
Rowse, Samuel Worcester, 1822-1901  Search this
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896  Search this
Smillie, James David, 1833-1909  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Thompson, Cephas Giovanni, 1809-1888  Search this
Thompson, Launt, 1833-1894  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910  Search this
Weir, John F. (John Ferguson), b. 1841  Search this
Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889  Search this
White, Edwin D., 1817-1877  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Wood, Thomas Waterman, 1823-1903  Search this
Extent:
200 Items ((on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1821-1901
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Other Title:
Bryant-Godwin collection (NYPL microfilm title)
Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Poets -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bryawill
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99b5a3b6d-931b-4c9f-ab56-7c87b0b9b826
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bryawill

Henry Kirke Brown letter to Mr. Ames, 1867 June 4

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Subject:
Ames, Joseph  Search this
Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown letter to Mr. Ames, 1867 June 4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10197
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213271
AAA_collcode_browhenl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213271

Henry Kirke Brown papers

Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Names:
United States.. Art Commission  Search this
Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Fuller, George, 1822-1884  Search this
Gifford, Sanford Robinson, 1823-1880  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow, 1817-1904  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Stone, Horatio, 1808-1875  Search this
Udall, Lydia Louise  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Date:
1836-1893
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 1 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 1 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.

Brown's lengthy letters to his wife reveal his devotion to her and the conflict he felt between his art and his personal life. He discusses his work, including progress on his statue of George Washington, located in Union Square, New York City. Letters to his family from Rome and Florence allude to his awe of Italy's monuments. Also included are letters from Washington, D.C. during Brown's tenure as a member of the U.S. Art Commission in the 1860s.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Henry Kirke Brown (1814-1886) was an American sculptor and portrait painter born in Leyden, Massachusetts and died in Newburgh, New York.
Provenance:
The Henry Kirke Brown papers were donated to the Archives of American in 1981 by Dorothy Young, who acquired the papers from her husband, an art dealer.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- Massachusetts  Search this
Sculptors -- Massachusetts  Search this
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern--19th century  Search this
Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browhenr
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Henry Kirke Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97620639e-9667-4db2-9d02-f9bf49e07e1e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-browhenr

Henry Kirke Brown Papers

Collection Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1836-1893
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.

Brown's lengthy letters to his wife reveal his devotion to her and the conflict he felt between his art and his personal life. He discusses his work, including progress on his statue of George Washington, located in Union Square, New York City. Letters to his family from Rome and Florence allude to his awe of Italy's monuments. Also included are letters from Washington, D.C. during Brown's tenure as a member of the U.S. Art Commission in the 1860s.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.browhenr, Series 1
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Henry Kirke Brown papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fb0185b7-ff30-4299-a018-cb1168f387e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browhenr-ref1

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1845
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Henry Kirke Brown papers, 1836-1893. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Henry Kirke Brown papers
Henry Kirke Brown papers / Series 1: Henry Kirke Brown Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9faf8bec8-ad10-47a3-b2d0-7d2a212c7a33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-browhenr-ref10

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