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Samuel Colman papers, 1855-1901

Creator:
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Subject:
Boughton, George Henry  Search this
Colman, William  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Citation:
Samuel Colman papers, 1855-1901. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7493
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209652
AAA_collcode_colmsamu
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Samuel Colman papers

Creator:
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920  Search this
Names:
Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905  Search this
Colman, William  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Date:
1855-1901
Summary:
The papers of New York-based landscape painter Samuel Colman measure 0.01 linear feet and date from 1855 to 1901. The collection consists of 15 letters to his sister Mela, his brother-in-law Emerson Howard, and other family, dated 1855-1861; also one undated letter and one written in 1901 to Kate; and an undated letter of a descendant. Colman also writes of painter George H. Boughton, with whom he shared a studio and rooms. In addition there are 16 drawings and sketches, probably the work of several persons, and "The Death Song of a Cherokee Indian," written by William Colman in 1809.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York-based landscape painter Samuel Colman measure 0.01 linear feet and date from 1855 to 1901. The collection consists of 15 letters to his sister Mela, his brother-in-law Emerson Howard, and other family, dated 1855-1861; also one undated letter and one written in 1901 to Kate; and an undated letter of a descendant. In Colman's letters from France, he writes of life there, and expresses sentiments for the family. Colman also writes of painter George H. Boughton, with whom he shared a studio and rooms. In addition there are 16 drawings and sketches, probably the work of several persons, and "The Death Song of a Cherokee Indian," written by William Colman in 1809.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.

Series 1: Samuel Colman Papers, 1855-1901 (Folder 1; 34 Items)
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Colman (1832-1920) was a painter of landscape and genre subjects, etcher and watercolorist who was primarily based in New York City. He was born in Portland, Maine and studied in New York with Asher B. Durand, and abroad. Last name is alternatively spelled Coleman.
Provenance:
The Samuel Colman papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Mrs. David Prince, Colman's grandniece, in 1973.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to 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.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Watercolorists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
Samuel Colman papers, 1855-1901. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.colmsamu
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