Victor Audubon letters to John L. LeConte

Collection ID:
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
3 items on partial microfilm reel

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This microfilm collection contains letters from Victor Audobon to John Lawrence LeConte concerning Audubon's father, John James Audubon.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Victor Audubon (1809-1862) was a painter and the son of illustrator and naturalist John James Audubon. Along with his brother, John Woodhouse Audubon, he assisted his father with the production and sale of The Birds of America and The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Audubon continued to manage the business aspects of his father's work after John James Audubon's death.
John L. LeConte (1825-1883) was an entomologist, an active member of the American Philosophical Society, and a founding member of the American Entomological Society.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel P34 (fr. 196-198) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: American Philosophical Society.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming by the American Philosophical Society for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Selected from ASP's John Lawrence LeConte papers.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also holds the microfilmed letters to Samuel G. Morton from Victor and John James Audubon, 1836-1840, and the microfilmed John James Audubon and Audubon family letters, [circa 1783-1845]. Yale University Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds the Victor Gifford Audubon collection, 1845-1859. The American Philosophical Society holds the John James Audubon Papers, 1821-1845; the John L. (John Lawrence) LeConte papers, 1812-1897; and the LeConte family papers, 1827-1901.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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