Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney papers relating to Seth Wells Cheney and John Cheney

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.chenedna
Creators:
Cheney, Ednah Dow Littlehale, 1824-1904
Dates:
1848-1897
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
125 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers gathered by Ednah Cheney, wife of Seth Wells Cheney, for her memoirs of the two brothers, Seth and John Cheney, prominent 19th century engravers, composed of correspondence, clippings, notes, lists, a diary, and family photographs.
Scope and Contents
Included are 89 letters to Ednah Dow Cheney, 1873-1897, most from authorities on engraving, chiefly, Sylvester Rosa Koehler and Charles Henry Hart concerning the location and identification of engravings pursuant to compilation of a Cheney catalog; a letter describing an 1892 meeting of the National Suffrage Association; 2 lists of casts for a sculpture collection; a diary, August 1848, kept by Anna Cabot Lowell during Seth Cheney's stay while executing family portraits, describing his activities and character; a phrenological study of Cheney; 33 family photographs and daguerrotypes of John Cheney's drawings (not microfilmed); and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Seth Wells Cheney was an engraver, as was his brother John Cheney, of Manchester, Connecticut. Ednah Cheney wrote Memoirs of Seth Wells Cheney, 1881, and Memoirs of John Cheney, 1889.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 284 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1960 by Alice Williams (married to Corcoran Gallery of Art director Hermann Warner Williams, Jr.), who inherited the Cheney's studio remains.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cataloging of engravings Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engraving -- 19th century -- Connecticut Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engraving -- American -- Connecticut Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Phrenology -- Case studies -- Connecticut Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women authors Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art historians Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biographers -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engravers -- Connecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- Connnecticut Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheney, Seth Wells, 1810-1856 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheney, John, 1801-1885 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Koehler, S. R. (Sylvester Rosa), 1837-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lowell, Anna C. (Anna Cabot), 1811-1874 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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