Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.colmsamu
Creators:
Colman, Samuel, 1832-1920
Dates:
1855-1961
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
34 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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 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.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter of landscape and genre subjects, etcher and watercolorist; born in Portland, Maine. Studied in New York with Asher B. Durand, and abroad. Last name alternatively spelled Coleman.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 832 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Mrs. David Prince, is Colman's grandniece.

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. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Landscape painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Boughton, George Henry, 1834-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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