Thomas Seir Cummings correspondence and printed material [microfilm]

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.cummthom
Creators:
Cummings, Thomas Seir, 1804-1894
Dates:
1826-1893
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, including a letterbook which contains some drafts of Cummings' own communications, and letters received; broadsides; and clippings.
Scope and Contents
Among the correspondents are many 19th century New York painters and National Academy of Design members, including Gorham D. Abbott, William Aspinwall, Anthony Barclay, Albert Bierstadt, Victoria Bellamy, Robert Bunch, Charles Butler, J. G.Chapman, Vincent Colyer, Mortimer De Motte, Asher B. and John Durand, F. W. Edmonds, Charles L. Elliott, Isaac Ferris, Hamilton Fish, Robert Fraser, William Gibbons, Régis Gignoux, R. K. Haight, Walter Harding, Daniel Huntington, Charles Ingham, Henry Inman and his widow Jane Inman (re proceeds from an Inman memorial exhibition organized by Cummings), William Kemble, Louis Lang, James Lenox, Edward Lester, Charles Leupp, John Lewis, Benson Lossing, James J. Mapes, James McMurtrie, John Morgan, George P. Morris, S. F. B. Morse, E.W. Perry, William H. Seward, D. Seymour, James Shegogue, John R. Smith, William Stillman, Russell Sturgis, Thomas Sully, Henry Tappan, Thomas Thorpe, T. B. Wakeman, Prosper Wetmore, and James Whitehorne.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Seir Cummings (1804-1894) was a miniature and portrait painter from New York, N.Y. One of the founders of the National Academy of Design.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel NC1 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Century Association, New York, N.Y.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1958 by the Century Association.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Portrait painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Landscape painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miniature painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Genre painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Durand, John, 1822-1908 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edmonds, Francis William, 1806-1863 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elliott, Charles Loring, 1812-1868 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inman, Jane Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gignoux, Régis François, 1816-1882 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lang, Louis, 1814-1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perry, E. W. (Enoch Wood), 1831-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Academy of Design (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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