Edwin and Robert Deakin papers

Collection ID:
Deakin, Edwin, 1838-1923
Deakin, Robert, 1811-1872
[ca. 1835-1881]
Physical Description:
2 Items
(on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Scrapbook of Edwin Deakin consists of 137 pages of clippings, mainly from San Francisco publications, and pertaining primarily to artists and art events in California from 1872-1881. Journal of Robert Deakin, father of the painter Edwin Deakin, consisting of approximately 50 pages, contains a family genealogy, clippings and handwritten transcriptions of newspaper articles and letters pertaining to family history, as well as entries regarding his emigration to the United States.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, born Sheffield, England. Settled in Chicago in 1859. Moved to San Francisco, California in 1870. Painted landscapes of Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and a series on the 21 Franciscan missions which he published in 1900. Edwin Deakin's works are included in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and the Oakland Museum, Oakland, California.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4201 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
ORIGINALS IN: the possession of Marjorie Dakin Arkelian.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Marjorie Dakin Arkelian, is the granddaughter of Edwin Deakin.

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 table of terms and types.
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Landscape painting, American -- California Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
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