Asher Brown Durand papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.duraashe
Creators:
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886
Dates:
1812-1883
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
4 Reels
ca. 1000 items (on 4 microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, diaries, printed matter and miscellany.
Scope and Contents
Reels N19-N21: General and family correspondence, a few testimonials, broadsides, diary pages, and miscellany. Correspondence relates to Durand's engraving business, painting commissions, tour of Europe in 1840-1841, cholera epidemic in New York, 1831-1832, his presidency of the National Academy of Design, 1848-1862, and family matters. Among the correspondents are Peter Maverick, Michael Pekenino, Carey & Lea, Luman Reed, Thomas Cole, and others.
Scope and Contents
Reel N25: Three letters to Durand, 1825-1835, one each from Thomas Sully, Thomas Doughty, and George Jones.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Albany, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels N19-N21 and N25 (frames 1141-1144) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Reel N25: Letters are typescripts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.

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

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Finding aid available at Archives of American Art offices, filed New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cole, Thomas, 1801-1848 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doughty, Thomas, 1793-1856 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, George T., b. 1818? Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Maverick, Peter, 1780-1831 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pekenino, Michael Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reed, Luman, d. 1836 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carey & Lea Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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