Archives of American Art

George Henry Durrie papers

Collection ID:
Durrie, George Henry, 1820-1863
Physical Description:
1 Item
(on 1 partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A typed copy of George H. Durrie's diary, January 1, 1845 to July 1, 1846. The diary consists of 548 entries written while Durrie was in Hartford, Connecticut, and Richmond, Virginia. He writes about his everyday activities, the people with whom he associates, his thoughts on daily events, etc. This copy was made by Whitlock's, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut in 1938. Typed note on first page: This typescript was given to me by Harry T. Peters in April 1946. That was at the time that the plan to write a book on Durrie appeared to be vague because of Mr. Peters' health - M.B. Cowdrey. Tipped in are: a typed letter from C.E.H. Whitlock to Harry T. Peters; and a handwritten letter from Mary Clarissa Durrie to a Mrs. Collins dated Feb. 1929, as well as a typescript of that letter made by Whitlock's.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter; Connecticut. Durrie is best known for his rural winter scenes.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel D294 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Original diary is in the Whitney Library of the New Haven Museum, New Haven, Conn.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1956 by Mary Bartlett Cowdrey. Cowdrey wrote the introduction of George Durrie's exhibition catalog 1947 at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

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.

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