Francis William Edmonds diaries

Collection ID:
Edmonds, Francis William, 1806-1863
Physical Description:
2 Volumes
(on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Frames 14-180: Travel diary kept by Edmonds on a trip to England, France and Italy, spanning the period November 25, 1840 to July 29, 1841, much of the time with Asher B. Durand. Edmonds, in his day-by-day account, details the sights seen, comments on the work of many artists, and briefly mentions other artists whom he visited or met.
Scope and Contents
Frames 181-366: Diary, January 1, 1854-January 6, 1855, composed of short daily entries noting the weather and events of the day. Particular entries mention work on his house and property, visits to and from friends, deaths, the cholera epidemic, railroad breakdowns, meetings connected with his banking interests, domestic problems, and other topics.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1285 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Frames 14-180): is a photocopy.
Existence and Location of Originals
Diary, 1840-1841 (frames 14-180): Original in Columbia County Historical Society, Kinderhook, New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Photocopy of travel diary was lent for microfilming 1977 by Dr. Maybelle Mann, who used it for her book Francis William Edmonds (1977.) The diary was donated 1977 by Edmonds granddaughter, Dorothy Coffen.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Landscape painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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