George Freeman letters

Collection ID:
Freeman, George, 1789-1868
Physical Description:
41 Items
(on 1 microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters to his brother, Shubael, commenting mostly on family matters and occasionally on his painting. Those written from 1825 to 1837 were sent from London and Manchester, England, where he was living at the time. Also included are a few letters to and from other members of the family and a letter to author Lydia Sigourney.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait and miniature painter. Born in Connecticut, he left for England in 1813, meeting with great success during his 24 year residency there. Returning to the U.S., he worked in New York City and in Philadelphia before his death in Harford.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 370 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Reproduction Note
Letters are typescripts.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals are in the possession of the Mansfield Historical Society, Mansfield, Conn.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1972 by the Mansfield Historical Society.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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