Huntington family papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.huntfami
Creators:
Huntington family (New York, N. Y.)
Dates:
1792-1901
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
342 letters, 1792-1901, chiefly addressed to Benjamin and Faith Huntington, including frequent correspondence with Faith's siblings Ann Channing Richards, Daniel Huntington, Elizabeth Moore Huntington and Harriet Smith DeWitt. Included are ca. 35 letters, ca. 1840s, from Daniel mainly to his father, his brothers Gurdon and Jedediah Vincent, his brother-in-law Cornelius Ver Bryck, written from London, Florence, Rome and New York, describing his travels throughout Italy, his New York studio and the visitors there, and discussing his current portrait and allegorical work, including his proposal to complete Henry Inman's work for the Rotunda left incomplete at his death in 1846. Letters from the 1870s-1890s are addressed to his nephew Channing.
Scope and Contents
Also included are an 11 p. draft of an article about Daniel Huntington; excerpts from the Book of Revelation on "Future Life and Rewards"; a poem "To Charlotte"; calling cards; a photograph of Daniel Huntington; household accounts possibly of Faith Huntington; stocks and bonds; a mortgage; and two deeds. Total microfilmed: 1 linear ft.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Daniel Huntington (1816-1906) was a portrait painter from New York. His father, Benjamin, married Faith Trumbull in 1812, daughter of Revolutionary War general Jedediah Huntington (1743-1818). Daniel Huntington spent a year at Yale before entering Hamilton College in New York where he met Charles Loring Elliot who encouraged him to paint. Upon graduation in 1836, he returned home to New York City where he studied under Samuel F.B. Morse and Henry Inman. Beginning in 1839, he made several extended journeys to Europe, spending three years in Rome just after his marriage in 1842 to Harriet Sophia Richards, and seven years in London from 1851-1858.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4857 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to lender after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1993 by Channing M. Huntington II, whose great grandfather was Daniel Huntington's brother, Gurdon.

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
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American -- Italian influences Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting -- New York (State) Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ver Bryck, Cornelius, 1813-1844 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, Benjamin, 1777-1850 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, Faith, 1782-1838 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, J. V. (Jedediah Vincent), 1815-1862 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, Gurdon, 1818-1875 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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