Benson J. Lossing letters

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.lossbens
Creators:
Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891
Dates:
1854-1880
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(on 3 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters to Lossing from the following people: Henry Carey Baird, Mr. Barnard, William W. Belknap, Charles Campbell, L. L. Doty, Lyman C. Draper, Theodor F. Dwight, Charles W. Parsons, Anna T. Harrison, and James Grant Wilson. Most of the correspondents are historians, government officials, or relatives of prominent political figures.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wood engraver; Poughkeepsie and New York City, N.Y. Apprenticed to a watchmaker in Poughkeepsie, but became joint editor of a newspaper and literary magazine soon thereafter. Learned wood engraving from Joseph Alexander Adams and in 1838 established himself in New York City as an engraver. In 1848, he began work on his PICTORIAL FIELD-BOOK OF THE REVOLUTION and subsequently produced many works based on American history and biographies.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D8-D10 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1958 by Argosy Book Stores of New York City.

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.

Related Materials
Benson John Lossing papers also at Syracuse University.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Wood-engraving -- Printing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engravers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baird, Henry Carey, 1825-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnard, Mr Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campbell, Charles, 1905- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Doty, L. L. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwight, Theodore F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Parsons, Charles R., 1821-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Anna Tuthill Harrison, 1813-1865 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, James Grant, 1832-1914 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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