Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.readread
Creators:
Read family
Dates:
1848-1935
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
229 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence between Read family members, Thomas Buchanan Read, Mary Pratt Read, Mary Alice Read, and Harriet Denison Butler Read, and notable military, literary, political, and artistic figures, particluarly of the 19th century. Correspondents include Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Edwin Church, William Whiteman Fosdick, Harriet Goodhue Hosmer, Ludwig Knaus, Hiram Powers, Thomas Addison Richards, Randolph Rogers, John Sartain, William Wetmore Story, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Philip Sheridan, James Garfield, and William Tecumseh Sherman, among others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Buchanan Read was a poet, a portrait and history painter, and sometime sculptor, and worked in the U.S. and abroad.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1478 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals returned to the lender, Denison Burton, after microfilming.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming 1979 by Denison L. Burton.

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
Poets Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fosdick, W. W. (William Whiteman), 1825-1862 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Knaus, Ludwig, 1829-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rogers, Randolph, 1825-1892 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sartain, John, 1808-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Read, Mary Pratt, 1818-1855 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Read, Harriet Denison Butler, 1837-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Read, Mary Alice, 1845-1870 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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