William Henry Shelton autobiography

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.shelwill
Creators:
Shelton, W. H. (William Henry), 1840-1932?
Dates:
1840-1890
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
450 Pages
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Typescript of Shelton's unpublished autobiography, in which he writes of his boyhood in New York and his experiences in the Civil War. Shelton also describes his career as an artist-illustrator in New York City, beginning in 1871, work for LESLIE'S, HARPER'S, CENTURY, and the NEW YORK LEDGER, how engraving was done, the beginning of the artists' colony at Cold Spring Harbor with Stanley Reinhart, Arthur Quartley, and others, the work of Frank Smith, the colony at East Hampton, and recollections of the Tile Club and the Salmagundi Club.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 800 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: New-York Historical Society.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent 1974 by the New-York Historical Society.

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
Century illustrated monthly magazine Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New York ledger Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, American -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artist colonies -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engravers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrators -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Soldiers -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quartley, Arthur, 1839-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reinhart, Charles Stanley, 1844-1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Francis Hopkinson, 1838-1915 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tile Club Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salmagundi Club Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harper's Magazine Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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