William Edward West papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.westwill
Creators:
West, William Edward, 1788-1857
Dates:
[ca. 1818-1961]
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, writings, business records, and printed materials.
Scope and Contents
Genealogical and biographical data; correspondence (and transcripts) with Colonel Thomas Aspinwall, members of the Astor family, Elizabeth Caton, Felicia Hemans, Washington Irving, Aaron Vail, Mary Caton Patterson Wellesley, West's sister Jane Woods, and others; letters to West's neice Aduella Price Bryant and to Laura Simpson, requesting biographical and genealogical information on West, and research notes by Bryant on West's correspondents; West's account of his visit with Lord Byron in 1822; and a yearbook belonging to Felicia Hemans.
Scope and Contents
Lists compiled in 1929 and 1961 of West's paintings and portraits; excerpts from William L. Stone's book HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY and biographies of West's contemporaries in England; clippings on West's portraits, his genealogy, and the history of Nashville, Tenn.; and miscellany.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Portrait and figure painter; London, England and New York, N.Y.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3094 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1983 by Gertrude M. Meissner, a descendent of West.

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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- England Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters -- England Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Irving, Washington, 1783-1859 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hemans, Felicia Dorothea Browne, 1793-1835 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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