Photographs of drawings by Robert Ormsby Sweeny, made in Minnesota ca. 1852- ca. 1898

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4520
Creators:
Sweeny, Robert Ormsby, 1831-1902
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
20 Prints
Repository:

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Robert Ormsby Sweeny, druggist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1831; died in Duluth, September 6, 1902. He settled in St Paul in 1852; designed the great seal of the state of Minnesota in 1858; was the first fish commissioner of this state; later removed to Duluth, where for a time he was in charge of the U. S. fish hatchery. This information is from Warren Upham and Rose Barteau Dunlap, "Minnesota Biographies, 1655-1912," Minnesota Hist. Soc. Collns., Volume XIV, St Paul, 1912, page 761. They give their source as follows: 68. History of Ramsey County and City of St Paul, 650 pages, 1881. 94. Pen Pictures of St Paul, and Biographical Sketches, by T. M. Newson, 746 pages, 1886. 237. Minnesota Historical Society Scrap-Books, 68 volumes, 1861-1912, volume 19.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4520

Local Note
Local Note
See full list of captions with prints.
Local Note
Filed: Dakota original prints. Mounted in album.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Purchased 1957 from the Minnesota Historical Society, St Paul 1, Minnesota, for reference only. Publication permission as well as additional prints should be obtained directly from the Minnesota Historical Society, which owns these and other originals of drawings of Indians by Sweeny, totaling about 60.
Citation
Manuscript 4520, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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