John Mix Stanley Collection,
1852-1865, 1883-1886

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7066
Creators:
Stanley, John Mix, 1814-1872
Dates:
1852-1865, 1883-1886
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This collection includes typewritten copies and original correspondence of Joseph Henry, Mary A. Henry, John Mix Stanley, and his family concerning the collection deposited with the Smithsonian; contract and correspondence concerning a loan made by Henry to Stanley; Henry's description of the attempts to save the paintings during the fire; contract between John R. Bartlett and Stanley concerning Bartlett's purchasing one-fourth interest in the collection; a list of the five surviving paintings; and three books printed for the Smithsonian Institution, including the catalog mentioned above, a Guide to the Smithsonian Institution, 1865, and a biography of John Mix Stanley by David I. Bushnell, Jr.

Historical Note
Historical Note
John Mix Stanley (1814-1872), a famous painter of Indians and Indian scenes, deposited 152 paintings with the Smithsonian Institution in 1852 with the intention of selling his collection to the government. Most of the paintings were destroyed in the Smithsonian Institution fire of 1865. A list of the collection can be found in the Smithsonian catalog, Portraits of North American Indians with Sketches of Scenery, etc., 1852.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7066, John Mix Stanley Collection

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Stanley, John Mix, 1814-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Henry, Mary A., 1834-1903 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bushnell, David I. (David Ives), 1875-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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