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Thomas Nast Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 27714-27783  
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Description
This collection contains 69 letters of American cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902) and his family, including letters from Nast written while covering the Heenan-Sayers prizefight and Giuseppe Garabaldi's military campaign in Sicily (1860); a tour of Pennsylvania Civil War battlefields in the summer of 1863; an 1872 trip to Washington, D.C.; his 1873 lecture tour; and from Guayaquil, Ecuador (1902).
Background
Thomas Nast (1840-1902) was a German-born American cartoonist. In 1861 he married Sarah Edwards of New York; the family lived first and New York and later in Morristown, New Jersey. Nast contributed drawings to Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, the New York Illustrated News (for which he covered the Heenan-Sayers fight of 1860 and Garibaldi's campaign), and Harper's Weekly (in which appeared Nast's Civil War drawings, and later political cartoons). In 1902 Nast was appointed consul at Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he died of yellow fever on December 7, 1902.
Extent
69 pieces in 1 box
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The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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