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George Catlin papers, 1798-1874.
BANC MSS Z-Z 114 Positive microfilm pt.1; BANC MSS Z-Z 114 Positive microfilm pt.2
Collection Overview

Title:

George Catlin papers, 1798-1874

Creator/Contributor:

Catlin, George, 1796-1872, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Catlin, Francis.

Abstract:

Letters, diary, and family papers relating chiefly to Catlin's travels and the execution and exhibition of his Indian portraits.
letters written by Catlin, 1834-1870 (folders 1-33); letters to Catlin (folders 34-62). Included also: Catlin family correspondence, with references to Catlin's life and work (folders 63-161) and miscellaneous papers, including his brother Francis' diary kept while he was visiting him in Brussels, 1868 (folder 174). Contents note in Box 1.
includes letters written by and to Catlin, 1828-1870 (with copy of printed letter describing O-Kee-pa ceremony of Mandan Indians, in the N.Y. Historical Society), family letters, business letters relating to sale of Catlin's collection (in N.Y. Historical Society and Smithsonian), catalog of his paintings with descriptive notes (in Missouri Historical Society), clippings, etc. Prints available for material from Smithsonian Institution (in Box 2)

Date:

1798 (issued)

Subject:

Catlin, George -- 1796-1872
Catlin family
Artists -- United States
Indians of North America
Indians of South America
Mandan Indians

Note:

Part I : also available on microfilm.
Part II : originals in the New York Historical Society, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Missouri Historical Society, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Part II : FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies or permission to publish to holders of the originals, if known.

Type:

Diaries.

Physical Description:

2 boxes.
1 microfilm reel : negative (Rich. 550:20) and positive.
1 microfilm reel (236 exposures) : negative (BNEG Box 2745) and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS Z-Z 114 Positive microfilm pt.1
BANC MSS Z-Z 114 Positive microfilm pt.2

Origin:

Various places

Copyright Note:

Part II : FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY. Reproduction prohibited. Direct requests for copies or permission to publish to holders of the originals, if known.