Adelaide Deming letters, 1879-1918

Deming, Adelaide, b. 1864 d. 1956
Painter, Muralist
Active in Litchfield, Conn.

Collection size: 8 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Letters, 1879-1918, of Adelaide Deming: She writes to Victor Hugo, 1879, requesting an autographed photo of him; the reply from his secretary includes the photo. Booker T. Washington requests a painting for the Tuskegee Institute, and in a second note acknowledges a drawing which she sent. Other letters are from Julia Marlowe Sothern, Hamilton Holt, William Beebe, and Helen Woodrow Bones.

Biographical/Historical Note: Adelaide Deming, born in Litchfield, Conn., was a mural and landscape painter.

Litchfield Historical Society lent the Adelaide Deming letters in addition to the Anson Dickinson sketchbook and sketches, which have been described separately.

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