George Freeman letters, 1808-1863

Freeman, George, b. 1789 d. 1868
Miniature painter, Portrait painter
Active in New York, N.Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.; England

Collection size: 41 items (on 1 microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Letters to his brother, Shubael, commenting mostly on family matters and occasionally on his painting. Those written from 1825 to 1837 were sent from London and Manchester, England, where he was living at the time. Also included are a few letters to and from other members of the family and a letter to author Lydia Sigourney.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait and miniature painter. Born in Connecticut, he left for England in 1813, meeting with great success during his 24 year residency there. Returning to the U.S., he worked in New York City and in Philadelphia before his death in Harford.

Donated 1972 by the Mansfield Historical Society.

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