George Henry Durrie papers, 1845-1846

Durrie, George Henry, b. 1820 d. 1863
Landscape painter, Portrait painter
Active in New Haven, Conn.

Collection size: 1 item (on 1 partial microfilm reel)

Format: Typed note on first page: This typescript was given to me by Harry T. Peters in April 1946. That was at the time that the plan to write a book on Durrie appeared to be vague because of Mr. Peters' health - M.B. Cowdrey.
Tipped in are: a typed letter from C.E.H. Whitlock to Harry T. Peters; and a handwritten letter from Mary Clarissa Durrie to a Mrs. Collins dated Feb. 1929, as well as a typescript of that letter made by Whitlock's.

Collection Summary: A typed copy of George H. Durrie's diary, January 1, 1845 to July 1, 1846. The diary consists of 548 entries written while Durrie was in Hartford, Connecticut, and Richmond, Virginia. He writes about his everyday activities, the people with whom he associates, his thoughts on daily events, etc. This copy was made by Whitlock's, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut in 1938.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Connecticut. Durrie is best known for his rural winter scenes.

Donated 1956 by Mary Bartlett Cowdrey. Cowdrey wrote the introduction of George Durrie's exhibition catalog 1947 at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

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