Horace Talmage Day papers, 1929-1965

Day, Horace Talmage, b. 1909 d. 1984
Painter, Illustrator, Portrait painter
Active in Va.

Collection size: 0.4 linear ft. (on 3 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, resumes, exhibition catalogs, photographs, and personal writings.

Reel 76: Letters, many to wife, Elizabeth Nottingham Day, from Kimon Nikolaides, Edward Laning, Minna Citron, Henry Schnakenberg, and Kenneth Hayes Miller; exhibition catalogs, many from Virginia museums and Public Works of Art Project, and typescript catalog introductions; career resumes of both Elizabeth and Horace Day; and photographs of the two artists.

Reel 135: Journal compiled from letters to wife, Elizabeth Nottingham Day, describing Day's World War II experiences in training at Camp Lee, Va. and other U.S. stations, on a troopship to France and in Germany following its surrender, including photographs of sketches from the original letters.

Reel 2803: Typescript of "Head Hunting in West 'By God' Virginia." Compiled from letters to Elizabeth Nottingham Day in 1948 and describing a week spent in Lewisburg seeking commissions for portraits.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter and portrait painter; Staunton, Virginia. Married artist Elizabeth Nottingham.

Donated 1966 and 1971 by Horace T. Day.

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