James Hamilton papers, 1870-1967

Hamilton, James, b. 1819 d. 1878
Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator
Active in San Francisco, Calif.; Pa.,

Collection size: 20 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: A biographical sketch of Hamilton by Charles S. Keyser; a letter from Grace Greenwood, 1871 with two photographs of her and a letter 1870, from Greenwood's husband, L.K. Lippincott, with a photograph of him; a letter from John Sartain to Thomas Reed, 1880 and one from Sartain to Malvina Reed, 1885; an illustrated manuscript of the "subject of clouds"; four snapshots of Hamilton's paintings; letters to his granddaughter, Mrs. Walter Sonneberg regarding Hamilton's painting; exhibition announcements, 1948; auction catalog of Philadelphia artists, ca. 1880, annotated with prices; and printed material on Hamilton.

Biographical/Historical Note: Marine and landscape painter. Born in Ireland. Came to Philadelphia in 1834. Studied with John Sartain.

Donated by Miss Katherine Reed, granddaughter of James Hamilton to the NCFA/NPG Library May 1975 and subsequently transfered to AAA April 1977.

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