Joel Roberts Poinsett letters from artists, 1824-1844

Poinsett, Joel Roberts, b. 1779 d. 1851

Collection size: 17 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Letters to Poinsett from: John S. Cogdell (Dec. 20, 1824 and Aug. 29, 1834); Thomas Sully (5- Dec. 27, 1825 - Apr. 20, 1828); James Herring (Sept. 21, 1837); James B. Longacre (July 10, 1838); John B. White (Mar. 10, 1839 and Apr. 1844); George Catlin (c. 1839 and Nov. 24, 1839); Ferdinand Pettrich (Jan. 6, 1840); and John G. Chapman (Feb. 4, 1841). Also included are a letter to Pettrich from P. O'Neill (Jan. 1, 1840), and from Herring to James Lawrenson (Jan. 27, 1839).

Biographical/Historical Note: American agent to Latin America and Secretary of War in the Van Buren administration.

Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Selected for microfilming from the Joel Roberts Poinsett papers, 1785-1851 by Frances Lichten.

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