John Mix Stanley papers, 1830-1973

Stanley, John Mix, b. 1814 d. 1872
Painter, Illustrator
Active in Mich.; Calif.

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: A brief biography of Stanley by George B. Catlin; 320 letters, 1830-1973, including personal correspondence, 1830-1872, between Stanley and his wife Alice English Stanley, and letters to Alice Stanley Acheson and the Bayles family, 1939-1973, about their grandfather, John Mix Stanley, and his paintings; a diary, undated, kept by Stanley for his fiancee on a trip home from San Francisco; a diary, 1853, kept by Alice Stanley containing her poems and writings; a sketchbook; newspaper clippings and articles; catalogs; 100 photographs of Stanley's paintings and 4 family photographs; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; Detroit, Mich. Specialized in scenes of Indian life in the West.

Lent for microfilming 1974 by Alice Stanley Acheson, granddaughter of Stanley.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reel 687 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
  • The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
  • For more information on using the Archives’ resources, see the FAQ or Ask Us.

Also in the Archives