Joseph Gardner Swift letters, 1821-1862

Swift, J. G. (Joseph Gardner), b. 1783 d. 1865
Engineer, Military officer
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 154 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, including c. 60 letters to his brother-in-law, George W. Whistler, father of the painter James McNeill Whistler.

Biographical/Historical Note: Army General, Civil Engineer; New York City.

Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.

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