Russel D. Palmer papers, 1837-1843

Palmer, Russel D. (Russel Denison), b. 1818 d. 1895
Portrait painter
Active in Mich.; N.Y.

Collection size: 19 items (on 3 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: REEL D105: Correspondence; two account books; one photograph of a woman; and a family genealogy, ca. 1960.

REEL 1817 (fr. 937-938): Copyprint enlargement of a small photograph of Palmer taken in Ann Arbor, Michigan in late 1850s or 1860s. Photographer unknown. The photo was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Palmer papers.

REEL 3470: Typescript of a chapter from Louisa Palmer's "The Palmer Letters," regarding the Russel Denison Palmer.

Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait painter; New York State and Michigan

The donor, Louisa F. Palmer, is a descendant of Russel D. Palmer. Copyprint possibly donated in 1962 or 1963 and microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists-Collection Two.

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