Selected art related letters from the James Buchanan papers, 1837-1867

Buchanan, James, b. 1791 d. 1868
Active in Washington, D.C.

Collection size: 23 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: REEL P20: Correspondence, March 29, 1837-Jan. 17, 1867, including letters to Buchanan from Henry Dexter, Luigi Persico, George Washington Conarroe, John Sartain, Jacob Eichholtz, George P. A. Healy, and Rembrandt Peale, and one copy of a letter to Healy.

REEL P25: One letter to Hon. James Buchanan from Matthew Brady, Nov. 25, 1856, and two letters to Buchanan from Thomas G. Clemson, April 25 and Dec. 28, 1845. Brady sends photographs of Wheatland; Clemson was an amateur painter and collector.

Biographical/Historical Note: U.S. President.

Lent for microfilming 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Related Materials

James Buchanan papers also at Syracuse University.