Selected items from the autograph collection of De Coursey Fales, 1838-1865

Fales, De Coursey, b. 1888 d. 1966
Collector, Businessperson
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 9 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Four letters and a note from Samuel Cousins to various people, one of which is to Thomas Sully enclosing proofs of engravings; a 5-page holograph poem by Palmer Cox; a poem by Christopher P. Cranch and a letter requesting that his poems be printed because he is "much in need of money"; and a letter from Felix O. C. Darley about the cast of "McClellan."

Biographical/Historical Note: Banker, art collector; 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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