Thomas Seir Cummings papers, 1826-1893

Cummings, Thomas Seir, b. 1804 d. 1894
Painter, Miniature painter
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection Summary: Correspondence, including a letterbook which contains some drafts of Cummimgs' own communications, and letters received; broadsides; and clippings.

Among the correspondents are many 19th century New York painters and National Academy of Design members, including Gorham D. Abbott, William Aspinwall, Anthony Barclay, Albert Bierstadt, Victoria Bellamy, Robert Bunch, Charles Butler, J. G.Chapman, Vincent Colyer, Mortimer De Motte, Asher B. and John Durand, F. W. Edmonds, Charles L. Elliott, Isaac Ferris, Hamilton Fish, Robert Fraser, William Gibbons, RĂ©gis Gignoux, R. K. Haight, Walter Harding,Daniel Huntington, Charles Ingham, Henry Inman and his widow Jane Inman (re proceeds from an Inman memorial exhibition organized by Cummings), William Kemble, Louis Lang, James Lenox, Edward Lester, Charles Leupp, John Lewis, Benson Lossing, James J. Mapes, James McMurtrie, John Morgan, George P. Morris, S. F. B. Morse, E.W. Perry, William H. Seward, D. Seymour, James Shegogue, John R. Smith, William Stillman, Russell Sturgis, Thomas Sully, Henry Tappan, Thomas Thorpe, T. B. Wakeman, Prosper Wetmore, and James Whitehorne.

Biographical/Historical Note: Miniature and portrait painter. One of the founders of the National Academy of Design.

Lent for microfilming 1958 by the Century Association.

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