William Henry Shelton autobiography, 1840-1890

Shelton, W. H. (William Henry), b. 1840 d. 1932
Painter, Author, Printmaker, Illustrator, Etcher
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 450 p. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Typescript of Shelton's unpublished autobiography, in which he writes of his boyhood in New York and his experiences in the Civil War. Shelton also describes his career as an artist-illustrator in New York City, beginning in 1871, work for LESLIE'S, HARPER'S, CENTURY, and the NEW YORK LEDGER, how engraving was done, the beginning of the artists' colony at Cold Spring Harbor with Stanley Reinhart, Arthur Quartley, and others, the work of Frank Smith, the colony at East Hampton, and recollections of the Tile Club and the Salmagundi Club.

Lent 1974 by the New-York Historical Society.

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