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Adelaide Deming letters, 1879-1918

Deming, Adelaide, 1864-1956

Muralist, Painter


Collection Information

Size: 8 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters, 1879-1918, of Adelaide Deming: She writes to Victor Hugo, 1879, requesting an autographed photo of him; the reply from his secretary includes the photo. Booker T. Washington requests a painting for the Tuskegee Institute, and in a second note acknowledges a drawing which she sent. Other letters are from Julia Marlowe Sothern, Hamilton Holt, William Beebe, and Helen Woodrow Bones.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adelaide Deming, born in Litchfield, Conn., was a mural and landscape painter.


Litchfield Historical Society lent the Adelaide Deming letters in addition to the Anson Dickinson sketchbook and sketches, which have been described separately.

Language Note

The correspondence with Victo Hugo is in French.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, Conn. after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 865(frames 1-28) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Adelaide Deming letters, 1879-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.