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Adelaide Deming letters, 1879-1918

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.

Location of Originals

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

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

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