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Carl Christ Wilhelm Gallwitz diary, 1820-1832

Gallwitz, Carl Christ Wilhelm, 1800-1845

Painter, Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 Volume, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Translated diary of Gallwitz which describes immigrating to America in 1820, Gallwitz's journey from Baltimore, Maryland to Canton, Ohio and then back to the Carolinas, daily activities, occurrences, and itineraries of Gallwitz's travels, charts of people he met, and of work done by him. Also included are reproductions of maps of travels, sketches from the original diary, and family genealogies.


The donor, Mrs. Helen Fretz Jarrett, is the great-granddaughter of Carl Christ Wilhelm Gallwitz; she typed and translated the original diary, assembled supplemental material, and provided reproductions from the original diary.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Diary reel 925: Originals located at William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 925 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Diary is typescript of the original.

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

Carl Christ Wilhelm Gallwitz diary, 1820-1832. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.