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Catlin family papers, [ca. 1807]-1973, (bulk [ca. 1807-1900])

Catlin family papers, [ca. 1807]-1973, (bulk [ca. 1807-1900])

Catlin, family

Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Family memorabilia, printed material, genealogical information, correspondence, writings, and notebooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Family of artists. Putnam Catlin and Polly Sutton Catlin had 14 children, one of whom was George Catlin, noted for his paintings of American West and Indian portraits.


Donated by David Morse, 1984. Morse purchased the papers from Thomas Lenz. Material on reel 2707 had been previously lent by Lenz for microfilming in 1982.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2707, 3023 and 3024 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Catlin family papers, [ca. 1807]-1973, (bulk [ca. 1807-1900]). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.