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Charles Austin Needham papers, 1822-1918

Needham, Charles Austin, 1844-1922

Sculptor, Illustrator, Poet, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 28 Items, (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: 3 letters to and from family members; family records of births, deaths and marriages; a sketchbook and 3 loose sketches; 3 photographs identified as George G. Needham; a handmade book of verses, by Charles Needham, "Somewhere in Old New York," 1918; calendar notes containing biographical information and important events; 2 exhibition announcements 1910 and 1916; a clipping about Needham; and an invitation list.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter, sculptor, illustrator, craftsman, and poet; New York City. Death date also given as 1923.


The material was loaned to the Archives by Robert Coggins, via Bruce W. Chambers, who was researching Coggins' collection of Needham's work for a catalog.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Robert P. Coggins, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 1091-1092 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

Charles Austin Needham papers, 1822-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.