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Edward Hicks selected papers in the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, 1818-1851

Edward Hicks selected papers in the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, 1818-1851

Hicks, Edward, 1780-1849

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 55 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: 37 letters, including 14 from Edward Hicks, and 18 letters between Isaac Hicks and John Comley, mainly regarding religious matters; a 285 pp. autobiography covering Hick's early life and apprenticeships, and 3 pages of an undated memoir and miscellaneous biographical material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Primitive artist Edward Hicks was deeply religious, he later became an active Quaker preacher.

Provenance

The papers have been assembled from several collections at Swarthmore. Call numbers are listed on the microfilm. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Philadelphia project.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in:The Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.
  • Location of originals noted on microfilm.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4151 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan, at Swarthmore College, and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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

Edward Hicks selected papers in the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College, 1818-1851. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.