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George Catlin papers, undated

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Series 2: Writings , 1825-circa 1872
9 folders
Boxes 1, 6; Reel 5824

This series includes several handwritten notebooks by Catlin, as well as printed memorials and petitions written by Catlin. Also found is a handwritten French translation of Catlin's 1845 exhibition catalog and a partial handwritten manuscript "Travels in Europe." The subscription notebook was originally created circa 1825 to record subscription sales for a printed version of a portrait of the Hon. Tapping Reeve, a Connecticut judge painted by Catlin. The printing was never actually undertaken, however, and the book was later used in 1841 as a memo book during Catlin's stay in London. Of particular interest are the Notebooks numbered 6 and 7. Both contain notes about Catlin's paintings and exhibitions, as well as cultural information about the Indian tribes, such as name translations. One notebook describes a Mandan battle in gruesome detail.
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George Catlin's Subscription and Expense Notebook, undated, 1825
5824
209-227
George Catlin's Notebook #6, circa 1830s
5824
228-252
George Catlin's Notebook #7, circa 1830s
5824
253-273
George Catlin's Notebook with Notations about Paintings, circa 1840s
5824
274-292
Handwritten Catalog Raisonne, French Translation, author unknown (1 of 4), circa 1845
5824
293-317
Handwritten Catalog Raisonne, French Translation, author unknown (2 of 4), circa 1845
5824
318-342
Handwritten Catalog Raisonne, French Translation, author unknown (3 of 4), circa 1845
5824
343-367
Handwritten Catalog Raisonne, French Translation, author unknown (4 of 4), circa 1845
5824
368-387
Printed, "Memorial" by George Catlin to Congress, 1868
5824
388-395
Miscellaneous Notes and Reminiscences by George Catlin, 1869
5824
396-402
Printed, Petition to Congress and Leaflet, circa 1872
5824
403-408
Printed, "Synopsis of the Travels of George Catlin in Gathering His Sketches for His Indian Collection", circa 1872
5824
409-417
Handwritten Partial Book Manuscript, "Travels In Europe" (1 of 3), undated
5824
418-442
Handwritten Partial Book Manuscript, "Travels In Europe" (2 of 3), undated
5824
443-467
Handwritten Partial Book Manuscript, "Travels In Europe" (3 of 3), undated
5824
468-484

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