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George Catlin papers, undated

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Series 5: Ephemera and Miscellaneous Printed Material , undated, 1832-1904
14 folders
Boxes 5, 6, OV 7; Reel 5825

This series consists of exhibition announcements, certifications of authenticity for Catlin's portraits and other paintings, miscellaneous broadsides, announcements, clippings, petitions in support of the proposed purchase of the Indian Gallery by Congress, obituaries for George Catlin, reviews of the exhibitions, photogravures of Catlin, and a handwritten journal belonging to Catlin's son, Theodore, and other miscellaneous handwritten documents and printed matter. Additional items of interest include a sheet music cover print used to advertise a music and dance performance by North American Indians who accompanied Catlin as part of his Indian Gallery exhibition in Paris and a handpainted mineral chart of previously unknown clay specimens gathered by Catlin during his travels among Indians in Minnesota, later named "Catlinite" in his honor. Folder headings include all oversize material.
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Certificates of Authenticity, 1832-1836, undated, undated
5825
538-544
Reviews, circa 1837-1889
5825
545-564
Copyright Registration for Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 1841
5825
565-568
London Subscription Form for Purchasing Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, circa 1840-1845
5825
569-570
Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Athenaeum (London) (1 of 3), 1840
5825
571-595
Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Athenaeum (London) (2 of 3), 1840
5825
596-615
Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Athenaeum (London) (3 of 3), 1840
5825
616-635
Handwritten Tickets to Catlin Lecture by George Catlin, undated
5825
636-638
Petitions to U. S. Congress to Authorize Purchase of Catlin's Indian Collection, circa 1840s-1875
5825
639-660
Miscellaneous Announcements, Broadside, and Clippings, 1840-1850, 1904, 1946
5825
661-673
Miscellaneous Printed Matter (1 of 2), circa 1845-1889
5825
674-693
Miscellaneous Printed Matter (2 of 2), circa 1845-1889
5825
694-714
Envelopes, Name Cards, and Miscellaneous Collected Items, undated, 1849-1861
5825
715-723
Photocopies of Title Pages for Letters by George Catlin Describing the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians (New York Commercial Advertisers), undated
5825
724-726
Obituaries for George Catlin, 1872
5825
727-732
Theodore B. Catlin's Miscellaneous Journal (London), 1845
5825
733-753
Photographs and Photogravure of George Catlin, undated, 1868
5825
754-760
Handpainted Mineral Chart, circa 1830s
unfilmed

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