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George Freeman letters, 1808-1863

Freeman, George, 1789-1868

Miniature painter, Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 41 Items, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters to his brother, Shubael, commenting mostly on family matters and occasionally on his painting. Those written from 1825 to 1837 were sent from London and Manchester, England, where he was living at the time. Also included are a few letters to and from other members of the family and a letter to author Lydia Sigourney.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait and miniature painter. Born in Connecticut, he left for England in 1813, meeting with great success during his 24 year residency there. Returning to the U.S., he worked in New York City and in Philadelphia before his death in Harford.


Donated 1972 by the Mansfield Historical Society.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals are in the possession of the Mansfield Historical Society, Mansfield, Conn.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 370 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Letters are typescripts.

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

George Freeman letters, 1808-1863. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.