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George Henry Durrie papers, 1845-1846

Durrie, George Henry, 1820-1863

Portrait painter, Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 1 item (on 1 partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A typed copy of George H. Durrie's diary, January 1, 1845 to July 1, 1846. The diary consists of 548 entries written while Durrie was in Hartford, Connecticut, and Richmond, Virginia. He writes about his everyday activities, the people with whom he associates, his thoughts on daily events, etc. This copy was made by Whitlock's, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut in 1938.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Connecticut. Durrie is best known for his rural winter scenes.


Donated 1956 by Mary Bartlett Cowdrey. Cowdrey wrote the introduction of George Durrie's exhibition catalog 1947 at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Location of Originals

  • Original diary is in the Whitney Library of the New Haven Museum, New Haven, Conn.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel D294 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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 Henry Durrie papers, 1845-1846. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.