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Harrison Cady papers, 1902-2002

Harrison Cady papers, 1902-2002

Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970

Painter, Illustrator

Collection Information

Size: 17.7 linear feet

Summary: Biographical material, letters, writings, photographs, financial material, works of art and printed material relating to the work of Harrison Cady as an illustrator and painter.

Biographical/Historical Note

Harrison Cady (1877-1970) was an illustrator and painter from Gardner, Mass. He is best known for his illustrations of animals, in particular, Peter Rabbit. Cady's illustrations were published in numerous magazines, childrens' books and newspapers.


This collection was donated in installments from 1971-1974 by David, Harrison, Winthrop and Frances Eldredge, nephews and the sister-in-law of Harrison Cady, and again by David Eldredge in 2008.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Harrison Cady papers, 1902-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.