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Henry François Farny papers, 1839-1941

Farny, Henry François, 1847-1916

Etcher, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 4 Reels, ca. 830 items (on 4 microfilm reels)

Summary: Sketches and drawings, writings, correspondence, printed materials, poems, and financial and legal papers.
REEL 961: General and family correspondence; family legal documents; photographs of Farny, his family, his studio, and miscellaneous photographs; clippings; writings and poems apparently by Farny; biographical data; and memorabilia.
REEL 973: a poem by Farny; two letters to his family; notes on his career; sketches and etchings; photographs of his work; and reproductions of his work and illustrations, clippings, and other printed material.
REEL 1196: Undated sketches by Farny and a book of drawings by him, 1859.
REEL 1233: Correspondence, including Robert Taft, Daniel Farny (Farny's son), Joseph Henry Gest, and John Ottis Adams; biographical sketch; sketches; financial and legal papers; magazine and newspaper clippings; and personal photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Etcher, illustrator; Cincinnati, Ohio.


Materials on reels 961, 973, and 1196 lent by James Walter, who bought the papers at auction. Materials on reel 1233 donated by Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Popp, who bought the papers at auction, also.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1233: Originals returned to lenders, Mr. and Mrs. Ferd Popp, after microfilming.
  • Reels 961, 973, 1196: Originals returned to lender, James Walter, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 961, 973, 1196, and 1233 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Henry François Farny papers, 1839-1941. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.