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Henry T. Cariss papers, [ca. 1876-1900]

Cariss, Henry T., 1850-1903

Painter, Etcher, Printmaker


Collection Information

Size: 20 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Cariss family genealogy; three letters to Cariss, 1880-1900, from the Gibson Stained Glass Co, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the World's Columbian Exposition; a journal of his passage by sea to Europe with members of the Philadelphia Sketch Club; a photograph of Cariss; a watercolor, "Potatoe [sic] Gatherers" and an etching by Cariss; papers concerning his research for his painting, "The Oath of Allegiance at Valley Forge"; and a scrapbook containing photographs, newspaper clippings, prints, drawings, letters, and announcements about the Philadelphia Sketch Club and Cariss' artist friends Thomas Anshutz, Franklin D. Briscoe, Stephan de Kosenko, Herman Deigendesch, Walter M. Dunk, Philip B. Hahs, Frederick James, Henry R. Poore, Hermann Simon and others.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, etcher; Philadelphia, Pa. President of Philadelphia Sketch Club and active member of Philadelphia Society of Etchers.


Lent for microfilming 1992 by Bill Patterson, who received the material from the family of a friend of Henry Carriss' only son, William Hyde Carris, to whom William had willed the papers.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to the lender, Bill Patterson, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4589 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 T. Cariss papers, [ca. 1876-1900]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.