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James Cameron letters, 1843-1876

James Cameron letters, 1843-1876

Cameron, James, 1816?-

Landscape painter, Portrait painter

Collection Information

Size: 140 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Letters to Cameron's mother and wife; 37 letters from wood engraver, landscape and genre painter Thomas B. Ashton, 1846-1850; and 5 letters from sculptor Joseph Mozier, 1846-1847.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait and landscape painter; Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Scotland ca. 1816. Worked in Indianapolis, Ind. prior to 1849, later settled in Philadelphia.


Microfilmed with other art-related papers from Mills College Library, July 1981.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Mills College Library, Oakland, California.

Microfilm reel 2294 available at Archives of American Art offices, Mills College Library, and through interlibrary loan.

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