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James Hamilton papers, 1870-1967

Hamilton, James, 1819-1878

Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 20 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: A biographical sketch of Hamilton by Charles S. Keyser; a letter from Grace Greenwood, 1871 with two photographs of her and a letter 1870, from Greenwood's husband, L.K. Lippincott, with a photograph of him; a letter from John Sartain to Thomas Reed, 1880 and one from Sartain to Malvina Reed, 1885; an illustrated manuscript of the "subject of clouds"; four snapshots of Hamilton's paintings; letters to his granddaughter, Mrs. Walter Sonneberg regarding Hamilton's painting; exhibition announcements, 1948; auction catalog of Philadelphia artists, ca. 1880, annotated with prices; and printed material on Hamilton.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marine and landscape painter. Born in Ireland. Came to Philadelphia in 1834. Studied with John Sartain.


Donated by Miss Katherine Reed, granddaughter of James Hamilton to the NCFA/NPG Library May 1975 and subsequently transfered to AAA April 1977.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm roll 2813 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

James Hamilton papers, 1870-1967. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.