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James Herring autobiography, 1863

Herring, James, 1794-1867

Painter, Engraver


Collection Information

Size: 2 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Herring's handwritten autobiography, March 13, 1863, accompanied by a typescript.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter and engraver; New York City. Born in London, moved to U.S. in 1805. Worked as teacher, distiller, librarian, gallery operator and painter. Died in Paris.


The donor, Mrs. Helen Adams, is the grand-daughter of Caroline Herring and the great-grand-daughter of James Herring.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in New York Historical Society.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

All photocopies. Originals discarded after microfilming.

Restrictions on Access

Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

James Herring autobiography, 1863. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.