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James Herring autobiography, 1863

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.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in New York Historical Society.

Microfilm roll 2814 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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