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Jasper Francis Cropsey papers, 1845-1868

Cropsey, Jasper Francis, 1823-1900

Landscape painter


Collection Information

Size: 5 microfilm reels

Summary: Correspondence; diaries; sketchbooks; journals; and an account book.
REELS 336-337 and 905: Correspondence, diaries, several sketch books with notes, loose sketches, an account book of expenditures and receipts (1845-1868), an order book for artists' proofs of engravings, architectural drawings, exhibition catalogs, clippings, and miscellany.
REEL 4086: Illustrated journals, 1845-1855.
REEL 2378: Sketchbook, 1855-1856, containing mainly annotated pencil sketches of landscapes in New York, Michigan, and Canada.

Biographical/Historical Note

Landscape painter; New York, N.Y. Cropsey designed and superintended the Sixth Ave. El stations of New York City.


Microfilm reel 2378 donated 1982 by the Bentley Historical Society. Material on reels 336-337, 905 & 4086 lent for microfilming 1972-1988 by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 2378: Original in: the Bentley Historical Library.
  • Reels 336-337, 905, and 4086: Originals in: The Newington Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 336-337, 905, 2378 and 4086 available for use 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.

Restrictions on Use

Reels 336-337, 905 and 4086: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce any materials on the microfilm must be obtained from: The Newington-Cropsey Foundation, 49 Washington Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York 10706.

Reel 2378: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from Reference Archivist, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

How to Cite This Collection

Jasper Francis Cropsey papers, 1845-1868. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.