Size: 2.4 Linear feet, ca. 1000 items (on 3 microfilm reels)
Summary: REEL 2669: Biographical information; notes; correspondence; other correspondence and legal documents regarding the acquisition by the Smithsonian Institution of Ferris's collection of historical paintings and other art objects; lists of paintings and painting labels; sketches; and printed source material for his paintings.
REEL 2670: Source material for paintings, including printed and photographic reproductions and circa 130 cartes-de-visites primarily of Civil War figures, among them Ulysses S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Willam Seward and many others; a series of reproductions of paintings comprising "A Pageant of Nations"; and a manuscript of "Liber Patriae Nostrae," containing pen and ink drawings and text, and reproductions of his paintings, 1926.
REEL 3002: A photograph of Ferris, ca. 1920, at work at his easel; source material for his paintings; and reproductions of his paintings.
UNMICROfILMED: Two oil paintings by Stephen James Ferris of J. L.G. Ferris and his wife.