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Joel Roberts Poinsett letters from artists, 1824-1844

Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851



Collection Information

Size: 17 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters to Poinsett from: John S. Cogdell (Dec. 20, 1824 and Aug. 29, 1834); Thomas Sully (5- Dec. 27, 1825 - Apr. 20, 1828); James Herring (Sept. 21, 1837); James B. Longacre (July 10, 1838); John B. White (Mar. 10, 1839 and Apr. 1844); George Catlin (c. 1839 and Nov. 24, 1839); Ferdinand Pettrich (Jan. 6, 1840); and John G. Chapman (Feb. 4, 1841). Also included are a letter to Pettrich from P. O'Neill (Jan. 1, 1840), and from Herring to James Lawrenson (Jan. 27, 1839).

Biographical/Historical Note

American agent to Latin America and Secretary of War in the Van Buren administration.


Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Selected for microfilming from the Joel Roberts Poinsett papers, 1785-1851 by Frances Lichten.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Joel Roberts Poinsett papers.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel P29 (fr. 187-205) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Joel Roberts Poinsett letters from artists, 1824-1844. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.