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John James Audubon and Audubon family letters, [ca. 1783-1845]

Audubon, John James, 1785-1851

Painter, Illustrator


Collection Information

Size: 200 Items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: Letters from Audubon to his wife, Lucy, and his son, Victor. Letters refer to personal affairs, ornithology and publications. Also included is a fragment of Audubon's journal, New Orleans, 1821.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, illustrator, ornithologist. Born Haiti, West Indies.


Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the American Philosophical Society.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels P34 (fr. 239-439) and P35 (fr. 1-38) 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

John James Audubon and Audubon family letters, [ca. 1783-1845]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.