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John Warner Barber scrapbook pages, 1832-1868

John Warner Barber scrapbook pages, 1832-1868

Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885

Collection Information

Size: 3 p. (on 4 frames of microfilm).

Summary: Items "From Diary of J. W. Barber" pasted onto paper: a sketch of Lorenzo Dow, "Preaching on the steps of the South Portico of the State House at New Haven, Conn. June 30th 1832," an illustration from a wood engraving of the "Hudson Co. Court House & Jail Hudson City New Jersey," said to be "the last engraving done by Dr. [Alexander] Anderson" and "published in 1868 by J. W. Barber," and a receipt of 1868 acknowledging that Anderson "Rec.d from Mr. John W. Barber Seven dollars in full for engraving Rahway cut."

Biographical/Historical Note

Engraver (of both copper and wood), topographical draftsman, and historian. Born February 2, 1798 in East Windsor, Conn.; apprenticed to Abner Reed, engraver; operated his own engraving business in New Haven; studied history and traveled the eastern U.S., gathering information for the books which he wrote and then illustrated with his engravings; died in New Haven on June 22, 1885.

Provenance

These pages were found in a book purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts, which subsequently gave them to the Archives of American Art.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel D22, frames 314-317 available 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.

How to Cite This Collection

John Warner Barber scrapbook pages, 1832-1868. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.