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Joseph Gardner Swift letters, 1821-1862

Swift, J. G. (Joseph Gardner), 1783-1865

Military officer, Engineer


Collection Information

Size: 154 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence, including c. 60 letters to his brother-in-law, George W. Whistler, father of the painter James McNeill Whistler.

Biographical/Historical Note

Army General, Civil Engineer; New York City.


Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the Manuscript Division of the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Art Division and the Prints Division.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the New York Public Library, Manuscript Division.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel N26 (frames 646-1222) 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

Joseph Gardner Swift letters, 1821-1862. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.