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Lewis L. and George H. Cross papers, 1883-1977

Lewis L. and George H. Cross papers, 1883-1977

Cross, Lewis L. (Lewis Luman), 1864-1951

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 59 items (on partial microfilm reel).

Summary: Two diaries, October 1889 to March 1890, one kept by George, and one by Lewis during a sailing trip on the Mississippi River; seven sketches made by George during the trip; two short stories by George; a family scrapbook compiled by George's wife, Jessie, which contains, among other things, photographs of Lewis's paintings, and sketches by Lewis; an autograph book; photographs of Lewis's paintings; and clippings.

Biographical/Historical Note

Lewis L. Cross was a still-life painter from Michigan; George H. Cross is, likely, his brother.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming 1977 by Ruth Cross, George Lewis's niece.

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to lender, Ruth E. Cross, after microfilming.

Microfilm reel 1331 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

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