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Preston family letters, 1836-1927

Preston family letters, 1836-1927

Preston, John S. (John Smith), 1809-1881

Art patron

Collection Information

Size: 60 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Correspondence with Hiram Powers;and Preston family papers and sketches.

Biographical/Historical Note

Patrons; South Carolina


The lender, Mrs. D.L. Young, is a descendant of the Preston family.

Location of Originals

  • Reel 74: Originals returned to Mrs. D.L. Young, the lender, after microfilming.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 74 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

Preston family letters, 1836-1927. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.