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Ramon Paez letters from Frederic Edwin Church, 1862-1900

Páez, Ramón

Author, Geographer


Collection Information

Size: 5 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Two letters, Sept. 2 and Sept. 4, 1862, discuss an unnamed artist's sketch for an engraving which Paez has sent to Church for correction. Two letters, Sept. 11 and Oct. 12, 1866, discuss Church's progress on a Paez commission to paint Cotopaxi volcano. In the fifth letter, Dec. 3, 1877, Church asks Paez to do a sketch for him and encloses a check.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ramon Paez is a geographer, writer, and porcelain painter from New York, N.Y. Paez was apparently involved in some artistry himself. In one of Church's letters to Paez, he asks if he may buy one of Paez's works.


Donated 1967 by Mrs. Hugh Mullan, the granddaughter of Ramon Paez.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 3470 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

Ramon Paez letters from Frederic Edwin Church, 1862-1900. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.