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Robert Walter Weir letter to George P. Morris, 1851 October 24

Weir, Robert Walter, 1803-1889

Painter, Educator

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 1 item

Summary: One letter dated October 24, 1851 from Robert Walter Weir, West Point, N.Y., to General George P. Morris, N.Y., in New York. Weir writes he is enclosing a bill (not found) for portraits painted for Mr. Abernathy [?]. Weir explains the charge was $125.00 each instead of the $100.00 initially quoted due to the need to paint them larger and to include hands to satisfy Mrs. "A" [Abernethy].

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Walter Weir (1803-1889) was a Hudson River School painter. George Pope Morris (1802-1864) was an editor, poet and songwriter and a friend of Weir's. Morris served in the New York State Militia and was often addressed as "General".

Provenance

Donated 2019 by Graham Boettcher, who bought the letter at auction.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Robert Walter Weir letter to George P. Morris, 1851 October 24. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.