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Rufus Porter writings, 1825-1846

Porter, Rufus, 1792-1884



Collection Information

Size: 2 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Two essays by Porter, "A Select Collection of Valuable and Curious Arts and Interesting Experiments" and "Essays on Various Kinds of Painting by Rufus Porter, September 11, 1845-April 9, 1846," a compilation of articles for the magazine, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.

Biographical/Historical Note

Scientist; New York, N.Y. Founded the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN in 1845.


Jean Lipman, the donor, is an art historian and is a frequent donor to AAA.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1734 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

Rufus Porter writings, 1825-1846. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.