Skip to main content

Russel D. Palmer papers, 1837-1843

Palmer, Russel D. (Russel Denison), 1818-1895

Portrait painter


Collection Information

Size: 19 Items, (on 3 partial microfilm reels)

Summary: REEL D105: Correspondence; two account books; one photograph of a woman; and a family genealogy, ca. 1960.
REEL 1817 (fr. 937-938): Copyprint enlargement of a small photograph of Palmer taken in Ann Arbor, Michigan in late 1850s or 1860s. Photographer unknown. The photo was previously microfilmed under Photos of Artists II and has subsequently been scanned and returned to the Palmer papers.
REEL 3470: Typescript of a chapter from Louisa Palmer's "The Palmer Letters," regarding the Russel Denison Palmer.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter; New York State and Michigan


The donor, Louisa F. Palmer, is a descendant of Russel D. Palmer. Copyprint possibly donated in 1962 or 1963 and microfilmed in 1980 as part of AAA's Photographs of Artists-Collection Two.

Location of Originals

  • Reel D105: Originals returned to the lender, Louisa F. Palmer, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels D105, 1817 and 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

Russel D. Palmer papers, 1837-1843. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.