Richard Henry Dana collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1838–1876
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

6 letters by Richard Henry Dana, including one to George P. A. Healy, dated Feb. 27, 1876, inquiring as to when Healy will begin work on his portrait.

Biographical Historical Note

George P. A. Healy was a prominent nineteenth-century American portrait painter who spent much of his career in Europe. He maintained a studio in Chicago between 1855 and 1867, and returned to Chicago in 1892, two years before his death. Healy donated and sold numerous portraits to the Newberry Library; others were commission by the library.

Additional Notes

Related collections on George P. A. Healy: George P. A. Healy Collection, Pierre G. T. Beauregard Papers, Isaac N. Arnold Papers, Robert Todd Lincoln Manuscript Collection, Thomas Barbour Bryan Letters, Walter L. Newberry Collection, Chicago History Museum; Biography Collections, Elmhurst Historical Museum; Joel Tanner Hart Papers, University of Chicago Library; Office of the President and Librarian, Program and Projects Files, Newberry Library.