Robert Walter Weir

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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

One signed letter by Robert Walter Weir, dated April 29, 1853, regarding a poem written by Washington Allston on the death of George Washington and including a transcription of the poem.

Biographical Historical Note

Robert Walter Weir was Hudson River School painter and Professor at West Point. Washington Allston was an American portrait, landscape, and history painter and a poet.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Washington Allston Collection, Chicago History Museum.